Alex Presley‘s walkoff single off the glove of diving shortstop Pete Kozma with two outs in the 11th inning gave the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of a doubleheader and the Buccos had no need for dramatics as they swept the twinbill, 6-0. The Cardinals’ losing streak is now a season-high six straight games. The Cards are now 1.5 games behind the Pirates. Pittsburgh is a season-high 22 games over .500 (64-42).
Mark Ellis delivered a walkoff single with two outs in the bottom of the 9th giving the Dodgers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Since the All-Star break, Ellis has has hit safely in all 11 of his team’s games, hitting .415.
It was a wild one in Texas capped by a field goal (read: three-run walkoff homer) by Leonys Martin in the 10th inning to give the Rangers a 14-11 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Monday night, Geovany Soto hit a 9th inning walkoff home run, after fellow catcher A.J. Pierzynski had also gone deep off Los Angeles Angels closer Ernesto Frieri to give the Rangers a 4-3 victory.
|2013-07-30||Mark Ellis||LAD||NYY||Shawn Kelley||tied 2-2||1B||b9||-2-||2||7 (3-2)||1|
|2013-07-30||Leonys Martin||TEX||LAA||Daniel Stange||tied 11-11||HR||b10||1-3||1||4 (1-2)||3|
|2013-07-30 (1)||Alex Presley||PIT||STL||Kevin Siegrist||tied 1-1||1B||b11||12-||1||6 (3-2)||1|