Saturday, August 11, 2007

Cust's 7 RBI tames Tigers; the Philly Flash is back

American League NY Yankees 6 Cleveland 1 - The Yankees did more than just beat the Central division leaders on Friday. They also tied Seattle for the lead in the wild card race and drew to within 5 games of Boston in their own division. Alex Rodriguez pounded his 37th home run of the season to get the scoring started in the 2nd inning and rookie starter Phil Hughes gave up just one earned run from 4 hits over six innings to improve to 2-1.
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Hughes struck out 6 and walked one. Yankees' center fielder Melky Carbrera extended his hitting streak to 15 games. Oakland 16 Detroit 10 - In light of the Indians' loss, Detroit had the opportunity to close the gap in the division, but the slumping Tigers dropped their 3rd straight and 14th of their last 18. The main problem for Detroit seems to lie in their pitching staff, which, over those 14 losses, has allowed an average of 7.8 runs per game, 4 times allowing 10 or more. With no quick fix to pitching woes, the Tigers head into a rough part of their schedule once they conclude their 4-game series with the A's on Monday. Following that, they play 13 straight games against the Indians and Yankees, their principal division and wild card foes. In Friday's win by the A's, Jack Cust (right) delivered two devastating blows. First, a bases-loaded double in the 3rd, then, in the 6th inning, a grand slam homer, his 18th round-tripper. Cust finished 2-5 with 7 RBI. Minnesota 1 LA Angels 10 - Starter Kelvim Escobar improved to 12-6, allowing one earned run on 5 hits over six innings as his teammates scored 2 in the third and 4 in each of the 6th and 7th innings. The win increased the Angels' edge in the division to 3 1/2 games over Seattle. Other AL Scores Boston 5 Baltimore 6 - Boston blows 5-1 lead Toronto 2 Kansas City 1 Seattle 3 Chi White Sox 5 Tampa Bay 4 Texas 7 National League Atlanta 4 Philadelphia 5 - With the Mets losing to Florida, the two main contenders for the top spot in the NL East squared off in the opener of a crucial 3-game series, with the home boys taking the advantage. A couple of subs accounted for the game-winner, as Greg Dobbs singled home Jayson Werth in the bottom of the 7th, snapping a 4-4 tie. After J.C. Romero and Antonio Alfonseca held the lead in the 8th, Tom (Flash) Gordon (right) recently back from the DL, picked up his first save since May 1 with a scoreless 9th. The Phillies took a 1.2-game edge over the Braves and trail the Mets by 3 1/2. Cole Hamels (13-5) got the win. Chi Cubs 6 Colorado 2 - The Cubs won their 2nd straight at Colorado, remaining 1/2-game back of Milwaukee in the NL Central. Jason Marquis (9-7) didn't allow an earned run over 6 2/3, giving up 5 hits and no walks, while striking out 5. Washington 4 Arizona 11 - The D-backs maintained their 3-game edge in the West, winning their 3rd straight and 8th of their last 10. Conor Jackson smashed a pair of home runs (9) and drove in 4,on a 3-3 night. San Diego 12 Cincinnati 7, 11 innings - Adrian Gonzalez went 3-4, with a pair of doubles and a 3-run homer - his 19th - and scored three times as the Padres kept pace with Arizona, putting up a 5-spot in the top of the 11th for the win. Ken Griffey Jr. homered for the Reds, his 27th. Pittsburgh 8 San Francisco 7 - Barry Bonds homered for the 4th time in his last 6 games, giving him 24 on the season and 758 lifetime. His 3 RBI, however, could not prevent another San Francisco loss, as the last-place Giants fell to 49-65, 15 1/2 games out in the NL West. Other NL Scores Florida 4 NY Mets 3 Milwaukee 5 Houston 4, 11 innings LA Dodgers 2 St. Louis 1

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