Saturday, August 11, 2012

Gose swipes 2 to celebrate birthday

Friday night in Philadelphia, Roy Halladay was masterful throwing 8 solid innings and yielding just a run on only 2 hits, NO walks, with 8 strike outs in the Phillies 3-1 win over St. Louis.  A double by Ryan Howard followed by a Domonic Brown single gave the Phillies a run in the 2nd inning, and Chase Utley's 2-run 8th inning home run was the difference.  It was Utley's 8th home run  since returning to the line-up.

In Cleveland, Clay Buchholz held the Indians to just 2 hits, both by Asdrubal Cabrera, as the Red Sox edged the Tribe, 3-2.  Jason Donald scored 1 of the 2 runs for Cleveland..............In Toronto, the Yankess pounded the Blue Jays, 10-4.  Anthony Gose (.218) was 1 for 4, and stole 2 bases for the Blue Jays on his 22nd birthday............In Arlington, the Tigers beat the Rangers, 6-2.  Quintin Berry was 0 for 1, coming on late for defense again.  "Q" has started just 1 game in the past week, having his time seriously curtailed since Andy Dirks' return from the DL.  The Tigers remain 1 game back of the White Sox, who walked off against the Athletics on Jordan Danks' first major league home run.  Gavin Floyd started the game for Chicago, going 6 innings and giving up 3 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks, and receiving no decision  in the 4-3 Sox win.

In Phoenix, Mike Zagurski is not having a good time.  "Z-man" threw the 9th inning last night, and allowed 4 runs on 4 hits in the Nationals 10-1 win over the Diamondbacks.  Mike's ERA has ballooned to 6.63 for the year.

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