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Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas

(Newser) - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas were all elected to the Hall of Fame today, all on their first ballots. It's the first time three first-balloters have been elected since 1999, USA Today reports, and comes just a year after the Baseball Writers of Association of America sent... More »

Brown's 4 RBI Power A's Past Rangers

Texas' five-game winning streak goes by the boards

(Newser) - Emil Brown hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs to help the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 12-6, ending the Rangers' season-best five-game winning streak Sunday. Frank Thomas drove in two runs to give him 1,695 RBIs, tying him with Cal Ripken for 21st all-time, while Mark Ellis... More »

Brown Singles in Winning For A's in 10th Inning

Orioles drops third straight despite ninth-inning comeback

(Newser) - Emil Brown singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 last night. With two outs, Daric Barton singled against Jim Johnson (0-1), and Frank Thomas followed with a walk to set up Brown's third hit of the game. Joey Devine... More »

Athletics Rout Angels 14-2

Streaking Oakland has won 8 of 10

(Newser) - Frank Thomas tripled for the first time in six years, Daric Barton hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics took over the AL West lead from the Los Angeles Angels with a 14-2 rout of the defending division champions Monday night in the opener of a four-game series. Jack... More »

Big Hurt Returns and Helps A's Win

Veteran claimed by '06 club after being released by Toronto

(Newser) - Frank Thomas won in his return to Oakland. Rajai Davis got three hits in his Athletics debut. With two new and familiar faces in the starting lineup, the A's jumped on Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano for six runs in the first inning on the way to an 11-2 victory over... More »

Eckstein Powers Blue Jays in First Game Without Frank Thomas

Eckstein hits a three-run homer, Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3

(Newser) - David Eckstein hit a three-run homer, supplying some of the power Toronto might miss without Frank Thomas, and the Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Sunday. A.J. Burnett (2-1) issued a season-high six walks in five innings but still managed to win for the first time in... More »

Pioneering Disney Animator Dead at 95

Bambi's creator Johnston was last of Disney's 'Nine Old Men'

(Newser) - The last surviving member of Disney's legendary "Nine Old Men," who pioneered character animation, has died at the age of 95, the Los Angeles Times reports. Ollie Johnston's many creations, often in collaboration with Frank Thomas, included sequences and characters in Pinocchio, the Jungle Book, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty,... More »

Blue Jays Edge Rangers in 10

Toronto gets first three-game sweep vs. Texas since 1985

(Newser) - Joe Inglett drove in the tie-breaking run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, B.J. Ryan earned his first save in more than a year and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 5-4 victory Sunday. Ryan was activated before the... More »

Sweeney's Triple Lifts A's Past Jays

Embree earns win as Oakland halts Toronto win streak

(Newser) - Ryan Sweeney hit a tiebreaking triple in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics ended the Toronto Blue Jays' three-game winning streak with a 9-8 victory. Kurt Suzuki singled up the middle off right-hander Jeremy Accardo (0-1) with two outs in the ninth. Sweeney then hit a triple to right.... More »

Thomas' Slam Sinks Red Sox

Jays sweep weekend series from defending champs

(Newser) - Josh Beckett's first start of the season failed to send Boston home with a win. Frank Thomas hit his 11th career grand slam, Vernon Wells added a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 7-4 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the World Series champions.... More »

Thomas, Jays Rough Up Red Sox

6-run 8th lifts Toronto past Boston for the 6th straight time

(Newser) - Frank Thomas hit a two-run homer, David Eckstein had three RBIs and the Toronto Blue Jays used a six-run eighth inning to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-2 today. Toronto has won six straight against Boston, including the 2007 season. Blue Jays right-hander Jesse Litsch (1-0) allowed two runs on... More »

Thomas Helps Blue Jays Beat Red Sox 6-3

Doubles home the go-ahead run as Jays win their home opener

(Newser) - Frank Thomas doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Shaun Marcum struck out eight and the Toronto Blue Jays won their home opener, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Friday night. Marcum (1-0) allowed three runs and three hits and walked just one over seven innings. More »

Thomas Slams Triple Runs to Hit No. 512

Toronto slugger slides into 18th spot on career HR list; Boston falls 6-1

(Newser) - Toronto's Frank Thomas enjoyed the second triple-home-run game of his career yesterday, tying Ernie Banks and Eddie Matthews for the 18th spot on the all-time list. Two were against wily Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, who also gave up three to Thomas 11 years ago. Thomas now has 40 dingers against... More »

Big Hurt's Walk-Off Hurts Yanks Big

New York's 7-game streak halted 2-1 on eve of Sox showdown

(Newser) - A pitchers' duel between A.J. Burnett and rookie Ian Kennedy set the stage for Frank "Big Hurt" Thomas' walk-off single in the ninth inning, snapping a seven-game Yankee romp. Thomas had both of Toronto's RBIs. Burnett threw eight stellar frames, the only blemish a solo shot to Johnny... More »

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