Statistics for 1999 St. Anthony High School graduate Shane Victorino of the Boston Red Sox, and 2001 Baldwin graduate Kurt Suzuki of the Oakland Athletics:
Boston Red Sox teammates (from right) Shane Victorino, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jonny Gomes celebrate Friday’s 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Oakland’s Kurt Suzuki is met at home plate by Alberto Callaspo and Chris Young after homering in the fifth inning of the Athletics’ 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
FRIDAY: 2-4, BB, SB, RBI (matched career best with fifth straight game with at least one RBI), 2 runs. Walked and stole second base in first inning, singled and scored in third, hit RBI single and scored in fourth.
LAST 12 GAMES: .438 batting avg. (21-48), 5 HR, 14 RBI, 14 runs, .854 slugging pct.
SINCE ALL-STAR BREAK: .306 batting avg. (48-157; t-5th in AL in hits), 8 HR (t-9th in AL), 27 RBI (t-5th in AL, t-8th in MLB), 30 runs (2nd in AL and MLB), 11 2B (t-4th in AL, t-9th in MLB).
SEASON: .296 batting avg. (119-402), 12 HR, 51 RBI, 69 runs, 18 SB, 3 CS, 9 outfield assists (t-5th in AL, t-10th in MLB) 11 HBP (3rd in AL, t-7th in MLB).
FRIDAY: 2-3, HR, run, 3 RBI; 0-1 on SB attempt against. Singled in third inning, hit three-run homer in fifth in first home game since being traded to A's last week.
WITH A's: .400 batting avg. (6-15), 1 HR, 4 RBI, 4 runs, 1-2 on SB attempts against.
SEASON: .232 batting avg. (62-267), 4 HR, 29 RBI, 23 runs, 7-62 on SB attempts against.