Red Sox 6, Marlins 1
The Boston Red Sox moved 3 games up in the standings in the AL East on the strength of Brad Penny’s 100th career victory. Penny was nothing super last night, although Red Sox fans are beaming about his efforts thus far this year. Dustin Pedroia had three hits and 3 RBI while Rocco Baldelli had a couple hits and an RBI.
Nationals 3, Yankees 2
Adam Dunn got his Yankee Stadium home run, off of Chien-Ming Wang. Christian Guzman had three hits while Nick Johnson had a big 2-RBI double. The Yankees could collect only solo homers from Robinson Cano and Johnny Damon. Every time a really bad little team (dating back to the Expos it seems) walks into one of the Yankee stadiums, they put up a huge fight it seems. This series has been consistent with that.
DiamondBacks 12, Royals 5
Zach Greinke had his worst outing of the season, and it wasn’t as bad as it looked. Still, Max Scherzer out-dueled him. Scherzer improved to 4-4 while Greinke dropped to 8-3 on the year. Greinke still had 9 K’s in the loss.
Brewers 9, Indians 8 (11 innings)
And this might be the straw that breaks the Camel’s back in Cleveland. This sweep might have earned Eric Wedge a pink slip, we’ll see. Give Wedge credit, he talked up his boys for battling back and sending this game into extra innings with a four run late rally. A J.J. Hardy sac fly is what earned the Brewers the win in the 11th inning. We’ll wait and see what happens with Mr. Wedge.