Washington beat St. Louis 14-5.
-St. Louis led 3-0 at one point.
–The game took 2:47 despite 19 runs scoring. Joe West would be proud.
—Livan Hernandez still has an ERA below 3.50, despite giving up 5 runs in 6.1 innings tonight. We have been waiting all year for him to remember that he is Livan Hernandez, but he has yet to do so. He has been one of the more unpredictable stories of the 2010 season.
—-The 14 runs are the most Washington has scored in a home game since the new park opened in 2008.
Marlins catcher Brett Hayes tripled. Do things like this still count as unpredictable if Kyle Farnsworth is pitching?
Johan Santana gave up four runs to the Astros.
-Brett Myers and three relievers gave up one run to the Mets.
–The Mets had 9 hits. They went 1-10 with RISP.
—It’s 14th time in 28 starts this season the Mets have scored 2 or fewer runs behind Johan. He is now 10-9 with a 3.02 ERA.
The Yankees and White Sox combined for 21 runs on 30 hits including 7 home runs.
-The starters? CC Sabathia and John Danks.
–Five players had 3+ hits: Robinson Cano (ok), Paul Konerko (ok), Alexei Ramirez (eh), Andruw Jones (huh?), and Eduardo Nunez (huh?!)
—Jones reached base five times, including a walk from Mariano Rivera.
—-Nunez picked up his first career home run and stolen base.
—–Sabathia allowed two homers. He hadn’t allowed any homers on the road since May 23rd.
Tampa beat Boston on a game-tying solo home run in the 8th from BJ Upton (.337 wOBA) and a walkoff in the tenth from Dan Johnson (.302 wOBA).
Dallas Braden threw a four-hit shutout.
-Against the Rangers.
—It’s his fifth CG of the season and second shutout. He is the first Oakland pitcher to do that since 2004 (Mark Mulder for the complete games, Tim Hudson for the shutouts).
Nick Blackburn (6.49 ERA and only 40 strikeouts in 111 innings) struck out 6 over 8.2 innings of 2-hit shutout ball.
-Granted, it was against the Mariners.
The Phillies won 3-1 on just two singles and a triple. It’s the 12th time this season a team has scored 3+ runs on 5 or fewer total bases, but just the third time such a team has won the game.
Zack Greinke gave up three runs in 8 innings to the Indians.
-Cleveland won anyway. Kansas city is now 10-17 in Greinke’s starts.
The Cubs won despite their 1-4 hitters going a combined 1-16 with a single.
The Pirates scored 7 runs on 11 hits despite an 0-5 from Andrew McCutchen.
-They still lost.
–Trevor Hoffman pitched a 1-2-3 inning.
Arizona scored 11 runs despite going 2-11 with RISP.
Kevin Millwood got a win, just his third on the year against 14 losses (most in the Majors).
-Baltimore’s overall record in Millwood’s starts improved to 8-18. That’s bad, but not as bad as you would think (heck, look right above for KC’s record in Greinke starts).
–Millwood and Jim Johnson combined for the shutout.