Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1 – Homering twice off Tim Wakefield and once off reliever Kyle Snyder brings Frank Thomas up to 512 for his career, tying Ernie Banks and Eddie Matthews on the career list.
Indians 6, Tigers 5 – Casey Blake, being clutch with the walk-off jack to start off a crucial three game series with Detroit. Tigers are now 5.5 back of the Tribe.
Nationals 12, Mets 4 – Blowing four errors, a four run lead, and now in the process of trying to blow a 2.5 game lead over the Phillies. Way to go, Mets!
Phillies 13, Cardinals 11 – Giving up an 11-0 lead, then getting serious scares thwarted by an Aaron Rowand catch is no way to play, guys. Lucky you won.
Mariners 4, Athletics 0 – Dan Haren can’t catch a break. He fails at his fifth shot at his 15th win via a Jose Lopez three-run shot and 6.1 shutout innings from Miguel Batista, and Oakland is out of the wild card.
Angels 10, Devil Rays 7 – Kelvim Escobar isn’t looking so solid lately, but if the offense is going to continue to hit like this, they can get by until the playoffs start.
Brewers 6, Astros 0 – Yovani Gallardo throws eight innings of shut-out ball as Milwaukee hangs a few runs on Houston pitching.
Cubs 7, Reds 6 – Turns out the Cubs needed every one of Mark DeRosa’s five straight hits to keep ahead of Cincy and one game ahead of Milwaukee; DeRosa capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth with the game winning infield hit.
Yankees 8, Orioles 5 – Boston, keep looking over that shoulder. The Yankees are now 3.5 back after Hideki Matsui breaks a slump with a homer and Phil Hughes gets his first home win.
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