Kevin Youkilis hit the third grand slam of his career to help the Chicago White Sox beat the visiting NY Yankees, 7-3. It was the 15th home run of the season for Youkilis, who also walked.
Ian Kinsler hit home run No. 14, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Scott Feldman from absorbing his third straight loss as the visiting Baltimore Orioles won, 5-3. Feldman gave up all five runs (four earned) on seven hits (0ne home run) and a walk while striking out four.
Jason Marquis pitched fairly well but was not involved in the decision as the San Diego Padres beat the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-5, in 10 innings. Marquis allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits (one home run) and three walks and five strikeouts in 5.1 innings. He was also 0-1 with a sac bunt at the plate.
Ike Davis was 1-4 as the NY Mets lost an ugly one to the visiting Colorado Rockies, 6-2. I was watching this one on-and-off and just happened to see a play where Ike Davis came home with a throw with a runner on third base. Catcher Josh Thole ran the runner back to third, but no one was covering the plate so the runner came in to score. Actually Davis and reliever Bobby Parnell both came in to cover, but not in time. Third baseman David Wright seemed to have trouble throwing the ball and Davis and Parnell almost collided. Yecch. The night before with the score tied at 1-1, reliever Josh Edgin tried to field a bunt and shovel the throw to first with his glove hand, but the attempt went awry and got away from Davis at first. Why second baseman Daniel Murphy was backing so so close, I have no idea; had he been a bit farther away he might have prevented the runner from advancing to second and eventually scoring on a passed ball. That was essentially the game as the Mets lost 3-1 and R.A. Dickey took another step farther away from a potential Cy Young award.
Ryan Braun was 0-3 with a walk, but the Milwaukee Brewers still managed tio beat the visiting Chicago Cubs, 5-3.
Michael Schwimer did not appear in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 5-4 loss to the visiting Cincinnati Reds.
Sam Fuld did not appear in the Tampa Bay Rays’ 1-01, 11-inning loss to the visiting Kansas City Royals.
Ryan Lavarnway, Craig Breslow, and Danny Valencia did not appear in the Boston Re Sox’s 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.