Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cleveland's 5 in 9th dumps A's; Ruiz Powers Phils

American League Oakland 5 Cleveland 8 - Cleveland scored 5 in the bottom of the ninth to beat the A's and reclaim a share of first place in the AL Central. The game ended abruptly when Kelly Shoppach launched his 4th home run of the season into the left field stands, scoring himself and two other Indians. NY Yankees 2 Baltimore 3 - Scott Proctor walked Ramon Hernandez, forcing in Corey Patterson with the winning run with one out in the ninth, giving Baltimore a series-opening win against the struggling Yankees. While the O's may be somewhat rudderless, the Yankees are finding new ways to lose. New York is now 11 behind Boston, and also trail Toronto by a game in the AL East, and are 8 games out of the nearest wild card spot. Other AL Scores Chi White Sox 6 Tampa Bay 1 - WP: J. Garland (5-5) Texas 9 Detroit 6 - B Wilkerson, 3-run HR (9) Boston 7 Seattle 8 - J.J. Putz, S (22) Kansas City 12 LA Angels 4 - Angels lead Seattle by 6 in AL West Toronto 1 Minnesota 2, 12 innings - Twins bullpen, no hits final 15 batters National League Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia 11 - Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz (right) had a memorable night, cracking a pair of doubles as part of a 3-4, 4 RBI effort, and stealing home for an extra Phillies run. Rookie Ruiz is batting .277 on the season. With the win, Philly crept to within 2 1/2 games of the Mets in the AL East. Houston 5 Milwaukee 11 - If he gets ample playing time, Ryan Braun could be this season's AL Rookie of the Year. In just 29 games, Braun is batting .342, with 6 homers and 23 RBI. On Tuesday, Braun was 3-4 with a 2-run homer, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Milwaukee also got a grand slam from catcher Johnny Estrada to remain 7 1/2 clear of the Cubs in the NL Central. LA Dodgers 6 Arizona 5, 10 innings - The Dodgers weren't expecting it, but they're certainly happy with the result as rookie Tony Abreu hit his first major league home run to give the Dodgers the extra-innings win and a 1/2-game lead in the wild NL West. Arizona and San Diego are tied for 2nd. San Diego 3 San Francisco 2, 10 innings - Another rookie delivered a game-winning homer, as Kevin Kouzmanoff ripped his 6th of the season over the center field wall. Barry Bonds walked 3 times and failed to homer for the 4th straight game. Other NL Scores Pittsburgh 3 Florida 2 St. Louis 5 NY Mets 3, 11 innings - B. Ryan - 1st MLB HR, 11th inning Washington 2 Atlanta 6 Colorado 5 Chi Cubs 8 - Rockies have lost 5 straight

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