Saturday, July 28, 2007

Bonds on the Brink; Cleveland Closes In

American League Minnesota 4 Cleveland 10 - Jhonny Peralta hit a 3-run and a 2-run homer as Cleveland routed the Twins and drew to within 1/2-game of the AL Central leading Tigers. The Indians have been hanging tough while the Twins have now lost 5 straight and 8 of their last 10 and are 9 off the pace. Detroit 6 LA Angels 11 - Chone Figgins went 4-5 with a pair of doubles, scored twice and drove in a run as the Angles retained their lead in the AL West at 4 games, while endangering the Tigers' hold on the Central lead. The Angels scored 6 in the first and 2 more in the 2nd inning and coasted to a remarkably easy win. Other AL Scores NY Yankees 2 Baltimore 4 - Yankees trail Boston by 8 games Boston 7 Tampa Bay 1 - T. Wakefield, W (12-9), 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 7 K Texas 1 Kansas City 6 Toronto 3 Chi White Sox 4 Oakland 1 Seattle 7 - Mariners snap 7-game losing streak National League Florida 10 San Francisco 12 - Barr Bonds was walked four times after banging home run #754 off rookie starter Rick Vanden Hurk. Bonds is now one shy of tying Hank Aaron for the all-time home run record. Bonds' 1st inning blast was also his 20th of the season, marking the 19th time he has hit at least 20 homers in a season. The Marlins have lost 5 straight. Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 8, 8 innings - The Phillies took over second place in the NL East by percentage points as Jamie Moyer allowed 6 hits and no earned runs over 7 innings in the rain-shortened event. With the Mets and Braves both losing, Philly is now 4 games out. Other NL Scores Atlanta 7 Arizona 8, 11 innings - D-Backs, 7 straight wins Washington 6 NY Mets 2 Chi Cubs 4 Cincinnati 5 San Diego 9 Houston 4 Milwaukee 12 St. Louis 2

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