Rays 8, Cubs 3 – A seven-run seventh inning leads Tampa Bay over the Chicago Cubs, the team with the majors’ best record, topped by a Carl Crawford grand slam.
Yankees 2, Padres 1 – Joba Chamberlain strikes out 9 in 5.2, but gets the no-decision as A-Rod drives in the go-ahead run in the sixth.
Diamondbacks 2, A’s 1 – Justin Upton plays hero by smacking a homer in the eighth inning to make the difference.
Brewers 8, Blue Jays 7 – Thanks to the Milwaukee bullpen for making this game a lot closer than it actually was. Dave Bush threw seven innings of no hit ball before Lyle Overbay hit a triple to start the eighth, and then the Brewers pen gave up six runs in the ninth before holding on for the sweep.
Rangers 5, Braves 4 – Atlanta remains horrible in close games, losing another one-run game thanks to Michael Young’s walk-off single that scored Ian Kinsler (who led off the 9th with a double.)
Royals 4, Cardinals 1 – K.C. sweeps StL for the first time since 2001, thanks to Zack Greinke only giving up a homer to Rick Ankiel and Mark Teahen driving in three while being a double shy of the cycle.
Dodgers 7, Reds 4 – Yes, even the Dodgers can hit in the Great American Ballpark. Eric Stults comes up from Triple A to pitch a shutout into the seventh, Aaron Harang joins Barry Zito in the 10-loss club, and the Dodgers’ hitters had five doubles in the game.
Photo: AP/Mike Carlson
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