Major League Baseball roundup: September 10, 2007

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tigers, down to their last out, score four to win

  • Tigers 5, Blue Jays 4: Down 4-1 with two out in the ninth inning, the Tigers came back and won in dramatic fashion. With Magglio Ordonez hit a single, scoring Granderson and Polanco for a 5-4 victory. Yorman Bazardo (1-1) picked up the win, while Casey Janssen (2-3) picked up the loss, and his 5th blown save of the year. The Tigers (78-66) trail the Indians in the AL Central by 6 games, and trail the Yankees in the AL Wild Card by 3.5 games.

Phillies down Rockies in 10

  • Phillies 6, Rockies 5, 10 inn: A Pat Burrell three-run homer in the 7th inning tied the game up at 5-5, and Ryan Howard followed up his 6th inning solo homer with a 10th inning RBI double for the win. Brett Myers (4-6) pitched two innings, allowing two hits and no runs for the win. Taylor Buchholz (6-5) got the loss, giving up one run and two hits in 1/3 inning. The Phillies trail the Padres by 1.5 games in the NL Wild Card race.

Other games

  • Indians 6, White Sox 2: Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run homer (3) and a sacrifice fly for the Indians. The White Sox' two runs came off a flubbed double-play; Jermaine Dye was declared out at second, but the relay throw by Jhonny Peralta was mis-thrown, scoring Josh Fields and Jim Thome. The game was delayed for nearly 2 1/2 hours in the bottom of the 7th inning due to rain. Fausto Carmona (16-8) pitched seven innings, giving up three hits and two runs (one earned) for the win. Gavin Floyd (1-3) got the loss, pitching 6 1/3 innings, giving up five hits and three runs (two earned). The Indians (84-60) kept their lead in the AL Central at 6 games over the Tigers.
  • Athletics 9, Mariners 3: Kurt Suzuki (7) and Dan Johnson (15) each hit grand slams for the Athletics. Joe Blanton (13-9) got the win, pitching seven innings, and giving up two runs. Horacio Ramirez (8-6) pitched 1 2/3 innings, giving up five runs for the loss. Huston Street pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up just one hit for his 13th save. The Mariners (75-67) have lost 14 of their last 16 games, and trail the Yankees in the AL Wild Card race by 5.5 games.
  • Cubs 12, Cardinals 3 Aramis Ramirez hit two solo homers (21, 22), and scored off a bases-loaded passed ball. Ted Lilly (15-7) pitched seven innings, giving up five hits and three runs for the win. Lilly also hit an RBI double in a five-run fourth inning for the Cubs. Joel Pineiro (4-3) gave up eight hits and six runs in 3 1/3 innings for the loss. The Cubs (73-70) tied the Brewers for first place in the NL Central; the Cardinals (69-72). who have lost four straight, trail by three games.
  • Pirates 9, Brewers 0: The Brewers were limited to just four hits, all singles, while the Pirates pounded out fifteen hits, led by Nate McLouth, who went 3-5 with a double and a two-run homer, and Adam LaRoche, who went 3-5 with an RBI single and an RBI double. Tony Armas (4-5) pitched six scoreless innings, giving up three hits for the win. Carlos Villanueva (7-4) gave up five hits and two runs in five innings for the loss. The Brewers (73-70) drop into a tie with the Cubs in the NL Central race.
  • Mets 3, Braves 2: In a game that saw Braves' sluggers Andruw Jones and Chipper Jones scratched due to separate injuries, the Mets' David Wright stole the show, hitting a two-run homer (28) in a Mets win. Odalis Perez (14-9) pitched seven inning, giving up five hits and two runs for the win. Tim Hudson (15-8) pitched seven innings, giving up five runs and three hits for the loss. Billy Wagner pitched a hitless 9th for the save (33). The Mets (82-61) lead the NL East by 6 games over the Phillies, while the Braves (73-71) trail the Padres in the crowded NL Wild Card race by 5 games.
  • Devil Rays 1, Red Sox 0: The game's only run came off a Josh Wilson sacrifice fly, scoring Greg Norton. Scott Kazmir (12-8) pitched seven scoreless innings, giving up five hits for the win. Curt Schilling (8-7) gave up one run and five hits for the loss. Al Reyes picked up his 24th save with a hitless 9th inning. The Red Sox (87-58) lead the Yankees by 5 games in the AL East.
  • Diamondbacks 5, Giants 3: Jeff Salazar hit a pinch-hit three-run homer in the 9th inning to give the Diamondbacks the lead, and eventually the win. Jailen Pequero (1-0) pitched 2/3 inning for the win. Brad Hennessey (3-5) pitched 2/3 inning, giving up three runs for the loss, and his 5th blown save on the season (and, his third blown save in his last five appearances). Tony Pena pitched a hitless ninth for his 2nd save.
  • Nationals 5, Marlins 4: Wily Mo Pena hit a two-run homer and a solo homer (6, 7) in the win. Shawn Hill (4-3) gave up six hits and two runs (one earned) for the win. Scott Olsen (9-13) pitched five innings, giving up seven hits and four runs for the loss. Chad Cordero pitched a perfect 9th for his 33rd save.
  • Twins 4, Royals 2: Justin Morneau broke a 2-2 tie with a 6th inning RBI double, then hit an RBI single in his next at-bat in the 7th. Boof Bonser (7-12) pitched five innings, giving up five hits and two runs for the win. Billy Buckner (0-1) pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs and three hits for the loss. Joe Nathan picked up his 31st save of the season.


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