Phillies rally to complete sweep against Brewers

Phillies rally to complete sweep against Brewers

Jimmy Rollins broke up Matt Garza's no-hitter in the seventh inning and put the Phillies in front with a two-run single in the eighth, as Philadelphia rallied for a 9-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers to complete a four-game sweep at Miller Park.
MLB legend Tony Gwynn dead at age 54

MLB legend Tony Gwynn dead at age 54

SAN DIEGO, June 16 (UPI) --Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player Tony Gwynn is dead at age 54 after a battle with salivary gland cancer.
Evan Bleier

Phillies beat the Rockies 6-3

Ryan Howard's three-run homer capped a four-run ninth inning rally, as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies, 6-3.

Toronto Blue Jays rout the Phillies 12-6

Edwin Encarnacion belted two home runs and drove in three to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 12-6 rout over the Philadelphia Phillies and sweep of the four-game set.

Arizona Diamondbacks defeat Phillies 5-4

Aaron Hill and A.J. Pollock led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the opener of a three-game set.
Boston ties with Philadelphia

Boston ties with Philadelphia

Tony Gwynn hit a solo homer and Clete Thomas added an RBI single in the eighth inning as the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox played to a 2-2 tie on Friday.

MLB: Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 0

Neil Walker finished 2-for-3 with a solo homer, two RBI and as many runs scored, as Pittsburgh shut down Philadelphia, 5-0, in Grapefruit League play.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 9, 2013.
By United Press International

MLB: St. Louis 3, LA Dodgers 2 (12 inn.)

ST. LOUIS, July 26 (UPI) -- Rafael Furcal's 12th-inning single chased home Joe Kelly with the winning run Wednesday, boosting St. Louis to a 3-2 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: LA Dodgers 5, Phila. 3 (12 innings)

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Matt Kemp belted a two-run homer in the 12th inning Wednesday to carry the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-3 win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 2, San Diego 1

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Mark Ellis put Los Angeles in front with a two-run homer in the sixth Friday, allowing the Dodgers to end a three-game skid with a 2-1 win over San Diego.

MLB: Oakland 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

OAKLAND, Calif., June 20 (UPI) -- Mike McCarthy allowed the just two hits Tuesday in leading the Oakland Athletics to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: LA Dodgers 2, Chi. W. Sox 1 (10 inn.)

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Dee Gordon singled home the game-winning run in the 10th inning Sunday, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 interleague win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: LA Angels 2, LA Dodgers 1

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- Erick Aybar gave the Los Angeles Angels a ninth-inning lead Wednesday and they escaped major problems in the ninth to edge the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Seattle 2

SEATTLE, June 10 (UPI) -- Andre Ethier clubbed a grand slam Sunday, highlighting a big second inning that carried the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-2 interleague drubbing of Seattle.
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Tony Gwynn
National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2007 inductee Tony Gwynn watches the festivities for the newest member Richard "Goose" Gossage from a different perspective in Cooperstown, New York on July 27, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Anthony Keith "Tony" Gwynn, Sr. (born May 9, 1960), nicknamed Mr. Padre and Captain Video, is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. He is statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. He played his entire 20-year baseball career for the San Diego Padres (1982–2001). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 9, 2007 and was inducted on July 29. He is the first National League player born during the 1960s to earn the honor (Kirby Puckett was the first American Leaguer). He batted and threw left-handed.

Despite playing much of his career at a "power position" (right field is known for producing sluggers) during a time when home runs were at an all-time high, he was not a home run threat, never hitting more than 17 in any one season during his major league career. Instead, Gwynn made a name for himself by being one of the most consistent contact hitters in the game's history. Gwynn hit .338 for his career and won eight National League batting titles. He struck out only 434 times in 9,288 career at-bats, and never batted below .309 in any full season.

Gwynn was selected by the Padres in the third round of the 1981 Major League Baseball Draft (the 58th player chosen overall). His uniform number was #19, which the Padres retired in 2004.

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