Stealing Signals: Oh, Yeah. Other Stuff Happened In Baseball. Right.

Angels 10, Red Sox 4 – Lost in the Bonds denouement will be the performance of Gary Matthews, who may be cranking up in the way the Halos expected him to at the beginning of the season, with a homer and four RBIs in a beating up of knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.

Braves 7, Mets 3 – Atlanta got to Oliver Perez early, sacking him with six runs over five innings, including a three-run jack from Jeff Francoeur in the third inning. Matt Diaz went yard off Perez in the first.

Phillies 11, Marlins 1 – Ryan Howard scored two runs and then drove in two more (one more being himself) in the usual manner of a homer, as the Phils put up a nice batch of runs for Jamie Moyer, who only gave up a leadoff homer to Hanley Ramirez.

Reds 4, Dodgers 0 – The Dodgers haven’t scored in the last two games. This time, Bronson Arroyo and the normally hapless Cincy bullpen shut them out two days after Arizona completed a sweep of the boys in blue with a shutout.

Mariners 10, Orioles 3 – Raul Ibanez goes slumpbusting with two homers and four RBIs, helping Spicoli the Elder (Jeff Weaver) get his first win in over a month.   Jose Guillen also had four hits and two more driven in.

Yankees 9, Blue Jays 2 – Some plunkin’ going around, as A-Rod got one in the leg from Toronto starter Josh Towers, and you don’t do that when Roger Clemens is the Yankee starter — he got Alex Rios in the back, and got tossed along with Joe Torre. Bobby Abreu drove in four runs with two hits.

Rockies 11, Brewers 4 – Todd Helton hits two homers after striking out in his first two at bats.  Troy Tulowitzki added another homer, and Garrett Atkins and Ryan Spilborghs had three hits each. Milwaukee hasn’t won a game that Chris Capuano has started since May 7th (!)

Indians 2, White Sox 1 – The Tribe is scraping by offensively at times, and it helps that Jake Westbrook went through a stretch of 23 out of 24 retired tonight, with Grady Sizemore driving in 2 with a single in the fifth that held up through the last four frames.

Nats 8, Giants 6 – Oh, right; I forgot to mention it earlier. Like most of the other games in which Barry hit landmark homers, the Giants lost. Again.

(Photo: AP/Francis Specker)


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