Kyle Kendrick won his fisrt game of the year Saturday in St.Louis with a complete game shut out of the Cardinals. Kyle (1-4, 4.10) allowed just 7 hits, and NO walks, striking out 4 while completing the game with just 94 pitches, 70 of them for strikes. It was win #25 for the HomeSide this year in the majors. Freddy Galvis went 0 for 4, but drove in a run, his 23rd so far in this rookie season, as the Phillies won, 4-0.
In St. Paul, Quintin Berry had another hit, this time an RBI single, and scored a run in Detroit's 4 run rally in the 5th inning as the Tigers doubled up the Twins, 6-3. 4 games into his major league career and Berry has a hit in every one of them! Go, Q!
In Atlanta, the Nationals kept their hold on first place secure with an 8-4 win over the Braves. Michael Bourn (.305) was 1 for 5 for the Braves. After his power surge, Michael has cooled down a bit, going just 2 for 18 in the last 4 games.
In Pittsburgh, the Pirates scored a run in the 9th inning to edge the Cubs, 3-2. Adrian Cardenas had a pinch hit double for Chicago. Meanwhile, back in Chicago, the White Sox pounded the Indians, 14-7. Lou Marson was 1 for 3 and scored a run for the Tribe. Lou should get his first significant playing time this week with regular catcher Carlos Santana suffering a concussion. Eratic playing time has exacted a toll on Lou's timing at the plate, so maybe regular ABs this week can help him find his groove.