Stealing Signals: Mowing ‘Em Down

Angels 1, Dodgers 0John Lackey throws 8.2 of stunning ball, leaving runners on for Francisco Rodriguez to get the save.

Mets 3, Yankees 1We get Dr. Perez instead of Mr. Oliver at Shea, as he strikes out eight in seven innings. Carlos Delgado goes yard.

Blue Jays 1, Braves 0The road-awful Braves make A.J. Burnett look like he’s got the form Toronto signed him for over seven innings.

White Sox 5, Cubs 1The South Siders sweep the North Siders right back, with Carlos Quentin, Brian Anderson, and Jim Thome all hitting home runs.

Tigers 4, Rockies 3Detroit picks up its 15th win in its last 18 after a rally in the fifth inning. Tiger pitchers retired the last 17 batters in a row, and Dane Sardinha’s first major league hit (a triple) was part of that big fifth inning.

Rangers 5, Phillies 1Philadelphia is happy to have interleague end, as they’ve gone 4-11 this year.  Eric Hurley gives up the only run in his 5.2 of work, Chris Davis homers, and Ian Kinsler is hitting .429 during his 12-game hitting streak.

Rays 4, Pirates 3Tampa Bay raises its lead over Boston to 1.5 games after back-up catcher Shawn Riggans gets three hits, including a homer, to support his battery mate Andy Sonnanstine’s work.

Twins 5, Brewers 0Minnesota will miss interleague, as Kevin Slowey finished off the Brewers with a shutout, getting support from a Delmon Young homer, a Carlos Gomez triple, and RBI hits from Jason Kubel and Alexi Casilla.

Photo: AP/Ric Francis

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