We begin in St. Louis where Hunter Pence's 10th inning home run gave the Phillies a 5-3 win over the Cardinals. Freddy Galvis and Carlos Ruiz had a hit apiece, with Ruiz surviving a tough, but clean, collision at home plate with Yadier Molina. Jacob Diekman faced 1 hitter, allowing a double into right-center, but a perfect relay from Victorino-to-Galvis-to-Ruiz nailed Molina!
In St Paul, Quintin "the catalyst" Berry had 2 hits, a walk, stole his 1st major league base, knocked in a run and scored twice to pace the Tigers to a 10-6 win over the Twins. "Q" is 4 for 12 (.333) in his first 3 games for Detroit. Today's Tigers v Twins match up is on MLBN @ 2:00 this afternoon............In Pittsburgh, the Pirates shut out the Cubs, 1-0. Adrian Cardenas had a walk in 4 at bats for Chicago........In Cincinnati, the Rockies beat the Reds, 6-3. Alfredo Simon (2.04) threw 2 scoreless frames for the Reds (1 hit, 2 Ks), and Josh Outman allowed a hit to the only hitter he faced for the Colorado.
In Corpus Christi, Jonathan Singleton (.321) followed up his 4 hit game with a 2 home run, 5 RBI game for the Hooks in their 7-2 win over the Travelers. Singleton now has 8 home runs and 33 RBI and there is a nice story about him on the main page of milb.com. Jonathan Villar is still hot, and had 3 more hits and an RBI for the Hooks. After a slow start, Villar has now hit in 6 straight games, going 10 for 19 in the last 4!!........In Salt Lake City, Travis d'Arnaud and Anthony Gose had 3 hits and a walk each to lead the 51s to a 12-4 win over the Bees. Travis (.307) hit his 10th home run, while Anthony (.281) has now hit in 9 straight, with multi hit games in 4 of the last 6!! Andrew Carpenter won his 2nd game for the 51s with 6 strong innings (2 runs, 4 hits, NO walks, 4 Ks).
In Harrisburg, Jonathan Pettibone evened his record at 4-4 with 8 solid innings for reading in their 3-1 win over the Senators. "Bone" allowed just 1 run on 8 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 5. Darin Ruf (.345) hit 2 home runs (that's 9 altogether) to pace the R-Phils attack............In Daytona, Anthony Hewitt and Cameron Rupp drove in 9th inning runs to give the Threshers a come-from-behind 2-1 win over the Cubs.
In Syracuse, Jason Donald (.333) had a single, a home run, and a walk, and scored 2 runs for the Clippers, as Columbus beat the Cheifs, 9-6.............In Charlotte, Greg Golson (.296) had a single, a triple and a home run, and drove in 3 runs for the Knights as they defeated the IronPigs, 11-3. Derrick Mitchell (.253) had 3 hits and an RBI for Lehigh Valley. Austin Hyatt (2-6) was the starter for the Pigs and allowed 6 runs (only 3 earned) on 6 hits and 3 walks, while Tyson Brummett retired the final 4 hitters (1 hit, 2 Ks).........In Gwinnett, Matt Maloney started the game for Rochester and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits in just 3 innings, as the Braves beat the Red Wings, 13-8.