Adam Wainwright got a loss for seven innings of one-run ball.
- Where he struck out nine.
– The Cardinals had three errors in one inning today.
— Recently demoted closer John Axford finished off the 5th and pitched the 6th. He got the win.
Before today, the last time the Yankees had played a team below .500 was June 3.
- And that team was the Tigers.
Carlos Santana homered.
- Off Rays pitching.
– He hasn’t homered since May 15.
— Since June 2, Luke Scott is 11-for-25 against Cleveland, and 0-for-41 against everybody else. (h/t Jordan Bastian)
— Justin Masterson walked 7 (!) in 4.1 innings.
—- The Indians still won.
Tyler Clippard had not allowed a home run before tonight, but he’s allowed three home runs in his last seven batters.
- He allowed two home runs tonight.
– And still got a save.
— One of those homers was to Jason Bay.
The Pirates hit four homers tonight.
- Yes this was in Colorado, but none were from McCutchen.
– They are only six shy of last year’s total. They still have a team OPS+ of 95. The 2011 Pirates were terrible.
— With Cincy’s loss, they are back in first place.
The Mariners and Royals are tied, 7-7.
- And the game’s not over. It’s only through seven innings.
– Thanks to Quick Pitch: the Mariners have the most runs of any team on the road.
Javy Guerra walked the bases loaded in the tenth, then allowed a two-run single.
- The Dodgers tied the game off Jonathan Papelbon in a bottom of the 10th that featured a double from Luis Cruz and a stolen base from Bobby Abreu.
– That’s Abreu’s fourth stolen base of the year.
— Abreu is working on a 13-year 20+ SB streak. That will probably end this year.
—- This was Cliff Lee’s third start this season of 8+ innings and 1 run or fewer. He has three no-decisions and the Phillies are 1-2 in those games.
The first Boston pitcher to 10 wins is Felix Doubront.
Update! Giants/Braves ended 9-4.
- Maybe not so weird, but it was 1-1…
– after nine innings.
— There were two three-run home runs in the top of the 11th for the Giants.
—- Those home runs were by Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco.
—– The last game in this series is in less than twelve hours.