Tuesday, May 27
Boston at Seattle (10:10 p.m. EDT). Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-0) tries to stay unbeaten when the Red Sox take on the Mariners and struggling Miguel Batista (3-6).
Carlos Quentin, White Sox, led off the ninth inning with his second homer of the game to give Chicago a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Adrian Gonzalez, Padres, hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 18th inning for a 12-9 win over Cincinnati.
Aaron Cook, Rockies, pitched a four-hitter in Colorado's 4-1 victory over the New York Mets.
Luis Rivas, Pirates, hit a pair of solo homers in a 6-5, 11-inning victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Geoff Jenkins, Phillies, homered, drove in two runs and scored three more in a 15-6 rout of the Houston Astros.
Jason Kubel hit a tiebreaking grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning on his 26th birthday to help Minnesota beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1. It was Kubel's fourth career slam and second this season. ... Eric Byrnes hit his first major league grand slam in Arizona's 9-3 win at Atlanta. Byrnes was 15-for-67 (.224) with the bases loaded in his career before the homer. It was only the second grand slam allowed by Tom Glavine in his 22-year big league career.
The Indians' Ben Francisco misplayed a simple single into a costly error in the 10th inning, enabling Jarrod Saltalamacchia to score from first base and give Texas a 2-1 win. The outfielder knelt down to play the ball safely, but it bounced between his legs and went all the way to the wall.
Elijah Dukes gave the Nationals a 7-6 victory over Milwaukee when he raced home from third on a wild pitch from Guillermo Mota, which bounced short of the plate and squirted toward first base. Making it more embarrassing, Dukes had reached on a walk from Mota.
NOT SO UGGLA
Dan Uggla hit one of four homers by the Marlins in an 8-6 victory over the Giants in the opener of their doubleheader, then delivered the winning hit in the ninth inning of the second game. Uggla is the first Marlins player to hit 12 home runs in May, surpassing Gary Sheffield's previous franchise-best, and has a hit in 18 of 22 games this month.
The Yankees found the perfect salve for their early-season woes: the struggling Orioles and the slumping Mariners. New York beat Seattle 6-5 to run its winning streak to a season-best five games on Sunday, and at 25-25 are at .500 for the first time since May 10. And wouldn't you know it? The Yankees get three more games with the Orioles starting Monday.
Seattle has lost six straight for the first time this season after a 6-5 loss to the Yankees, falling to an AL-worst 18-33. The Mariners were swept at Yankee Stadium for the second time this month. ... Baltimore has lost five straight, their road woes continuing against Tampa Bay. The Orioles are 14-7 at Camden Yards but 10-18 away from home. ... The Royals have lost a season-worst seven straight, after a pair of sweeps in Boston and Toronto.
The Marlins and Giants knew they'd be playing more than nine innings with a doubleheader, but a lot of other teams got into the act. The Reds and Padres went 18 innings before Adrian Gonzalez's three-run homer gave San Diego a 12-9 win. The Pirates beat the Cubs in 11 innings, the Rangers needed 10 innings to beat Cleveland, and the Dodgers beat St. Louis 4-3 in 10 innings.
"What happens in the front office, there is nothing we can do about it. We just need to continue to come to the ballpark and play hard and try to win ballgames. Whatever happens, happens. We're employees here. We just need to basically forget about this road trip, it was a horrible road trip for us." Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran on the fate of embattled manager Willie Randolph after New York lost for the sixth time in seven games.
THIS DATE IN BASEBALL
1904 Dennis McGann of the New York Giants stole five bases in one game to set a major league record.