Friday, August 31, 2007

Sweeps Week: Yankees, Angels, Phillies turn up the heat

American League Boston 0 NY Yankees 5 - Chien-Ming Wang threw a no-hitter for six innings, finished with a 1-hit shutout over 7, and Robinson Cano belted a pair of solo home runs off Boston starter Curt Schilling, as the Yankees completed their sweep of the first-place Red Sox. New York trails Boston by five games in the AL East and also took over the lead in the wild card race as Seattle lost their 6th straight. The Yankees lead Seattle by one and Detroit by 3 games in the wild card standings. Wang (right) joined Boston's Josh Beckett and Tim Wakefield, and the Angels' John Lackey atop the AL wins list with 16. Wang is 16-6. Seattle 5 Cleveland 6 - Cleveland won their 6th straight and maintained their 4 1/2-game lead in the AL Central, sending Seattle in the other direction, with their 6th straight loss. The Mariners are now finding new ways to lose, as reliever Rick White walked Kenny Lofton with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th, forcing home Jesse Barfield with the winning run. The Mariners were swept at home by the first place LA Angels earlier in the week. Tampa Bay 8 Baltimore 6 - And speaking of losing, the Baltimore Orioles have not recovered from their 30-3 drubbing by the Texas Rangers on August 22. Since then, they've lost 8 more, putting their losing streak at nine games. During the stretch, the O's have been outscored 97-38. Other AL Scores Detroit 6 Kansas City 1 Chi White Sox 1 Texas 5 National League NY Mets 10 Philadelphia 11 - Chase Utley (right) knocked in Tadahito Iguchi from 2nd base in the bottom of the 9th inning to complete the Phillies' 4-game sweep of the Mets and close to within 2 games of first place in the NL East. Pat Burrell homered twice and Aaron Rowand and Ryan Howard also left the yard. For Howard, his 1st inning 2-run shot was his 36th and boosted his NL-best RBI total to 110. Milwaukee 4 Chi Cubs 5 - The Cubs took the rubber game of their 3-game series with Milwaukee and moved ahead by 2 1/2 games in the NL Central.
Fish , Hunt Ducks and Waterfowl Lake Manitoba Narrows
Golf, Fish Walleye , Fall Duck Hunting at Resort Lake Manitoba Narrows Home Cottage Lot.
Alfonso Soriano hit his first home run since returning from the DL three days ago - his 19th. Arizona 8 San Diego 7 - Third baseman Mark Reynolds drove in 5 runs with a single, double and a 2-run homer as the Diamondbacks reclaimed first place in the NL West. Arizona had lost three straight to the Padres, and nearly blew an 8-0 lead in this one, as San Diego scored 3 in the 7th, 3 in the 8th and 1 in the ninth on Milton Bradley's solo homer. Closer Jose Valverde gave up the Bradley homer, but struck out the side to earn his MLB-best 41st save. Other NL Scores St. Louis 1 Houston 2 Cincinnati 5 Pittsburgh 4

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