Angels 18, Yankees 9 – One-run double + two-run double + three-run homer + grand slam = 10 RBIs for the Halos’ Garret Anderson, as the team shellacked Mike Mussina early and often. Lost in Anderson’s career night were home runs #41 and #42 for Alex Rodriguez. Oh, and the Hater Nation has a point — Jonah Keri, you might want to apologize to GA.
Cubs 5, Giants 1 – Tim Lincecum was absolutely golden for eight innings and on his way to his first complete game shut-out. Derrek Lee tied it in the ninth by driving in Ryan Theriot and Cliff Floyd then drove in two more, and two more runs were added on top of that.
Mets 7, Padres 6 – Closers behaving badly, as both Billy Wagner and Trevor Hoffman cough up save opportunities in the ninth. Hoffman gave up the game-tying and game-winning hits, with Luis Castillo driving in Marlon Anderson for the win. Carlos Beltran had five RBIs.
Tigers 2, Indians 1 – Back-to-back homers from Magglio Ordonez and Jose Guillen isn’t much for the Detroit lineup, but it’s enough, as Jair Jurrjens gives up only one hit in his second start, and Joel Zumaya returns to help the bullpen close it out.
Phillies 5, Dodgers 4 – Dealing with the bad news of Cole Hamels being out for a couple of weeks (several of the Ladies.. will be in mourning), the Phillies took it out on Brett Bombko. Aaron Rowand tacked on the go-ahead homer, negating moon shots by James Loney and Russell Martin.
Athletics 6, Blue Jays 4 – Dan Haren gives up two bombs to Frank Thomas, but still gets his first win of the month. The A’s offense kept adding runs by chipping away off of Dustin McGowan and the Toronto pen.
Rockies 9, Pirates 2 – Ian Stewart is fresh up from the minors and just looking to get some hits. Grand slams certainly help. Matt Holliday, Troy Tulowitzki, and Brad Hawpe all go yard on hapless Pirate pitching.
Cardinals 5, Marlins 2 – The Fish had the Birds well in hand, until Hanley Ramirez made a two-base error on a throw in the eighth, opening it up for a four-run rally. Albert Pujols is still going on an insane tear, with yet another home run.
(Photo: AP/Chris Carlson)