Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Verlander No-Hits Brewers; Utley Draws Phillies to within 3 of Mets

Note: During interleague play, home teams are reported under their respective leagues. American League Detroit 4 Milwaukee 0 - Justin Verlander (right) tossed the second ho-hitter of the season Tuesday in Detroit, victimizing the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers with an exceptional arsenal of pitches and pulling the Tigers into a tie for first place with the Cleveland Indians. Verlander boosted his record to 7-2, working the 9 frames on 112 pitches, striking out 12 while issuing 4 free passes. The Tigers took an early 1-0 lead in the 3rd inning on Brandon Inge's 11th homer of the season and added a pair of runs in the 6th and one more in the 7th. Meanwhile, Verlander stymied and mystified the Brewers. Kansas City 8 St. Louis 1 - In this Midwestern border war series, the Royals won the first skirmish, scoring 5 times in the opening inning, twice more in the 2nd and added another run in the 3rd. Mark Teahen singled, doubled and tripled in 5 at-bats, driving in 2 runs and scoring a pair. Other AL Scores Boston 2 Colorado 1 - Boston 9 1/2-gm. lead in AL East NY Yankees 4 Arizona 1 - Yankees win 7th straight Washington 7 Baltimore 4 Tampa Bay 11 San Diego 4 - C. Pena, 2-4, 5 RBI, GS HR (14) Minnesota 7 Atlanta 3 - T. Hunter, double, SB (10), 2 RBI (51) National League Florida 3 Cleveland 0 - Scott Olsen evened his record at 5-5, blanking the Indians on 3 hits over 7 innings. Olsen didn't walk a batter and struck out 6, while battery-mate Miguel Olivo drove in all 3 Florida runs with a bases-loaded double in the 7th inning. Rookie sensation Fausto Carmona took the loss. He is 7-2. Philadelphia 7 Chicago White Sox 3 - Chase Utley (right) walked and scored in the 1st inning, knocked a 2-run homer in the 2nd, singled in another pair of runs in the 4th and added a single to lead the Phillies to their 2nd straight win over the flagging White Sox and 6th in their last 8 games. With the Mets and Braves both losing, Philly has crept to within a game of Atlanta and 3 games of the division-leading Mets. Other NL Scores LA Dodgers 4 NY Mets 1 - Dodgers, Padres, D-Backs tied for 1st in NL West Pittsburgh 7 Texas 5 - J. Bautista, 3-5, 2 RBI, SB San Francisco 3 Toronto 2 Houston 5 Oakland 4, 11 innings Cincinnati 5 LA Angels 3 - Reds won 5 of last 6 Seattle 5 Chicago Cubs 3, 13 innings - Mariners win 5th straight Interleague Scoreboard: Friday (6/8): AL 8, NL 6 Saturday (6/9): AL 10, NL 4 Sunday (6/10): AL 9, NL 5 Monday (6/11): AL 0, NL 2 Tuesday (6/12): AL: 8, NL: 6

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