In Philadelphia, Ryan Howard (.254) had a single, a walk, and his 8th home run, scoring twice and knocking in 2 runs, as the Phillies beat the first place Reds, 12-5. Domonic Brown (.268) added a 2-run double, and BJ Rosenberg and Antonio Bastardo combined for a scoreless inning of relief. John Mayberry and Juan Pierre had 3 hits each for Philadelphia.
In Milwaukee, the Brewers defeated the Cubs, 9-5. Lendy Castillo threw 2 scoreless inning, despite allowing a walk and 3 hits for Chicago...........In Chicago, Gavin Floyd struggled with his control, walking 4 and hitting a batter, and yielding 3 runs on 5 hits in just 2.1 innings against the Yankees, The White Sox did come back to win the game 9-6.