Welcome Back Baseball! [Friday Night Recap]
L.A. Dodgers 3, Washington 2 Andre Ethier has been the maligned member of the Dodgers outfield this year, but his 9th inning home run put the Dodgers ahead and above .500 once again. The Nationals drop back to .500 as they search for whatever is wrong with them.
Also, here's Today in Puig. Even if you're sick of him, you have to admit when he does things like this, he'll get attention.
Boston 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Homers by Jacoby Ellsbury and Jonny Gomes in the first two innings gave Boston a lead they would hold throughout. Koji Uehara had another perfect ninth for the save.
Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 3 The Reds did most of their damage in a 4 run 5th inning. The bullpen held it down from there after Mike Leake gave up three homers in the 6th.
Baltimore 3, Texas 1 Wei-Yin Chen went 6.1 innings and gave up just one run, and the offense did just enough. The O's pitchers would helped a lot by their defense, not just the video before, but this and this.
San Francisco 2, Arizona 0 The Giants scored two runs in the first. Chad Gaudin gave up just three hits in 7 innings, and the bullpen finished off the shutout. The Giants need a lot more games like that to get back in it.
Kansas City 1, Detroit 0 Ervin Santana's quietly good year continued with 7 1/3 shutout innings of the high powered Tigers. This game also gave us this weird play.
St. Louis 9, San Diego 6 It looks closer than it was. The Cardinals led 9-2 after 7 innings, and every starter but one had at least one hit and one run scored. That includes pitcher Jake Westbrook, who was 3-for-3 at the plate.
Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 5 The Rays just keep winning in a game that had 8 homers hit combined.
Seattle 10, Houston 7 Jess is going to start yelling at me soon if I keep saying it, but I still can't believe that Seattle keeps scoring runs. Brandon Barnes of the Astros did hit for the cycle in this game, which was cool.
L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 1 All the starts got involved tonight for the Angels. Jered Weaver pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each hit home runs, and Josh Hamilton hit an RBI double. Just like they planned it in April.
Atlanta 6, Chicago White Sox 4 The White Sox got to within one in the 8th before giving up an insurance run in the top half of the 9th, then getting Kimbrel'ed in the bottom half.
Philadelphia 13, N.Y. Mets 8 Four runs in the 1st and 7 in the 3rd broke it open immediately for the Phillies, who are now solo 2nd in the NL East.
Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2 Joe Mauer singled home Pedro Florimon in the 8th for the go-ahead and eventual winning run.
Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 1 Jeff Samardzija gives up just one in 7 1/3, and Pedro Strop and Kevin Gregg somehow don't blow it for the Cubs. (/having Orioles flashbacks)
Milwaukee 2, Miami 0 Juan Francisco and Carlos Gomez hit homers to provide the only offense.