Major League Baseball roundup: September 5, 2007

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Tigers win in 11 innings

  • Tigers 2, White Sox 1, 11 inn: Timo Perez hit a walk-off single in the 11th inning to win the game for Detroit, a key win for the Tigers as they try to stay in the AL Wild Card race. Tigers' reliever Bobby Seay (2-0) pitched a hitless 11th inning for the win, while Heath Phillips (0-1) gave up two hits and one run in 2/3 inning for the loss. Tigers starter Kenny Rogers returned from the disabled list, giving up two hits and one run in five innings of work. The Tigers (74-65) remain 3.5 games behind the Yankees in the race, but gained a game on the Mariners, who lost to the Yankees on Wednesday.

Other games

  • Diamondbacks 9, Padres 6: The Diamondbacks win two out of three against the Padres, taking a 1 game lead in the NL West. Chris Young hit a three-run double to break a 5-5 tie for the Diamondbacks, and Miguel Montero hit two solo homers (9, 10). Livan Hernandez (10-9) pitched five innings, giving up five runs for the win. Padres ace Jake Peavy (16-6) takes the loss, giving up eight runs in four innings. Jose Valverde picked up his 42nd save. The Diamondbacks (78-63) lead the Padres (76-63) by a game in the NL West; the Padres lead the Dodgers and the Phillies by 3 games in the NL Wild Card race.
  • Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 4: Jason Varitek hit a two-run homer (13) to take the lead for the Red Sox, but Troy Glaus responded with a solo homer (20) to tie the game again, and Vernon Wells hit the game-winning two-run homer (16) in the 9th inning. Jeremy Accardo (4-3) pitched the last 1 2/3 hitless innings for the win, while Hideki Okajima (3-2) got the loss. The Red Sox lead the Yankees by 6 games in the AL East.
  • Yankees 10, Mariners 2: In an eight-run 7th inning, Alex Rodriguez hit his league-leading 47th and 48th homers. Joba Chamberlain (1-0) got the win, pitching a perfect 7th inning, while Jarrod Washburn (9-13) pitched 6+ innings, giving up three runs (two earned) for the loss. The Yankees (78-62) lead the Mariners (74-64) by 3 games in the AL Wild Card race.
  • Athletics 6, Angels 2: Mark Ellis had 4 RBI, including a three-run homer (17) to start the scoring for the A's, and Donnie Murphy went 3-4 with a solo homer (5) and an RBI single. Joe Blanton (12-9) pitched eight innings, giving up two runs and six hits for the win, while the Angels' Joe Saunders (7-3) pitched 6+ innings, allowing four runs and seven hits for the loss. The Angels (82-57) lead the AL West by 7.5 games.
  • Indians 6, Twins 2: Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 1st inning to score what would turn out to be the winning runs. Fausto Carmona (15-8) pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowing two runs for the win. Scott Baker (8-7) pitched 5 innings, giving up eleven hits and three runs for the loss. The Indians (81-58) lead the AL Central by 7 games.
  • Cubs 8, Dodgers 2: Mark DeRosa went 3-4, with a two-run single and two runs, and Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer (20) for the Cubs. Ted Lilly (14-7) pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and six hits for the win, while Eric Stults (1-3) pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up four runs (three earned) for the loss. The Cubs (71-67) lead the NL Central by a half-game over the Brewers, and 2 games over the Cardinals. The Dodgers (73-66) trail the Padres by 3 games in the NL Wild Card race.
  • Brewers 14, Astros 2: Brewers' 3-4-5 hitters Ryan Braun (28), Prince Fielder (41), and Corey Hart (20) each hit three-run homers in the game. Yovani Gallardo (7-4) pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing six hits for the win, while Matt Albers (4-7) pitched three innings, giving up seven runs for the loss. The Brewers (71-68) trail the Cubs in the NL Central by a half-game.
  • Pirates 8, Cardinals 2: Ronny Paulino hit a three-run homer, and Jack Wilson hit a three-run double for the Pirates. Rick Ankiel hit a two-run homer (7) for the Cardinals in the loss. Tony Armas pitched six innings, giving up two runs and five hits for the win. Matt Mulder pitched four innings, giving up six runs for the loss. The Cardinals (68-68) trail the Cubs in the NL Central by 2 games.
  • Reds 7, Mets 0: Edwin Encarnacion went 3-4, with two RBI and a run. The Mets were held to just three hits in the game, all singles. Tom Shearn (2-0) pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits for the win. John Maine (14-9) allowed six runs in 4 1/3 innings for the loss. The Mets (78-61) lead the NL East by 5 games over the Phillies.
  • Braves 9, Phillies 8: The Braves scored four runs in the 8th inning and three runs in the 9th, led by Matt Diaz, who hit an RBI infield single in the eighth, and a three-run double to win the game. Rafael Soriano (3-3) picked up the win, while Brett Myers (3-6) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the loss, and his 2nd blown save of the year. The Phillies (73-66) trail the Mets by 5 games in the NL East, and trail the Padres by 3 games in the NL Wild Card.
  • Giants 5, Rockies 3: Barry Bonds hit a two-run homer (28, 762nd career), and Pedro Feliz went 3-4 with a solo homer (18) and an RBI triple. The Rockies scored two in the bottom of the 9th off a Troy Tulowitzki single, but were not able to score again. Kevin Correia (4-6) pitched six innings, giving up six hits and one run for the win. Ubaldo Jimenez (3-3) pitched five innings, giving up three runs and getting the loss. Brad Hennessey pitched 2/3 inning, giving up one hit for his 18th save. The Rockies (72-67) trail the Diamondbacks by 5 games in the NL West, and they trail the Padres by 4 games in the NL Wild Card.
  • Nationals 6, Marlins 4: Austin Kearns went 3-4 with three runs and a solo homer (13), scoring the winning run in the 7th inning. Nationals pitcher Luis Ayala (1-2) got the win, pitching a perfect seventh inning, while Matt Lindstrom got the loss, giving up two runs in 2/3 inning. Chad Cordero picked up the save, giving up a hit and striking out the side in the 9th.
  • Devil Rays 17, Orioles 2: Carlos Pena had 7 RBI and four runs, going 2-3 with two home runs (36, 37), a grand slam in the 4th and a two-run shot in the 6th, and a sacrifice fly. Andy Sonnanstine pitched 6 innings, giving up two runs for the win. Radhames Liz pitched just 1 2/3 innings, giving up four runs for the loss.
  • Rangers 3, Royals 2: Rangers' designated hitter Hank Blalock went 2-3, with an RBI double, and the game-winning RBI single in the 6th inning. Vicente Padilla (5-9) pitched six innings of two-hit, scoreless ball for the win, while Kyle Davies (2-4) gave up two runs (one earned) and three hits in five innings for the loss. Joaquin Benoit pitched a perfect 9th for his third save on the season.


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