Major League Baseball roundup: September 6, 2007

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Tigers hit another walkoff single to win

  • Tigers 3, White Sox 2: After winning on Wednesday with a walkoff single in the 11th inning, the Tigers overcame a 2-1 deficit in the bottom of the 9th inning with two RBI singles to win, 3-2. Pinch hitter Sean Casey drove in the tying run off a one-out single, and Omar Infante, who came in to pinch run for Casey, scored off a two-run single by Placido Polanco. For the second game in a row, Bobby Seay (3-0) pitched one hitless inning for the win, while Bobby Jenks (3-5) got the loss, giving up two runs and receiving his sixth blown save, his first since July 17. The Tigers (75-65) trail the Indians by 6 games, pending the results of the Indians-Angels game, and trail the Yankees by 3 games in the AL Wild Card race.

Other games

  • Dodgers 7, Cubs 4: Alfonso Soriano hit two homers and drove in all four Cubs runs, but the Dodgers scored one run in the eighth inning and four in the ninth inning, dropping the Cubs into a tie with the Brewers in the NL Central. Andre Ethier hit a pinch-hit three-run homer (11) to win the game for the Dodgers. Joe Beimel (4-1) picked up the win, pitching 1 2/3 perfect innings. {{w|Ryan Dempster]] (2-5) got the loss, giving up four runs in 2/3 inning for his third blown save. Takashi Saito picked up his 37th save in a perfect ninth inning. The Cubs (71-68) next face the Pirates, while the Brewers play the Reds. The Dodgers (74-66), meanwhile, trail the Diamondbacks by 3.5 games in the NL West, and trail the Padres by 2.5 games in the NL Wild Card race.
  • Red Sox 7, Orioles 6: The Red Sox scored six runs early, including Coco Crisp's three-run homer (6), and David Ortiz' solo homer (27) and RBI groundout, but the Orioles also scored six, including Miguel Tejada, who hit two RBI singles in the game, and Kevin Millar, who hit a two-run homer (15). The game was tied 6-6 from the fifth inning until the ninth inning, when Jason Varitek drove in the game-winning run off a single, scoring Crisp. Boston reliever Clay Buchholz (3-0) pitched three innings, giving up just one hit for the win. Danyz Baez (0-6) gave up one run in one inning of work for the loss, and Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 34th save. The Red Sox (85-56) hold a 6.5 game lead in the AL East race over the Yankees, who did not play Thursday.
  • Cardinals 16, Pirates 4: Rick Ankiel led the Cardinals, going 3-4 with seven RBI and four runs, including a three-run and a two-run homer (8, 9), and a two-run double. The game was called due to rain in the ninth inning. Kelvin Jimenez (2-0) picked up the win, pitching to just one batter (recording a strikeout). Bryan Bullington (0-1) got the loss, pitching 3 innings and giving up five runs. The Cardinals (69-68) are just one game back of the Cubs and the Brewers in the heated NL Central race.
  • Angels 10, Indians 3: The Angels pounded the Indians, led by Garret Anderson, who went 3-5 with a two-run homer and 3 RBI. Anderson has driven in at least one run in his last 11 games. Kelvim Escobar (16-7) got the win, pitching 5 2/3 innings and giving up three runs, while Paul Byrd (14-6) pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up five runs for the loss. The Indians (81-59) lead the Tigers by 6 games in the AL Central race; the Angels (83-57) lead the AL West by 8 games.