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MLB: Cincinnati 7, New York Mets 4

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Brandon Phillips knocked in one run and scored another in the ninth inning Wednesday in boosting the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-4 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 8, New York Mets 2

CHICAGO, May 18 (UPI) -- Scott Feldman fired 6 2/3 shutout innings and delivered a two-run double Saturday, carrying the Chicago Cubs over the New York Mets 8-2.

MLB: New York Mets 3, Chicago Cubs 2

CHICAGO, May 17 (UPI) -- Matt Harvey scattered five hits over 7 1/3 innings and drove in the winning run Friday in the New York Mets' 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: St. Louis 4, New York Mets 2

ST. LOUIS, May 16 (UPI) -- Daniel Descalso raced home with the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning Wednesday, helping lift St. Louis over the New York Mets 4-2.

MLB: Seattle 7, Houston 1

HOUSTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Kyle Seager and Jesus Montero each socked a two-run homer and Kendrys Morales added a solo shot Monday in the Seattle Mariners' 7-1 win over Houston.

MLB: Houston 3, Cleveland 2

HOUSTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Homers by J.D. Martinez and Rick Ankiel accounted for three runs in the second inning Friday and Houston held on to defeat Cleveland 3-2.

MLB: Oakland 7, Houston 5

OAKLAND, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Bartolo Colon limited the Astros to one run over six innings Wednesday and the Oakland Athletics finished a three-game sweep with a 7-5 win over Houston.

MLB: Houston 5, Los Angeles Angels 0

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- Justin Maxwell drove in a run in each of the first two innings Friday and Houston went on shut out the Los Angeles Angels 5-0.

MLB: Houston 8, Texas 2

HOUSTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Rick Ankiel cracked a three-run homer Sunday and the Houston Astros celebrated their American League debut with an 8-2 victory over Texas.

MLB: Washington 9, San Francisco 4

WASHINGTON, July 4 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Morse smacked back-to-homers Wednesday and Washington hit a total of four long balls in its 9-4 win over San Francisco.

MLB: Washington 6, Toronto 3

TORONTO, June 11 (UPI) -- Edwin Jackson tamed the Blue Jays on three hits over eight innings Monday, staking the Washington Nationals to an 6-3 interleague win over Toronto.

MLB: Washington 8, Atlanta 4

ATLANTA, May 26 (UPI) -- Chad Tracy and Rick Ankiel each delivered a pinch-hit, run-scoring hits in the sixth inning Saturday, helping the Washington Nationals beat Atlanta 8-4.

MLB: Washington 7, Atlanta 4

ATLANTA, May 25 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman's three-run double in the seventh broke open a close game Friday and sent the Washington Nationals to a 7-4 triumph over Atlanta.

MLB: Baltimore 6, Washington 5

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Adam Jones and Nick Markakis each bashed a two-run homer Saturday and the Baltimore Orioles hung on for a 6-5 interleague victory over Washington.

MLB: Washington 8, San Diego 5

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Ian Desmond went 3-for-5 and delivered a go-ahead, two-run double Monday, rallying the Washington Nationals to an 8-5 victory over San Diego.
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Rick Ankiel
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that pitcher turned outfielder Rick Ankiel will miss the rest of the 2006 season after having surgery on his right knee on June 14, 2006. Ankiel injured the patellar tendon in his leg during spring training and has been sidelined since then. (UPI Photo/MLB)
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Richard Alexander Ankiel (pronounced /ˈæŋkiːl/; born July 19, 1979) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently with the Washington Nationals. He bats and throws left-handed.

Ankiel was a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1999 until 2001, when he lost his ability to throw strikes consistently. After trying to regain his pitching form in the minor leagues, he switched to the outfield in early 2005. For two and a half years, he honed his skills as a hitter and fielder in the Cardinals' minor-league system. He was called up to the Cardinals on August 9, 2007, and made his second major-league "debut"—this time as an outfielder in right field—against the San Diego Padres in St. Louis. As a Cardinal (1999–2009), Ankiel hit 47 home runs as an outfielder and two as a pitcher. After a 2009 season in which he hit .231 with 11 home runs in 122 games, Ankiel became a free agent. Subsequently, he was signed by the Royals and later was traded to the Atlanta Braves. He is the first player since Babe Ruth to have won at least 10 games as a pitcher and also hit at least 50 home runs. Ankiel is also the only player other than Babe Ruth to both start a postseason game as a pitcher and hit a home run in the postseason as a position player.

Rick attended Port St. Lucie High School in Florida, where he went 11–1 with a 0.47 ERA during his senior season, striking out 162 batters in 74.0 innings pitched, and was named the High School Player of the Year by USA Today in 1997. He was also a first-team high-school All-American pitcher.

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