Padres 11, Giants 3 – San Diego keeps pace in the playoff race as Jake Peavy dominates, giving up only a two-run homer to Randy Winn over seven innings of work. Barry Bonds went hitless in his final start in a Giants uniform.
Rockies 2, Dodgers 0 – Josh Fogg puts the Dodgers on lockdown (mostly because the Bums played September call-ups) and keeps the Rox within a game of SD for the Wild Card (tied with Philly) and two back of Arizona. Colorado’s won 10 straight, and if they catch the Padres and the D-backs for a playoff spot, would be the story of the year.
Pirates 5, Diamondbacks 1 – Matt Morris pitches seven solid innings and Adam LaRoche drives in three runs on two doubles, as Arizona coughs up some ground.
Phillies 5, Braves 2 – Jimmy Rollins triples to start the game, Ryan Howard drives him in, and the Phils add on from there with a two-run single from Greg Dobbs and a homer from Shane Victorino.
Nats 9, Mets 6 – And the Mets let their lead over the Phillies slide to one game in the NL East….
Yankees 12, Devil Rays 4 – The Yanks clinch a playoff spot by whooping up on Tampa Bay, ensuring themselves at least the AL Wild Card. So we know whom the playoff teams are now in the AL — now it’s just the order of who wins the East and who’s the Wild Card.
Red Sox 11, Athletics 6 – Mike Lowell’s gonna do his damndest to make sure it’s the Red Sox who win the division. His five RBIs keep the BoSox at three games up on the Yanks.
Mariners 3, Indians 2; Indians 12, Mariners 4 – The Indians split with the Mariners, playing for position in the AL for the best record; they’re now in a tie with Boston. Fausto Carmona got win #19 of his amazing season in the 12-4 rout, and the M’s got to Joe Borowski in the 9th to tie it and in the 10th to win.
Marlins 7, Cubs 4 – Matt Treanor hits a two-run single to put the Marlins up for good and Miguel Cabrera adds a two-run jack to beat Chicago.
Cardinals 7, Brewers 3 – But the clock’s ticking for the Brew Crew, who couldn’t gain a game on the Cubs, and are two down with four games left to play.
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