MLB: Miami 7, New York Mets 5

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- A two-run single by Placido Polanco touched off a five-run seventh inning Friday and vaulted Miami to a 7-5 victory over the New York Mets.

Orioles give Jones six-year extension

BALTIMORE, May 27 (UPI) -- Outfielder Adam Jones landed the richest contract in Baltimore Orioles history Sunday when the club announced a new six-year contract extension.

MLB: Detroit 6, San Francisco 3

DETROIT, July 3 (UPI) -- Magglio Ordonez delivered a two-run single in the seventh inning Sunday, rallying the Detroit Tigers to a 6-3 interleague win over San Francisco.

MLB: San Francisco 15, Detroit 3

DETROIT, July 3 (UPI) -- Brandon Crawford went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer Saturday and the San Francisco Giants overcame a long rain delay to post a 15-3 rout of Detroit.

MLB: San Francisco 1, Cleveland 0

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25 (UPI) -- Matt Cain hurled seven shutout innings and Miguel Tejada scored the game's only run on a balk Saturday, lifting San Francisco to a 1-0 win over Cleveland.

MLB: San Francisco 2, Washington 1

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Aubrey Huff pushed across the go-ahead run with a bases-load walk Saturday and San Francisco survived a ninth-inning jam to log a 2-1 decision over Washington.

MLB: Pittsburgh 2, San Francisco 0

PITTSBURGH, April 28 (UPI) -- James McDonald and four relievers combined on a six-hitter Wednesday and carried the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-0 victory over San Francisco.

MLB: San Francisco 5, Arizona 2

PHOENIX, April 16 (UPI) -- Pablo Sandoval hit a three-run homer to back Matt Cain's six innings of one-run ball Friday in the San Francisco Giants' 5-2 victory over Arizona.

MLB: San Francisco 3, St. Louis 2

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth Saturday rallied the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 victory over St. Louis.

MLB: San Francisco 10, LA Dodgers 0

LOS ANGELES, April 2 (UPI) -- Freddy Sanchez homered and drove in three runs and Matt Cain tossed six shutout innings Saturday in San Francisco's 10-0 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Padres add infielders Hudson, Bartlett

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The San Diego Padres bolstered the middle of their defense by signing second baseman Orlando Hudson and trading for Rays shortstop Jason Bartlett.

MLB: San Diego 4, Cincinnati 3

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning Friday and San Diego kept pace in the National League West with a 4-3 win over Cincinnati.

MLB: San Diego 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada gave San Diego the lead with a two-run homer Wednesday and San Diego regained the NL Western Division lead by downing the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1.
MLB: San Diego 6, Colorado 4

MLB: San Diego 6, Colorado 4

DENVER, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada drove in four runs Monday in the San Diego Padres' 6-4 victory over Colorado, which snapped the Rockies' 10-game winning streak.

MLB: San Diego 9, Arizona 3

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada and Adrian Gonzalez combined for five RBI on a pair of homers Wednesday, sending the San Diego Padres coasting past Arizona 9-3.
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Miguel Tejada
Houston Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada reacts after striking out against the New York Mets to end the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on July 26, 2009. The Mets defeated the Astros 8-3. (UPI Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)

Miguel Odalis Tejada (born on May 25, 1974, in Baní, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball infielder for the San Francisco Giants. He began his first six seasons of his career with the Oakland Athletics, where he began his streak of 1,152 consecutive games, that ended with the Baltimore Orioles on June 22, 2007. In 2002, he was awarded the AL MVP award, and he was the MVP of the 2005 All-Star Game.

His nickname is "La Gua Gua" which means "the bus" in certain Spanish dialects, as Tejada is known to drive in runs. On February 11, 2009, he pleaded guilty to one count of perjury for lying to Congress in his testimony on whether or not Rafael Palmeiro lied about his steroid use.

Tejada grew up in extreme poverty in Baní, a city approximately 40 miles (65 km) southwest of Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. Miguel Tejada grew up idolizing the Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. Attended Saint Leo University during the Spring Semester of 2007. Led the Lions in all batting, pitching, and defensive categories. Miguel Tejada's rise from the slums of Baní through the minors and into the Major Leagues is chronicled in the book Away Games: The Life and Times of a Latin Ballplayer by Marcos Breton and Jose Luis Villegas. Away Games describes the struggles of Dominican players in general and Tejada in particular as they arrive in the U.S. speaking very little English often in small towns playing for minor league teams with dreams of making it big.

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