Monday, August 20, 2012

Brown's 4 RBI lead Phils to win

In Milwaukee, Domonic Brown (.269) had 3 hits and 4 RBI, and Kyle Kendrick threw 8 shut out inning to win his 3rd start in a row, as the Phillies beat the Brewers, 8-0.  Brown walked and scored in the 2nd inning, doubled in 3 runs in the 3rd, hit a bullet into  double play in the 5th, singled and scored in the 8th, and drove in a run with another single in the 9th.  It was easily the best game of his career to date.  Kendrick (6-9, 4.20) in the meantime, was mowing down the Brewers, allowing just 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 7, as he continues to make a play for a spot in next year's rotation.  Ryan Howard (.246) also had 2 hits and scored a run for the Phillies.

The victory for Kendrick was #54 for HomeSiders in the major leagues this year.

In Detroit, the Orioles beat the Tigers, 7-5.  Quintin Berry (.274) was 1 for 4 for the Tigers.  Baltimore has won 11 of their last 15 and is right in the race for a wild card playoff spot...........In Atlanta, the Dodgers shut out the Braves, 5-0.  Michael Bourn (.292) was 1 for 3, with a walk, and stole his league leading 33rd base of the year for Atlanta.  Mike is bidding for his 3rd straight NL stolen base crown.........In Houston, Mike Zagurski pitched another scoreless inning for the Diamondbacks in their 8-1 win over the Astros.  That's 2 in a row since being designated for assignment and then being recalled last week for "Z-man".............In Oakland, Lou Marson (.236) was 0 for 3 for the Indians, who were beaten 7-0 by the Athletics.

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