We have to start today in Minnesota, where Quintin "the catalyst" Berry lived up to his name, by getting 3 hits and a walk, stealing 2 bases, and starting both 2-run rallies for the Tigers in their 4-3 win over the Twins. Oh, and don't forget the best part, a running diving catch in the 8th inning with 2 men on base to keep the game at 3-2 Twins, before he started the winning rally in the 9th. "Q" is 8 for 21 (.381) with a 5-game hitting streak to begin his major league career!!
In Chicago, Gavin Floyd made his way through 5+ innings against the Indians, benefiting from the Sox offense in a 12-5 win. Floyd allowed 5 runs on 10 hits, NO walks to improve to 4-5 on the year. Lou Marson had a single off Floyd, and then took a pitch in the face and had to come out of the game. Fortunately, it was a curve ball and the glancing blow caused a cut in Lou's mouth that required 3 stitches, and he is day-to-day..........In Los Angeles, Jay Happ was a victim of non-support, but pitched very well. Happ (4-4) went 6.1 innings against the Dodgers, allowing 3 runs, 2 earned on 9 hits and 2 walks, striking out 10, but the Dodgers took a 5-1 decision from Houston............In Arlington, the Texas Rangers drilled Kyle Drabek and the Blue Jays, 12-6. Kyle only lasted 3 innings and gave up 9 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks to fall to 4-5, 4.55 for the year.......In Phoenix, Mike Zagurski had a rough time for the Diamondbacks. "Z-man" entered the game in the 6th inning with the Brewers ahead, 2-1. Mike then gave up a hit and 3 walks, recording just 1 out before being removed. Fortunately for him, only 1 of those runners scored and Arizona held on for a 4-3 win.
The win by Gavin was #26 for the HomeSide.
In St.Louis, Roy Halladay gave up a grand slam home run to Yadier Molina in the first, then left the game after the 2nd inning with shoulder soreness, and the Cardinals went on to beat the Phillies, 8-3. Carlos Ruiz (.366) had 2 more hits, Freddy Galvis had a hit and scored a run, and Joe Savery threw 2 innings when Halladay had to come out early. Savery allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk in his 2 innings of work.
In Atlanta, Gio Gonzalez won his 7th game of the year for the Nationals with a superb performance against the Braves. Gio went 7 strong, and allowed just 1 hit and 3 walks, giving up 2 runs while striking out 10 Braves.The only hit off him was a Michael Bourn triple in the 3rd inning. Bourn (.305) also walked and scored both runs for the Braves, as the Nationals won, 7-2.