Friday, May 3, 2013

Juan Pierre Swipes 600th and Thursday’s Box Scores

Juan Pierre stole his ninth base of the season, which ranks second to Jacoby Ellsbury’s 11. But more impressively, that 9th stolen base was Juan Pierre’s 600th career stolen base, ranking him 14th all-time amongst MLB players. Jake Westbrook also continued his hot start, lowering his ERA to 1.07 and collecting his second win of the season, which was his 100th win of his career.


Padres 4 v Cubs 2: Travis Wood had pitched seven innings and seemed en route to pitching a complete game. The Padres had different plans, scoring four runs in the eighth inning. For the Padres, Everth Cabrera stole his eighth base, Nick Hundley hit a double, and Huston Street collected his sixth save. For the Cubs, Scott Hairston hit his third home run and Nate Schierholtz hit his 11th double (The series split 2-2).

Marlins 2 v Phillies 7: Kyle Kendrick only gave up two runs in seven innings, striking out five and walking two.  Ryan Howard and Dominic Brown hit home runs and Michael Young added a double for the Phillies. Justin Ruggiano hit his third home run of the season for the Marlins. Juan Pierre stole his ninth base, which was the 600th of his career (Philadelphia leads the series 1-0).

Red Sox 3 v Blue Jays 1: Ryan Dempster pitched six innings giving up only one run, four hits, and three walks while striking out four. Joel Hanrahan recorded his fourth save. Mike Napoli hit his league leading 15th double. Brett Lawrie hit his third home run, which was the Blue Jays only extra base hit (Boston won the series 2-1).

Nationals 3 v Braves 1: Dan Haren only needed 90 pitches to pitch eight strong innings, yielding only four hits and one walk.  Kris Medlen pitched seven innings giving up three earned runs while striking out eight. Denard Span, Adam LaRoche, and Ian Desmond all hit doubles for the Nationals and Rafael Soriano registered his ninth save. Dan Uggla hit his fifth home run for the Braves (The series split 2-2).

White Sox 3 v Rangers 1: Hector Santiago picked up the win by pitching 5.1 innings, striking out six and walking two. Justin Grimm gave up a three run home run in 6.2 innings, but also struck out nine. Tyler Flowers hit his fourth home run and Alexei Ramirez stole his fourth base. For the Rangers, Adrian Beltre hit his sixth home run and Ian Kinsler hit his seventh double. (Chicago won the series 2-1).

Cardinals 6 v Brewers 5: Jake Westbrook picked up his 100th career win by pitching six innings, giving up six hits, three walks, while striking out four. Wily Peralta gave up 4 RBI singles in the fourth inning. Ryan Braun knocked in his 23 RBI and Carlos Gomez stole two bases (Cardinals lead the series 1-0).

Tigers 7 v Astros 3: Detroit fell behind 2-0 in the first inning after a Jason Castro home run, but they persevered to win in the 14th inning. Don Kelly hit an RBI single and Matt Tuiasosopo added an RBI double. The Astros managed only six hits, but struck out 18 times (Detroit leads the series 1-0).

Orioles 5 v Angels 1: Chris Tillman pitched eight innings, yielding only three hits and walking two, while striking out three. Chris Davis and Nick Markakis hit doubles and Nate McLouth hit a home run. For the Angels, Albert Pujols hit his fifth home run of the season (Baltimore leads the series 1-0).

Rays v Royals: postponed

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