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The Show: Writing headlines is tough

July 1, 2008

Work is sort of busy, but we just can’t get into it right now. We had car problems, but that let us rent a Mustang, so we felt cool for a little. Then we remembered that we started a blog. Sure no one visits, and no one is reading it, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t post about baseball, and link to some other websites that we like. For now we are going to recap some baseball action. You want a recap? I got your recap right here

Rays 5, Boston 4; Gabe “Don’t Call Me” Gross and B.J. “What’s” Upton (Sorry that was too easy) each homered for the team that everyone thinks will need Cialis by the end of the season. For now the are 1 1/2 games up on those sorry Sox.

KC 6, Bmore 5; Miguel Olivo doesn’t need no stinkin’ maple bat. He homered to tie the game in the top of the 9th. KC gathered one more in the 11th and went home happy.

Rangers 2, Yanks 1; Arod went yard, and the team wasn’t down or up by 10 runs. Take that haters. Unfortunately, the remainder of the team wasn’t clutch, except for maybe Mike Mussina who used ice cream to power his way to 8 Ks. The comeback kid Josh Hamilton notched an RBI in his team’s victory.

Tigers 5, Twinkies 4; Joel Zumaya got a save. Not sure if that is going to be a recurring theme, or if he was just celebrating the release of “Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.”

Sox 9, Indians 7; According to ESPN “Swisher cracks grand slam, solo shot to lift White Sox to 5th win in row

A’s 6, TLAAofA 1; The LLAALALALAAofA have scored 2 runs in 4 games. Greg Smith pitched a complete game for the A’s. Typically that isn’t all that noteworthy, but CGs hardly happen, and Greg Smith is on my fantasy team, SUCKA! Sure this site updates less than we do, but we feel for them. As hardly read blogs, we need to stick together. Stick with it FSCB.

Blue Jays 2, M’s 0; The Blue Jays haven’t been scored upon in 18 consecutive innings. Maybe there is something to this whole steroids gone scoring down thing.

NL Time

Mets 1, Cards 7; Sure if you want news about the Cardinals go here, but thanks to our Jerry Manuel story, we found a link for Mets info here. Sometimes blog names are really clever. We tip our cap to that one. The Met’s lost last night, and Maine sucked.

Pirates 3, Reds 4; Griffey hit a walk-off bomb. Good for him. We know we are in the minority, but we don’t really like Ken Griffey Jr. Speaking of people that don’t like other people, Dan Shanoff sounds off.

Nats 5, Fish 6; 5 homers were hit in this game, including a walk-off by Josh Willingham to swat those pesky (g)Nats. See what I did there? It was a little play on words. The Nationals are like bugs, and…oh hell, you get it.

Astros 4, Dodgers 1; Roy “The Enigma” Oswalt pitched a gem last night but left after 6 with an injury and 9 Ks. Since both of these teams suck, I can’t think of a better place to drop this debate.

Dbags 6, Brewbags 3; The Dbacks are struggling, Eric Byrnes is crumbling, and where is Max Scherzer? At least they got a win out of this one.

Cubs 9, Giants 2; The Cubs are the best team in the NL, but struggle a bit on the road. San Francisco is a friendly place, so they decided to help a good team get better by pitching Barry Zito. Mark “My name isn’t Derek” DeRosa belted 2 homers. We launched the recap with the Cubbies, and we end with them. Check it ooooooouuuuutttt!

The Show: Willie no talkie no more

June 17, 2008

Even though there were only 5 games last night, the Mets still thought they couldn’t grab the headline with a victory alone, so they decided┬áthat this was a better way to steal the morning headlines. Either way, let’s start with the goodies…

Mets 9, TLAAofA 6; Apparently, winning 3 of your last 4 is not good enough to save your job. Omar Minaya and the Mets have pointed the finger in the wrong direction, and according to sources, there was some slight in-house sabatoge brewing. It seems odd that the Mets would fire the manager, the third base coach, and the pitching coach, but not the bench coach. Isn’t he the one that assists Willie with his in game decisions? At least for Willie, he no longer has to endure the constant feel of his head on the chopping block, and he got a free trip out to the west coast. I doubt the Mets sprung for the ticket on the return flight. Here at Awesomo, we wish Willie the best of luck, and hope the Mets suck even more. Lots of people have talked a lot about it already. Like here, and here, and even here, oh and can’t forget here.

Braves 7, Rockies 1; The MLB schedulers are pretty crafty. The Rockies/Braves get snowed out, so they decide the best way to make that up is on a trip to Texas. I didn’t realize that Arlington was that close to Colorado. Chipper went 2 for 4 and raised his average to .403. We’re going to go out on a limb, and call it now. Chipper is not going to be hitting .400. I know, it’s bold, but that is what we do here at Awesomo, we are ctrl B.

Boston 2, Phillies 8; There was a Ryan Howard sighting last night in Philly. The slugger went 3 for 5 with 2 homers. He also happened to strikeout twice, but we won’t dwell on the negatives. Howard is now hitting a blistering .224. We are going to go out on a limb and call it now. Howard is not going to be hitting .400. I know, it’s bold, but that is what we do here at Awesomo, we are ctrl B.

Florida 6, Mariners 1; The Mariners are pretty bad. They need a new manager, perhaps Willie would be interested in moving to soggy Seattle. Richie “I like to fight” Sexson went 2-4 and is hitting a paltry .218. The Marlins don’t have a single hitter over .300, yet manage to be in second in the NL East.

Tigers 6, Giants 8; Marcus Thames homored in 7 straight at bats. That is pretty ridiculous, good thing they said goodbye to Jacques Jones. Unfortunately, Thames did not set MLB records. That record is held, without an astrisk, by Mark McGwire. Big Mac hit 11 in a row at one point (thanks for that little nugget BBTN crew). Tim Lincecum had his worst outing of the season, but the remainder of the Giants rallied for 5 in the 8th to get the win. Talking about San Francisco makes us think of our new favorite player, Ben Francisco of the Cleveland Indians. How sweet is that name?

The Show; Sh*t’s weak!

May 28, 2008

Now that Awesomo is back in action, we are back with some MLB bizness. Yesterday was full of your pretty standard baseball actions, walk-offs, super rookies, crappy rookies (Ian Kennedy), and a whole lot of dingers. Awesomo is back so you better watch out cause your shiznit is wizeak. More baseball please…

Red Sox 3, Mariners 4; The Sox lost this one on a two out walk off single by Jose Lopez. We can’t tell you what position Jose Lopez plays, but he helped the M’s win for just the 6th time in 26 games. That is bad. Dice K labored through 4 innings, and left with what appeared to be back spasms, but was reported as “shoulder fatigue.” Awesomo doesn’t know what that is, but we guess it exists. Manny hit his 499th.

Dodgers 1, Cubs 3; 3 in the 7th put the Cubs in line for the W, and a first place grip on the NL Central. With perenial powers (Cubbies, Cards, and ‘Stros) fighting it out, and the perenial teams that suck (Reds, Brewers, and Pirates) relying on young talent for the future, the central has returned to order. The Dodgers missed a chance to jump to 2.5 games back of the D-backs.

Yankees 9, O’s 10; The Yankees blew a pair of 4 run leads, and squandered homers from A-rod, Damon, Abreu, and Giambi (he is really doing the whole ‘stache thing). The O’s used homers from Millar, Mora, Hernandez, and Luke Scott to overcome the deficits, and then used 3 hits in 11th to take the W. LaTroy Hawkins showed fans the only reason why Joba shouldn’t be a starter (the bullpen sucks).

Rockies 4, Phillies 7; The Phillies used 7 runs to put away the Rockies early. Ubaldo Jimenez, who has been a tough luck pitcher this year, didn’t help himself last night. The Phils are 1.5 back. If they don’t have to worry about the Mets, this should be a pretty early decision on the division because the Braves can’t win on the road.

Braves 2, Brewers 3; They proved this fact again last night, as the Braves scored in the first 2 innings, but the Brewers scored in the last 3. The Braves are 6-17 on the road, which is good for worst in the majors.

White Sox 2, Indians 8; The whole Travis Hafner no longer the DH thing just might work. Hafner was replaced by the .225 hitting Jhonny Peralta, who went 2-4. Just because the best thing Hafner has done, in the last month, is not play, doesn’t mean he can’t be an all-star.

Pirates 6, Reds 9; Everyone is very happy to see Jay “Bruce” Bruce play in the majors. They were even happier he went 3-3. It must be a slow sports day when a call up from the minors is one of the top headlines on ESPN. Adam Dunn hit a dinger, and struck out twice. He has more strikeouts than games he has appeared in 1022 v. 1136.

Rangers 12, Rays 6; Another former Reds minor league prospect, Josh Hamilton, hit a grand slam, his 13th homer. This kid looks to be the real deal, and his middle name is Holt. His parents knew what they were doing, and this kid was born to be a ball player. Good thing he got past all of those drugs and suspensions. Somehow, Vincente Padilla and Sir Sidney Ponson are a combined 10-3 with a 3.66 ERA.

Marlins 3, Mets 5; The Mets won? Wow! Willie for Presidente in 2012. Fernando Tatis, the starting right fielder, went 2-3, which is odd because he is a 3rd baseman, and apparently still alive. Personally, here at Awesomo we don’t condone steroids, and believe Bud should put an * on this record immediately.

Twins 4, KC 3; The Santana-less Twinkies managed to pull to within 2 games of the AL central. A 3 run inside the park homer in the 9th by Mark Teahen, #51 of greatest all-time Royals, tied the ball game. A single from Cuddyer in the 12th put the Twins on top for good.

‘Stros 8, Cards 2; Shawn Chacon got his second decision in 2 chances, both wins. The man who picthed 9 games before factoring in the outcome of the game, pitched 7 strong. Pujols and Pence combinded to go 9-9.

Due to time constraints…

Jays 1, A’s 3; Big Hurt, got hurt, but the A’s still won. Now who will they get to play DH? Oh wait…

Giants 6, D-backs 3; Tim Lincecum is 7-1.

Nationals 2, Padres 4; The Padres won, and hit 2 homers in a row in the process. Yay Padres!!!

The Show; We give continuous effort

May 14, 2008

We are back, trying to pull ourselves away from boring team building exercises, we find solice in our blog. Even though we know you don’t because our blog stats tell us that no one reads this thing. Anyway, this is what hapened in the NL.

Reds 5, Marlins 3; Joey Votto did that 3 homer thing last week, and decided to hit another one last night, which helped the Reds beat the Fish. Griffey DNP, but that is probably because he isn’t really that good anymore, it isn’t 1996 anymore.

Phillies 5, Braves 4; Atlanta started early, but Philly was able to rally late. Brad Lidge gave up his first run of the year, but converted his 10th save in 10 chances. Chipper went 3 for 4 and is hitting an unholy .406.

Brew Crew 5, Dodgers 3; Apparently, the new trend in baseball is to relieve people of certain duties, and then immediatly return them to those duties. That can be said for Awesomo favorite, Eric Gag-me, notched a save, albeit shakey. He got the job done. Good for you Eric.

Mets 6, Nationals 3; John Maine gave up 2 hits and 1 earned run over six. The Mets haven’t been able to string together an impressive run, but they also haven’t put together a crappy one either, and currently sit 2 back of the Fish in the NL East.

Padres 4, Cubs 3; The team that owns Jake Peavy, Chris Young, 350 game winner Mad Dog, and Mark Prior, sent Shawn Estes, who many thought retired (us), pitched 5 and a third for the win. Perhaps the Padres can dig up Rafael Palmero for offense.

Pirates 8, Cards 4; This game was tied after 9, but no longer after 10. Ryan Doumit, a member of the Xavier Nady club for people that really aren’t that good, but put up solid numbers, was injured, and his replacement drove in the winning run. Glaus and Pujols hit homers for the Cards. In case you never watch ESPN, Pujols has reached base in all 40 games this season. This is a stat the we don’t find that impressive, especially since Pujols is intentionally walked most games. His hit streak is at 12.

Astros 2, Giants 4; This was a game for the ages, at least for Matt Cain, who remarkably hit his second homer of his career. The hard throwing rightie used his hard throwing arm to take a hardly thrown ball over the hardly used fence. He also pitched pretty well.

Rockies 4, D-backs 8; The Big Unit improved to 3-1, but his manager called the outing “shakey,” but her at Awesomo, we don’t care about any stats but W’s, unless you are on our fantasy team (wake up Eric Byrnes). Johnson’s stellar record is impressive considering that his career died in NY.

The Show; Hate the player, not the game

May 14, 2008

In case you haven’t noticed, evidenced by Monday’s no show, yesterday’s horrible format, and today’s dry appearance, we are not up to full strength at the show. Nonetheless, we try our best for our reader, and here is the AL…

Orioles 5, Red Sox 4; Josh Beckett dropped to 4-3 after a 4 run 3rd, which included a 3 run knock from Luke Scott. Boston is 5-5 in their last 10, which opened the door for…

Yanks 1, Rays 2; The young guns vault into first after Gabe “is” Gross singled in the game winner in the 11th. Matsui continued his goal of being the only productive Yankee by hitting a game tying solo homer in the 9th for the Yanks only run.

Mariners 5, Rangers; These two teams put their differences aside and managed to play a baseball game. In said baseball game, a sac fly by Ramon Vazquez in the 6th was the difference maker. Since sac flies are boring, we will move onto the next game.

Cleveland 4, A’s 0; Paul Byrd, high on HGH from his dentist, did his best Cliff Lee impression by tossing 7 1/3 scoreless innings. Somehow Byrd struck out 7. With the likes of Jaime Moyer, Mike Mussina, and Paul Byrd, it appears as though we are in the year of the old soft throwing pitcher. Bring back steriods please.

Blue Jays 5, Twins 3; If Matt Stairs does something entertaining, we are obligated to write about it. The unwarranted child of Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire hit a round tripper. Stairs is batting .306 with 5 homers.

Royals 3, Tigers 2; The Tigers jumped out to a couple of early runs, but then decided to shut down the offense. The Tigers are beginning to look like a mold of the Yankees with high priced players, and little output. That is not a good sign.

CHW 0, TLAAoA 2; Jered Weaver decided not to pitch like his brother. This led to 7 innings, 1 hit, 6 K’s, and the win. Again, a sac fly was the difference maker, and we don’t care about those.

the Show: Cliff Lee kicks a$$

May 13, 2008

Red Sox 3, Twins 7; The Sox dropped 3 of 4 to the Twins, which is good for the Yankees and even better for the Rays. The new Johan is a Livan. The ace improved to 6-1, allowing only 3 runs in the first including ManRam’s 498th homer. Clay Buchholz, who was offered for Johan didn’t make it through the 5th.

Yankees (suck) 1, Rays (don’t) 7; Matt Garza led the young guns to their 5th straight win, and half a game out of first. 4 runs in the 4th did in Pettitte.

Blue Jays 0, Indians 3 (Flip the score for the second game; Fausto and Cliff Lee pitched 18 innings of scoreless ball. Asdrubal hit a homer in the first, and had an unassisted triple play in the second. Shannon Stewart was the difference maker in the second game with a sac fly in the 10th.

Seattle.12, Rangers 13; in a game filled with homers, including Hamilton and Bradley back to back, and blown leads by Bedard and CJ Wilson, the Rangers hit the game winner in the 10th.

CHW 7, TLAAoA 10;Vlad went deep and some guy had his cup of coffee in the mlb and got his first win. Enjoy high school coaching Nick Adenhart

Reds 8, Marlins 7; Jeff Kippinger (who?) and Brandon Phillips went yahtzee bomb in the 7th. The 4 run cushion proved beneficial as the fish put up 3 in the 8th. Dan Uggla continued to stay hot going 2 for 2.

Nationals 10, Mets 4; Odalis Perez, who used to be good when he played for the Dodgers, finally earned his first win. In doing so, he went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs.

Cubs 12, Padres 3; The Padres suck, and they proved that again last night. Only 14 wins on the year is pathetic. Zambrano, Lee, and Soriano notched doubles.

Brewers 8, Cards 3; Ryan Braun hit his 4th homer in 2 games. Fantasy owners are now scouring their leagues for him. No longer the closer, Gag-me gave up a run in 2 innings.

Houston 7, Giants 3; Zito pitched, and he didn’t lose, but he didn’t win either. Hunter Pence drove in the go ahead runs.

Braves/Pirates; These teams played 2 games. Each team won a game, and we don’t care.

The Show: Let’s get ready to rumble!!!

May 9, 2008

Sorry for the delay, I have been Losting all morning. Oh my, what a day. Benches cleared, the Yanks won, and other stuff happened too. We have an east coast bias, so that is the pick of the baseball brawl that we wanted to see. Let’s go, on with the goods…

Red Sox 5, Tiggers 1; Verlander improved to 1-6. Looks like the AL Central favorites are cruisin’ for a bruisin’. Everyone’s favorite ball and strike monitor, went yahtzee again. The Sox should play the Tigers everyday.

Indians 3, Yankees 6; David Dellucci is a whiney little b*tch. This rant is senseless. Joba always pumps his fist, so does Jeter, Manny stares at everything, Sammy hopped, celebrations are a part of sports. Dellucci should worry about cracking the starting lineup, and not what Joba is doing. There was a Jason Giambi sighting in the Bronx last night, and he had with him his little pal Robinson Cano. Both homered, as come-back player of the year (?) Mike Mussina was efficient and earned his 5th win.

Twins 2, White Sox 6; In what some felt was going to be the best division in baseball, only 1 team is over .500, and that is only by one game thanks to a loss to the White Sox. Jermaine Dye has been on a bit of a mini tear, homering in his last 3 games.

Giants 4, Pirates 5; Amazingly, these two teams are real MLB squads. They’ve got uniforms and everything. Matt Cain, who has just 1 win in his last 12 starts, almost got another one, but was roughed up in the 7th, and the bullpen gave up the inherited runner to tag Cain with the loss.

Padres 4, Braves 5; The Braves completed a 6-0 homestand by scoring the game winner in the 9th for their first victory in 1 run ball games. Of course the homestand was aided by games against the Reds and Padres, but we won’t discount their efforts, even though we just did.

Cards 3, Rockies 9; 4 in the first was enough to set the Rockies up for the victory. Colorado sure looks like a nice place to live.

Phillies 3, D-backs 8; What does a team do when they have lost 5 of the last 8? They send the Webb slinger. Webb dazzled for his 8th win. He dazzled so much so that he threw a complete game, allowing only 2 earned runs. Arizona was able to salvage a split out of the 4 game set, and look to face another league contendor, Chicago, over the weekend. Chris Young, who has struck out more than he has gotten a hit, got his 8th homer of the year last night.

Rays 8, Blue Jays 3; The Blue Jays found a new way to lose by rallying to tie the game in the ninth, and then managing to get blown out in an extra inning game. It didn’t help that Dioner Navarro hit a grand slam in the 13th.

O’s 4, Royals 1; The Orioles learned that one way to stop losing was by not playing the A’s anymore. This game plan panned out as the Daniel Cabrera helped keep the Royals to 1 run and 3 hits. Superman Nick Markakis hit his 7th homer.

Brewers 2, Marlins 7; The Fish continue an impressive run with a 20-14 record, good enough for first in the NL East. The Brewers fall to 5 back in the Central, and have some work to do.

Nationals 8, Astros 3; The Nationals felt that the best way to not get swept was to hit the ball. A couple of home runs and 12 hits was enough for the victory. They did just that against the fiesty Brandon Backe. Backe is one that enjoys a good fight, so he should enjoy the next game’s recap.

Texas 5, Mariners 0; No one cares about a Ranger victory, but a lot of people care about a bench clearing brawl. Felix Hernandez hit catcher Gerald Laird, and then proceeded to give up a 2 run jack to Ian Kinsler. Next time around Hernandez hit Kinsler, presumably for injuring his pride last time through the order. Texas didn’t take much offense to these actions, but Kason Gabbard throw a pitch high to Richie Sexson. However, Big Sexy, not Kevin Nash, did take offense to this action. Sexson figured that since the pitcher got to throw a baseball toward him, he should get to throw his helmet at the pitcher. This is the best video of the fight. The announcers are priceless, with comments like “If they were going to throw at someone, they would throw at someone good.” “Sexson couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat.” You know things are out of control, when Milton Bradley can be seen calming down players. Other good quotes are in this video that I am sure will get pulled soon…

What type of penalty awaits for Sexson. If Farnsworth got 2 games for throwing behind someone, Sexson could be looking at 2 weeks.

The Show: A lot of losers (AL)

May 8, 2008

Loser is not just a song by mediocre band 3 Doors Down, or a terrible movie starring Jason Biggs. There were a lot of losers around the league last night. Not only did half of the teams in action lose, but several people on each of those teams are losers, including, arguably, the entire Yankee roster.

Red Sox 9, Tigers 10; The Red Sox staged a late inning rally, including Kevin Youkilis’ second home run. The only thing left to do was put in Mr. Automatic, John Papelbon. That plan didn’t work out exactly as planned. An infield single, an error, a bunt, a groundout, and a soft lining single by Placido Polanco, and the Red Sox went home losers.

O’s 5, A’s 6 (10); Blown saves, a walk-off homer, and 1 loser later, the Oakland Athletecs swept the alphabet series. Mark Ellis, mired in a rough slump, tagged the pitch from Lance Cormier off of the left field fair poll to send the A’s and their fans home happy. Lance Cormier did lose the game, but that does not make him a loser. The Associated Press feels that he is a loser. “Ellis connected on a 1-0 pitch from loser Lance Cormier”

Indians 3, Yankees 0; Wang received his first loss of the year because Cliff Lee was the opposing pitcher. Lee actually lowered his league leading ERA in this contest. The Yankees didn’t feel like hitting in this game, and they really didn’t feel like scoring runs. Their hopes of fending off a sweep rest on Mike Mussina’s shoulders today. They Yankees have already lost the season series against Cleveland.

Rays 2, Blue Jays 6; The Jays have won 6 of the last 7, and done it behind some incredible pitching. Shaun Marcum, despite not being able to spell his own name, pitched 8 2/3 innings, allowing only 4 hits, 2 runs in the 9th, and tallying 9 Ks. The Blue Jays are 1 win away from .500, and if the offense can muster any type of performance, they could be a powerful team.

TLAAofA 4, Royals 9; Jered Weaver is doing his best impression of his brother. 3 1/3 innings and 8 runs later was too much for the surging Angels to surmount.

Twins 13, White Sox 1; One night after almost being no hit, Carlos Gomez, the centerpiece of the Johan trade, provided enough offense by himself. Gomez hit for the cycle, and in reverse order! Livan Hernandez, who is the new Johan Santana of the Twins, pitched a complete game, and improved to 5-1.

Rangers 2, Mariners 0; Vincente Padilla pitched a gem, going 7, giving up 2 hits, 2 walks, and 8 Ks. Padilla has given up 1 run or less in 5 starts this year. For a guy that has lost double digit games in 5 years of his career, that is extremely impressive. And to think, we though he was a loser.

The Show: Really late version

May 7, 2008

This is called mailing it in…

Padres 3, Braves 5; Chipper is killing

Giants 6, Pirates 12; Nate McLouth for Mayor

Cubs 3, Reds 0; Big Z dominated

Brewers 0, Marlins 3; Gag-me didn’t blow the game

Nationals 5, Astros 6; Doug Brocail is a fighter

Cards 6, Rockies 5; Ankiel runs sh*t and Looper too.

Phillies 4, D-Backs 6; D-backs get off of mini-slump.

Mets 4, Dodgers 5; Dewitt does it.

The Show: Bleeding away the games

May 7, 2008

Awesomo is a little a lot slow on the posts today, but no one is reading them, so that it’s alright. We really have nothing creative to say, but the song “Bleeding Love” is on, hence the title and the video. Who wants to hear about baseball games?…

Red Sox 5, Tigers 0; Manny, Ortiz, and Tim Wakefield combined to beat the hapless Tigers. The big hitters each hit their 7th jacks, and Mr. Knuckler gave up 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, and 6 K’s in 8 innings.

Indians 5, Yankees 3; Things were going well for the Yanks, Pettitte pitched well, Farnsworth did his job, Matsui got 3 hits, and they were winning. Then the 8th innings happened. 2 walks were issued by Joba, and Eric Wedge got a revelation. He sent pinch hitter David Dellucci to bat, Joba threw an inside fastball, and MLB hitters can hit fastballs. Dellucci proved this point and sent the ball to the stands for the go ahead homer.

Rays 5, Blue Jays 4; The Rays have taken down the surging Blue Jays, halting their 5 game winning streak. Iwamura drove in the go ahead run in the 5th. You know there are too many blogs, when we have one, and there is one devoted to the Rays.

TLAAoA 5, Royals 3; One time home run derby champ, Garret Anderson, had all of the Angel’s RBIs, 5. He tied the game with a 3 run blast in the 4th, took the lead with a single in the 5th, and a single in the 7th. Frankie Rodriguez notched his 14th save.

Twinkies 1, White Sox 7; A walk, an error, and a sacrifice fly was all of the offense that the Twins could muster for 8 1/3 innings. Not until Joe Mauer doubled to center did the Twins get a hit. Floyd flirted with his 3rd no hitter of the year, and has a 2.50 ERA. Floyd is giving people in Chicago to remain hopeful.

O’s 2, A’s 4; In the alphabet series, the A’s have taken the first two, including last night’s 4-2 victory.

Rangers 10, Mariners 1; In a game that nobody cared about, with 2 teams that no one cares about, the Rangers won. The only thing of note is that Sidney Ponson got the win, and is 2-0.