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BOSTON — David Ortiz walked only once in his first 89 plate appearances against left-handers this season. So naturally, his free pass off southpaw Tony Sipp came back to bite the Houston Astros.
Sipp walked Ortiz with one out in the seventh inning Sunday. It capped a lengthy, 11-pitch battle. Hanley Ramirez took advantage of the walk...
2011 – In one of the more unfortunate losses of the season, the Indians lose to the San Francisco Giants, 1-0, as the lone run of the game is balked in by Cleveland reliever Tony Sipp with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.
The inning started with Justin Masterson on the mound for the Indians. Nate Schierholtz got the fourth hit of the game off of the Indians ace, but was...
HOUSTON (AP) The Astros have agreed to one-year contracts with catchers Jason Castro and Hank Conger and left-handed reliever Tony Sipp, avoiding arbitration with the players.
Conger, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels this offseason, hit .221 with four homers and 25 RBIs in 80 games last season.
Castro was Houston's every day catcher last season and hit .222 with 14 home...
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January 16, 2015
Whatever the Houston Astros are paying Tony Sipp, they might want to give him a bonus after his uniquely busy week.
Sipp made headlines last Monday night when manager Bo Porter pulled a rare move by sending the pitcher to the outfield in the middle of his relief appearance, only to bring him back to the mound just one batter later.
Porter and Sipp were at it again on Sunday during...
Houston Astros relief pitcher Tony Sipp earned his paycheck and then some on Monday.
With his team hanging on to a 4-3 lead against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, the left-handed Sipp retired the side in the seventh inning and returned in the eighth to face lefty batter Gerardo Parra.
Sipp struck out Parra, bringing up right-handed batter Paul Goldschmidt. That’s when...
PHOENIX -- Left-hander Tony Sipp had appearance bonuses written into his contract with Houston this season. He must have seen Monday coming.
Sipp might have added a little pocket money with his work in the Astros' 4-3 victory over Arizona at Chase Field.
Specialist Sipp appeared twice.
A former Diamondbacks reliever, Sipp retired all three left-handed hitters he faced in the seventh...