Daily Roundup 07/18/10

This inside-the-park home run by Jhonny Peralta in the Detroit/Cleveland game. Oh, and Detroit, an actual good team, got swept by Cleveland, in a four-game series.

– The Rays were spotted a 3-0 lead in the first inning with David Price on the mound… and they lost.

– David Price gave up more runs to the Yankees in five innings than he has over his previous four starts against them combined.

– The Yankees’ Andy Pettitte’s given up three HRs to LHB since the 2009 ASB. They were all to Tampa Bay’s Carlos Pena, including today.

– The Yankees beat the Rays 9-5 today. The Rays had more hits and home runs.
— Similarly, the Braves crushed the Brewers 11-6, but the Brewers had more hits and home runs.

– Roy Halladay got lit up… by the Cubs.

– K-Rod, Jenks, and Broxton today: 3.1 IP, 10 H, 8 R/7 ER, 6 BB, 1 K, 114 pitches to get 10 outs. Ouch. (thanks to @jaysonst on Twitter.)

– The teams Joe Torre manages have won 11 of 12, and five in a row, on his birthday. The Dodgers lost in rather heartbreaking fashion today, as they blew a 4-0 lead in the eighth.
— During this game, Allen Craig, who is batting under .200 for the season, got the start in place of Albert Pujols. He got the hit that tied it up in the bottom of the ninth inning. Oh, and the really crazy/unpredictable thing? It’s his birthday, too!

– The Rangers won three games of a four-game set at Fenway. They lost the game Cliff Lee pitched (and he pitched 9 innings of 2-run ball with 6 strikeouts and no walks).

– The Pirates Paul Malholm threw a complete game shutout against the Astros today. He only had one strikeout. Andy Pettitte had more strikeouts than that today, and he was removed after 2.1 innings due to injury.

– Speaking of the Pirates, they finally hit a multiple-run home run, after 1097 at-bats without one.

– The Marlins scored three total runs in a three-game series with the Nationals… and won two out of three games.

– The Blue Jays beat the Orioles 10-1. This was actually a come-from-behind win for the Blue Jays. Additionally, the Orioles had 12 hits, but only the one run.
— After not hitting a home run the entire season with the Braves, Yunel Escobar hit a grand slam in his third game with the Blue Jays. That was Toronto’s first grand slam – even with all the home runs they’ve hit.

– The Padres’ Chris Denorfia hit two home runs to double his season total. And yes, he now has as many as Joe Mauer.

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