Rays 2, Yankees 1 – Yes, it’s still only May, but how is Tampa Bay still in first? Six straight wins, this one via a walk-off single by Gabe Gross in the bottom of the 11th off Mariano Rivera. Troy Percival coughed up the save with a ninth inning homer to Hideki Matsui, but his teammates were able to get his back.
Brewers 5, Dodgers 3 – You mean to tell me Eric Gagne didn’t blow a save? Three runs in the fourth put Milwaukee up for good against Brad Penny, but the shock is that Gagne got through a ninth inning. However, he did walk Fat Andruw Jones in that ninth inning before getting Juan Pierre to pop out. I was not aware that Jones even took walks anymore.
Angels 2, White Sox 0 – Jered Weaver throws seven innings of one hit ball, gets the no-decision (as does John Danks for the White Sox) because no one scored until Mike Napoli hit a sac fly off of Octavio Dotel in the eighth.
Mets 6, Nats 3 – John Maine throws six solid innings while Ryan Church drives in four, but New York still leaves nine runners on base throughout the game, a bad trend.
Indians 4, Athletics 0 – Four shutouts in the last seven games, this one powered by starter Paul Byrd (probably had a dentist’s visit) and Ryan Garko’s three run homer.
Padres 4, Cubs 3 – I thought Shawn Estes was out of baseball altogether. How’d he hide on the Padres? Never mind. Estes benefited from a Khalil Greene homer and Jason Marquis’ inability to hold a 3-0 lead. Estes threw 5.1 innings and the bullpen did the rest of the work to get him his 100th career win.
Orioles 5, Red Sox 4- Josh Beckett is less than his usual self, giving up 11 hits — three of them, including a homer, to Luke Scott. The Red Sox are 1-8 on the road against the AL East.
Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 4 – Arizona doubles up on Colorado thanks to Jeff Francis giving up runs via the longball to Stephen Drew. Chris Young had three hits, and Randy Johnson was reliable enough over a 5.1 inning start.
Photo: AP/Chris O’Meara
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