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MLB: Boston 9, New York Yankees 2

BOSTON, July 28 (UPI) -- David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and Mike Lowell powered Boston to a 9-2 victory Sunday that ended the New York Yankees eight-game win streak.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 12, Minnesota 4

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano homered Monday to lead the New York Yankees in a 16-hit, 12-4 rout of the Minnesota Twins.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 18, Texas 7

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez finished off a nine-run seventh inning with a three-run homer Wednesday, lifting the New York Yankees to an 18-7 blasting of Texas.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 9, N.Y. Mets 0

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- Sidney Ponson and three relievers combined to throw a shutout Friday despite allowing 12 base runners in the New York Yankees' 9-0 win over the New York Mets.

Rangers dump pitcher Sidney Ponson

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 6 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers have designated pitcher Sidney Ponson for assignment and re-instated another right-hander, Vicente Padilla, off baseball's bereavement list.

MLB: Texas 8, Oakland 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 1 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton's two-run fifth-inning homer Saturday helped the Texas Rangers beat Oakland 8-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Texas 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 26 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay's Scott Kazmir worked seven innings and earned his fourth straight victory Monday, leading the Rays over the Texas Rangers 7-3.

MLB: Texas 10, Minnesota 1

MINNEAPOLIS, May 21 (UPI) -- Ian Kinsler finished off a seven-run sixth with a three-run homer Wednesday and Sidney Ponson went the distance in bringing Texas a 10-1 win over Minnesota.
Baseball suspends Richie Sexson

Baseball suspends Richie Sexson

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball Friday suspended Seattle Mariners slugger Richie Sexson 6 games for violent and aggressive actions during Thursday's game against Texas.

MLB: Texas 10, Seattle 1

SEATTLE, May 7 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers got three RBI apiece from Josh Hamilton, David Murphy and Michael Young Tuesday to blitz the Seattle Mariners 10-1.

MLB: Texas 2, Kansas City 1

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 1 (UPI) -- A solo home run by Ramon Vazquez in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday gave the Texas Rangers a 2-1 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Detroit 8, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, May 12 (UPI) -- Craig Monroe hit a two-run homer Saturday as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins, 8-2.

MLB: Boston 4, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, May 6 (UPI) -- J.D. Drew had a hit and two RBI Sunday as the Boston Red Sox beat Minnesota, 4-3, for their second win in the three-game series.

MLB: Minnesota 9, Tampa Bay 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 1 (UPI) -- Sidney Ponson pitched seven innings and Michael Cuddyer drove in two runs Tuesday as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 9-1.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, April 25 (UPI) -- Mike Sweeney and David DeJesus each hit two-run homers Wednesday as Kansas City edged the Minnesota Twins 4-3.
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Sidney Ponson
St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols (R) gives pitcher Sidney Ponson a high five after Ponson comes out of the ballgame in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 15, 2006. Ponson gave up five hits and two runs as the Cards went on to win, 9-3. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Sidney Alton Ponson (born November 2, 1976 in Noord, Aruba) is a starting pitcher with the Kansas City Royals. Ponson stands at 6'1" tall and weighs 260 pounds. He bats and throws right-handed. When he made his Major League debut for the Orioles in 1998, he became the third player from Aruba to play in the major leagues. After the 2003 season, he was decorated with a Order of Orange-Nassau, in the grade Knight, along with fellow baseball players Eugene Kingsale and Calvin Maduro. He was picked up by the Orioles as an amateur in 1993.

Ponson has played most of his career with the Baltimore Orioles. In 2003, he went 14-6 with a 3.77 ERA for the Orioles. Because Baltimore was not in contention for a playoff spot and Ponson was in the last year of his contract, the Orioles traded Ponson to the San Francisco Giants at the trading deadline for three players: Kurt Ainsworth, Damian Moss, and prospect Ryan Hannaman. At the end of the 2003 season, Ponson re-signed a 3 year, $22.5 million contract with the Orioles.

In 2004, Ponson was the opening day starter for Baltimore. However, he started off disastrously; his record was 3-12 by the All-Star Break. He rebounded for a strong second half, going 8-3 to finish with an 11-15 record and a 5.30 ERA.

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