The Angels certainly will welcome more home runs
, like the four they hit in the series-opener against the Baltimore Orioles, but their 6-5 defeat on a walk-off home run
from Ramon Hernandez in the ninth inning showed why they need to first take care of what they do best.
375 (second on team) with five home runs
and 27 RBIs in 104 at-bats.
The home run
, deep into the seats in right field on a 2-2 count, came after a double from Orlando Cabrera to start the inning and a single from Vladimir Guerrero that put runners on the corners.
Stock led the league with eight home runs
The speedy Granderson raced around the bases for a three-run inside-the-park home run
and 4-2 Tigers lead.
When Granderson reached over the fence in center and robbed Bengie Molina of a home run
in the fourth inning, fireworks were set off, normally reserved for an Angels home run
CHICAGO - The Angels built this year's team on pitching and defense, and they're learning that it doesn't hurt to mix in a home run
Tonight, you can't square a ball up any better than those couple home runs
The 500 Home Run
Club(TM), LLC is offering fans 21 and over the chance to vote for the "Greatest 500 Home Run
Club Moment" of all time; such as Dominican-born Sammy Sosa's 500th home run
on April 4th 2003 or fellow Latino Rafael Palmeiro's (Cuban) 500th round-tripper that came just more than a month later on May 11th of 2003.
But ever since Rivera returned in May, he's picked up his play, hitting 11 home runs
in July and 13 in his past 28 games.
This in itself is not remarkable, since of Henry Aaron's 755 career home runs
, roughly one-third came after he had reached that age, which is near-geriatric in baseball terms.
Each time McGwire steps into the batter's box, his powerful frame and sledgehammer swing give him the potential to turn nearly any pitch into a 137-meter (450-ft) home run
that has fans screaming "Big Mac, Big Mac
Over the past three World Series, there have been 23 home runs
hit, of which eight (34.
Dan Haren pitched a complete game to win his eighth game of the year, and Jay Payton and former Dodger Milton Bradley each hit home runs
for the A's, who extended their lead over the Angels in the AL West to 1 1/2 games.
ATLANTA, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- According to record books, home runs
on Independence Day are as traditional as fireworks.