Stealing Signals: Not One Hit

Red Sox 7, Royals 0 – Two walks to Billy Butler and Esteban German, that’s all Jon Lester allowed in terms of base runners against Kansas City. So, you can add that to coming back from cancer, pitching a World Series clinching game, and all that — plus, it was his first ever complete game.

Dodgers 6, Reds 5 – The Fat Andruw Saga has obscured one of the better stories in Los Angeles, third baseman Blake DeWitt, who leads the team in batting average and is now 6-for-6 in his career with the bases loaded after getting a walk-off single off of David Weathers. DeWitt was the last option available when Nomar Garciaparra and Andy LaRoche started the season hurt, now, he might be a serious fixture on the hot corner.

Cubs 7, Astros 2 – Geovany Soto probably got jacked out of a regular home run, but he’ll take an inside-the-park three run jack and the extra fast running just as well.  Aramis Ramirez added a two-run shot later and Ted Lilly’s got his fourth straight win. Lance Berkman’s been hitting the cover off the ball; tonight, he took an 0-fer.

Cardinals 8, Padres 2 – Seriously, forget Albert Pujols’ 2 homers in this game. Even Ryan Ludwick gets a hold of them now and again. But Cesar Izturis hitting one out? I don’t believe this stuff I’m reading on the wire copy.  The San Diego pitching staff is truly lousy.

Rays 7, A’s 6 (F/13) – Evan Longoria is making opposing teams desperate not to face him. The rookie third baseman pounded a Chad Gaudin pitch into the stands in the top of the 13th to take the lead back and it turned out to be the game winner.

Rockies 4, Giants 3 – Yorvit Torrealva gets one over on his old team, busting a two-run double off Vinnie Chulk to take the lead for good.

Twins 7, Rangers 6 (F/12) – Due to Ron Gardenhire forfeiting the DH in the 10th, reliever Bobby Korecky not only gets his first hit but his first win in hte majors in this extra inning game.  Howie Clark knocked a single in the bottom of the 12th to get Carlos Gomez home.

Nats 4, Phillies 0 – Tim Redding ups a scoreless innings streak to 13.1, and gets support via Lastings Milledge’s two run double.

Photo: AP/Charles Krupa


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