Milwaukee Brewers 12 San Diego Padres 9- Prince Fielder and Mike Rivera each hit two long balls while Ryan Braun went deep once, lifting the Brewers to Win #56 of the year. Brewers starter Manny Parra gave up six earned runs on thirteen hits in 5.2 innings, but it was good enough for him to improve to 8-8 on the year. Oscar Salazar and Adrian Gonzalez both homered for the Padres, but it wasn’t enough as San Diego fell to 49-67 on the year.
Philadelphia Phillies 6 Chicago Cubs 1- Cliff Lee gave up one earned run on six hits in eight innings as he won his third straight start with Philadelphia, who swept the Cubs at Wrigley Field for the first time in 25 years. Ryan Howard and Pedro Feliz hit long balls for the Phillies, who improved to 64-48 on the season. Ryan Theriot singled in the only run for Chicago, who suffered its 55th loss of the year.
Colorado Rockies 10 Pittsburgh Pirates 1- Jason Marquis gave up one earned run on three hits in seven innings as he picked up his 13th victory of the season. Troy Tulowitzki and Clint Barmes both homered for the Rockies, who increased their Win count to 64. Dexter Fowler registered more hits than the Pirates (4 vs. 3), scoring three times. Andrew McCutchen drove in the only Pittsburgh run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the 5th inning.
Cincinnati Reds 7 Washington Nationals 0- Bronson Arroyo threw a complete-game two-hitter en route to his 11th victory of the season; Arroyo walked one and struck out three. Jonny Gomes homered in his first three at-bats of the game while Ryan Hanigan added a solo shot to lift the Reds to the 50-win milestone; Gomes finished the night with 5 RBIs. Brandon Phillips doubled in the other Cincinnati run in the 7th inning.
Florida Marlins 9 Houston Astros 2- Sean West squandered one earned run on five hits in six innings as he improved to 4-4 as a starter. Jorge Cantu and Ronny Paulino homered for the Marlins, who earned their 61st victory of the season. Mike Hampton and Darin Erstad singled in the only Houston runs of the game; Hampton gave up three earned runs on six hits in five innings as he was issued his 10th loss of the year.
Texas Rangers 4 Cleveland Indians 1- Scott Feldman gave up on earned run on seven hits in six innings as he improved to 12-4 as a starter. Elvis Andrus hit a solo home run in the 4th inning for the Rangers, who won their 64th game of the season. Josh Hamilton was 4-for-4 with 2 RBIs and one run scored. The lone Cleveland run came off the bat of Shin Soo-Choo, whose sacrifice fly in the 1st inning gave the Indians a 1-0 lead.
Kansas City Royals 5 Minnesota Twins 4- Gil Meche gave up four earned runs on seven hits in five innings as he picked up his fifth victory of the season. Alex Gordon’s third home run of the season proved to be the winning run of the game as it gave Kansas City a 5-1 lead in the 4th inning. Joe Mauer drove in all the runs for Minnesota: one on an RBI double in the 1st, and three on a long ball in the 5th. It was not enough, however, as the Twins fell to 55-59 on the year.
Detroit Tigers 2 Boston Red Sox 0- Justin Verlander gave up four hits in eight scoreless innings as he won his 13th game of the season. Ryan Raburn drove in all the runs of the game: one on an infield single in the 4th, and one on a solo home run in the 7th. Fernando Rodney pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning and earned his 24th save of the season. With this win, Detroit reached the 60-win milestone while Boston is one loss away from the 50-loss mark.
New York Yankees 11 Seattle Mariners 1- C.C. Sabathia gave up one earned run on three hits in eight innings as he picked up Win #13 of the season; the lone Seattle run was scored on a Jack Wilson solo shot in the 5th inning. Hideki Matsui homered twice while Derek Jeter hit one long ball for the Yankees, who improved to 72-43 on the year; Matsui ended the night going 4-for-5 with 5 RBIs and 4 runs scored.
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