Good Morning, MLB Fans
One definition of a good win is this: your starter gets shelled but you still win. Those games are priceless in my opinion. That was the Cubs’ story yesterday as Rich Harden could not make it out of the 4th. But 2 hits and 2 RBI from Mike Fontenot and an 8th inning grand slam by Ryan Theriot led the Cubs to an 8-6 victory over the Marlins. After homering in 2 straight games, Alfonso Soriano is now 0 for his last 12.
The Yankees scored 6 runs in the last 2 frames to overcome the Angels 10-9. Robinson Cano had 3 more hits and is hitting .378. Jorge Posada hit a 2-run homer in the first and then hit a walk-off, 2-run single in the bottom of the 9th. The loser was Angels closer Brian Fuentes:
Fuentes is now 0-2 with an ERA of 7.88. He’s allowed 13 hits and 4 walks in just 8 innings of work. The Yanks have won 4 in a row.
The White Sox have won 2 straight after beating Texas 4-3. Scott Feldman was pitching a great game for the Rangers but was pulled in the 6th after 2 bloop hits. Bad move, Ron Washington. The Sox went on to plate 3 runs that inning and then the game-winner in the 7th. One of my favorite Sox is new 2nd Baseman Chris Getz. He’s fun to watch and plays hard. He was 2-5 with a run and an RBI. He’s hitting .346.
Awesome pitchers duel in LA as Russell Martin’s check-swing walk in the 9th gave the Dodgers the 1-0 win. They are now 8-0 at home. Jake Peavy was the hard luck loser, giving up only 2 hits in 8 innings while striking out 8. Clayton Kershaw gave the Dodgers 7 shutout innings and Jonathan Broxton picked up the win in relief.
Carl Pavano notched his first victory of the year and Kerry Wood pitched a perfect 9th for his 5th save as the Indians beat the Tigers 6-5. The Tribe was coasting with a 6-0 lead until the Tigers finally got to Pavano and reliever Rafael Perez. Perez has given up 15 runs in 10 innings this year. Jhonny Peralta hit his first homer of the season and David Dellucci was 4-5 with 2 doubles in his season debut.