MLB: Cleveland 8, New York Mets 1

CLEVELAND, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Scott Kazmir struck out 12 during six shutout innings Friday, lifting Cleveland to its third straight win with an 8-1 decision over the New York Mets.

MLB: New York Mets 6, San Diego 1

NEW YORK, May 25 (UPI) -- Dillon Gee struck out nine over seven innings Friday and won his second straight start in leading the New York Mets past San Diego 6-1.

MLB: New York Mets 3, Milwaukee 1

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- New York's Miguel Batista baffled the Brewers on four hits over seven shutout innings Monday in the Mets' 3-1 triumph over Milwaukee.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Colorado 5 (11 innings)

DENVER, April 29 (UPI) -- Ike Davis drove in the go-ahead run with an 11th-inning single Sunday and the New York Mets survived a pair of meltdowns to best Colorado 6-5.

MLB: New York Mets 1, Atlanta 0

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- David Wright singled in the only run and five New York pitchers combined on a four-hitter Thursday in the Mets' 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.

MLB: New York Mets 7, Atlanta 5

ATLANTA, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Ruben Tejada delivered an RBI single in the eighth inning Sunday, helping send the New York Mets to a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

MLB: Arizona 12, Houston 2

HOUSTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Brandon Webb pitched eight innings and got his major league-leading 18th win Friday in a 12-2 Arizona victory that ended Houston's eight-game victory streak.

MLB: Atlanta 7, Houston 6 (17 innings)

ATLANTA, July 6 (UPI) -- Mark Teixeira's bases-loaded single in the 17th inning Sunday gave the Atlanta Braves a 7-6 victory over the Houston Astros.

MLB: Houston 8, San Francisco 7

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman's solo homer in the top of the ninth Thursday gave the Houston Astros an 8-7 victory at San Francisco.

MLB: Houston 8, Milwaukee 6 (12 inn.)

HOUSTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Hunter Pence's two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th inning Sunday delivered Houston an 8-6 win over Milwaukee and a three-game sweep.

MLB: Detroit 9, Minnesota 4 (5 inn.)

DETROIT, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Mike Hessman, Ryan Raburn and Mike Rabelo all drove in two runs Wednesday as Detroit won a rain-shortened game against Minnesota 9-4.

MLB: Detroit 5, Kansas City 4

DETROIT, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Brandon Inge put Detroit in front with a two-run single in the sixth Friday night and the Tigers fought off Kansas City, 5-4.

MLB: LA Angels 10, Detroit 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 28 (UPI) -- Garret Anderson's three-run homer highlighted a seven-run eighth inning Saturday afternoon as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim beat Detroit, 10-3.

MLB: Detroit 13, Chi. White Sox 9

CHICAGO, July 25 (UPI) -- Four hits and seven RBI from Ryan Raburn, both career highs, helped Detroit outslug the Chicago White Sox 13-9 Wednesday.

MLB: Baltimore 6, L.A. Angels 5

BALTIMORE, April 15 (UPI) -- Ramon Hernandez hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth Friday night as Baltimore beat the Los Angeles Angels, 6-5.
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Tim Byrdak
Houston Astros pitcher Tim Byrdak delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 27, 2008. Houston won the game 8-2. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Timothy Christopher Byrdak (born October 31, 1973 in Oak Forest, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the New York Mets. His previous major league experience came from 1998 to 2000, when Byrdak played for the Kansas City Royals, an injury-plagued stint with the Baltimore Orioles, and one year with the Detroit Tigers.

After playing for the Orioles from 2005-2006, Byrdak was designated for assignment on August 30, 2006. On November 17, 2006, the Tigers signed him to a minor league deal. On March 26, 2008, Byrdak was released after posting a 13.50 ERA during spring training and later signed with the Houston Astros.

Prior to the 2007 season, Byrdak developed a forkball, a type of pitch that he had previously not thrown. This enabled him to throw 3 pitches (along with a fastball and curveball), and as a result he began to post the best numbers of his career. In his Detroit debut, Byrdak struck out 5 of 6 batters in the heart of the powerful Boston Red Sox lineup, including an inning-ending curve to which David Ortiz struck out looking. Aside from major league baseball Tim works at the Diamond Sports Academy and gives pitching lessons alongside many former major leaguers including former Rockies ace, Marvin Freeman. Tim is married to Heather and has two children, daughter Briana and son Christopher. He and his family reside in Lockport, IL during the off-season. He played for the Gary SouthShore RailCats in 2003. While playing for the Rail Cats,he faced 77-year-old Minnie Minoso leading off the game at St. Paul on July 16, 2003 and got a walk. The plate appearance marks Minoso’s seventh decade of professional baseball, and Byrdak is quoted in the “Scorecard” section of Sports Illustrated on his impressions on facing the former White Sox star.

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