April 19, 2006

The preseason Barnstorming tour continues as 15 of the 16 National League teams host legendary teams; Houston Astros will play on the American League schedule. The MLB Tonight recaps for today's games are:

Chicago Cubs Legends @ Arizona Diamondbacks

Ryne Sandberg and Gabby Hartnett had big games against Arizona's Orlando Hernandez, both hitting two doubles and going three-for-three against Hernandez. Between them they drove in four of the Cubs Legends runs. Hack Wilson drove in the remaining run on a sharp single, driving in Lou Brock. Fergie Jenkins struck out five and let up two runs on six hits through seven before Lee Smith came in for the save. Orlando Hudson of the Diamondbacks had a double and a triple, while scoring both of the Diamondbacks' runs. The Cubs Legends won 5-2.

Cincinnati Reds Legends @ Atlanta Braves

Carl Mays struggled against the Braves, letting up four runs through seven innings. Adam LaRoche had a big game hitting a two-run homerun in the first and an RBI double in the fourth. Brian McCann also had an RBI single in the second. Jeff Montgomery came in as relief for Mays in the eight and contained the Braves for the remaining two innings. Horacio Ramirez pitched well for the Braves, giving up one run through eight, striking out seven and walking one. Tony Perez scored the Reds Legends only run when he hit a double in the sixth and scored on a single by Jim O'Rourke. The Braves won 4-1.

Colorado Rockies Legends @ Chicago Cubs

Carlos Zambrano of the Cubs held the Rockies Legends scoreless through seven innings before allowing a solo homerun to Larry Walker in the eighth. Aramis Ramirez scored the only Cubs runs off Joe McGinnity when he hit a three-run homerun in the fifth inning. Ronny Cedeno helped Zambrano with two diving stops when Zambrano got into a jam, one of which he turned for an inning-ending double play. The Cubs won 3-0.

Florida Marlins Legends @ Cincinnati Reds

Gary Sheffield and Mike Scioscia of the Marlins Legends drove in three runs each. Scioscia hit two doubles, while Sheffield hit a two-run homerun. Max Carey also showed his speed with two stolen bases and excellent play in centerfield. Old Hoss Radbourn, who holds the Major League records for most wins in a single season (59) and most strikeouts in a single season (441), pitched well against the Reds. Radbourne struck out five and allowed one run on a Rich Aurelia double that scored Edwin Encarnacion in the first. The Marlins Legends won 6-1.

Los Angeles Dodgers Legends @ Colorado Rockies

Don Sutton pitched a strong eight innings, striking out six and allowing three runs on seven hits. Matt Holliday hit a three-run homerun in the sixth innings to score the Rockies' only runs off Sutton. Steve Garvey of the Dodgers Legends scored twice, on an RBI single by Ron Cey and an RBI double by Willie Keeler. Joe Medwick also contributed with a two-run homerun in the seventh, chasing Jeff Francis from the game. Hoyt Wilhelm came in to earn the save by pitching a perfect ninth inning for the Dodgers Legends. Dodgers Legends won 4-3.

Milwaukee Brewers Legends @ Florida Marlins

Miguel Cabrera of the Marlins had a big game against Virgil Trucks. Cabrera went four-for-four off Trucks with two singles, an RBI double and a two-run homerun. He also scored a run after Alfredo Amezaga walked him in the ninth and Josh Willingham drove him in on a single. Dan Uggla drove in another run off Trucks when he singled home Hanley Ramirez in the seventh. The Brewers Legends' Red Schoendienst and Bobby Murcer had big games of their own, each driving in two runs. Schoendienst went four-for-five with three singles and a double, while Murcer went three-for-five with two doubles. The Marlins won 5-4.

New York Mets Legends @ Los Angeles Dodgers

Pedro Martinez of the Mets Legends pitched masterfully against the Dodgers. He struck out eleven in his two-hit shutout effort. JD Drew was the first batter to reach base when he walked in the fifth inning. Pedro went another inning and a half before allowing his first hit, a single just past the glove of a diving Ken Boyer at third in the seventh inning. The Mets Legends' bats were quiet as well, with the exception of Bill Dahlen who tagged Brad Penny for two doubles, an RBI single, and a solo homerun. Dahlen's two RBI would be the only runs of the game as the Mets Legends won 2-0.

Philadelphia Phillies Legends @ Milwaukee Brewers

Chris Capuano of the Brewers was hit hard by the Phillies Legends. Sadaharu Oh crushed a ball deep to centerfield for a three-run homerun in the first inning. The hit parade didn't end there as Billy Hamilton, Al Simmons, and Mike Schmidt each had RBI doubles throughout the game and Gavvy Cravath added a two-run homerun. Eddie Plank pitched well, striking out eight through eight innings. His only mistake was a two-strike fastball over the plate to Prince Fielder that Fielder crushed for a two-run homerun in the fourth inning. The Phillies Legends won 8-2.

Pittsburgh Pirates Legends @ New York Mets

This game was a battle of the shortstops as Honus Wagner of the Pirates Legends and Jose Reyes of the Mets stole the spotlight. Reyes went four-for-five with an RBI double, a bases clearing triple, and three stolen bases. Wagner went five-for-five with two doubles, a two-run triple, and one stolen base. Willie Stargell added a solo homerun to tie the game in the eighth inning. In the bottom of the ninth, after Jose Reyes singled and stole his third base of the game, David Wright hit a long drive to left field. Willie Stargell and Cool Papa Bell converged on it, but were unable to come up with the ball as Jose Reyes rounded third for the game winning run. The Mets won 6-5.

San Diego Padres Legends @ Philadelphia Phillies

Ryan Howard continued to show his power against the Padres Legends. He hit an RBI double and a two-run homerun off Randy Jones. Bobby Avila and Richie Ashborn led the way for the Padres Legends against Jon Lieber of the Phillies. Each collected four hits and drove in multiple runs. Avila drove in three runs, two on a sharply hit double down the line in the fifth inning scoring Tony Gwynn and Bob Elliot. Ashborn drove in four, three of which came in the seventh on a bases clearing triple. Goose Gossage came in to relieve Randy Jones in the eighth inning and held the Phillies hitless to earn the save. The Padres Legends won 6-3.

San Francisco Giants Legends @ Pittsburgh Pirates

The Giants Legends display of power continued as they teed off against Pirates' pitcher Kip Wells. Darrell Evans hit a solo homerun in the second inning, while Barry Bonds hit a long two-run homerun to right field in the fifth. Willie McCovey added a two-run double in the seventh. Carl Hubbell of the Giants Legends pitched a complete game one-hit shutout with ten strikeouts and one walk. His only hit came in the seventh inning when Ryan Doumit laced a double to the right-centerfield. The Giants Legends won 5-0.

St. Louis Cardinals Legends @ San Diego Padres

Stan Musial of the Cardinals Legends looked like a man on a mission against the Padres. Musial successfully hit for the cycle with an RBI double in the first, a two-run triple in the third, a single in the fifth and sixth, and a solo homerun in the ninth. Ozzie Smith also flashed his glove as he turned three double plays and made a brilliant over the shoulder catch in shallow leftfield. Dizzy Dean pitched masterfully, pitching a complete game shutout, while striking out six and letting up just four hits. Mike Cameron was the only Padre to earn extra bases when he hit a double in the fifth. The Cardinals Legends won 4-0.

Washington Nationals Legends @ San Francisco Giants

The Nationals Legends played a mediocre game against the Giants. Both teams were quiet at the plate until Jimmy Ryan hit a hard double in the fourth inning and scored on a Gil Hodges single. Sam Rice continued the inning with a two-out triple to score Hodges from first. Mark Sweeney of the Giants went three-for-five against Early Wynn and is the only Giants player to record multiple hits. Wynn pitched a complete game shutout with four walks and six strikeouts. The Nationals Legends won 2-0.

Baltimore Orioles Legends @ St. Louis Cardinals

Albert Belle of the Orioles Legends had a big game with a two-run homerun and an RBI double to give the Orioles an early 3-0 lead. Belle continued hitting well with two more singles and a run scored later in the game. However, it was Albert Pujols of the Cardinals who got the last laugh when his two-run double in the ninth tied the game to force extra innings. In extra innings, Jesse Orosco of the Orioles Legends pitched two perfect innings, matching the efforts of Adam Wainwright. Wainwright got into trouble in the 12th inning when the Orioles Legends loaded the bases. Ricardo Rincon came in and forced Cal Ripken Jr. to ground into a double play, only allowing one run to score. He proceeded to strike out Frank Robinson to end the inning down one. In the bottom of the inning, Albert Pujols led off with a single. He was moved over on fly ball out to the warning track in right field. Scott Rolen came up to score Pujols on a double before Yadier Molina hit a sharp line drive off the wall in right field scoring Rolen for the win. The Cardinals won 5-4.

Boston Red Sox Legends @ Washington Nationals

Kid Nichols pitched well against the Nationals, letting up just one run on an Alfonso Soriano homerun. Nichols struck out four and walked three, while allowing five hits. The Red Sox Legends offense was on fire, jumping out to a quick five run lead after three innings. Ted Williams and Carlton Fisk both connected for solo homeruns, while Jimmy Collins hit a two-run double scoring Bobby Doerr and Fred Lynn. Reggie Smith also added an RBI single. David Ortiz and Carl Yastrzemski entered the game in the seventh and added three more runs from a two-run homerun by David Ortiz and an RBI double by Yastrzemski. The Red Sox Legends won 8-0.


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