The Mets won a series in Atlanta.
- A five-game series, to boot.
– This was the first series the Braves have lost at home all year.
— The Braves had 13 hits tonight – and only 3 runs.
—- Omar Quintanilla and Josh Satin hit back-to-back doubles in this one to give the Mets a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Roy Oswalt pitched in the majors.
- He struck out 11 in just five innings.
– He still gave up four runs in those five innings – to the Nationals, who hardly hit at all.
Clete Thomas homered.
- It was one of four Twins homers, and 15 hits overall.
John Lackey has a 3.03 ERA.
- He gave up just two runs over seven innings to the Tigers tonight.
– The Red Sox lost anyway.
— Jose Iglesias watch: 1-3, walk and a triple. .423/.477/.577.
Relief pitcher Bryan Morris singled to lead off the 7th in a 2-2 game.
- It was his first hit, and just his fourth career plate appearance.
– That same inning, Pedro Alvarez came up with the bases loaded and two outs against Tony Cingrani.
— Cingrani has held lefties to a .483 OPS this year. Alvarez had a .520 OPS against lefties, and a .541 OPS with 2 out RISP.
—- You know where this is going: bases-clearing double.
The Astros won again.
- John Axford hasn’t allowed a run in his last 18 appearances.
– In fact, he has a 1.95 ERA since April 13th, his fifth outing of the year. Nine of the 15 earned runs he’s allowed this year came in the first two weeks of the season.
— His overall ERA is still 4.35.
Felix Hernandez got seven runs of support in the first three innings.
- Update from the sixth inning: This game is now tied.
– And the only Angels starter without a hit is Josh Hamilton.
— Felix’s line: 5 IP, 12 H, 7 R/6 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.