Gather 'round, because it's time to recap the most recent diamond doings. Roll Call starts in St. Louis, a town which Scott Rolen(notes) used to call home. Thanks to a big day, Rolen will board a plane later with the rest of the Reds in no worse than first place in the NL Central.
Game of the Day: Reds 9, Cardinals 8
It's been a while since Rolen played in St. Louis (he was traded after the 2007 season) but it hasn't been that long.
"Good fans, good people," Rolen said. "A little anxiety, a little anticipation. I'll enjoy getting on the plane, too."
"I think this year we've proven to other people and proven to ourselves that no lead is safe," Votto said.
Third degree for Mac: The wife of Cards batting coach Mark McGwire gave birth to not one, not six, but three girls.
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They Also Played (in two words)
Mets 4, Padres 2: Pelf whee!
Yankees 3, Orioles 1: Javy duty.
Indians 3, Tigers 2: Choo chews.
Rangers 9, White Sox 6: Buehrle swirlie.
Red Sox 9, Athletics 4: Vector Victor?
Braves 7, Phillies 3: Santa Glaus.
Marlins 6, Brewers 4: Hells balls.
Royals 6, Angels 3: Tejeda? Te-hot-a!