Orioles 6 Rangers 5 (Loss) Game 1
The Orioles became the first team in American League history to start off the first inning with 3 straight home runs. They hit 5 all together off of Colby Lewis and then held on tight when it all started to fall apart. Daniel Murphy hit a 3-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to cut the game to 6-5 but the bullpen stayed strong and the Orioles got the win.
Rangers 7 Orioles 3 (Win) Game 1
They weren't so lucky in the second game as Texas won behind the strength of their offense. Josh Hamilton hit another home run, his fifteenth overall and fifth in 3 days, to back the pitching of Derek Holland. The Rangers did take 3 out of 4 in this series with Baltimore, who just are not ready to hang with the big boys yet.
Yankees 5 Rays 3 (Loss)
For the first team C.C Sabathia beat David Price as the Yankees took the finale from Tampa Bay and won the series. The Yankees got home runs from Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano to help lift Sabathia to the win. He did his part his well, not allowing an earned run in 8 innings and striking out 10. Sabathia only walked 1 hitter as he improved to 5-0 on the year.
Nationals 4 Pirates 2 (Win)
The lock of the day wins again. Stephen Strasburg looked as dominant as in his first start against the Pirates, as he struck out a season high 13 batters and the Nationals finally scored some runs for him. On a side note Strasburg went 1-1 today and has his average up to .308. He also his hit 3 doubles already. Is there anything this kid can't do?
Indians 8 Red Sox 3 (Win)
What an absolute mess Josh Beckett and the Red Sox currently are. Beckett couldn't make it out of the third inning and the Red Sox faithful greeted him with a chorus of boos as he got the ax. Boston has now lost 11 of their last 12 games at Fenway Park. Oh and once again more than 2/3 of Derek Lowe's outs were on ground balls.
Blue Jays 6 Twins 2 (Win)
Another day and another quality start for Henderson Alvarez. He had to love going up against the Twins because Minnesota is not a good team. Alvarez only allowed 1 earned run and while he did walk more than he struck out, he didn't need to get a lot of strike outs because the Twins hitters just kept hitting ground balls right to the infielders of the Blue Jays.
Tigers 10 Athletics 6 (Loss)
Well the win 1 lose 1 streak has now reached 11 games for the Tigers after shelling Bartolo Colon and the Athletics today. I decided to hitch my wagon to the broad shoulders of Bartolo Colon and I definitely rode the wrong horse today. The Tigers scored 8 runs in the third inning, effectively ending any and all chances the Oakland Athletics had of winning.
Lock of the Day Record: 20-13 Overall Record: 255-217