Let’s wrap up another night of exciting MLB action as the Inter-league play has ended and the AL and NL rivalries have resumed.
The Toronto Blue Jays continued their fall back down to earth as they lost their seventh straight game by a final score of 4-1 against the Baltimore Orioles. Brian Tallet turned in a quality start, but the offense was once again unable to get anything going as Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie outlasted them through seven innings. The Jays have spiraled down to third place after a great start to the season and now sit behind the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees v Texas Rangers Live in the AL East
Alex Rodriguez made a triumphant return to Texas as he went 5-5 and helped the Yankees destroy the Rangers in Texas on Monday. Phil Hughes had another quality start as the young pitcher is really starting to come into his own. Rodriguez provided more than enough support for Hughes as the Yankees cruised to an 11-1 victory and Hughes pitched eight scoreless innings.
The Milwaukee Brewers escaped with a dramatic 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night and it was in big part due to a line up miscue by manager Ken Macha. Going into the ninth inning Macha meant to place Bill Hall in the 9th hole and instead got confused and inserted Trevor Hoffman into the batting order. It all worked out in the 10th inning as Bill Hall came through with the winning hit to slow down the streaking Cardinals.
The Cleveland Indians came through with a thrilling victory over the Tampa Rays as they managed to score 7 runs in the 9th inning. The comeback spoiled future all start David Price's 2009 debut as he put up decent numbers over 7 innings. The Indians managed to squeak by the Rays by a final score of 11-10, no thanks to Fausta Carmona's poor start. Carmona was only able to last 1 and 1/3 of an inning and quickly put the team down by a score of 5-0.
The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their tear on the rest of the league with a powerful 16 to 6 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers have now won 9 of their last 12 and do not seem to miss Manny Ramirez that much at all. Every position player got at least one hit and scored at least one run as it was a true, team victory. In other news Ramirez himself was spotted working out at Dodger stadium, looking forward to his mid season return.
The San Diego Padres managed to wiggle out from under the Arizona Diamondbacks by a score of 9 to 7 in 10 innings. The victory has the Padres riding their season best 10 game winning streak and looking back on the rest of their division. Many are stopping themselves from doubting Jake Peavy's decision to negate a trade earlier in the week. It seems he may already be on a championship contending team.
Drill Down: MLB
, Toronto Blue Jays
, New York Yankees
, Texas Rangers
, Milwaukee Brewers
, Los Angeles Dodgers
, Manny Ramirez