Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Clemens Makes Elite 8; Miller Powers Brew Crew

American League Minnesota 1 NY Yankees 5 - The Yankees haven't had much to get excited about this season, but yesterday offered mixed blessings. 44-year-old Roger Clemens (right) pitched like he was 25, buzzing through the Minnesota Twins lineup for 8 innings on 2 hits, allowing just one earned run while striking out 4. Clemens improved to 2-3, but more importantly, notched career win #350, becoming only the 8th major leaguer to achieve that mark and the first pitcher since Warren Spahn did it in 1963. On the flipside, 3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez tripped over 1st baseman Justin Morneau's leg in the 6th inning and was forced to leave the game with a noticeable limp. It was later diagnosed as a strained hamstring, through the extent of the injury was not immediately known. Rodriguez will undergo tests on Tuesday and will likely sit at least a few games. The Yankee faithful are hoping that the All-Star will not have to go on the DL. Tampa Bay 2 Cleveland 10 - The hits just keep coming for the Indians. Rookie Ben Francisco went 3-3 with a double and his 2nd home run in just 12 at-bats, scored twice and drove in 3 runs, and Grady Sizemore jammed a grand slam to close out the scoring in a 7-run 8th inning. Rookie starter, Fausto Carmona allowed one earned run on 4 hits while striking out 8 over six innings to improve to 9-4. The Indians lead Detroit by 2 games in the AL Central. Toronto 11 Oakland 7 - Vernon Wells was moved to the leadoff spot and he responded with a pair of solo home runs as part of a 4-5 effort, leading the Jays over the A's.
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Seattle 2 Kansas City 3, 11 innings - Maybe Hargrove should have stayed. In the first game after losing their manager, the Mariners end their 8-game winning streak on an Emil Brown sac fly. Not a pretty sight. Other AL Scores Texas 3 Boston 7 - E. Hinske, 2-4, 3 RBI Baltimore 7 Chi White Sox 6 National League Milwaukee 10 Pittsburgh 3 - Part-time catcher Damian Miller went 4-5 with a pair of singles, a 2-run homer and a grand slam for 7 RBI as the Brewers maintained their 6 1/2-game lead over the Cubs. Other NL Scores Chi Cubs 7 Washington 2 Philadelphia 5 Houston 7 - H. Pence, 2-5, HR (9) Arizona 3 St. Louis 11 - S. Rolen, 2-5, 4 RBI NY Mets 2 Colorado 6 - M. Holliday, HR (14), 3 RBI (65) Florida 1 San Diego 3 - D. Wells, W, (4-5); T. Hoffman, S (24) Atlanta 2 LA Dodgers 8 - R. Martin, 4-5, 2 RBI

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