Stealing Signals: Losing The Donut

Tigers 7, Red Sox 2 – That’s a little more like it. Carlos Guillen and Marcus Thames homer, and Edgar Renteria drives in three runs (two on a double off Jon Lester).  Ivan Rodriguez gets hit 2,500, most by a catcher ever.

Mets 4, Phillies 1 – No J-Roll, plenty of problems for the Phillies.  Eric Bruntlett bobbled two grounders (out of four errors by the Phils total) replacing Rollins in the field, and Mike Pelfrey managed to pitch competently after getting the gift of a six-run third inning thanks to the errors and Kyle Kendrick’s six walks in two innings.

Angels 9, Indians 4 – These are not the Angels we knew before. Mike Napoli, Casey Kotchman, Garret Anderson, and Vlad Guerrero all go deep against the Tribe.

Cubs 6, Pirates 4 (15 innings) – A two-run single by Felix Pie in the 15th negates the blown saves by Kerry Wood and Adam Hart via home runs to Jason Bay in the 9th and Adam LaRoche in the 14th, respectively.

Rockies 12, Braves 6 – Colorado opens up the can of whoop-ass with Yorvit Torrealva going three-run deep in a six-run third inning. Matt Holliday adds a triple and two RBIs, and Ryan Spillborghs homers.

Royals 4, Yankees 0 – Zack Grienke on fire, throwing eight shutout innings, giving up six hits.  John Buck got first blood with a homer off Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Guillen added an RBI in the 5th.

Photo: AP/Charles Krupa

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