Friday, September 7, 2007

Ankiel a Card Cheat?; Angels Ambush Tribe

National League Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 16 - Rick Ankiel smashed two more home runs on Thursday, giving him 9 since joining the Cardinals less than a month ago. The rehabbed pitcher-turned-outfielder added a 2-run double in 4 at-bats to drive in 7 runs. The win got the Cardinals to within one game of the Cubs - who were losing to the Dodgers for the third time in four outings - in the NL Central race. But, according to a report by the NY Daily News published late Thursday night, Ankiel's (right) exploits may have been induced by unnatural means, specifically, the use of HGH (Human Growth Hormone). The story alleges that Ankiel received a 12-month supply of HGH from an Orlando pharmacy in 2004. The information came as part of Albany District Attorney David Soares' two-year investigation into illegal Internet prescription drug sales, which has brought 22 indictments and nine convictions. Ankiel is the most recent player involved, and the first baseball player. Last week, New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison and Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Wilson were also implicated. Harrison was suspended for four games by the NFL. Wilson received a five-game suspension. LA Dodgers 7 Chi Cubs 4 - The Cubs should be happy now that the Dodgers have left town. Los Angeles took three of four games from the Cubs.
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Golf, Fish Walleye , Fall Duck Hunting at Resort Lake Manitoba Narrows Home Cottage Lot.
Their departure left the Cubs in a dead heat for first place in the NL Central, with the Cardinals one game back. The Dodgers erased a 4-3 Cubs lead in the ninth inning when Andre Ethier launched a three-run homer over the left field wall. Rafael Furcal scored on a wild pitch later in the inning to complete the scoring. The win got LA to within 3 1/2 games of NL West co-leaders Arizona and San Diego. There were no other National League games Thursday night. American League Cleveland 3 LA Angels 10 - Garrett Anderson (right), who is having a fantastic time at the plate lately, singled twice and knocked his 15th homer - a two-run shot - driving in 3 runs, to lead the Angels over the NL Central-leading Indians in the first of a four-game series. Anderson, who had 10 RBI in an August 21 game against the NY Yankees, has driven in at least one run in each of his last 11 games. Since August 26, Anderson has hit 7 home runs and driven in 21 runs, raising his batting average from .279 to .298. The Angels lead Seattle in the West by 8 games while Cleveland's lead over Detroit in the Central was trimmed to 6. Other AL Scores Chi White Sox 2 Detroit 3 Boston 7 Baltimore 6

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