Mets 10, Reds 4 – Five innings of two-run ball for Pedro Martinez, pitching for the first time in nearly a year. Homers came from Moises Alou, David Wright, and Carlos Delgado.
Mariners 7, Yankees 1 – King Felix tops the Rocket by throwing seven innings and giving up one run as Ichiro gets his 200th hit of the season with a home run (one of three hits total).
Pirates 11, Cardinals 0 – Fortunately, I don’t think Kip Wells has enough time left in the season to hit 20 losses, but it still looks really bad. 15 of the first 25 Pirate batters got on base and Ian Snell just lit the hitters up.
Red Sox 13, Blue Jays 10 – Daisuke Matsuzaka has been looking rather human as of late, nearly giving up a nine-run cushion to Toronto until Mike Lowell cashed in a three-run homer.
Dodgers 11, Cubs 3 – It all went downhill after Carlos Zambrano ran the bases after singling and getting tagged out on Alfonso Soriano’s double in the fourth — Big Z then got chased in the fifth after giving up six runs.
Indians 5, Twins 0 – This feels familiar. C.C. Sabathia shuts down Minnesota while the Indians’ bats take out Johan Santana, who is now 0-5 against the Tribe this season.
Padres 10, Diamondbacks 2 – Greg Maddux gets his first win in whatever the hell they call Arizona’s ballpark these days (Chase Field, right?) as the Padres go on a power surge. Brian Giles goes deep twice; Geoff Blum, Adrian Gonzalez, and Kevin Kouzmanoff add their own yard shots.
Angels 9, Athletics 5 – More of this Ervin Santana, please. Gary Matthews, Jr., Jeff Mathis, and Garret Anderson take Chad Gaudin out as Santana throws 6.1 scoreless innings.
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