Thursday, April 10, 2008

Extra Innings - AL East Over Central - Leiber In Control

The Tigers win over Boston was supposed to get them back on track. Instead, they lost 12-6. Every pitcher they brought in gave up a run. Every pitcher that pitched a full inning gave up at least 3 runs. Think they wish they had Randor Bierd right now? Detroit still has the worst record in baseball at 1-8.

Rich Hill walked 4 and gave up 3 runs in three innings, so the Cubs brought in Mr. Control, Jon Leiber. Leiber pitched 4 1/3 shutout innings (no walks, too) and got the win as Chicago beat the Pirates 7-3.

Canadia saw some extra innings as the A's and the Jays played 12 innings. Oakland broke the tie with a two run double by Travis Buck, and took the game 3-2. The A's are now 6-4. Dana Eveland had another good start for the A's (6 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K), and has looked great since coming over from Arizona in the Dan Haren deal.

Florida continues to play well (6-3 record) as they beat the Nationals 4-3. Since winning their first three, Washington has lost seven straight.

The first-place Kansas City Royals go down to the Yankees 6-1. Hideo Nomo made an appearance for KC, pitching two shutout innings. First time he's pitched since 2005.

The Mets and Phillies went into extra innings themselves, as they're tied 3-3.
It was in the twelfth that Tom "Flash" Gordon gave up the RBI single to Angel Pagan. Jose Reyes was called safe on a bang-bang play at the plate. The Mets win 4-3, making it two in a row against the Phillies.

Giants are up 2-0 over the Cardinals in the sixth. Maybe they really will win 70 games this year, with 55 shutouts. That might be a record.

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