Nationals 1, Mets 0 – [sighs]. How much do you suck when Odalis Fucking Perez is throwing seven innings of shutout ball against you? Even better, the Mets lose Fernando Tatis, who was having a pretty good year after coming up from Triple A with some clutch hits and homers for the team.
Phillies 8, Braves 7 – Ryan Howard gets four hits, including the go-ahead homer in the eighth, while Brad Lidge works his way out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth to take first place from the Mets.
Rays 2, Red Sox 1 – Catcher Dioner Navarro drives in the winning run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Carlos Pena ruined a very good start by Josh Beckett by teeing off with a solo homer in the 7th; Andy Sonnanstine threw six good ones, only giving up a sac fly to Kevin Youkilis. The Rays take the AL East lead back.
Dodgers 6, Pirates 2 – Casey Blake homers and triples, Manny Ramirez gets three hits for the second straight game, and L.A. wins its 14th game in the last 16 with Derek Lowe throwing seven innings.
Diamondbacks 2, Giants 0 – Dan Haren strikes out 12 in his first career shutout to keep Arizona 4.5 games back of L.A.
Cubs 5, Brewers 4 – The North Siders become the first team to deal CC Sabathia a loss in a Milwaukee uniform, as he gave up four runs and was outpitched by Ryan Dempster. Alfonso Soriano teed off on Sabathia in the seventh; Prince Fielder took yard shots off Dempster and reliever Carlos Marmol.
White Sox 6, Yankees 2 – Gavin Floyd only gives up 2 runs to the Yanks in seven innings while the Pale Hose knocked around Andy Pettitte for a few runs.
Indians 12, Twins 9 – Minnesota sinks to 2.5 behind the White Sox when Victor Martinez tees off for a three-run walk-off homer in the 11th inning.
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