Last night's notable ballgames

Indians 7, Twins 1
Grady Sizemore had 2 hits, 3 runs scored, and stole 2 bases (14 for 14 in stolen bases) to highlight the tribe offense. Casey Blake had 3 hits and an RBI, and Trot Nixon drove in 3 runs. C.C. Sabathia improved to 6-1 on the season while the Indians roughed up Twins starter Carlos Silva for 5 earned runs. The Indians improved to 14-3 at Jacobs field this season.

Padres 3, Reds 2
Jake Peavy did not strike out 10 batters or more for the first time in 5 starts; and the Reds got two first inning runs but failed to score again for the rest of the ballgame. Bronson Arroyo went the complete game for the Reds but a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 9th to Kevin Kouzmanoff (who went 3 for 3) won the game for the Padres. Josh Hamilton had 2 hits for the Reds.

Devil Rays 11, Rangers 8
Sammy Sosa hit career homerun number 597, his 9th on the season in the losing effort. Elijah Dukes hit his 7th homerun on the season while Delmon Young had 2 hits and 3 RBI. Vicente Padilla got the loss, moving his record to 1-6 on the season while Casey Fossum picked up his 3rd win of the year for the D-Rays.

Phillies 6, Brewers 2
It would appear that the Brew crew is having trouble with the Phillies. Cole Hamels had a no hitter through 6 innings until J.J. Hardy hit his NL leading 13th homerun of the season. Hamels improved his record to 6-1 in the victory. Aaron Rowand hit his 6th homerun of the season, a 3 run shot in the Philly victory.

Mets 8, Cubs 1
Jorge Sosa started for the Mets and allowed only one hit and one earned run over 7 innings to improve his record to 3-0. Damon Easley hit his 6th homerun of the season for the Mets. David Wright and Jose Reyes added 2 hits a piece to pace the New York offensive attack. The win was the Mets 25th of the season and they stand alone in 1st place in the NL East.