First note of news is that Freddy Galvis has been suspended by major league baseball for 50 games for violating its substance abuse program. Galvis, who is on the DL, will begin serving the suspension immediately.
Tuesday night n Philadelphia, Cole Hamels won his 10th game of the year, beating Josh Outman and the Rockies, 7-2. Hamels was great, throwing 8 strong innings, and giving up just 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, striking out 7 to improve to 10-3, 3.25 on the year. Carlos Ruiz (.358) belted a double and a 2-run home run, his 9th, knocking in 3 runs for the Phillies. Outman went into the 5th before he ran out of gas, absorbing his 3rd loss without a win. The Rockies have had rotation problems and announced yesterday they will go with a 4-man rotation for now, limiting the starters pitch counts to around 75 pitches per start. Good for Outman, who will get more starts, but he will have to get through 5 innings if he is ever going to pick up a win.
The win for Cole was #32 for the HomeSide this year.
In Detroit, Quintin Berry had 2 more hits, knocked in a run and scored one, as the Tigers defeated the Cardinals, 6-3. Berry (.337) also made an error, his 1st, which opened the door for a couple of unearned runs.......In Phoenix, the Mariners scored 3 in the 10th for a 12-9 win over the Diamondbacks. Mike Zagurski threw a 1-2-3 6th inning for Arizona.