The notables from yesterday’s action in baseball….
Cleveland Indians 7, Kansas City Royals 3 (10)
The Cleveland Indians are 12-4. They waited out the Royals 10 innings and then put four runs on them in the top of the 10th inning. Grady Sizemore had 3 more hits. Matt LaPorta had two hits and a run batted in. Joe Smith earned his first win. Billy Butler was the only royal with multiple hits in this game that Kyle Davies started for Kansas City.
Minnesota Twins 5, Baltimore Orioles 3
Danny Valencia, Micheal Cuddyer, and Drew Butera supplied all of the offense the Twins needed last night; each collecting multiple hits. Butera drove in three runs filling in for Joe Mauer. Francisco Liriano had his best start of the year going 6 and 1/3 inning, allowing only two earned runs to earn his first win. Chris Tillman picked up the loss for Baltimore. Matt Wieters homered for the second time this season and Adam Jones hit his third.
Tampa Bay Rays 5, Chicago White Sox 0
David Price and the Rays blanked the White Sox behind 8 innings from Price. He struck out nine and walked only two. Sam Fuld, Felipe Lopez and Ben Zobrist had really nice offensive ballgames for the Rays. Fuld had four hits, while Lopez and Zobrist added home runs. Edwin Jackson was the loser for the Sox.
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Atlanta Braves 2
Ted Lilly threw seven shutout innings to earn the victory and struck out six. Tim Hudson was the victim of a rough first inning that the Braves would mount some minor rallies against but never recover fully from. Jerry Sands made his MLB debut with a hit and an RBI. James Loney had a couple of hits and a couple of runs batted in.
Milwaukee Brewers 6, Philadelphia Phillies 3 (12)
This game was on ESPN and was pretty entertaining from what I saw of it. Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun had three hits each. Braun missed a home run by a few feet at the end of the game, but the Brewers scored three times in the top of the 12th off Kyle Kendrick to gain the victory at Citizens Bank. John Axford blew another save. Placido Polanco and Ryan Howard had two hits each for the Phillies.