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Hideki Matsui tripled.
Troy Tulowitzki drove in seven of Colorado’s nine runs.
-It was the fifth 7-RBI game this year, way down from recent years (there were 13 such games last year, one of them by Tulowitzki).
San Diego scored 6+ runs for the third straight game–the first time that has happened since July 16th-18th.
The Yankees outhit Tampa 10-6 but lost 4-3.
-All four of Tampa’s runs came on a pair of 2-run homers from Dan Johnson.
–Three of Johnson’s last four home runs have given Tampa a one-run lead.
—He only has five home runs on the season.
Also in that game, Chad Qualls came in with a one run lead and hit Derek Jeter then gave up the lead on a home run to Granderson. He got the win.
Chris Sale gave up a run.
Roy Halladay only went six innings.
Trevor Cahill gave up six runs in five innings and lost.
-To the Royals.
–And Bruce Chen, who gave up three runs over five innings and got the win.
—Wilson Betemit hit a Grand Slam off Cahill
—-Betemit is now hitting .317/.399/.552/.951 with 12 home runs in just 263 plate appearances.
The Braves lost, clinching a series loss for them at home.
-They are now 7-8 against the Washington Nationals.
–It’s also the first time they lost a series at home since the end of April.
Jenrry Mejia left after 2.1 hitless innings with a shoulder injury (as if the Mets needed more bad news on the pitching front). His replacement, Raul Valdes, gave up 4 runs in 1.2 innings.
-Valdes got the win.
–That’s 97 losses now for the Pirates, who are determined to become the worst team since the 51-111 2004 Diamondbacks.
Carlos Marmol has now struck out 122 batters in 69.1 innings.
Jered Weaver went 7 innings of 1-hit shutout to improve to…12-11. I imagine he would be getting much more press about being a case study in how stupid the win stat is for pitchers if Felix Hernandez wasn’t doing an even better job of that.
-Cleveland sent just 28 men to the plate.
Brad Bergesen threw a CG 1-run game.
-The one run was a Jose Bautista home run, his 47th.