Stealing Signals: Trapped In His Webb

Diamondbacks 8, Phillies 3- Brandon Webb throws a complete game, and it wasn’t even as close as it looked — he gave up two runs in the ninth.  Brett Myers gave up seven in the loss, including a two-run homer to Chris Young and a two-run double to Chris Snyder. Webb is the first pitcher to go 8-0 since Jon Garland did it with the White Sox.

Rangers 5, Mariners 0 – Not very notable outside of Richie Sexson’s taking umbrage at Kason Gabbard throwing high and rushing the mound. Sexson got tossed, Gabbard only pitched a bit longer before leaving with a leg injury and the bullpen continued to shut the M’s out for the second straight night. Ian Kinsler hit a two-run jack off Felix Hernandez and got plunked the next time he was up (which probably set up the whole deal.)

Rockies 9, Cardinals 3 – Colorado gets a four-run first inning right out of the gate, and the five other runs they drove in off of Kyle Lohse would be just insurance. Nelson de la Rosa scattered four hits over 5.2 innings and Matt Holliday had four singles in the win.

Yankees 6, Indians 3 – Bad night for Paul Byrd: Johnny Damon, Jason Giambi, and Robinson Cano all homer off him, and then the reliever taking his place immediately gives up one to Wilson Betemit (the latter three all are hitting below the Mendoza line.)

Marlins 7, Brewers 2 – Florida is still in first place in the NL East thanks to a three-game sweep of Milwaukee, which can’t hit to save its life right now. However, Matt Treanor and Jorge Cantu can, going yard off of Brewers starter Carlos Villanueva.

Red Sox 5, Tigers 1 – Josh Beckett gets strikeout #1,000 for the career in seven innings of work while Justin Verlander gets pounded again thanks to Jason Varitek’s two-run single and Kevin Youkilis’ 2-run homer. Curtis Granderson is the unlikely member of the Golden Sombrero club, striking out 4 times (never good for a leadoff guy.)

Photo: AP/Ross D. Franklin

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