Alfredo Aceves pitched 5 innings of 1-run ball.
- Aceves had an 8.66 ERA when he got sent down in April. Since then, he has allowed three runs in 18 innings (1.50 ERA).
– Aceves has beaten the Rays twice in a week.
— Koji Uehara walked a guy.
—- In the second game, Felix Doubront threw 8 shutout innings.
—– It took Andrew Bailey two pitches to blow the save, allowing a homer to Kelly Johnson.
—— It took Joel Peralta six pitches to lose the game, walking Nava on five and surrendering a walkoff homer to Jonny Gomes.
——- Jose Iglesias watch: did not play game 1, 1-3 in game 2. 18-game hitting streak, .435/.480/.554 on the year.
Baltimore won a Britton vs. Verlander matchup.
- Verlander has a 3.72 ERA.
The Mets swept a doubleheader.
- In Atlanta.
– In the first game, Matt Harvey struck out 12 through six no-hit innings, at one point striking out six in a row.
— That run of six straight strikeouts did not include the opposing pitcher.
—- Harvey lost the no-hitter when no one covered the bag on a slow roller near first. Harvey even tossed the ball to an empty bag.
—– The Mets held on to give Matt Harvey a win.
—— In his big league debut, Zack Wheeler walked five, but allowed no runs.
——- Anthony Recker homered.
Cody Ransom and Ryan Sweeney hit back-to-back home runs.
- Off Adam Wainwright.
– The Cubs beat the Cardinals.
Jeff Kobernus, owner of 10 home runs in 1468 minor league PAs, hit a home run off Cliff Lee.
- Ryan Howard triple.
– Stand-up triple, too.
Ervin Santana has a 2.64 ERA.
The Pirates handed Mat Latos his first loss of the year.
- Pittsburgh is 13 games over .500.
– Russell Martin stole a base.
Adam Dunn put the ball in play three times.
- Mike Pelfrey allowed 10 hits in six innings, but the Twins won anyway.
– Dylan Axelrod also allowed 10 hits in six innings.
The Astros won 10-1.
Justin Smoak homered.
- Joe Blanton struck out a season-high 11 in just 6.2 innings.
– He was outpitched by Jeremy Bonderman.