Lets begin in St. Paul, where a parade of HomeSiders absorbed the loss in an 11-7 Twins win over the Phillies. Kyle Kendrick got the start, and the left handed hitting Twins were all over him. Kyle (2-6) lasted 4 innings, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks, before Joe Savery (2 IP, 3 runs, 5 hits), BJ Rosenberg (2 runs, 2 hits, 2 outs), and Jacob Diekman (1 hit, 2 walks, 1 inherited runner allowed to score, 1 K) all took a turn at getting abused. Carlos Ruiz (.350) had a single, a double, a walk, and scored twice for the Phillies.
In Atlanta, the Yankess used the home run ball to come from behind and beat the Braves, 6-4. Michael Bourn (.317) had a hit, stole his 17th base, and scored a run for Atlanta. Bourn has now hit in 12 games in a row.......In Arlington, the Rangers were all over the Diamondbacks, 9-1. Mike Zagurski faced 4 hitter for Arizona, allowing a hit and a walk, while striking out the other 2. Both runners Mike inherited scored........In Chicago, the Cubs edged the Tigers, 4-3. Quintin Berry pinch hit in the 7th inning, walked and scored what was the tying the run for Tigers.