Saturday, September 1, 2007

Baker 1-hits Royals; Delgado breaks out

American League Kansas City 0 Minnesota 5 - Twins' starter Scott Baker (right) worked a perfect game through 8 innings, but then gave up a walk to Jose Batista to open the 9th and gave up a single with one out in the inning to Mike Sweeney and settled for a perfectly respectable one-hit complete game shutout. Baker (8-6) mowed down the Royals on 111 pitches, throwing an incredible 81 for strikes. Texas 6 LA Angels 7, 10 innings - The Angels are now up 6 1/2-games in the AL West as they won their 5th straight, improving their home record to 45-20, tops in the majors. Howie Kendrick singled home Garret Anderson with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th with his 3rd hit and 3rd RBI of the game. Other AL Scores Kansas City 9 Minnesota 4 Baltimore 9 Boston 8 - O's end 9-game skid Tampa Bay 9 NY Yankees 1 Chi White Sox 5 Cleveland 8 Seattle 5 Toronto 7 - Mariners lose 7th straight Detroit 4 Oakland 5, 10 innings National League NY Mets 7 Atlanta 1 - Carlos Delgado (right) socked a 3-run homer off Atlanta's Tim Hudson and John Maine stymied the Braves on 3 hits over 7 innings, giving up just 1 earned run as the Mets snapped their 5-game losing streak. New York dropped Atlanta to 5 1/2 games back in the NL East while maintaining their 2-game lead over Philly. Delgado also doubled and scored in the 9th while Jose Reyes doubled, homered and stole his MLB-best 73rd base. Cincinnati 5 St. Louis 8 - Rick Ankiel's 6th inning grand slam erased a 4-3 Cincinnati lead as the Cardinals closed in on the Cubs in the NL Central. St. Louis is 2 games back and 1/2 behind 2nd place Milwaukee in the division. LA Dodgers 4 San Diego 6 - The Padres took over first place in the NL West by .001, winning for the 8th time in the last ten games. The Dodgers trail both San Diego and Arizona by 4 games. Other NL Scores Houston 6 Chi Cubs 1 Philadelphia 9 Florida 2 San Francisco 3 Washington 2 Pittsburgh 2 Milwaukee 3 Colorado 7 Arizona 3, 10 innings

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