Monday, January 10, 2011

Nats Send Beltran Packing to Buccos

Washington (AP) - The Washington Nationals traded centerfielder Carlos Beltran and a fourth round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for the Buccos first round draft pick in 2008.

Beltran hit just .247 for Wahington last season. But, he did hit 36 roundtrippers and knock in 91 runs for the Nats. Beltran has 151 career homers for Kansas City and Washington through seven seasons.

Kazmir Shuts Down Champs in League Opener

April 3:

Mariners........ 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 - 9 12 0
Angels........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 1 5 1

S.Kazmir WIN(1-0), N.Lowry LOSS(0-1)
HOME RUNS- A.Pujols(1st), R.Braun(1st)

Cody Ross had 4 hits and 2 RBI at Edison Int'l Field as the Seattle Mariners beat the Anaheim Angels 9 to 1.

Anaheim fell behind quickly as the Seattle offense came through in the first inning plating an isolated run. Jose Reyes drew a walk. Ross next to the plate and he laced a one-base hit. Albert Pujols then drew a walk to load the bases. Ryan Braun was next to the plate, but was promptly struck out. Alex Rodriguez came to the plate and reached on an error. Mike Cameron was a strikeout victim, unable to help out. Seattle finished with 12 hits while
Anaheim ended up with 5.