Sam Fuld entered the Tampa Bay Rays-Baltimore Orioles game as a defensive replacement, without an at bat. The Orioles emerged victorious, 3-2, and remain in a first place tie with the NY Yankees, who beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-4. Ryan Kalish came in as a defensive replacement; neither Ryan Lavarnway nor Craig Breslow appeared in the game.
Ike Davis started on the bench but came in as a pinch-hitter and remained in the game as the Mets dropped their sixth straight, 2-0, to the Washington Nationals. Davis was 0-2.
Ian Kinsler was 2-4, including his 40th double, as the Texas Rangers beat the visiting Cleveland Indians, 5-2. Kinsler also scored his 94th run of the year, good for third place in the American League. Scott Feldman did not appear in the game. He’s scheduled to start on Saturday against the Seattle Mariners.
Kevin Youkilis says “chai.” He came up big in the Chicago White Sox’s win over their division rival Detroit Tigers, blasting two homers (numbers 17 and 18) and driving in four of the team’s six runs. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough as the Tigers won, 8-6, cutting Chicago’s lead in the AL Central to a single game.
Ryan Braun was 2-5 with a run scored as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the visiting Atlanta Braves, 8-2, to continue their push for a wild card bid.
Jason Marquis (San Diego Padres) remains on the disabled list, be he’s still hoping for a return this season.