MLB: Detroit 3, New York Yankees 0

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Anibal Sanchez fired seven shutout innings Sunday and Detroit took a two-game playoff series lead with a 3-0 whitewash of the New York Yankees.

MLB: St. Louis 6, Atlanta 3

ATLANTA, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Jason Motte's clutch relief effort Friday gave St. Louis a bizarre 6-3 win over Atlanta in a post-season game played under protest and marred by unruly fans.

Biden speaking at Marlins Park graduation

WESTON, Fla., May 18 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the first high school commencement at the new Florida Marlins stadium in Miami, officials said.

Gerry Davis named World Series crew chief

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball announced Tuesday Gerry Davis would be the crew chief for the World Series, which opens Wednesday in New York.

MLB: Florida 4, Arizona 3

MIAMI, June 29 (UPI) -- Jorge Cantu's RBI single capped a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth Sunday, handing the Florida Marlins a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Parents battle for custody of quintuplets

TAMPA, Fla., June 26 (UPI) -- A Tampa, Fla., father seeking custody of his quintuplet children claims his soon-to-be ex-wife imposes a strict vegan diet on the children.

Reliever Jeff Nelson announces retirement

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Reliever Jeff Nelson, a member of four New York Yankees World Series teams, Friday announced his retirement from baseball.

MLB: Toronto 3, Chi. White Sox 2 (11 inn.)

TORONTO, May 27 (UPI) -- Shea Hillenbrand hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Saturday as Toronto edged the Chicago White Sox, 3-2.

White Sox sign veteran Jeff Nelson

CHICAGO, May 2 (UPI) -- The Chicago White Sox have signed pitcher Jeff Nelson to a minor league contract.

MLB: Texas 2, Anaheim 0

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Seven Texas pitchers combined on a six-hitter Saturday as the Texas Rangers beat the Anaheim Angels, 2-0.

Rangers put Benoit on disabled list

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers placed pitcher Joaquin Benoit on the 15-day disabled list because of rotator cuff irritation in his throwing arm.

MLB: Texas 6, Anaheim 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- Gary Matthews hit a three-run home run as Texas beat Oakland 6-1 Monday.

Rangers' Doug Brocail has appendectomy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 13 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers have lost another member of their injury-plagued pitching staff.

MLB: Detroit 5, Texas 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 9 (UPI) -- Alex Sanchez's second homer of the season snapped an eighth-inning tie Sunday as the Detroit Tigers won a rubber match with the Texas Rangers, 5-3.

MLB: Detroit 8, Texas 7

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 7 (UPI) -- Ivan Rodriguez lined a two-run homer to right off reliever Jeff Nelson in the eighth Friday night, snapping a tie and boosting Detroit past Texas, 8-7.
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Jeff Nelson
Detroit Tigers' Carlos Guillen, (R) holds back Ivan Rodriguez (front) after Rodriguez charged home plate umpire Jeff Nelson when Nelson ejected Rodriguez during the eighth inning on August 13, 2006, in Chicago. The White Sox won 7-3. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Jeffrey Allan Nelson (born November 17, 1966 in Baltimore, Maryland), was a middle relief pitcher. His nickname in High School was "Patty". He batted and threw right-handed. Nelson retired on January 12, 2007, the same day he signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees.

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 22nd round of the 1984 amateur draft; he signed June 21, 1984.

In his Major League career Nelson pitched in 798 games with a 48-45 record, and with runners in scoring position and two out he held batters to a .191 batting average. In 55 post-season games (second all-time behind former teammate Mariano Rivera), he compiled a 2-3 mark with 62 strikeouts and a 2.65 ERA in 54.1 innings. Among hitters whom he dominated most were Troy Glaus, who in 14 at bats was hitless with 11 strikeouts.

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