Today, the Blue Jays had just one player (Edwin Encarnación) in their lineup who had also been in their Opening Day lineup.
– Still, by the end of the fifth inning, the Jays had a 10-1 lead on the Yankees.
— That lead involved five RBI from Rajai Davis (who also made a one of the top catches of the season).
—- Even with that, the Yankees managed to close to within three runs of Toronto, before losing.
Chris Capuano took a no-hitter into the eighth inning.
– He was facing the Marlins, so had he finished the no-hitter it may not have been inherently unpredictable.
The Pirates scored nine runs in an inning.
– Clint Barmes hit a grand slam.
— Erik Bedard scored two runs.
Joe Mauer stole a base…
– And Miguel Cairo stole third.
— Yep, Miguel Cairo is still playing baseball.
A.J. Pierzynski did this.
Clayton Mortensen, a relief pitcher for an American League team, had a plate appearance today.
– Should we note that the Red Sox scored 14 runs today?
— Well, in any case, we should certainly mention that it’s Jon Lester’s first win in six weeks.
Chone Figgins hit an RBI triple off of super relief pitcher Ernesto Frieri.