Monday, July 23, 2007

Bronx Bashers Score 21; Six Sunday Shutouts

American League ...Not exactly sure what the record is for most shutouts in one night, but 6 has to be close. There were two here in the AL and 4 over on the National side. Seattle 0 Toronto 8 - Roy Halladay (right) cooled off the Mariners with a three-hit complete game win, improving his record to 11-4. It was the second straight shutout of Seattle, giving the Blue Jays a 2-1 edge in their now-concluded series. Seattle trails the Angels by 2 games in the AL West. Baltimore 2 Oakland 0 - Jeremy Guthrie (6-3) blanked Oakland on 2 hits over 7 and the bullpen turned in 2 perfect innings of relief. Tampa Bay 4 NY Yankees 21 - The Yankees banged out 25 hits and took their third straight over the hapless Devil Rays. After losing 14-4 on Friday night, the Yanks got their revenge, outscoring Tampa 45-12 for a 3-1 series win. Alex Rodriguez hit his 34th home run and career #498, and drove in 3 runs, giving him 99 on the season. Hideki Matsui went 5-6 with his 17th homer, drove in 2 and scored 3 times. The Yankees totaled six homers in the win but still trail Boston by 7 1/2 in the AL East. Chi White Sox 5 Boston 8 - Manny Ramirez - drove in 3 runs with his 17th home run of the season in the first inning and knocked in another with a single in the 6th as the Red Sox took 3 straight from Chicago after dropping a 4-2 decision Thursday night. Other AL Scores Kansas City 5 Detroit 2 LA Angels 7 Minnesota 2 Cleveland 8 Texas 3 - Indians trail Detroit by 1 game in AL Central National League Philadelphia 9 San Diego 0 - J.D. Durbin tossed a 5 hit shutout and the Philly offense did their thing, banging out 15 hits. Jimmy Rollins(right) spearheaded the attack from his leadoff spot, going 3-4 with a triple and his 17th home rum of the season, scoring three times while driving in a run. Philly trails Atlanta by 1 1/2 and the Mets by 5 in the NL East. Colorado 0 Washington 3 - The Rockies were blanked 3-0 for the second straight day, this time at the hand of Tim Redding's 6 2/3 innings of work, two middle relievers and a shaky 9th inning, in which Chad Cordero allowed a hit and a walk, but picked up his 19th save. Houston 1 Pittsburgh 0 - Woody Williams (5-11) gave up just 5 hits over 8 innings and Brad Lidge picked up his 3rd save since returning to the closing role for Houston. Lidge struck out 3 and allowed a hit in the 9th. He's struck out 11 in his last 5 innings of work. The Pirates are actually as bad as people think, having now lost 8 of their last 9, scoring 3 runs or less in six of those outings. It doesn't get any better for Pittsburgh either. After a day off Monday, they travel to New York and Philly for a pair of 3-game series. Arizona 3 Chi Cubs 0 - rookie Yusmeiro Petit evened his record at 2-2, allowing 3 hits over 6 innings and Jose Valverde notched his 30th save as the D-Backs took 2 of 3 in Chicago. Valverde is 2nd in the NL in saves behind Milwaukee's Francisco Cordero, who has 31. Other NL Scores Cincinnati 3 Florida 9 - M. Cabrera, 2-4, 2 RBI (71) San Francisco 5 Milwaukee 7 - B. Bonds, DNP; F. Cordero, S (31) NY Mets 5 LA Dodgers 4, 10 innings - Mets take 3 of 4 in LA St. Louis 7 Atlanta 2, 10 innings

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