Chien Ming Wang pitched seven shutout innings today, earning his first win in over a year.
– The win came as the Blue Jays swept the Rangers in Arlington in a four game series.
— The Blue Jays outscored the Rangers in the series 24-4.
The Marlins, owners of the worst record in baseball, won a series against the Cardinals who have the best record in the league.
– They still, however, have fewer wins (21) than Chris Davis has home runs (23).
— Placido Polanco went 3-4. He is now hitting .237/.297/.270 on the season.
—- Via @junkstats, the Marlins won their first home series against a non-Mets team since September 2012 against the Reds.
The Yankees took a 6-0 lead into the ninth inning in Anaheim today.
– Mariano Rivera relieved David Robertson after the latter had surrendered a run, leaving with the bases loaded.
— After Erick Aybar hit an RBI groundout, Alberto Callaspo hit a two-run single, turning what had been a 6-0 game into a 6-4 game, with two outs.
—- The Angels scored another run, shortening the Yankees’ lead to just one run, and then loaded the bases for Albert Pujols.
—– Pujols struck out.
—— So in other words, Rivera inherited bases loaded, allows all of them to score along with a baserunner of his own, but still gets a save.
Johnny Cueto successfully executed a suicide squeeze in his first PA off the DL.
This play happened in the Mets game. (For the link-phobic, there were three errant throws on the same play).
– The Mets still won.
—They won because Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth.
Via @espnstatsinfo, the Red Sox were 16-1 in Jon Lester’s first 17 starts against the Orioles. They’ve now lost his last 5 starts against them.
The Padres are over .500 for the first time since April 7, 2011.
– They join three of the other four NL West teams in being above the .500 mark.
— The Dodgers are not one of those other teams.