Kevin Youkilis was 0-2 with a walk as the host Phillies beat the Red Sox, 5-0. Many sports pundits believe this will be the match-up in the World Series this year.
Ryan Braun had a double — his 18th — in three at bats, was hit by a pitch, and stole his 18th base as the host Yankees blew up the Brewers, 12-2.
Ian Kinsler enjoyed his best game in awhile, hitting a triple and his ninth home run in three at-bats, scoring one run and driving in three in the Rangers’ 7-3 win over the host Astros.
Danny Valencia had a single and his 14th double in four at bats as the Twins beat the Dodgers, 6-4.
Sam Fuld was 1-2 with a walk and a run scored as the Rays beat the visiting Reds in walk-off fashion, 4-3.
Jason Marquis got banged around a bit by the Angels, who roughed him up for eight hits and four walks in five-plus innings, scoring four runs (three earned) on their way to an 11-5 win over the visiting Nationals. He was not saddled with the decision, however, which seems fair since the last time out he came way with nothing to show for eight shutout frames over the Mariners.
John Grabow pitched in both games of the Giants-Cubs doubleheader. He gave up a ninth-inning home run to Miguel Tejada as the Cubs fell to the visitors in the opener, 13-7. He faced five batters in the nightcap, retiring just one and giving up three hits and walk for two earned runs as the Giants won again, 7-6. The poor showing bootsed his ERA from 4.88 to 5.51.
DNP: Ike Davis, Mets, Disabled List. Craig Breslow did not pitch in the As’ 1-0 win over the Marlins. Florida’s leadoff batter singled in the first inning, but Oakland pitching held their opponent hitless the rest of the way.