Ricky Romero and the Detroit Tigers beat the Blue Jays 5-3.
Romero pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowed 7 hits, 5 runs and 8 walks! He gift-wrapped the first two Detroit runs on bases-loaded walks. He didn't strike out a batter.
The other guy on the mound, Max Scherzer, pitched 7 innings, allowed 1 run,
2 walks and 8 Ks.
Max leads the majors with 186 strikeouts!
Things are NOT good in Toronto. Their lineup is inundated with minor leaguers.
The injury bug took a big-ass bite out of the Blue Jays: 9 pitchers on the DL -
7 for the entire season (Robert Coello, Kyle Drabek, Jason Frasor, Drew Hutchison, Jesse Litsch, Dustin McGowan, Brandon Morrow, Luis Perez and Sergio Santos), starting catcher (J.P. Arencibia), starting right fielder (Jose Bautista), starting third baseman (Brett Lawrie) and starting first basenan (Adam Lind).
...and, after their starter served-up 8 walks, they still made this one close...
Making his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery over a year ago,
A's starter Brett Anderson pitched 7 innings, allowed 4 hits, 1 run and notched
6 Ks.The Athletics are the polar opposite of the Jays - they have too many healthy starters going into the stretch run of the season in good position to capture a wild card spot.
Oakland also turned a 5-4-3 triple play - their first triple play in 12 years!
The A's beat the Twins 4-1.
Second baseman Adam Rosales takes the throw from Josh Donaldson and relays it to Chris Carter at first to complete the A's first triple play since Randy Velarde's unassisted triple play against the New York Yankees on May 29, 2000.
The Boston Red Sox took the field at Fenway all wearing No. 6 jerseys to honour the great Johnny Pesky...
Naturally, Boston still managed to lose 5-3 to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Orange County of California of the Pacific Rim.