Rays defeat the Pirates

Rays defeat the Pirates

David Price struck out 11 in 8 1/3 innings as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-1, Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

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Mets: Santana to have more surgery

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- The New York Mets confirmed Saturday pitcher Johan Santana will again have surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left pitching shoulder.

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Johan Santana faces more surgery

VIERA, Fla., March 28 (UPI) -- The New York Mets announced Thursday pitcher Johan Santana had re-torn the capsule around his left shoulder and surgery was a "strong possibility."
San Francisco Giants win World Series, Detroit's Cabrera wins Triple Crown

San Francisco Giants win World Series, Detroit's Cabrera wins Triple Crown

The San Francisco Giants made an amazing playoff run to the 2012 World Series title in a year when Miguel Cabrera had an amazing season.
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Posey is NL Comeback Player of the Year

Posey is NL Comeback Player of the Year

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey was named Friday as National League Comeback Player of the Year, receiving 27 of 30 first-place votes.

MLB: New York Mets 3, Houston 1

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- R.A. Dickey twirled seven strong innings en route to his 16th victory Saturday and the New York Mets snapped a six-game skid with a 3-1 victory over Houston.
Season over for Mets' Santana

Season over for Mets' Santana

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- New York Mets starter Johan Santana, hobbled by a sore back, is done for the season, club General Manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday.

MLB: Washington 6, New York Mets 4

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A grand slam homer in the fourth by Michael Morse put Washington in front Friday and the Nationals held on to defeat the New York Mets 6-4.

MLB: Atlanta 9, New York Mets 3

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Freddie Freeman capped a big second inning with a three-run homer Saturday and the Atlanta Braves cruised to a 9-3 win over the New York Mets.

Mets Santana on DL with ailing ankle

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- The New York Mets said ace pitcher Johan Santana was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday due to a sprained right ankle.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 7, N.Y. Mets 6

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Home runs by Matt Kemp and Luis Cruz lifted Los Angeles to an early four-run cushion Friday and the Dodgers held on to defeat the New York Mets 7-6.

MLB: Atlanta 6, New York Mets 1

ATLANTA, July 15 (UPI) -- Ben Sheets, making his first start since 2010, blanked the Mets on two hits over six innings Sunday, boosting the Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 win over New York.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 8, New York Mets 7

NEW YORK, July 6 (UPI) -- Carlos Marmol turned a line drive by Lucas Duda into a game-ending double play Friday, preserving the Chicago Cubs' 8-7 win over the New York Mets.
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Johan Santana
New York Mets' pitcher Johan Santana reacts after giving up a home run to the Florida Marlins in the first inning at Citi Field stadium on April 29, 2009 in New York. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Johan Alexander Santana Araque (English pronunciation: /ˈjoʊhɑːn sænˈtænə/; born March 13, 1979) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) left-handed starting pitcher who is currently playing for the New York Mets. He is a native of Venezuela.

A two-time Cy Young Award winner with the Minnesota Twins, he was considered one of the best pitchers in baseball, with a pitch repertoire that included a 88-94 mph fastball, along with a circle changeup, generally considered his best pitch, and a slider. His warm-up music is the song "Smooth" by Rob Thomas and Carlos Santana.

Santana was discovered in 1994 by Chance Partin, brother-in-law of Cheech Marin, who was a scout working for the Houston Astros at the time. He signed Santana and sent him to his academy in Guacara in January 1995. Santana did not like it and almost left, but Reiner convinced him to stay. While originally a center fielder, Santana was converted to a pitcher at the academy due to his arm speed. In 1999 he was named the Tovar Mérida Athlete of the Year.

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