Texas 13, D-Rays 7. Both teams left their pitching staffs at home. Before there were 6 outs in the game, the teams had combined for 9 runs. Before the D-Rays’ pitchers had retired 12 Rangers, they had given up 13 runs. Seth McClung, who was staked to a 4-0 lead before he even took the mound, decided to thank the hitters for their generosity by blowing that lead before he returned to the dugout. McClung (1-3) continues to struggle as his ERA has ballooned to 10.90. A very telling quote from manager Joe Maddon as he stated the McClung “has got a lot to learn about pitching yet.” His days in the rotation may be numbered. Scott Dunn wasn’t much better as he gave up 4 runs in 1.2 innings to raise his ERA on the season to 8.22. Amazingly, the offense continues to produce, even without Aubrey Huff, Rocco Baldelli and Julio Lugo. Jonny Gomes picked up another RBI, and Ty Wiggington hit his seventh home run. Wiggington has been nothing short of amazing for the Rays as he has filled in for Huff. He and Gomes are tied for second in the
Toronto 7, Boston 6, 12 innings. The scoreboard says this was a victory for the Blue Jays, but it was anything but a win for
Baltimore 6, New York 5. Two of the biggest surprises in baseball. The Orioles got just enough offense to support Anna BensonÂs husband and improve their record to 11-7. The Yankees continue to struggle, especially with their starting pitching as they fall to 7-8 and last place in the AL East.