Orioles 10, White Sox 3
Nick Markakis could have been the whole damn show, but he also got help. He collected 4 hits and a walk. He’s hitting .389 now. Aubrey Huff homered twice and drove in four while Luke Scott had 3 hits. Brad Bergesen won his first big league ballgame. One has to wonder how much Jose Contreras has left.
Uh, we really didn’t see this one coming. We figured the Marlins would take aim at Jeff Karstens and not stop until he was in pieces all over the field. Instead, he held the Marlins to one run over six innings and allowed only three hits. Freddy Sanchez collected three hits and homered. The Pirates are going for the sweep as we speak type.
The Mariners beat a quality team at home and they’re now 9-5 on the season. Jarrod Washburn is 3-0 and Brandon Morrow picked up his 4th save. He’s flat nasty. Mike Sweeney had three hits and an RBI. It may be time to move Ken Griffey Jr. (.184) out of the 3-hole though. What are they thinking with that?
The Indians built a big lead with a Grady Sizemore 3-run bomb and held on for the win at an empty Progressive Field. Victor Martinez is officially back. He went 4 for 5 and homered with 2 runs batted in. Victor is hitting .397 in the middle of that lineup. Give the win to Aaron Laffey and tally Kerry Wood for the save.