April 7 roundup

THREE teams walked off with a win, Red Sox starter Josh Beckett looked unhittable and the Phillies remain on course to lose 162 games.

Toronto’s Rod Barajas beat Detroit in the 9th inning with a sac fly, Twins 2B Alexi Casilla did it with a two-run single against the Mariners and the Astros’ Jeff Keppinger needed extra innings and a broken bat to hand heartbreak to the Cubbies.

Josh Beckett was dominant as he struck out 10 Rays and surrendered just two hits in a 5-3 win in the opening game at Fenway and the Braves blanked the Phillies behind Jair Jurrens, with Chipper Jones and Kelly Johnson going big fly.

In Chicago, Jim Thome hit a three-run bomb in the bottom of the 8th off of KC’s Kyle Farnsworth to secure a 4-2 win after Gil meche had pitched seven innings of one-run ball, while Tim Lincecum got knocked out after just three innings in the Giant’s 10-6 against Milwaukee.

The Marlins ran out to a 8-0 lead in the first three innings against the awful Nationals and never looked back as they cruised to a 8-3 win while Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven frames of shutout ball for Colorado to handcuff the Diamondbacks in the desert. 

Colby Rasmus went 2/4 in his debut for the Cardinals and Albert Pujols hit his first home run of the year in a 9-3 home win against Pittburgh and Heath Bell recorded his first save in San Diego in a 4-2 victory against the Dodgers

In the evening’s lat game, Oakland plated six runs on 16 hits to dispatch of the Angels.

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2 comments

  1. .

    The Red Sox are definitely winning the AL East this season.
    But, the Phillies?! You, as well as myself can talk about them with negativity all night, but, the Phillies are a great team with so much power and the desire to win. It’s just, this season, is the season of the Mets! We got our new bullpen which looked awesome on Opening Day in Cincy and will continue to dominate the rest of the season. See you at the WS son!

    – Donnie
    http://donnieanks.mlblogs.com/

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