Thursday, July 26, 2012

3 hits for Q

Wednesday night in Cleveland, Quintin Berry (.289) was 3 for 4 with a walk, and 2 RBI to help the Tigers defeat the Indians, 5-3.  Berry has 22 RBI, a .373 OBP and is 15 for 15 stealing bases!

In Miami, Michael Bourn (.299) smacked his 8th home run of the season for the Braves, a 2-run job in the 5th inning, as Atlanta kept pace with Washington with a 7-1 win over the Marlins.

In Philadelphia, the Phillies had another walk off win, scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the 10 to sweep the Brewers, 7-6. Carlos Ruiz (.345) had a pinch hit sacrifice fly to tie the game in the 10th, and it was the 27th RBI for "Chooch" in the 7th inning or later, tying him for the major league lead in that category.  Once again, Vance Worley was cruising along, and then stumbled in the 6th inning, before Kyle Kendrick bailed him out.  Antonio Bastardo blew the save, giving up a 2-run homer to Ryan Braun in the 8th.  Ryan Howard (.244) had a single and a walk for Philadelphia.

In Toronto, the Athletics shut out the Blue Jays, 16-0!  Anthony Gose (2 for 14 since his call-up) was 1 for 3 for the Jays, an 8th inning double, and was the only Toronto base runner to reach third base all night.  In the game, Toronto catcher J.P. Arencibia broke a bone in his hand, and if Travis d'Arnaud were healthy, it would have been his opportunity to make his debut.  Travis' knee injury seems to have ended his season.

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