MLB: Boston 6, Minnesota 4

BOSTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs Sunday, enabling Boston to avoid a four-game sweep with a 6-4 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Boston 5 (10 innings)

BOSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Jamey Carroll's run-scoring single in the 10th inning scored Darin Mastroianni with the go-ahead run Friday in the Minnesota Twins' 6-5 win over Boston.

MLB: Boston 2, Texas 1

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 25 (UPI) -- Mike Aviles' two-out single in the ninth inning drove in Daniel Nava with the go-ahead run Tuesday, boosting the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over Texas.

MLB: Boston 5, Chicago White Sox 1

BOSTON, July 16 (UPI) -- Adrian Gonzalez bashed a tie-breaking, three-run homer in the eighth inning Monday, powering the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Boston 2, Seattle 1 (10 innings)

SEATTLE, July 1 (UPI) -- David Ortiz lifted a deep fly ball to score Ryan Kalish in the 10th inning Sunday, sending the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 decision over Seattle.

MLB: Boston 4, Chicago Cubs 3

CHICAGO, June 16 (UPI) -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia cracked a go-ahead homer Saturday and the Red Sox bullpen sealed Boston's 4-3 interleague win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Boston 2, Miami 1

MIAMI, June 12 (UPI) -- Clay Buchholz dominated Miami on one run over seven innings Tuesday and the Boston Red Sox edged the Marlins 2-1 in an interleague contest.

MLB: Boston 6, Baltimore 5

BALTIMORE, May 23 (UPI) -- Kelly Shoppach and Daniel Nava each homered during a big sixth inning Wednesday that carried the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Boston 4, Cleveland 1

BOSTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Felix Doubront baffled the Cleveland Indians for six innings and the Boston bullpen shut them down the rest of the way in a 4-1 Red Sox victory Saturday.

MLB: Boston 1, Chicago White Sox 0

CHICAGO, April 28 (UPI) -- Boston's Jon Lester earned his first win Saturday, teaming with three relievers on a six-hit shutout in a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Boston 6, Tampa Bay 4

BOSTON, April 15 (UPI) -- David Ortiz drove in the go-ahead run with a sixth-inning double Sunday, powering Boston to a 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Arizona 3

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- Clayton Kershaw struck out 11 over seven innings Friday and the Los Angeles Dodgers survived a shaky ninth to down Arizona 4-3.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 2, Pittsburgh 0

PITTSBURGH, May 11 (UPI) -- Hiroki Kuroda allowed three hits and teamed with two relievers on a shutout Wednesday, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past Pittsburgh 2-0.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 2

LOS ANGELES, May 3 (UPI) -- Clayton Kershaw tossed seven solid innings and Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak Monday in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: LA Dodgers 5, Florida 4 (10 innings)

MIAMI, April 27 (UPI) -- Andre Ethier socked a solo homer in the 10th inning Wednesday, handing the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-4 victory over Florida.
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Vicente Padilla
Rangers starter Vicente Padilla pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at Ameriquest Field in Arlington, Texas on August 27, 2006. Padilla earned the win in the 3-0 shutout. (UPI Photo/Ian Halperin)

Vicente de la Cruz Padilla (born September 27, 1977, in Chinandega, Nicaragua) is a Major League Baseball pitcher, who is with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Padilla previously pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers. He is well known for being one of the few modern day pitchers to make use of the eephus pitch, which he has been seen to throw as slow as 50 mph in-game. The pitch has earned the nickname of "soap bubble" by Dodgers fans and longtime announcer Vin Scully.

Padilla pitched for Nicaragua in the 1998 Baseball World Cup, helping his team win the Bronze medal as the closer. He also appeared in the Central American Games the same year, as his team finished in second place.

After working with former MLB pitcher Dennis Martínez to improve his change-up, Padilla was signed as an international free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 31, 1998. He debuted in the minor leagues in 1999, playing for the Class-A Advanced High Desert Mavericks and earning a swift promotion to the Class-AAA Tucson Sidewinders.

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