Mlb: Blue Rays Defeated 2-0 by the Yankees

by : Stephen Lars

Player Chien-Ming Wang made a four hits ball right at the seventh inning while Hideki Matsui hit a two careers home run taking the New York Yankees to a victory against the visiting team Tampa Bay Blue Rays.

Other players who put their two cents in were NY Yankees Joe Girardi who had not participated in the previous two games due to a respiratory infection and was substituted by his assistant Rob Thomson. Girardi now on the lines and well is back along with teammates; the Dominican Robinson Cano and Joba Chamberlain

Girardi commented that it is good to be back again in the team, "is good to be in the fresh air. Although it is a little cold, one simply feels better when is there", said Girardi.

So far in the 2008 season New York has only scored 17 runs, which is still a slow offensive; situation the Panamanian Yankees star closer Mariano Rivera tried to improve during the game.

This season has been the best in Tampa's 11-year history registering five games with a 3-2 record but now with an additional generated by New York.

On the other hand, in Toronto, Frank Thomas hit his eleventh home run of his career. Vernon Wells hit another of two scores and both took the Blue Jays to win over World Series champions, the Boston Red Sox 7-4.

The Red Sox could not get a good launch from their star player Josh Beckett, who debuted in the 2008 season after being amongst the injured list.

It is the very first time since April 10, 2005 the Red Sox are ranked in the last place of their division. Perhaps they were affected by their season beginning in Japan, with visits to Oakland and to Canada, a 26,000 kilometres trip.

In Minneapolis, Kansas City Royals defeated 3-1 the Minnesota Twins. Brett Tomko got five innings without allowing runs and permitting annotations and Alex Gordon managed two careers while the Mexican Joakim Soria did this thing during the ninth inning.

In the National League (MLB) John Smoltz got five innings without runs during his season's debut and the Braves defeated 3-1 the New York Mets. Cuban Yunel Escobar contributed to the Braves' victory by scoring a run.

On the other hand, in Cincinnati Ken Griffey Jr. achieved his 594 home runs in the Major League, with a two careers hit that helped the Reds defeat 8-2 Philadelphia. It is Griffey's first home run in the season; in the first inning over Brett Myers (0-1); this makes him the sixth ballplayer that reaches the mark of 600 home runs and now has a place along with Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa.

In Milwaukee, Ben Sheets got five unstoppable hits and punched out eight players in his first complete game in almost seven years; the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-0.

Sheets (1-0) began to activate his speed of almost 155 kilometres per hour as well as his curves from the beginning then punched out three players in the first inning.

Other additional baseball action includes: the Diamondbacks win of 5-2 over to the Rockies in Denver. In sunny San Diego, the Dodgers defeated 3-2 the Padres; in Chicago, the Cubs won 3-2 over the Astros.

In St. Louis, the Cardinals defeated 3-0 the Nationals and finally in Miami the Marlins fell for 9-2 against the Pirates.