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British Champions Day headlines weekend racing

British Champions Day anchors the weekend racing schedule with some rich state-bred cards filling the U.S. lull before the Breeders' Cup.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

MLB: Texas 8, Detroit 6 (14 innings)

DETROIT, July 20 (UPI) -- Nelson Cruz socked a two-run homer in the 14th inning Monday and the Texas Rangers outlasted Detroit 8-6.

Boy says he was forced to get gang tattoo

FRESNO, Calif., May 26 (UPI) -- A Fresno, Calif., father allegedly held down his 7-year-old son while another man tattooed the boy's hip with a gang symbol, prosecutors said.

Stiffer charges OK'd in boy tattoo case

FRESNO, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A California judge has issued a controversial ruling allowing two gang members to be charged with aggravated mayhem for giving a 7-year-old boy a gang tattoo.
WBC: Venezuela 2, Puerto Rico 0

WBC: Venezuela 2, Puerto Rico 0

MIAMI, March 17 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez struck out seven in 4 2/3 innings Monday night when Venezuela shut out Puerto Rico 2-0 to advance to the WBC semifinals.

WBC: Venezuela 10, Italy 1

TORONTO, March 10 (UPI) -- Venezuela erupted for nine runs over the fourth and fifth innings Tuesday for a 10-1 win that eliminated Italy from the World Baseball Classic.

MLB: San Diego 3, Houston 2

SAN DIEGO, April 3 (UPI) -- Tadahito Iguchi singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh Thursday and the San Diego Padres held on to down Houston 3-2.

Diamondbacks sign Bob Wickman

PHOENIX, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks Friday signed closer Bob Wickman, who had been released Aug. 24 by the Atlanta Braves.

MLB: San Diego 8, Arizona 3

PHOENIX, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- San Diego defeated Arizona, 8-3, Tuesday using power, with Geoff Blum hitting a three-run homer and Mike Piazza adding a two-run shot.

MLB: San Diego 8, Arizona 2

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Dave Roberts had two hits and three RBI as the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-2, Friday night.

MLB: Florida 6, Arizona 5

PHOENIX, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera drove in four runs Sunday afternoon to help the Florida Marlins beat Arizona, 6-5.

MLB: San Francisco 8, Arizona 4

PHOENIX, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Pedro Feliz' two solo home runs helped the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-4, in the first of a three-game series at Chase Field.

MLB: Arizona 8, L.A. Dodgers 3

PHOENIX, July 17 (UPI) -- Enrique Gonzalez' pitching and batting skills Monday lifted Arizona past Los Angeles, 8-3, at Chase Field in Phoenix.
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Enrique César González (born July 14, 1982 in Bolívar, Venezuela) is a right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher, who is currently in the Detroit Tigers organization.

González made his first start against the Cincinnati Reds on May 28, 2006, pitching six innings for the Arizona Diamondbacks and giving up only one run. He was in the rotation for a majority of the season, but was inconsistent and pitched out of the bullpen for the last few weeks of the season. On September 17, 2007, he was claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals. On February 5, 2008, González was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres. After appearing in four games, he was sent outright to the minors on April 15. He became a free agent at the end of the season. He signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox in December 2008 and was invited to spring training. He spent most of the 2009 season in Triple A before being called up on August 8, 2009 and designated for assignment the next day.

On January 11, 2010, González signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers with an invite to spring training. González was called up on June 10, 2010 to replace the injured Ryan Perry.

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