Cubs 5, Astros 0 – Carlos Zambrano threw the first Cubs no-no in 36 years in a road game at Miller Park, re-located thanks to Hurricane Ike. The home run that Alfonso Soriano led off the game with turned out to be enough, as Zambrano struck out 10, walked one, and hit another batter.
White Sox 4, Tigers 2; White Sox 11, Tigers 7 – The South Siders sweep a doubleheader thanks to DeWayne Wise knocking a pinch-hit grand slam in the bottom of the 8th, minutes after Marcus Thames went yard with the bases loaded in the top of the inning.
Phillies 7, Brewers 3; Phillies 7, Brewers 1 – And now, the NL Wild Card race is tied. Didn’t I say something about the Wild Card winner definitely coming from the central in the senior circuit? Well, shit. Brett Myers threw a complete game in the first game.
Yankees 8, Rays 4 – Three hits for Derek Jeter, an Alex Rodriguez grand slam, and the Yanks knock the Rays down a bit.
Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 – Boston uses the opportunity to pull within a game of the Rays in the AL East.
Braves 7, Mets 4 – Hm. Bullpen blows another lead. Same story, different day for the Mets, now only a game ahead of Philly. Jon Lester gives up four hits over eight innings to top Roy Halladay.
Rockies 1, Dodgers 0 (F/10) – Troy Tulowitzki drives in the winning run in extras, snapping a 7 game losing streak. The Dodgers are still 4.5 ahead in the NL West despite blowing a 7-inning start by Gerg Maddux.
Reds 2, Diamondbacks 1 (F/10) – That’s because a Corey Patterson homer in extra innings put away Arizona, a team that is swooning hard and falling faster with young players who aren’t quite there in terms of putting the wins together.
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