Major League Baseball roundup: September 11, 2007

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Red Sox come back from seven-run deficit, win by 6

  • Red Sox 16, Devil Rays 10: Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer in the 4th inning to give the Rays an 8-1 lead, but the Red Sox scored fifteen runs in four innings to take a commanding lead of their own, one that they would not give up. The Sox were led by Kevin Youkilis, who hit a bases-loaded 3-run triple in the 6th, breaking a 9-9 tie. Bryan Corey (1-0) pitched a hitless 6th inning for the win, while Jon Switzer (0-1) pitched 1/3 inning, giving up two runs for the loss. The Red Sox (88-58) lead the Yankees by 5 games in the AL East.

Tigers/Rangers split doubleheader

  • Game 1: Rangers 13, Tigers 6: The Rangers hit seven homers en route to a 13-6 rout of the Tigers in the first game of a double-header. David Murphy hit a solo homer (2), an RBI triple (2), and a double. Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer and a solo homer (8, 9), and Jarrod Saltalamacchia (7), Ramon Vazquez (8), Hank Blalock (8), and Freddy Guzman (1) each hit homers as well. Vicente Padilla (6-9) pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits for the win. Chad Durbin (8-7) pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) for the loss.
  • Game 2: Final: Tigers 4, Rangers 1: The Tigers scored three in the first and one in the second; Curtis Granderson scored a run and stole two bases. The Rangers' only run came off a Marlon Byrd sacrifice fly in the first. Jair Jurrjens (2-1) pitched five innings, giving up three hits and one run. Rangers starter Brandon McCarthy (5-9) left the game after just 2/3 inning, giving up three hits and three runs for the loss. Todd Jones picked up his 34th save. The Tigers (79-67) trail the Indians by 6.5 games in the AL Central race, and trail the Yankees by 4 games in the AL Wild Card race.

Other games

  • Yankees 9, Blue Jays 2: Jason Giambi hit a grand slam (13), and scored on a Johnny Damon RBI single. Phil Hughes (3-3) pitched six innings, giving up three hits and two runs (one earned) for the win. Shawn Marcum (12-6) gave up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings for the loss. The Yankees (82-62) trail the Red Sox by 5 games in the AL East, but lead the Tigers by 4 games in the AL Wild Card.
  • Indians 8, White Sox 3: Travis Hafner drove in three runs off a two-run single and an RBI single, and Ryan Garko hit a solo homer, and drove in a run off a bases-loaded walk. Juan Uribe hit two homers (17, 18) and drove in all three runs for the White Sox. Paul Byrd (15-6) pitched 6 1/3 innings, giving up six hits and three runs for the win, while Lance Broadway (0-1) pitched 2 2/3 innings, giving up two hits and one run for the loss. The Indians lead the Tigers by 6.5 games in the AL Central.
  • Athletics 7, Mariners 4: Mike Piazza went 3-5, with two doubles and two RBI, driving in the go-ahead runs in the win. Ruddy Lugo (6-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up two hits for the win. Jarrod Washburn (9-14) pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up eight hits and six runs for the loss. Huston Street pitched a scoreless 9th for his 14th save. The Mariners trail the Yankees in the AL Wild Card race by 6.5 games.
  • Brewers 6, Pirates 1: Ryan Braun drove in three runs off a two-run single and an RBI single. Yovani Gallardo (8-4) pitched six scoreless innings, giving up six hits for the win. Bryan Bullington (0-2) pitched five innings, giving up seven hits and three runs for the loss. The Brewers (74-70) lead the NL Central over the Cubs by 1 game.
  • Astros 5, Cubs 4, 11 inn.: Hunter Pence hit a two-run triple, and Luke Scott hit a walkoff RBI triple in the 11th for the Astros. Mark DeRosa hit a three-run homer (9) in the loss. Brad Lidge (4-2) picked up the win, pitching two innings and giving up one hit. Ryan Dempster (2-6) gave up one hit and one run in 1 1/3 innings for the loss. The Cubs (73-71) trail the Brewers by 1 game in the NL Central.
  • Reds 7, Cardinals 2: Adam Dunn hit a solo homer in the 2nd, and a grand slam in the 3rd (37, 38), as the Reds scored six runs in the 3rd inning. Matt Belisle (8-8) pitched seven innings, giving up six hits and two runs for the win. Mark Mulder pitched four innings, giving up seven hits and seven runs (five earned) for the loss. The Cardinals (69-73) have lost five games in a row, and trail the Brewers by 4 games in the NL Central.
  • Angels 10, Orioles 5: The Angels' Vladimir Guerrero hit 2 two-run homers (23, 24), and Chone Figgins had three RBI, off two doubles and a bases-loaded walk. Joe Saunders (8-3) gave up ten hits and four runs in five innings for the win. The Orioles' Victor Santos (0-1) gave up five runs in 2 2/3 innings for the loss. The Angels (85-59) lead the AL West by 9.5 games.
  • Braves 13, Mets 5: The Braves' Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer (12) to cap a six-run 4th inning. Peter Moylan (5-3) pitched 1 2/3 innings without giving up a hit for the win, while Orlando Hernandez (9-5) gave up six hits and eight runs for the loss. The Mets (82-62) lead the Phillies in the NL East by 6 games, and lead the Braves (74-71) by 8.5 games. The Braves (74-71) trail the Padres by 5 games in the NL Wild Card race.
  • Rockies 8, Phillies 2: Matt Holliday hit two homers (28, 29), driving in 3 RBI, including the game-deciding runs, in the win. Franklin Morales (1-2) pitched five scoreless innings, giving up just three hits for the win. Adam Eaton (9-9) gave up six hits and four runs in five innings for the loss. The Phillies (76-68) trail the Mets by 6 games in the NL East, and trail the Padres by 2.5 games in the NL Wild Card race.
  • Giants 2, Diamondbacks 1: Pedro Feliz drove in the game-winning run off a sacrifice fly in the 8th inning, breaking a 1-1 tie. Tyler Walker (2-0) pitched to one batter, forcing a double play for the win. Bob Wickman (3-4) gave up one run and two hits in 1 1/3 inning for the loss. Brian Wilson pitched the 9th, giving up one hit for his 3rd save. The Diamondbacks (82-64) lead the Padres in the NL West by 2.5 games.
  • Padres 9, Dodgers 4: Khalil Greene hit a sacrifice fly, and scored the game-winning run on a solo homer (21). Jake Peavy (17-6) pitched seven innings, giving up five hits and two runs for the win. Esteban Loaiza (1-1) pitched 3 1/3 innings, giving up six hits and six runs for the loss. The Padres (78-65) trail the Diamondbacks in the NL West by 2.5 games, but lead the Phillies in the NL Wild Card by 2.5 games. The Dodgers trail the Padres in the NL Wild Card by 3.5 games.
  • Twins 6, Royals 3: Torii Hunter hit a two-run single, advanced to third on an error, and scored the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly by Justin Morneau. Scott Baker (9-7) pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up ten hits and three runs for the win. Kyle Davies (2-5) gave up four hits and four runs (two earned) for the loss. Joe Nathan pitched a one-hit 9th inning for his 32nd save.
  • Marlins 13, Nationals 8: Justin Maxwell hit a pinch-hit grand slam (1) to give the Nationals a 7-3 lead, but the Marlins came back, led by Mike Jacobs, who went 3-3 with 5 RBI, on a two-run homer (16), a two-run double and an RBI single. Matt Lindstrom (3-4) pitched one inning, giving up two hits and one run for the win. Chris Schroder (2-2) pitched one inning, giving up two hits and two runs for the loss.


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