Signs of life fromJason Bay Tuesday as he went 3-3 with a home run and 2 RBI. It wasn't enough to beat the A's, as Dillon Gee finally got lit up and received his first loss of the season.
Although the Yankees were rained out in Cincinnati, they pulled closer to the top of the AL East, as Boston lost to the Padres 5-4.
Filling in forTommy Hanson, Mike Minor had a great game only allowing 1 run and striking out 8 over 7 innings. With Brandon Beachy/Tommy Hanson returning relatively soon, Atlanta may have a hard decision to make if Minor keeps performing like this.
Philly teased St. Louis into thinking they could win withoutAlbert Pujols. The Cards were winning 2-1 until the 8th inning when the Phillies erupted for 9 runs. Would you believe the runs were all from walks and singles? Roy Halladaydid his usual, only allowing 1 run over 6 innings. How good is Halladay? It was his shortest outing since Opening Day! Doug Fister who had never previously faced an NL opponent did all he could to give Seattle the chance to win. He threw 8 magnificent innings of 3 hit ball, giving up only 1 run, but Brandon League and David Pauley really blew it letting 5 Nats cross the plate in the 9th. Dustin Ackley was 1-4 with 2 RBI. Javier Vasquez gets the win while giving up 10 hits in only 5.1 innings. Somehow none of those 10 tens equated to a run for the Angels. Vazquez lowered his ERA to a still disgusting 6.37. The 10 hits actually raised his WHIP to 1.69! Alex Gordon was a single away from the cycle Tuesday and finished the day 3-4 with 2 RBI. Michael Bourn is running away with the stolen base lead (pun intended). With 2 steals Tuesday his season total is now up to 32. Zack Greinke fanned 10 Rays in 7 innings while only giving 1 earned run. Hong-Chih Kuo saw his first action since being activated from the DL and tossed a scoreless inning while striking out 1.
(June 20, 2011 – Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images North America)
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