Sunday, September 30, 2012

Phils achieve .500

Saturday in Miami, the Phillies took a 9-5 win from the Marlins.  Carlos Ruiz (.325) had a single and a double and drove in 2 runs, Domonic Brown (.238) had a triple and a walk, knocking in a run and scoring another, and Darin Ruf (.333) chipped in with a double and a runs scored.  Justin De Fratus retired  the 2 hitters he faced, and Antonio Bastardo tossed a scoreless inning, each recording a hold, as the Phillies evened their record at 79-79 with 4 games to go.

In Minnesota, the Tigers topped the Twins, 6-4, to pull 2 games ahead of Chicago for the AL Central crown.  Quintin Berry (.263) had a single, a walk, stole his 21st base without being caught, and scored a run for Detroit.  Miguel Cabrera hit his 43rd home run, tying him for the league lead and putting him in position to win the first triple crown since Yaz did it for the Red Sox in 1967!

In Phoenix, the Diamondbacks routed the hapless Cubs, 8-2.  Lendy Castillo pitched 1.2 innings for Chicago, allowing a hit a and a walk, but no runs, and Adrian Cardenas had a walk in 2 plate appearances for the Cubbies..........In Los Angeles, Josh Outman retired 4 straight hitters (1K) for Colorado in the Rockies' 3-0 loss to the Dodgers.

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