Sunday, April 17, 2011

Carlos Gonzalez Goes 4-for-5, Rockies Win; Trevor Cahill Stumps Tigers

Players of the Day for Sunday, April 17, 20101

American League

Trevor Cahill
The Detroit Tigers started out well in their 4-game series at Oakland, winning the first two games, but since then the A's have had their way taking their second straight from the Tigers Sunday, as Trevor Cahill shut Detroit down on 4 hits in a 5-1 A's win.

The win was Cahill's second of the season without a loss, going 8 innings, fanning 9 and allowing one run, which came in the 6th inning, after the A's had already forged a 4-0 lead.

Cahill was strong, throwing 80 of 112 pitches for strikes as the A's moved back to .500, at 8-8, five games behind NL West leader, Texas.

Carlos Gonzalez
National League

The Cubs may have snapped Colorado's win streak on Saturday, but the Rockies went right back to starting another one with a 9-5 win at Coors Field on Sunday.

Doing his fair share to keep Colorado in first place in the NL West, Carlos Gonzalez went 4-for-5 (all singles), scored a run, stole a base and drove in two runs.

Gonzalez has 12 RBI on the season, and has hit only one home run thus far, but it's not a worry as the Rockies lead the Giants by 3 1/2 games in the division.

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