Nine to Know

  1. Ubaldo Jimenez allowed five runs and seven hits in 5.2 innings as his Indians lost to Rays, 6-0. For those of you who are rooting for your team to acquire a pitcher at this trading deadline, since Jimenez has joined the Indians his record is 12-13 with a 5.18 ERA and a 1.551 WHIP.
  2. David Price picked up his 13th win for the Rays. It is is only the twelfth 13+ win season in Rays history. This is the second time for Price, while James Shields has done it three times, they are the only multiple 13+ game winners for the Rays.
  3. The Orioles beat the Twins, 4-3. Baltimore has the best record in baseball at 18-6 in one-run games. The Twins are now 16-17.
  4. Cody Ross hit a three-run walkoff homer to give the Red a 3-1 victory over the White in a battle of the Sox. It was the 40th walkoff homer this 2012 season. Of the 40, three have been grand slams, nine have been three-runners, 15 have been for two runs, and 13 have been solo shots.
  5. The A’s defeated the Yankees, 4-3, ending a nine-game losing streak to the Yanks in Oakland. It was also the A’s 11th win in 13 games and it moved them four games over .500 at 48-44. The last time the A’s were four over was on May 31, 2010, when they were 28-24. Nick Swisher homered for the Yanks in the 9th enabling the New Yorkers to extend their streak of scoring at three runs in a game to 43 straight games. The Yanks have at least three runs in 76 games this season, the most in the majors. The Mets are next with 73 games.
  6. Felix Hernandez and the Mariners defeated the Royals, 6-1. In his last seven starts, Hernandez is 4-0 as the Mariners are 5-2. Felix has a 1.36 ERA in those seven games with a .215 batting average against.
  7. After defeating the Marlins, 4-2, the Cubs are now 7-3 in their last 10, 14-6 in their last 20, and 17-13 in their last 30. Alfonso Soriano hit his 18th homer of the season giving him 358 for his career tying him with Yogi Berra for 77th place on the all time HR list.
  8. The Padres Edinson Volquez pitched his first complete game, his first shutout, and his first one-hitter as San Diego topped Houston, 1-0. It is the 18th one-hitter in Padres history and the first since Mat Latos on 5/13/2010 against the Giants. Randy Jones and Bruce Hurst each tossed two one-ones for the Friars.
  9. The Nationals activated pitcher Drew Storen from the DL and designated OF Rick Ankiel for assignment…on his birthday.