Sunday, July 29, 2007

Holliday Socks for Rockies; Figgins Has Angels Flying

Congratulations to Tony Gwynne and Cal Ripken Jr., inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday in Cooperstown, NY. American League Detroit 4 LA Angels 13 - Chone Figgins (right) stroked three singles in five at-bats, scored three runs, drove in another and stole his 27th base as the Angels stomped the Tigers, sweeping the 3-game series in Anahiem by a combined score of 34-13. The Angels scored in double digits in each game, leaving the Tigers' staff in tatters. Figgins has been on a tear of late, hitting safely in 13 of his last 14 games and raising his batting average from .300 to .337 during the span. The Angels remain four goods to the good on Seattle in the West, while Detroit continues to cling to a 1/2-game lead in the AL Central. As Detroit has lost 5 of their last 6, the Indians have accommodated by losing 5 of their last 7. Oakland 10 Seattle 14 - Adrian Beltre singled in one run and drove in three more with his 16th homer, keeping the Mariners 4 games behind LA in the AL West. Other AL Scores Minnesota 4 Cleveland 1 Toronto 4 Chi White Sox 1 Texas 0 Kansas City 10 - Royals win 4th straight Boston 2 Tampa Bay 5 - D-Rays end 8-game losing streak NY Yankees 10 Baltimore 6 - J. Damon, 3-5, 2 RBI, 4 runs National League LA Dodgers 6 Colorado 9 - Matt Holliday homered for the 4th time in his last 6 games and drove in 3 runs, giving him 84 for the year, putting him in the middle of the RBI fray with Ryan Howard and Carlos Lee, both of whom have 86. The Rockies took 2 of 3 from LA and are now just 3 1/2 games back in the wild NL West. LA and Arizona are on top with San Diego 1/2 back. San Diego 18 Houston 11 - Mike Cameron hit a two-run homer, doubled twice, drove in 3 runs and scored 3 times as the Padres pounded out 18 hits. Every position player had at least two hits, except #8 batter Geoff Blum, who had just one. Milwaukee 5 St. Louis 9 - Over in the NL Central, the heat is on the Milwaukee Brewers after losing three of four to the Cardinals over the weekend. Once again, the main protagonist for the Cards - now just 6 games back - was Albert Pujols who busted the game open with a 3-run double in the 8th. Chi Cubs 6 Cincinnati 0 - Carlos Zambrano improved to 14-7 with a 2-hit blanking of the Reds over 7 1/3 innings, drawing the Cubs to within 1/2 game of Milwaukee. Atlanta 14 Arizona 0 - Tim Hudson allowed just 3 hits over 7 innings and Chipper Jones drove in five hits with a bases loaded double and a pair of sac flies. Jones was efficient to the extreme, finishing the night officially with one hit in one at-bat. Other NL Scores Washington 0 NY Mets 5, 5 innings Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 5 - Phillies remain 3 12 back of NY Florida 8 San Francisco 5

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