Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Bonds Gets Closer; Dice-K Stops D-Rays

American League Minnesota 0 NY Yankees 8 - The Yankees got back into 2nd place as Toronto lost at Oakland. Still, the Bombers continue to trail the Red Sox by 11 games in the AL East and are 7 1/2 behind Detroit for the Wild Card spot. Chien-Ming Wang gave up 4 hits over seven innings for his 8th win against 4 losses. Tampa Bay 1 Boston 4 - Daisuke Matsuzaka (right) tossed 8 innings of shutout ball, allowing just 4 hits while striking out 9 Devil Rays. Jonathan Papelbon finished up in the 9th, giving up a home run to Carlos Pena, the only Tampa Bay score of the game. Matusaka improved to 10-5. Cleveland 5 Detroit 4, 11 innings - Corey Blake smacked his 12 homer in the top of the 11th to give Cleveland their first lead of the game and Joe Borowski made it stand up, mowing down the Tigers in order in the bottom half of the inning for his 25th save. The Tribe has won 6 in a row and lead the Tigers by 3 games in the AL Central. Seattle 3 Kansas City 17 - Rookie Billy Butler singled, doubled and homered in 5 at-bats, driving in 6 runs and scoring 4 times as the Royals tied their season-high run output and scored in double digits for the 6th time this season. They took their second straight from the Mariners and are 7-3 over their last 10 games. Other AL Scores Baltimore 1 Chi White Sox 5 LA Angels 3 Texas 8 Toronto 1 Oakland 3 National League San Francisco 3 Cincinnati 7 - Barry Bonds cracked career home run #751, and needs just 5 more to break Hank Aaron's record. As usual, Bonds' blast was not enough to get the Giants a win. At 35-46, San Fran has a better record than only the Reds and Nationals, and the Reds have already fired their manager. Chi Cubs 3 Washington 1 - Chicago picked up another game on Milwaukee as the Brewers were losing in Pittsburgh. Carlos Zambrano was on his game again, allowing just one earned in 6 2/3 innings on 3 hits and 4 walks, striking out 8 to improve to 10-6. Other NL Scores NY Mets 3 Colorado 11 - R. Spilborghs, GS HR (4) Philadelphia 4 Houston 5, 13 innings - H. Pence, 3-6, GW HR (10) Arizona 7 St. Louis 1 Milwaukee 2 Pittsburgh 6 Florida 6 San Diego 4 Atlanta 6 LA Dodgers 7 - Dodgers and Padres tied for NL West lead

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