Short on time this morning, so as quickly as I can-
Carlos Carrasco threw 7.1 very good innings for the Indians Monday against the Royals, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits and 1 walk in an eventual 2-1 win for Kansas City. Michael Bourn had a double, 2 walks, and made a great catch against the wall while the score was still 0-0.
Domonic Brown had 2 hits, including a walk off single in the bottom of the 9th to give the Phillies a 5-4 win over the Nationals. Ryan Howard was 3 for 3, including his 8th home run of the season, with a walk and 2 RBI. Mike Stutes retired all 6 hitters he faced (his ERA since his call up has shunk to 1.32!) and Antonio Bastardo got the only hitter he was assigned to get, and both picked up holds.
In Toledo, Leandro Castro hit a 3-run home run, his 7th of the year, but the IronPigs lost to the Mud Hens, 8-6. Tyler Cloyd took a pounding, allowing 8 runs on 12 hits in just 4.1 innings.
In Clearwater, Kelly Dugan had 3 hits including his 8th home run, and ran his league leading average up to .351, in a 9-2 win over Daytona. The Threshers have won 3 in a row, but still trail Dunedin by 1 game for 1st place with 2 games to go in the first half. Brock Stassi (.305) had 2 more hits and knocked in 3 runs for Clearwater.
In Pensacola, the Blue Wahoos got just 1 hit, a home run by Travis Mattair (#7), and lost to Mobile, 11-1.
In Scranton, Vance Worley pitched a 7-inning complete game in the first half of a doubleheader for Rochester, and the Red Wings took an 11-1 decision. Worley scattered 9 hits, and had NO walks, winning for the 2nd time since being sent back down.
In Buffalo, Anthony Gose had 2 hits and a walk, and scored a run for the Bisons in their 5-4 win over Gwinnett.
In Sacramento, Michael Taylor (.307) had 3 hits including his 7th home run, but the River Cats lost to Tacoma, 7-5. Jason Jaramillo had a hit for the Rainiers, having been released by Houston and signed by Seattle.