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Detroit slides past Oakland

Detroit slides past Oakland

Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez each knocked in a pair of runs and the Detroit Tigers held on this time to record a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Chicago Cubs fall to Oakland

Chicago Cubs fall to Oakland

Nick Punto went 2-for-3 with two RBI as the Oakland Athletics took a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 3, San Francisco 2 (10 innings)

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Adrian Gonzalez delivered a 10th-inning single that allowed Carl Crawford to score, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 win Thursday over San Francisco.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Colorado 4

DENVER, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Carl Crawford had two RBI and scored a run in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 7-4 road win over the Colorado Rockies Tuesday.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 4, New York Mets 2

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers won their seventh consecutive game Tuesday by topping the visiting New York Mets 4-2.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 4, New York Mets 2

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Ricky Nolasco tossed 6 1/3 strong innings and the Los Angeles bullpen shut the door Monday in the Dodgers' 4-2 defeat of the New York Mets.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Tampa Bay 0

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Zack Greinke fired six shutout innings Saturday and the Los Angeles Dodgers stayed hot with a 5-0 interleague blanking of Tampa Bay.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Tampa Bay 6

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Fernando Rodney's wild throw allowed Adrian Gonzalez to score from second Friday, finishing a rally that gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 7-6 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 2

CHICAGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Nick Punto put Los Angeles in front in the third Friday and the Dodgers went on to equal an 89-year-old franchise record with a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- Matt Kemp keyed a big second inning and Clayton Kershaw pitched a seven-inning gem Sunday, boosting the Los Angeles Dodgers over Washington 9-2.

MLB: San Francisco 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 (UPI) -- Madison Bumgarner kept the Dodgers at bay for seven innings and pushed two runs across home Saturday, helping San Francisco top the Dodgers 4-2.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 3, San Francisco 1

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) -- Yasiel Puig homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Monday, boosting the Los Angeles Dodgers over San Francisco 3-1.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Pittsburgh 3 (11 innings)

PITTSBURGH, June 15 (UPI) -- Juan Uribe's run-scoring single put Los Angeles ahead in the 11th inning Saturday and the Dodgers went to outlast Pittsburgh 5-3.

MLB: Arizona 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 4

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Willie Bloomquist's infield hit in the ninth inning Monday keyed a four-run rally that lifted Arizona to a 5-4 comeback win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 5, St. Louis 3

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday but Mark Ellis' RBI double was the decisive hit in a 5-3 win over St. Louis.
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Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer (R) rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam scoring Jose Morales, Nick Punto and Denard Span as Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Jimmy Gobble walks back to the mound during the sixth inning at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on May 21, 2009. The Twins won 20-1. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Nicholas Paul Punto (born November 8, 1977) is a Major League Baseball utility player who currently plays for the St. Louis Cardinals. He has played second base, third base, shortstop, and center field. Punto is a switch hitter and throws right-handed.

Punto is a 1996 graduate of Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo, California. After high school, he attended Saddleback College, also in Mission Viejo. His father, Lou, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox. Nick and his wife, Natalie have two children, Nicole Jayne born on May 30, 2008 and a son, Nash.

Punto made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies on September 9, 2001. After playing in a career-high 64 major-league games in 2003, he was acquired by the Twins in the 2004 offseason (along with Carlos Silva) for Eric Milton. He started the season with the team, but he was injured twice and spent the majority of his time in 2004 on the disabled list. In 2005, he competed for the starting job at second base, which he eventually won, and in 2006 became the starting third baseman.

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