In Minnesota Wednesday, Carlos Ruiz (.361) had a single, 2 doubles and 2 walks, knocked in a run and scored twice to help the Phillies survive a 9-8 win over the Twins. After a 6-run 1st inning should have been enough for Cole Hamels to cruise, it turned out they needed every one of those runs, and some more. Hamels (9-3) was the winning pitcher, despite allowing 7 runs (6 earned) on 8 hits and 2 walks. Antonio Bastardo also allowed a run on 2 hits in his inning, recording his 13th hold of the year.
The victory for Cole was #30 for the HomeSide, and the first in June, this year.
In Toronto, Stephen Strasburg defeated Kyle Drabek and the Blue Jays, 6-2. Drabek is still not quite right, this time only going 4.1 innings and giving up 4 runs on 7 hits and 1 walk, falling to 4-7, 4.67 for Toronto this year. In San Francisco, Jay Happ (4-7) was ripped for 8 runs on 11 hits in just 3.1 innings, as Matt Cain threw a perfect game for the Giants, an 11-0 win for San Francisco In Colorado, the Athletics reached former teammate Josh Outman for 5 runs on 6 hits over 5 innings, and Oakland went on to take a 10-8 win with 3 in the 9th..............In Atlanta, Michael Bourn (.319) extended his hitting streak to 13 games, with 2 hits for the Braves in their 3-2 loss to the Yankees..............In Chicago, Quintin Berry (.296) had a pinch hit RBI single for the Tigers, as Detroit beat the Cubs, 8-4. "Q" also stole his 8th base of the season. Adrian Cardenas had a pinch hit appearance for the Cubs, and struck out.