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Rodrigo Lopez from the Chronology
Sep 3, 2004 - The Baltimore Orioles top the Yankees 3-1 behind Rodrigo Lopez. The loss goes to Kevin Brown who pitches 6 innings and then frustrated on a grounder he botched punches a concrete wall inside the Yankees' clubhouse breaking two bones in his left (non-throwing) hand that will require surgery. The pitcher making $15.7 million will miss the rest of the season. New York leads in the East by 2 1/2 games.
Aug 23, 2003 - Baltimore beats Mike Mussina and the Yankees 7-2 behind Rodrigo Lopez's complete game. Jay Gibbon has a homer and a double. Before the game the Yankees retire number 49 in honor of Ron Guidry. The Yanks showered their former captain with gifts including an SUV a tractor golf clubs a ring and even throw in some mountain bikes for Guidry's kids. Guidry who hates to fly is given five round trip train tickets from his home in Louisiana to New York City.
Apr 6, 2003 - Shea Hillenbrand has a homer 2 doubles and 6 RBI to pace the Red Sox to 12-2 win over the Orioles. Nomar Garciaparra adds a walk double triple and homer and scores 4 times as the Sox jump on nemesis Rodrigo Lopez 4-0 versus Boston last year.
Nov 4, 2002 - Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Eric Hinske is named Rookie of the Year in the AL and Rockies pitcher Jason Jennings is named the NL's top Rookie. Hinske 25 was acquired from Oakland in the Billy Koch deal and hit .279 with 24 homers. He had 122 points to finish ahead of Orioles pitcher Rodrigo Lopez (15-9) with 97 points. Jennings had 150 points to runner-up Brad Wilkerson with 59 points. Jennings was 4-1 in 2001 and posted a 16-8 record this season including 9-4 at Coors Field. He is the first Rockie to win the award.