Series wins

  • The Boston Red Sox took two of three from the Indians, scoring a pair of touchdowns en route to a 14-2 victory yesterday. Carl Crawford went 4-for-4 and Dustin PedroiaJarrod Saltalamacchia, and David Ortiz all homered. Boston has won 10 of 12. Jon Lester (7-1) earned the win.
  • The New York Yankees took two of three from the Blue Jays as Andruw Jones slammed two homers in their 7-3 win yesterday. Mark Teixeira also hit a two-run homer and Freddy Garcia (3-4) earned the win. It was Jones’ 41st multi-homer game and first since May 1, 2010.
  • The Seattle Mariners took two of three from the Twins as Erik Bedard (3-4) threw six shutout innings and Franklin Gutierrez hit his first home run of the season, in a 3-0 ballgame.
  • The Texas Rangers took two of three from the White Sox as C.J. Wilson (5-3) gave up one run and five hits in 6.1 innings. The Rangers only had three hits, the fewest for the team in a victory in the 18-year history of Rangers Ballpark.
  • The Houston Astros took two of three from the Dodgers as J.R. Towles hit a two out walkoff single in the 2-1 win. Michael Bourn hit his first career leadoff homer, the first by an Astro since Kaz Matsui on Sept. 23, 2008. The Astros won consecutive series for the first time this season.
  • The Padres ended their season-worst five-game losing streak as Mat Latos (2-6) defeated the St. Louis Cardinals and Chris Carpenter (1-5), 3-1. The Cards took two of three to win the series. San Diego ended an eight-game homestand with a 2-6 mark. Carpenter threw a complete game giving up eight hits, he struck out six and did not walk a batter.