Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tigres blank Cardenales, 6-0

Vs. Cardenales
Photo courtesy of los Tigres de Aragua

Lara 0 at Aragua 6

W: C. Bailey (1-0, 0.87); L: G. Gonzalez (1-1, 6.00)
HR: None.

Los Tigres de Aragua took a measure of revenge for Monday's loss to Lara by blanking the Cardenales 6-0 in the Wednesday night rematch.

Cory Bailey (Chicago Cubs) pitched 5.2 innings for the Tigres, limiting Lara to 4 hits and striking out 4.

Meanwhile the Tigres wasted little time getting on the scoreboard.

Alberto Callaspo (Kansas City) lead off with a single for the Cats, and Louis Rodriguez (San Diego) followed him onto base with a double. An Edgardo Alfonzo (Texas) ground out served to plate Callaspo for the Tigres first run.

The Cats held on to the one run lead until the bottom of the 6th when Rodriguez and Alfonzo hit back-to-back singles to lead off. Following a fly out of Miguel Cabrera (Detroit), Hector Giminez (Tampa Bay) singled in L-Rod. Former Miracle Alex Romero (Arizona) then ripped a triple to right to score the other 2 runners. Ronny Cedeno (Chicago Cubs) walked to first after he was hit by a pitch, then stole 2nd base. Lara's Geremi Gonzalez (F/A) then issued an intentional walk to Luis Maza (LA Dodgers) to load the bases. Following an Alex Delgado (F/A) strike out, Callaspo singled to bring in Romero and Cedeno. Maza however, would be taken out at 3rd base on the play, ending the inning.

Cabrera was 0-for-4 at the plate in the designed hitter roll. L-Rod went 3-for-3 with a run, Romero was 2-for-4 with a run and 2 RBIs and Maza went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks.

Minnesota's Bobby Korecky worked 1 inning, allowing 1 hit and striking out 1. Victor Moreno (Baltimore) pitched 1.1 innings, striking out 2.

Los Tigres take Thursday off. They will face La Guaria on the road Friday for a 7:30 PM AST game.

Tigres de Aragua

The Twins Winter Caravan makes a 10 Am stop on Thursday at Lee Cancer Care at the Lee Memorial Hospital, 2776 Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. At 1:30, they will be at the Health Park Medical Center at 9981 Health Park Drive in Fort Myers, visiting the children there.

Pitchers Jesse Crain and Carmen Cali, infielder Tommy Watkins and Twins radio play-by-play announcer John Gordon are scheduled to participate in the Southwest Florida leg of the Caravan.

The Winter Caravan begins its Minnesota tour on Monday, January 14th with stops in Hutchinson, St. Peter, Makato, Detroit Lakes, Crookston, Fergus Falls and Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The Southwest Florida Youth Clinics schedule begins Saturday, January 12 at Lee County Sports Complex. You can find a complete schedule of the clinics HERE.

Tickets for individual Minnesota Twins Grapefruit League games also go on sale Saturday morning at Hammond Stadium, online at, or by calling 1-800-33-TWINS. The Twins' 2008 Spring Training home opener will take place at Hammond Stadium on Friday, February 29 (7:05 p.m. EST) against the 2007 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox.

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