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By Orrin G. Hatch
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Topic - russell martin
Brandon League was the scourge of the Dodger Stadium boo birds last season by virtue of his 5.30 ERA out of the bullpen. He turned his fortunes around over the past month with a career-best streak of 22 innings without allowing an earned run. That ended Thursday night with a jolt against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
State police are investigating the cause of a two-car head-on crash in the Mohawk Valley that left one person dead and three others injured.
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed catcher Russell Martin on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and were successful in a second attempt at putting closer Jason Grilli on the DL with a left oblique strain.
Mike Leake still thinks of himself as a hitter. He's even holding a bat on one of his 2014 baseball cards.
No homers, no two-out hits. The Reds were all out of them once the game resumed.
Gerrit Cole wasn't at all surprised that his winning streak was broken by another pitcher swinging the bat.
Russell Martin struggled to recall the last time he witnessed such wacky production from his team's offense.
The Pirates had a four-run lead in the first inning and were up two runs after five.
Russell Martin hit his fourth home run of a torrid spring training Monday, but Steve Pearce and Michael Almanzar each hit two-run homers to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Russell Martin homered for the third time this spring and drove in four runs to lead Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five NL division series.
The Pittsburgh Pirates went 21 years between playoff games. The wait will be significantly shorter this time around. Russell Martin homered twice, Francisco Liriano was dominant for seven innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates roared past Cincinnati for a 6-2 victory in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night.
Here's a new one for the New York Yankees.
David Wright agreed to the richest contract in Mets history, Tommy Hanson was traded to the Angels and Brian Wilson became a free agent on a busy day in baseball when dozens of players were dumped by their teams.
David Wright agreed to the richest contract in Mets history Friday and Tommy Hanson was traded to the Angels on a busy day in baseball when dozens of players were dumped by their teams.
"Well, we're not giving up," Martin said. "We're still fighting. That's kind of in our DNA. No matter what the score is, we're going to give our best effort. We're aware some days we're going to get beat, but we're never really going to cave in. Today they were better than us."
"When's he down he's got good movement on his fastball," Martin said of Hammel. "The bottom line is he's making pitches. That's really all it is. Obviously we're not taking advantage of every opportunity, but he's doing a good job you've got to give him some credit."