Red Sox defeat Braves 4-0

John Lackey pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox notched their season-high third straight victory, 4-0 over the Atlanta Braves.

Students return to Nevada school after shooting

SPARKS, Nev., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Students and teachers returned to Sparks Middle School in Nevada Monday for their first day of classes after last week's deadly shooting, officials said.
MLB: New York Yankees 3, Philadelphia 1

MLB: New York Yankees 3, Philadelphia 1

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A.J. Burnett struck out nine Thursday, New York homered twice off Pedro Martinez and the Yankees deadlocked the World Series with a 3-1 win over Philadelphia.
Phillies decide to start Pedro in Game 3

Phillies decide to start Pedro in Game 3

DENVER, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Pedro Martinez, who joined the Philadelphia Phillies in mid-season, will be their starting pitcher in Game 3 of National League Division Series.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 4

ATLANTA, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Javier Vazquez threw seven shutout innings and Matt Diaz hit a two-run homer to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Phil. 1, N.Y. Mets 0 (2nd game)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Pedro Martinez and Ryan Madson combined on a seven-hit shutout Sunday and Philadelphia beat the New York Mets 1-0, capping a doubleheader sweep.

MLB: Philadelphia 2, San Francisco 1

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Pedro Martinez surrendered a run and just five hits in seven innings Thursday, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 win over San Francisco.

MLB: Philadelphia 9, N.Y. Mets 7

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Jayson Werth and Carlos Ruiz hit three-run homers Sunday in a 9-7 Philadelphia win over the New York Mets that ended with a triple-play.

MLB: Philadelphia 5, Arizona 1

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Jamie Moyer pitched six shutout relief innings Tuesday to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
MLB: Philadelphia 12, Chicago Cubs 5

MLB: Philadelphia 12, Chicago Cubs 5

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez hit three-run homers during an eight-run fourth inning Wednesday that led to Philadelphia's 12-5 trouncing of the Chicago Cubs.
Martinez has one-year deal with Phillies

Martinez has one-year deal with Phillies

ST. LOUIS, July 14 (UPI) -- The defending champion Philadelphia Phillies have signed three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez to a one-year contract, sources told MLB.com Tuesday.

MLB: Boston 4, Tampa Bay 3

BOSTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Jason Bay drove in the winning run with a double in the eighth inning Sunday in Boston's 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 2

ATLANTA, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Jorge Campillo yielded two earned runs and five hits in six innings Saturday, helping Atlanta down the New York Mets 4-2.

MLB: Washington 7, N.Y. Mets 2

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Elijah Dukes hit a three-run homer Monday to lead the Washington Nationals to a 7-2 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Florida 2

MIAMI, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Pedro Martinez yielded two runs and seven hits in six innings Sunday, helping the New York Mets down the Florida Marlins 6-2.
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Pedro Martinez
Willie Randolph, Mets manager (right) greet former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez at Shea Stadium during a 12/16/04 press conference where Martinez offically joined the New York Mets baseball team. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Pedro Jaime Martínez (born October 25, 1971 in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. He is a three time Cy Young Award winner. At the time of his 200th win in April 2006, Martínez had the highest winning percentage of any 200-game winner in modern baseball history (he has since slipped .003 behind Whitey Ford). In 2007, Martínez became the 15th pitcher to reach 3,000 career strikeouts.

Officially listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and 195 pounds (88 kg), Martínez is unusually small for a modern-day power pitcher, and he is believed to be somewhat smaller than his officially listed height and weight.

Martínez's pitching style is atypical as he can rely on many "out" pitches. His fastball, cutter, curveball and circle changeup are all well above average; combined with his historically excellent control, they prove to be an overpowering package. Martínez throws from a low three-quarter position that hides the ball very well from batters, who have remarked on the difficulty of picking up Martínez's delivery.

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