Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Andy Pettitte, Russell Martin Lead 7-0 Win over Rays; Atlanta's Tim Hudson, Dan Uggla Top Marlins, 11-0

Players of the Day for Tuesday, June 5, 2012

American League

Andy Pettitte
It's all tied up again atop the AL East as Baltimore took an 8-6, 10-inning win at Boston and Andy Pettitte shut out the Rays over 7 1/3 innings, propelling the Yankees to a 7-0 win over Tampa Bay.

Russell Martin
The O's and Rays share the lead, with the Yanks one half back, Toronto two out and Boston back in last place, but only three games from the lead.

Pettitte allowed just two hits, fanned 10 and walked a pair en route to his third win against two losses since joining the Yanks in mid-May.

Pettitte's battery mate, Russell Martin, went 3-for-4 with a grand slam homer in the fourth inning against Rays' stater James Shields, pacing the offense.

Game two of the three-game set is scheduled for 7:05 pm EDT, Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

National League

Uggla: 4-5 2HR 5 RBI
Bryce Harper singled home Jose Flores with the winning run in the bottom of the 12th innings, as Washington held onto first place in the NL East with a 7-6 win over the Mets.

Earlier in the evening, Atlanta did themselves and the Nats a favor, knocking off the Marlins, 11-0, in Miami. The results left Washington with a one game lead over Miami, with the Mets 1 1/2 back, Atlanta two behind and Philadelphia, the only team in the division under .500, five down.

Tim Hudson
Second baseman Dan Uggla socked a pair of home runs, singled, doubled, scored three times and drove in five runs for the Braves, who took the opener of their three-game series with the Marlins. Uggla went 4-for-5, raising his RBI total to 37 on the season, good for fifth in the NL, behind LA's Andre Ethier, who leads with 46. Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez has 45.

Tim Hudson pitched a complete game, five-hitter for the Braves, his fourth win vs. two losses. His 25th career complete game and 13th shutout, Hudson walked three and struck out the same number.

The Braves and Marlins square off Wednesday night in Miami at 7:10 pm EDT.

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