Yankees 13, Astros 0 – After pitching five scoreless, Chien-Ming Wang injured his foot running the bases (and was the reason for such a cheap shot dick joke headline). New York pounded Houston ace Roy Oswalt around for seven runs before Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run jack to add to the lead.
Angels 2, Braves 0 – Joe Saunders joins Cliff Lee and Mike Mussina as AL 10-game winners by pitching 7.1 of scoreless ball before handing it over to Scot Shields and Francisco Rodriguez. Casey Kotchman hit a two-run homer with Vlad Guerrero aboard in the fifth.
Red Sox 9, Reds 0 – Boston victimized Cincy’s Homer Bailey, who gave up three homers (Boston had 4 in the game). Coco Crisp hit one of the of the four jacks and drove in 4 on the day.
Cubs 7, Blue Jays 4 – Chicago is not suffering greatly without Alfonso Soriano (out for six weeks after getting hit on the hand); Derrek Lee drove in three against Toronto to help pick up the slack. Ted Lilly threw six scoreless innings against his former team.
Rangers 8, Mets 7; Mets 4, Rangers 2 – You know it’s bad for Willie Randolph when the crowd is bugging him to keep Pedro in instead of sending up Robinson Cancel to pinch-hit (who hasn’t played in the majors in nine years.) Cancel hit a two RBI single to help salvage that split.
Tigers 5, Dodgers 4 – After a rain delay, Jim Leyland stuck with his starter Nate Robertson. Joe Torre took Clayton Kershaw out, and Chan Ho Park proceeded to give up five runs — all Detroit would need (and they would need every run of it, as L.A. scored 4 in the ninth off the lousy Tiger bullpen.) They’re now six back of the White Sox after winning six straight.
Rockies 5, White Sox 3 – Colorado assists Detroit by getting its eighth win in 11 games thanks to a go-ahead homer by right fielder Brad Hawpe and a game saving catch by Matt Holliday in the ninth.
A’s 5, Giants 3 – Oakland sweeps its NL Bay Area counterpart, as Eric Chavez drives in 2 runs and has three hits in his return from the DL.
Photo: AP/Pat Sullivan
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