Gather 'round, because it's time to recap the most recent diamond doings. Roll Call starts at AT&T Park in San Francisco, where a misjudged broken-bat triple quickly turned around the fortunes of the Giants and Rockies.
Game of the Day: Rockies 2, Giants 1
Flip ya' for real: The Rockies had been shut out by left-hander Jonathan Sanchez(notes), but Giants manager Bruce Bochy took him out after Dexter Fowler(notes) worked a leadoff walk in the ninth. Against closer Brian Wilson(notes), slugger Carlos Gonzalez(notes) hit a broken-bat liner that fooled new Giants outfielder Cody Ross(notes) and went over his head into Triples Alley in right-center.
Fowler scored to tie it and Gonzalez turned on the jets, but Freddy Sanchez(notes) still had a chance to throw him out at third — except his relay throw took three hops, the last out of bounds for an error, which allowed Gonzalez to score.
The Rockies, who were 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position, went ahead 2-1 in stunning fashion.
Via the Twitter of Troy Renck of the Denver Post:
Bochy on Ross: There isn't a RF that wouldn't have thought ball was going to die . it just took off on wind current or something.
The Rockies closed to within seven games of the first-place Padres. When the Giants look back on the 2010 season, this might be the one that let the season get away.
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They Also Played...
Dodgers 3, Phillies 0: Hiroki Kuroda(notes), who took a no-hitter into the eighth, finished with a one-hitter in three different ways: He hit Jayson Werth(notes) with a pitch; he collected his first hit, at bat, of the season; he allowed a single to Shane Victorino(notes). ... The Phillies were doomed from the start, with this being Rod Barajas'(notes) first game for the Dodgers. He's 18 for 34 with eight homers against the Phillies since 2008.
D-backs 7, Padres 2: It's a skid now; The Padres have lost five straight games. But the Rockies and Giants aren't exactly making a charge — yet.
"You know those guys aren't worried about six games," [said Bruce, who led off the game with a homer and had the winning single against Trevor Hoffman(notes) in the 10th.] "It's going to be a battle until the end. That's what we expect."
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Yankees 11, Athletics 5: Because Trevor Cahill(notes) did not look like a Cy Young Award contender while pitching a game in New York City, he can probably forget about any chances he had of winning. If you can't make it in Gotham, you're screwed.
"You never know what to expect," Francoeur said. "I played here four years and played hard.
"A lot of people cheered me, but one bozo did that. You can boo me, but don't throw a bottle at me. ... That was classless."
It was. Are we sure it wasn't a Mets fan, though? That would make more sense.
"It was a big letdown," Rays All-Star left fielder Carl Crawford said. "We came out all fired up and you see that, it's really depressing."
Cubs 14, Pirates 2: They should have let Andre Dawson take a few hacks too, while he was hanging around.
Angels 5, Mariners 3: You fill in the blank. Better yet, just walk away.
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