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May 2, 2006

The preseason Barnstorming Tour continues with the 14 American League teams and the Houston Astros of the National League continuing their tour of the Major Leagues. Here are the recaps for today???s games:

Minnesota Twins Legends @ Baltimore Orioles

Frank Viola was strong in this one tossing eight innings of three- run baseball while striking out four. Eric Bedard also pitched well but got into trouble in the fifth when he walked Chuck Knoblauch and Zach Wheat to lead off the inning and ended up giving up four earned runs in the frame after a Kirby Puckett RBI single and a Harmon Killebrew two-run double. Eric Gagne worked the ninth for the save. The Twins Legends won 5-3.

New York Yankees Legends @ Boston Red Sox

The rainy day in Boston didn???t stop the Yankees Legends??? powerful lineup from blasting four homeruns and scoring 10 runs. Babe Ruth hit two homeruns while Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio each had homeruns as well. Lefty Gomez was solid through seven innings working with a big lead. The Yankees Legends won 10-2.

Oakland Athletics Legends @ Chicago White Sox

Ricky Henderson was the story in this game as he led off the game with a solo shot off Jon Garland and ended up going four-for-four with four RBI and three stolen bases scoring four runs. Rube Waddell went eight innings to record the win while striking out five. The Athletics Legends won 6-2.

Seattle Mariners Legends @ Cleveland Indians

This was a great pitching matchup between Bullet Joe Rogan and Cliff Lee as each starter did not walk a batter and went the distance in this one. The only blemish was for Cliff Lee when he allowed a solo home run to Edgar Martinez in the third inning. The Mariners Legends won 1-0.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays Legends @ Detroit Tigers

Tim Keefe went eight innings not allowing a run while striking out seven while the only offense of this game was provided by a bases clearing double by Wade Boggs in the fifth scoring the only three runs of the game. Roberto Hernandez pitched the ninth for the save. The Devil Rays Legends won 3-0.

Texas Rangers Legends @ Houston Astros

Both Red Farber and Andy Pettite had their A-games in this one but Pettite was the first one to blink. He allowed a two-run shot to Alex Rodriguez in the seventh, breaking the tie and proving to be the winning runs. Red went the distance and struck out six for the win. The Rangers Legends won 2-0.

Toronto Blue Jays Legends @ Kansas City Royals

The Blue Jays Legends killed starter Runelvys Hernandez in this one as he allowed 12 earned runs in just four innings of work. Carlos Delgado got the scoring started with a first inning grand slam and he ended the day with six RBI. Joe Carter also added a three-run homerun in this one.  John Clarkson cruised to the victory tossing seven shutout innings for the Blue Jays Legends as they won the game 15-0.

Arizona Diamondbacks Legends @ Los Angeles Angels

Curt Schilling was dominant in this one as he only allowed one run over nine innings to secure the victory. His splitter was unhittable as he racked up 14 strikeouts.  Luis Gonzalez provided the big blow off Jeff Weaver in the fourth with a two-run homer. The Diamondbacks Legends won 2-1.

Atlanta Braves Legends @ Minnesota Twins

Warren Spahn went the distance for Braves Legends not allowing a base runner until the seventh inning and finished all nine allowing just two hits and no runs while striking out eight. Chipper Jones had a big day at the plate as he went three-for-four with three doubles to drive in four runs. The Braves Legends won 5-0.

Chicago Cubs Legends @ New York Yankees

Both pitchers struggled in this one as the offenses were just too much combining for six home runs and 15 runs.  The Cubs Legends were led by four home runs by Ryne Sandberg, Ernie Banks and two by Sammy Sosa. The Yanks had Jorge Posada and Robinson Cano go deep in this one as well. The Cubs Legends won 8-7.

Cincinnati Reds Legends @ Oakland Athletics

The story in this one was Jason Kendall charging the mound causing a benches clearing brawl, leading to six ejections. Kendall took exception to an inside fastball that plunked him in the fifth after he hit a two-run homerun two innings earlier off Carl Mays. Johnny Bench chased Kendall to the mound, tackling him before Kendall was able to reach Mays. Along with Kendall and Carl Mays, Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin and Mark Kotsay were also ejected and suspensions may be coming after this one. After the tussle, the Reds Legends charged back for the win behind Pete Rose and Dave Concepcion. The Reds Legends won 5-3.

Colorado Rockies Legends @ Seattle Mariners

The Rockies Legends hit like they were at Coors Field in this one pounding Joel Pineiro in this for 10 runs in five innings. Larry Walker and Todd Helton led the way combining to go six-for-eight with eight RBI and two homeruns. The Rockies Legends won 10-2.

Florida Marlins Legends @ Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Old Ross Radbourne went the distance in this one only allowing three hits and striking out four while walking none. Gary Sheffield provided the offense in this one for the Marlins Legends with a three-run homerun in the third. The Marlins Legends won 2-0.

Los Angeles Dodgers Legends @ Texas Rangers

Don Sutton went the distance and the Dodgers Legends??? bats gave him plenty of support off Adam Eaton who only lasted four innings giving up 8 earned runs. Duke Snider had a two-run home run and finished the game going two-for-four with three RBI to lead the Dodgers Legends to the win. The Dodgers Legends won 8-0.

Milwaukee Brewers Legends @ Toronto Blue Jays

Virgil Trucks went eight innings and struck out nine, limiting the Blue Jays to only two runs. The Brewers Legends were led on offense by Eddie Mathews and Robin Yount who each had three hits for the Brew Crew, driving in a combined four runs. The Brewers Legends won 5-2.

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