- Cliff Lee (1-2) took a 1-0 lead into the 7th but the Rays scored one in the 7th and one in the 8th to defeat the Mariners, 2-1.
- Lee allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings for his first complete game of the season and lost to Tampa for the second time in 11 days.
- Ichiro went 0 for 4, ending his streak of seven consecutive multihit games.
- The Mariners have lost 11 games in an opponent’s final at-bat, nine in the last three weeks.
- Jose Bautista homered for the third time in two games and Toronto beat the Texas Rangers, 5-2, to complete a three-game sweep.
- Toronto turned four double plays and extended its winning streak to four.
- Josh Hamilton went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. He has struck out nine times in his past 13 at-bats.
- Mariano Rivera gave up a grand slam to Jason Kubel as Minnesota defeated the
Yankees, 6-3 in New York.
- It was the first granny given up by Mo since a Bill Selby walkoff on July 14, 2002 in Cleveland.
- The homer ended Rivera’s streak of 51 consecutive saves at home; he had been tied with Eric Gagne, who set the mark with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2002 to 2004.
- Before the slam, Rivera walked designated hitter Jim Thome to force in a run.
- It was the seventh time in his career that Rivera had walked Thome, the most of any player he has faced.
- It was the first runs allowed by Rivera this season in 11 innings.
- The Twins had lost 12 straight games to the Yankees.
- Mark Teixeira is batting .339 (21 for 62) with 20 RBIs in 15 May games after hitting .136 in April.
- Ramon Santiago hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-1.
- The Tigers became the first team since 1995 to win four straight series at home against reigning playoff teams, according to Stats LLC.
- They took two of three against Boston after winning three of four over the defending champion Yankees, sweeping the Angels and beating the Twins in two of three games.
- Detroit has an AL-best 14 home wins.
- The Cleveland Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 for their second straight series win.
- Jake Westbrook threw his 13th career complete game.
- Westbrook missed his fourth career shutout when Luke Scott hit a two-out homer in the 9th.
- Cleveland previously won two of three from Kansas City and now has successive series victories for the first time this season.
- Jose Guillen drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-3.
- The Royals won their first home series of the season in their first series under new manager Ned Yost.
- Joel Pineiro (3-4) pitched a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout and the Los Angeles Angels completed a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics, 4-0.
- Bobby Abreu hit a two-run homer.
- Game one of the series took 2:05; game two took 2:57; game three took 2:06.
- Cole Hamels (4-2) pitched into the 7th inning, and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 4-2, to complete a three-game sweep.
- The Brewers have lost six straight after also being swept at home last week by the Braves.
- In their last six games the Brewers have been outscored 51-20.
- The Brewers have lost eight straight at home for the first time since 1996, when they lost nine in a row.
- The Florida Marlins defeated the Mets, 10-8, to complete a four-game sweep and send the Mets to their fifth straight loss.
- Chris Coghlan hit a pinch-hit three-run homer.
- Coghlan’s average has climbed from .123 on April 24 to .214.
- Marlins starters have given up more than three runs just once this month while going 9-3 with an ERA of 2.97.
- The last time the Mets were swept in a four-game series was June 5-8, 2008.
- The last time the Marlins swept a four-game series was Aug. 25-28, 2006, against Milwaukee.
- The Mets have fallen two games under .500 (18-20) for the first time since they were 7-9 on April 22.
- Martin Prado hit two home runs to lead the Braves past the Diamondbacks, 13-1.
- Tim Hudson (4-1) improved to 3-0 in May.
- After hitting only .194 in April, Troy Glaus has two or more hits in eight of his last 14 games and is now hitting .283.
- Scott Rolen homered and drove in three runs, and Bronson Arroyo pitched a complete game and drove in two more to lead the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals.
- Arroyo threw his first complete game of the season and is 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA over his last four starts.
- The Reds have won seven of eight and moved into first place by a half-game in the NL Central.
- The Reds have outscored opponents 49-15 in the last eight games.
- Over the last eight games Reds pitchers have a 1.88 ERA.
- The Reds haven’t committed an error in their last 11 games.
- Cincinnati leads the NL in fielding percentage.
- The Reds lead the majors in getting runners from first to third with a single.
- Cincinnati has not been in first place this deep into a season since June 8, 2006.
- The Cardinals had been in first place since July 31 and had a five-game lead before losing 9 of their last 12.
- The Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the visiting Pirates, 4-3, their first victory in eight games against Pittsburgh.
- Lou Piniella became the 14th manager with 1,800 career wins.
- Jeff Francis pitched in a major league game for the first since September 12, 2008, and Colorado defeated Washington, 2-1.
- Francis missed the 2009 season after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, then started this season on the disabled list after straining the area around his left armpit in his last appearance of spring training.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres, 1-0, for a three-game sweep and their season-high seventh straight victory.
- Los Angeles has won 12 of 15.
- The Dodgers had only two hits.
- Russell Martin extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
- The total attendance of 126,819 was the sixth-highest total for a weekend series in Petco Park’s seven-year history.
- Barry Zito (6-1) and the San Francisco Giants finished a three-game sweep of the visiting Houston Astros, 4-3.
- Andres Torres homered, doubled and scored twice and Aaron Rowand also homered.
- Brian Wilson earned his ninth save in 10 tries.
- The Giants swept a three-game series from the Astros for the second time this season.
|Kansas City at Baltimore||7:05 PM||Davies vs Bergesen|
|Chicago Sox at Detroit||7:05 PM||Garcia vs Porcello|
|Boston at NY Yankees||7:05 PM||Matsuzaka vs Hughes|
|Pittsburgh at Philadelphia||7:05 PM||Morton vs Kendrick|
|Minnesota at Toronto||7:07 PM||Slowey vs Eveland|
|NY Mets at Atlanta||7:10 PM||Pelfrey vs Lowe|
|Milwaukee at Cincinnati||7:10 PM||Gallardo vs Cueto|
|Arizona at Florida||7:10 PM||Jackson vs Volstad|
|Cleveland at Tampa Bay||7:10 PM||Carmona vs Niemann|
|LA Angels at Texas||8:05 PM||Kazmir vs Holland|
|Colorado at Chicago Cubs||8:05 PM||Cook vs Wells|
|Washington at St. Louis||8:15 PM||Stammen vs Lohse|
|Seattle at Oakland||10:05 PM||Rowland-Smith vs Gonzalez|
|San Francisco at San Diego||10:05 PM||Cain vs Richard|
|Houston at LA Dodgers||10:10 PM||Rodriguez vs Ely|