Welcome to the Majors, Jason Kipnis. Although he’s listed as an outfielder on the Indians’ active roster, he made his debut at second base on Friday in a 3-0 loss to the White Sox. Batting eighth in the lineup, Kipnis grounded out to second on a 1-1 count in the third inning. He flied out to right on the same count in the fifth and was hit by a Gavin Floyd pitch on a 2-2 count in the eighth. Kipnis did not play in the Sunday game (Saturday’s contest was rained out).
He’s so new, ESPN doesn’t even have a page for his Major League stats yet.
Ryan Braun missed the series opener against the Giants, but homered in the other two games, both Brewer losses. Braun hit four home runs over the last week; two came in the first inning, including yesterday’s blast, his 20th of the season.
|7/24||@ SF||L 2-1||4||1||2||0||0||1||1||0||1||0||.321|
|7/23||@ SF||L 4-2||3||1||1||0||0||1||1||1||2||0||.319|
Kevin Youkilis had three hits in10 at bats against the Mariners and hit his 14th home run in the series finale as the Red Sox took all three games from Seattle, who have now lost 15 in a row.
|7/24||vs SEA||W 12-8||3||2||1||0||0||1||2||1||1||0||.282|
|7/23||vs SEA||W 3-1||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.281|
|7/22||vs SEA||W 7-4||3||1||2||1||0||0||2||1||0||0||.285|
Ian Kinsler was just 2-13 as the Rangers took two of three from the Blue Jays.
|7/24||vs TOR||L 3-0||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.248|
|7/23||vs TOR||W 5-4||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.251|
|7/22||vs TOR||W 12-2||5||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.251|
Scott Feldman finally made his 2011 debut, striking out in in the final inning of the Rangers’ 12-2 Friday win overBlue Jays.
Danny Valencia was 4-11 with a double and home run #12 as the Twins dropped three of four (including a Thursday game) to the Tigers.
|7/24||vs DET||L 5-2||4||1||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.236|
|7/23||vs DET||W 4-1||3||2||1||0||0||1||1||1||0||0||.234|
|7/22||vs DET||L 8-2||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.233|
Sam Fuld was 2-4 with a run scored as the Rays dropped two of three to the Royals. Fuld stole his 18th base in the final game.
|7/24||@ KC||W 5-0||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.244|
|7/23||@ KC||L 4-5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.244|
|7/22||@ KC||L 4-10||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.245|
Jason Marquis pitched well enough to win but didn’t as the Nationals could only manage one run against the Dodgers. Marquis (8-5) allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in six innings. He was also 0-2 at the plate, dropping his batting average to .190.
Craig Breslow pitched twice in the Athletics’ series against the Yankees.On Friday he pitched one inning, giving up a run on two hits and a walk in a 17-7 loss; two of men he retired went down on strikes. The next day he earned his seventh hold in a 4-3 win, allowing a hit in 2/3 inning, striking out one.
|7/23||@ NYY||W 4-3||0.2||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||3||11||–||H(7)||3.28|
|7/22||@ NYY||L 17-7||1.0||2||1||1||0||1||2||2||1||6||27||–||–||3.34|
John Grabow finally put together two good back-to-back games. On Friday, he picked up his fifth hold by striking out the only batter he faced in a 4-2 Cubs win over the Astros. Two days later, Grabow earned his second win of the year, pitching one inning, allowing one hit and a walk, as the Cubs won, 5-4, in 10 innings.
|07/24||vs HOU||W 5-4||1.0||1||0||0||0||1||0||3||0||4||11||W(2-0)||–||5.19|
|07/22||vs HOU||W 4-2||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||3||–||H(5)||5.31|
DNP: Ike Davis, Mets, Disabled List.