OK, so the Phillies made the right call, and Tyler Cloyd pitched a good game in Miami last night, going 7 innings and giving up just 2 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks to pick up the win in a 7-3 Phillies win. Antonio Bastardo and BJ Rosenberg each threw an inning of relief. It was the 3rd career win for Cloyd, his 1st this year and #20 for HomeSiders in the majors. He becomes the 10th different HomeSider to win a major league game in 2013. Ryan Howard (.256) celebrated his return to the line up with 3 hits and 3 RBI (also scored 2 runs), and Domonic Brown added a hit and 2 RBI to raise his season total to 23.
In Cleveland, the Tigers' Max Scherzer held the Indians to 3 hits, stopping the Indians winning streak in a 3-1 Detroit victory. Michael Bourn (.314) had 2 of the 3 hits, stole his 6th base and scored the lone run for the Tribe.......In Denver, Josh Outman allowed a hit and a walk, and an inherited runner to score, but struck out 2 in his .2 innings of work in the Rockies' 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
In Reading, Jesse Biddle (3-3, 2.50) threw another outstanding game, pitching 7.2 innings of shut out ball, allowing just 3 hits and 4 walks, striking out 9 in a 3-0 win for the Fightin Phils. Zack Collier had 2 hits, including his 3rd home run of the season. After a slow start, Zack is 9 for 23 over the last 6 games............In Salisbury, the BlueClaws romped over the Shorebirds, pounding Delmarva 9-3. Brian Pointer led the attack with 3 hits and 2 RBI, and Art Charles and Willie Carmona added 2 hits each as Lakewood won for the 9th time in the last 12 outings. Shane Watson was outstanding, throwing 5 shut out frames and allowing just 1 hit and 2 walks to record his 3rd win of the season.
In New Britain, Trevor May (3-2, 3.91) worked his way through 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 8 hits and 5 walks, striking out 6 in the Rock Cats' 9-3 win over Binghamton.........In Toledo, Quintin Berry had a hit, 2 walks, stole his 14th base and scored a run for the Mud Hens, but Sryacuse won the game, 7-5............In Sacramento, Michael Taylor (.319) had 3 hits and drove in a run for the River Cats, who lost a 4-3 game to New Orleans in 10 innings.