In Phoenix, Ryan Howard singled in 2 runs in the top of the 10th inning to give the Phillies a 4-2 win in their series finale against the Diamondbacks. Domonic Brown had 2 hits, including the game trying knock in the top of the 9th, and Freddy Galvis was 3 for 5 in the game. Carlos Ruiz had a hit in his only at bat. Kyle Kendrick was very good again, pitching 7 solid innings,and allowing just 2 1st-inning runs, on 6 hits, NO walks, with 4 Ks. Justin De Fratus was the winning pitcher, striking out the the final hitter in the bottom of the 9th, and making him the pitcher of record when Ryan got his big hit. It was win #16 for HomeSiders in the majors this year, and the 7th in May...........In Detroit, Michael Bourn walked as a pinch hitter in the top of the 9th inning, stole second base, and scored the tying run for the Indians, who went on to win in the 10th, 4-3 over the Tigers.............In Seattle, Michael Taylor was 0 for 4, and is just 1 for 20 for the Athletics, in the Mariner's 6-1 win over Oakland.
In Durham, BJ Rosenberg picked up his 1st win of the year with 7 shut out innings for the IronPigs in a 6-4 Lehigh Valley win over the Bulls. Darin Ruf had 2 hits, 2 walks and scored 2 runs, and Jake Diekman got the save with a 1-2-3 bottom of the 9th...........In Reading, the Akron Aeros scored 2 in the 9th to tie the game and won it in the 10, 7-6. Tyson Gillies led the Reading offense with 3 hits, and Edgar Duran, Derrick Mitchell and Sebastian Valle each had 2 hits for the Fightin' Phils. Hector Neris started and allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 5 hits over 5 innings, Juan Sosa threw 2 scoreless frames, and Colby Shreve was the losing pitcher..........In Greensboro, Zack Taylor had 2 more hits, he has 7 in the last 3 games, and the BlueClaws made it 3 in a row over the Grasshoppers with a 5-1 win. Zack had 3 doubles and 2 home runs in his barrage against Greensboro pitching!! Roman Quinn had 2 hits and stole his 15th base, and Justin Dalles hit a home run in his Lakewood debut! A fine outing for Yoel Mecias, who got his first victory of the year with 5.1 innings of work (1 run, 5 hits, 3 walks, 5 Ks), with Jordan Guth and Steven Inch throwing scoreless relief.
In Indianapolis, the Indians defeated Toledo, 8-2. Quintin Berry had 2 hits and stole his 13th base for the Mud Hens..............In Oklahoma City, Jarred Cosart pitched very well, going 6 innings against Salt Lake and allowing just a run on only 2 hits and 3 walks, leaving the game with a 3-1 lead. To say the bullpen could sustain it is an understatement, as the Bees came on for 8 runs in the final 2 innings of a 9-3 win!...............In Pensacola, Travis Mattair doubled in 2 runs for the Blue Wahoos, who dropped a 10-4 game to Chattanooga.