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Topic - Yorvit Torrealba
Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba was suspended Monday from Venezuela's professional baseball league for 66 games for striking an umpire.
Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba has been suspended from Venezuela's professional baseball league for 66 games for striking an umpire.
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was kidnapped near his home in Valencia, Venezuela, on Wednesday, a source close to Ramos' family confirmed to The Washington Times.
David Freese homered in the 11th inning to give the Cardinals a 10-9 victory over Texas in Game 6 of the World Series, capping one of the wildest, most exciting finishes in baseball history.
Allen Craig homers off Derek Holland with one out in the eighth inning and St. Louis trims its deficit to 7-5. The Rangers are four outs from their first World Series championship.
Mike Adams retires Rafael Furcal with the bases loaded to end the eighth. Leading 7-5, the Texas Rangers are three outs from their first World Series championship.
Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz hit consecutive home runs off Lance Lynn to start the seventh inning, giving Texas the lead. Ian Kinsler added an RBI single to make it 7-4.
Boy, the Cardinals are really making a mess for themselves on defense. Not sure if they're tight, cold, rusty or what.
A wild throw home. A close play at the plate. The missed call at first base.
Neftali Feliz closed it out, and Rangers win 2-1 thanks to a two-run rally in the ninth inning against the St. Louis bullpen. World Series tied at one game apiece, with Game 3 on Saturday night in Texas.
What's the buzz? Tony La Russa outmanaged Ron Washington, that's what. The Cardinals' skipper used the perfect mix of relievers to keep the Texas Rangers off the scoreboard for the final three innings of Wednesday night's World Series opener. And he lifted ace Chris Carpenter at just the right time, getting a pinch-hit single from Allen Craig that put St. Louis ahead for good, 3-2.
The hitters coming off the bench for Texas look really rusty. Most of them haven't had much action lately, and that's hurting the Rangers so far in the World Series.
Texas scored twice in the ninth inning to take a 2-1 lead.
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is going with an extra catcher and seven relief pitchers in the AL division series against Tampa Bay.
"On the field, I strive to be an example for children, especially those in my native Venezuela, and I regret my actions," he said. "I understand the reactions to the incident and will make every effort to set a positive example in the future."
"I wanted to express my sincere apologies to all parties for my actions," Torrealba said in his statement.