Monday, July 29, 2013

Santana and Ruiz go deep!

Sunday in Detroit, the Tigers completed the sweep of the Phillies, 12-4, extending the current losing streak to 8 straight.  After Jonathan Pettibone struggled through 5 innings (3 runs, 7 hits, 4 walks), Jake Diekman allowed 4 UNearned runs in the Phillies' nightmare bttom of the 5th and was tagged with the loss.  Steve Susdorf, who made a big error, dropping a fly ball during that inning, had his first major league hit, a double, and scored a run.  Darin Ruf had 2 more hits, and Carlos Ruiz was 1 for 4, with each driving in a run.  Phillies limp home, and start a home stand against the champion Giants Tuesday...........In Cleveland, Michael Bourn had a double, a walk, and 2 RBI for the Indians, as they shut out Texas for the 2nd straight day, 6-0...................In Toronto, Jarred Cosart made his 3rd major league start and tossed 6 innings for Houston in their 2-1 loss to the Jays.  Jarred (1-0, 0.86) allowed just 1 run on 4 hits and 5 walks, and got no decision.  Jonathan Villar was 1 for 4 for the Astros and stole his 4th base in just 7 games.

In Lakewood, Art Charles 2-run triple in the bottom of the 9th capped off a 3-run rally to give the BlueClaws a walk off 4-3 win over the Drive and a split of their 4-game set. Chace Numata had 2 hits, and Willie Carmona drove in the other 2 runs, and Charles' hit made a winner of Delvi Francisco, who had tossed a scoreless top of the 9th..........In Fort Myers, Carlos Alonso had 4 hits, and Aaron Altherr knocked in 3 runs to help the Threshers take a 5-4 win from the Miracle.  Severino Gonzalez threw 7 strong innings, allowing just 2 UNearned runs on 4 hits and 1 walk.

In Midland, Domingo Santana hit his 17th home run, and his 3rd in 3 days, to help the Hooks top the Rock Hounds, 5-2. D'Arby Myers (.276) had 2 hits for the Hounds................In Louisville, Randy Ruiz hit his 12th home run, a 3-run shot during Scranton's 5-run 6th, as the RailRiders topped the Bats, 9-3.  Jason Donald had 2 hits and scored a run for Louisville............In Oklahoma City, Jonathan Singleton hit his 4th home run, and Josh Zeid recorded his 13th save of the year, as the RedHawks beat Iowa, 4-3.

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