Major League Baseball roundup: September 1, 2007
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Sunday, September 2, 2007
Red Sox rookie throws no-hitter
- Red Sox 10, Orioles 0: In just his second major-league start ever, and just hours after being called up from the minor leagues, Boston rookie (2-0) threw a complete game no-hitter, and the Red Sox won, 10-0. Buchholz becomes just the 21st rookie to throw a no-hitter, and only the third pitcher to throw a no-hitter by his second career start, since 1900. He struck out nine batters and walked three in the game. went 2-4 for Boston, with a home run and 3 RBI. gave up four runs in 5 1/3 for the loss. The win ends a four game losing streak for Boston (81-55), keeping their lead in the AL East at 5 games.
- Indians 7, White Sox 0: (14-5) threw a complete-game four-hitter en route to a 7-0 victory. Byrd was aided by two-run homers by (10) and (6). (11-8) threw 6 innings, giving up 4 runs (3 earned) in the loss. The Indians have won 8 straight games, and lead the Tigers in the AL Central by 5.5 games. The White Sox (78-57) have lost 5 straight games, and 10 of their last 11.
- Yankees 9, Devil Rays 6: went 3-4, with a home run and a double, and 4 RBI before being removed in the eighth inning. Yankees starter (1-0) got the win in his first major-league game, pitching 7 innings and giving up one earned run. Devil Rays starter (4-13) was rocked for seven runs (six earned) in 3 1/3 innings. pitched his 23rd save, retiring all four batters he faced, and striking out the side in the 9th inning. The Yankees improve to 76-60, and extended their lead to 2 games over Seattle in the AL Wild Card race.
- Tigers 6, Athletics 1: went 4-5, with a solo home run, a double, 2 RBI, and three runs for the Tigers. Oakland's hit his 6th home run of the year, a solo shot in the 4th for the Athletics' only run. (15-5) pitched 6 2/3 innings, striking out 10 batters for the win. struggled, giving up five earned runs and eleven hits in 6 innings for the loss. The win keeps the Tigers 5.5 games behind the Indians in the AL Central race, and 3 games behind the Yankees for the Wild Card spot.
- Mets 5, Braves 1: The Mets' , , and all hit solo home runs in the win. (1-7) notched his first win of the year, giving up just one hit and one run in six innings of work. Braves starter (9-10) gave up three earned runs en route to the loss. pitched two perfect innings, striking out the last five batters he faced. The Mets (75-60) hold a 3 game lead over the Phillies, and a 6.5 game lead over the Braves (69-67), in the NL East.
- Marlins 12, Phillies 6: The Marlins scored seven runs in the first inning, setting the pace for a 12-6 win. Marlins hitters , , and each drove in two runs. (8-6) pitched five innings and gave up four runs for the win, while Phillies pitcher (6-4) didn't record a single out, leaving the game in the first inning after giving up seven runs, all earned. pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings for his 27th save. With the Mets' win, the Phillies fall to 3 games back in the NL East race.
- Blue Jays 2, Mariners 1: In the 7th inning, scored the first run of the game on a solo home run. The Mariners' shot back in the 8th inning, singling in the tying run, but knocked in the deciding run in the bottom of the 8th, with a single to center field that scored . (9-8) pitched 8 innings for the win, while relief pitcher got the loss. Closer got the save, his 27th. The Mariners drop to 73-61, dropping them to 2 games behind the Yankees in the AL Wild Card race.
- Cubs 4, Astros 3: Powered by a 6th inning two-run homer by , his 19th of the season, the Cubs beat the Astros 4-3. (11-8) pitched 6 2/3 innings for the win, while Astros pitcher gave up three runs (two earned) in six innings for the loss. gave up a solo home run in the 9th inning, but held on for his 24th save. The Cubs lead the NL Central by 1.5 games over the Brewers, and 2 games over the Cardinals.
- Brewers 12, Pirates 3: went 3-3, with a single, double and home run, scoring four runs and driving in three, in a decisive win. (11-9) pitched 6 innings, giving up four hits and one earned run for the win. (3-5) pitched just two innings, giving up eight earned runs for the loss. The Brewers (68-67) stay 1.5 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central race.
- Cardinals 11, Reds 3: Cardinals' went 3-4 with a double, two runs and three RBI. pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) for the win, while Reds' pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs (five earned) for the loss. The Cardinals improve to 66-66, and are two games back in the NL Central race.
- Padres 7, Dodgers 0. Padres center fielder hit a grand slam off the Dodgers' as part of a six-run fifth inning. Padres pitchers , , and combined for a two-hit shutout, with eleven strikeouts and just one walk. The Dodgers' was responsible for both of the hits allowed, a single and a double. Peavy (16-5) received the win, while Lowe (11-12) pitched 4 1/3 innings in the loss. The Padres (75-60) are tied with the Arizona Diamondbacks (76-61) at the top of the NL West standings, while the Dodgers (70-65) are five games back.
- Diamondbacks 13, Rockies 7. Both starting pitchers ( for Colorado, for Arizona) left the game before the fourth inning. Diamondbacks first baseman knocked a three-run homer to cap a seven-run 2nd inning and a two-run single to cap a four-run 3rd inning. Rockies shortstop knocked in two of the Rockies' seven runs with a double in the 3rd. Diamondbacks pitcher (7-2) took the win, pitching 3 1/3 innings of two-hit baseball in relief, while Dessens (2-2) took the loss, lasting just 1 1/3 inning while giving up seven runs. With the win, Arizona (76-61) remains tied with the San Diego Padres (75-50) at the top of the NL West standings.
- Rangers 7, Angels 6: finished 3-5 with a home run, a double, and 3 runs for the Rangers. The Angels brought the game within one run after hit a three-run homer in the 9th inning, but closed the game out, receiving his 9th save of the year. (1-0) pitched five innings for the win, while Angels pitcher made it through just 2 2/3 innings, allowing five earned runs for the loss. The Angels (80-55) enjoy a 6.5 game lead over Seattle in the AL West standings.
- Twins 6, Royals 4: The Twins rode a four-run, two-out fifth inning en route to a 6-4 victory. hit a two-run double off to score the eventual game-winning runs. (11-13) pitched 6 innings for the win, while Duckworth (2-4) pitched 4 1/3 innings in the loss, giving up all six runs. pitched his 29th save of the season.
- Nationals 4, Giants 1: The Nationals' went 2-4 with a home run and two RBI in the win. Nationals pitcher (4-2) pitched six innings, giving up just one hit (a solo home run to . Giants pitcher (1-3) was credited with the loss, pitching 5 1/3 innings and giving up three runs. pitched a hitless 9th for the save, his 29th.
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