Bonds wins 12 Silver Slugger award

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- San Francisco's Barry Bonds, third Major League player to hit 700 home runs, won a 12th Silver Slugger award Tuesday for his offensive performance.

MLB: Boston 7, Baltimore 5 (2nd game)

BALTIMORE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Doug Mientkiewicz tripled in the go-ahead runs in a three-run seventh Saturday as the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore, 7-5, to sweep a doubleheader.

MLB: Boston 7, Baltimore 5

BALTIMORE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Johnny Damon drove in three runs and Boston beat Baltimore 7-5 Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader.

MLB: Baltimore 9, Toronto 3

BALTIMORE, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A three-RBI performance by both Miguel Tejada and David Newhan Thursday night carried Baltimore to a 9-3 victory over Toronto.

Tejada named AL Player of Week

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Baltimore Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada Monday ws named the American League's Player of the Week.

MLB: Baltimore 5, Detroit 0

BALTIMORE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Baltimore's Miguel Tejada and B.J. Surhoff hit home runs to back the shutout pitching of Rodrigo Lopez in a 5-0 win over Detroit Sunday.

MLB: Baltimore 12, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada had two home runs and five RBI Saturday to power the Baltimore Oriokles to a 12-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: Baltimore 14, NY Yankees 8

BALTIMORE, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- B.J. Surhoff drove in four runs and Miguel Tejada had a homer and three RBI Friday night as Baltimore smashed the New York Yankees, 14-8.

MLB: Baltimore 3, New York Yankees 1

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Rodrigo Lopez allowed six hits into the eighth inning Friday night as Baltimore downed the New York Yankees, 3-1.

MLB: Baltimore 13, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of Tampa Bay Thursday with a 13-2 drubbing of the Devil Rays, who have lost six straight.

MLB: Baltimore 8, Tampa Bay 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Javy Lopez drove in four runs while going two for four Wednesday night as Baltimore blanked Tampa Bay, 8-0.

MLB: Texas 4, Baltimore 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Rod Barajas drove in the game-winning run in the seventh and added a home run Saturday as the Texas Rangers defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 4-3.

MLB: Texas 6, Baltimore 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Eric Young drove in two runs Friday night as Texas handed Baltimore its 11th straight loss, 6-4, Friday night.

MLB: Toronto 8, Baltimore 5

BALTIMORE, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Eric Hinske had a three-run homer Sunday to help the Toronto Blue Jays complete a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with an 8-5 win.

MLB: Oakland 5, Baltimore 4

BALTIMORE, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Erubiel Durazo hit three home runs, including a solo blast tie-breaker in the eighth, as Oakland defeated Baltimore, 5-4 Wednesday night.
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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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