Game of the Day
Padres 6, Rockies 4
What, no witty comeback? Trailing 5-4 in the fifth inning, at home, is usually right where the Colorado Rockies like to be. But the San Diego Padres bullpen said no, turning in 4 1/3 scoreless innings to end Colorado's 10-game winning streak.
Last ups: Even after Seth Smith(notes) walked to lead off the bottom of the ninth against Heath Bell(notes), the Rockies had a chance to tie or better. But Carlos Gonzalez(notes) grounded to short for the last out, dropping the Rox 2 1/2 back in the NL West.
"You've got to face one of the hottest hitters — let's see what happens," said Bell, who converted his 28th straight save opportunity. "Tonight, I broke his bat and I won. Hopefully, I won't have to face him tomorrow because he's going to want revenge."
They Also Played...
Rays 1, Yankees 0 (11 inn.): Those sneaky Joe Maddon Glasses. They're the ones who told Carl Crawford(notes) to get thrown out by umpires in the ninth to make way for Reid Brignac(notes), whose solo homer won the game for Tampa Bay.
Mets 1, Pirates 0 (10 inn.): The Pirates are 17-65 on the road. Do they just forget to pack everything for the road trip, or... ?
Athletics 3, Royals 1: The A's add their own entry into the Old Rookie of the Year contest: 31-year-old left-hander Bobby Cramer(notes), who played in Mexico, taught math part-time and worked on a pipeline before realizing his dream of pitching in the majors for the first time.
Reds 7, D-backs 2: The Greater Cincinnati Area must think the Reds have the NL Central locked up; Only 12,061 tickets sold at Great American to watch them secure a winning record for 2010.
Orioles 4, Blue Jays 3 (11 inn.): After starting the season 0-12 against the Jays, the Orioles finally beat them under Buck Showalter. Is there anything he can't do?
Red Sox 5, Mariners 1: Lester betters Fister.
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