Two-game sweeps

I’m not a fan of two-game series and hardly think that these should count as sweeps any more than hits in three consecutive games count as a “streak.” Yet, they are regarded as a “series” and as a result they are regarded as “sweeps.”

  • Carl Crawford hit a bases-loaded walkoff single to give Boston to its season-high sixth straight win, 4-3 over the Detroit Tigers.
  • The Yankees had  14 hits including three doubles, three triples and a home runs from Mark Teixeira and Eduardo Nunez to bury Baltimore, 14-2.
  • Dillon Gee (3-0) completed a two–game shutout sweep as the Mets topped the Nationals, 1-0.
  • The Pirates topped the Reds, 5-3, to give them their first series sweep in Cincinnati since 2003.
  • Kyle McClellan became the NL’s first six-game winner as the Cardinals topped the Houston Astros, 4-2.
  • Justin Morneau homered and had three hits and Rene Rivera hit his first home run in nearly five years as the  Twins beat the Oakland Athletics, 11-1.
  • Angels’ center fielder Torii Hunter lost a fly ball in the sun and gave the Mariners a 2-1 win.
  • Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd homered as Chicago beat the Florida Marlins,  5-1, for their first series sweep of the season.
  • The White Sox pounded Fausto Carmona for the second time this season and defeated the Indians, 8-2.
  • Josh Collmenter (3-0) and the Diamondbacks sent Jair Jurrjens (5-1) to his first loss of the season with a 2-1 victory over the Braves.
  • In his ninth start, Madison Bumgarner earned his first win of the season as the San Francisco Giants topped the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-1.