Tuesday, April 10
St. Louis at Pittsburgh (1:35 p.m. EDT). Braden Looper makes his second career start for the Cardinals.
-Livan Hernandez, Diamondbacks, took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and Arizona beat Washington 3-1.
-Kevin Kouzmanoff, Padres, singled with one out in the 10th to snap out of a 2-for-20 slump and give San Diego a 2-1 victory over Colorado.
-Ivan Rodriguez, Tigers, went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead three run homer in the ninth inning of Detroit’s 3-2 win over Kansas City.
-Johan Santana, Twins, allowed one hit over seven scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and Minnesota beat the White Sox 3-1.
-Luis Gonzalez, Dodgers, hit two home runs and drove in four runs in a 10-4 win over the Giants.
-David Ortiz, Red Sox, homered twice in a 3-2 win over the Rangers.
For the second day in a row, snow and cold weather has forced a doubleheader between Seattle and Cleveland to be postponed. The teams were snowed out of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday, when they were attempting to make up Friday’s game, which was postponed after the teams had played four innings and endured nearly 3 hours in delays. The Mariners and Indians will try to salvage half of their four-game series by playing two on Monday.
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
Houston lost to St. Louis 10-1 on Sunday. With the loss, the Astros fell to 1-5, matching its worst start since 1990. They open a six-game road trip Monday in Chicago against the Cubs.
Luis Gonzalez hit his first two home runs in Dodger Blue and Randy Wolf gave Los Angeles a third straight standout pitching performance to pull off a three-game sweep of the archrival San Francisco Giants, 10-4 on Sunday. Gonzalez connected for a solo shot and three-run homer in his 26th career multihomer game, and Wolf (1-1) outpitched $126 million fellow left-hander Barry Zito in the Dodgers’ eighth consecutive victory in San Francisco.
Rookie Kevin Kouzmanoff singled with one out in the 10th to snap out of a 2-for-20 slump and give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. It was San Diego’s second consecutive win against the Rockies, and both came late. On Saturday night, Adrian Gonzalez doubled in Cruz with one out in the ninth for a 3-2 victory. … David Ortiz snapped out of a 2-for-18 slump with his first two home runs to help Boston beat Texas 3-2 to avoid a sweep.
Roy Halladay won for the first time since last August and Toronto beat Tampa Bay 6-3 on Sunday. Halladay (1-0) had gone winless in seven starts – including his final six last year – since beating Baltimore on Aug. 20. He gave up three runs, seven hits, three walks and had seven strikeouts over seven innings. … Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer to snap out of a 1-for-17 slump and St. Louis beat Houston 10-1. … Washington’s 3-1 loss to Arizona marked the first time the Nationals did not trail 4-0 in a game this season.
Hideki Matsui was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday by the New York Yankees, a day after straining his left hamstring. After playing in 1,768 consecutive games with the Yomiuri Giants (1,250) and the Yankees (518), Matsui was sidelined from May 11 to Sept. 12 last year with a broken left wrist.
“I’m going to call my mom in Venezuela to come here and cook for him. We’ll poison him. If he eats what my mom cooks, he will be in trouble to pitch the next day.” – White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, jokingly, on how to beat Johan Santana, who struck out nine while allowing one hit and three walks over seven scoreless innings in Minnesota’s 3-1 win over the White Sox on Sunday.
1913 – President Wilson threw out the first ball as the Senators edged the New York Yankees 2-1 in Washington’s home opener. Walter Johnson allowed an unearned run in the first inning, but did not yield another run for 56 consecutive innings.
1962 – The Houston Colt .45s, in the first major league game played in Texas, beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 before 25,000. Roman Mejias led Houston’s offense with two home runs.
1982 – Under icy conditions, the Cleveland Indians opened the season at Municipal Stadium with an 8-3 loss to the Texas Rangers before 62,443 fans. Five hundred tons of snow had to be removed from the field; the game-time temperature was 38 degrees, with a wind chill of 17.
2000 – Cincinnati’s Ken Griffey Jr. became the youngest player to hit 400 career home runs when he connected in the Reds’ 7-5 loss to Colorado. At 30 years, 141 days, Griffey beat the previous mark set by Jimmie Foxx, who was 30 years, 248 days old.
2001 – The Dodgers-Diamondbacks game concluded in one hour, 55 minutes, the fastest home game in Arizona history. The Diamondbacks’ Curt Schilling earned his 16th career shutout and 66th complete game in a 2-0 victory. Schilling gave up two hits and struck out 10. Kevin Brown tossed a three-hitter and fanned eight for Los Angeles.
2003 – The Montreal Expos warmed to Puerto Rico real fast with a 10-0 rout of the New York Mets in the first of 22 Montreal home games in San Juan.
Today’s birthday: Andre Ethier, 25.