Tigers 13, Indians 2: Miguel Cabrera goes 4-6 with 5 RBI, Edgar Renteria drives in five of his own, and suddenly the Tigers and Indians have the same record. Unless you truly believe that the Royals and White Sox are going to keep up their current pace (which I don't), you can pretty much ignore all of the hand-wringing over the Tigers' awful start, because they are back on the prowl. If you wanna worry about something, worry about C.C. Sabathia, who is currently 0-3 with a 13.50 ERA in what has started out as the worst contract year in the history of free agency. I'll have more on CC's dreadful start later this morning.
Yankees 15, Red Sox 9: The starters -- Wang and Buchholz -- combine for 7.2 IP, 17 H, and 15 ER. For the record, this is the fourth night in a row that the Red Sox have been on television here in Central Ohio. Game times for those four games: 4:08, 3:24, 3:40, and 3:55. Quite frankly, if I don't see Kevin Youkilis' beard again for a year it won't be too soon.
Cubs 12, Reds 3: The progression of Josh Fogg's starts this season: (1) 5 IP, 1 ER; (2) 4 IP, 6 ER; (3) 2 IP, 9 ER. If he gets another start I think he'll travel backwards through time somehow. Carlos Zambrano not only goes seven strong innings, but ads in 3-4, 2B, RBI at the plate.
Diamondbacks 4, Giants 1: Brandon Webb can pitch a little bit (8 IP, 3 H, 1 ER). It's painfully early, but right now the Dbacks look like a team primed to run away with a division that most people thought would go down to the wire this year. While there are a lot of guys with worse ERAs than Barry Zito's 4.50, he has only struck out eight guys in 22 IP this year, which has gone a long way towards earning him that 0-4 record.
Astros 2, Phillies 1: Kyle Kendrick was good (7 IP, 2 ER) but Roy Oswalt was just a bit better (7 IP, 1 ER). The difference: a homer from phormer Phillie spark plug Michael Bourn -- late of the Brad Lidge trade -- who hit the difference-making homer off of Kendrick in the 5th. These things happen.
Mets 5, Nats 2: According to the AP recap, the Shea faithful chanted obscenities at Lastings Milledge when he was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning. Classy, New York, classy.
Marlins 6, Braves 5: Atlanta drops their third in a row, and is now 0-7 in one run games.. Given the injuries to Glavine, Hampton, and the bullpen, the Braves really needed more than three innings out of Tim Hudson, and they didn't get it. Chipper Jones is leading the NL in hitting, though, so there's that.