New York 4, D-Rays 2, 10 innings. And just like that, the Rays have lost three in a row and are now 4.5 games behind both the Yankees and the Red Sox. Casey Fossum had his best outing of the season unravel in the 7th inning. After retiring the leadoff hitter, Fossum gave up back-to-back hits before being relieved by Chad Orvella. Orvella could not hold the lead as both runners score. In the 10th, Alex Rodriguez, who happens to make almost as much as the Devil Rays entire roster, drove in the go-ahead run with a single. Tyler Walker picked up the loss. Walker who brought hope to the struggling Rays bullpen has been the losing pitcher in three games already. The lone offensive output came from light-hitting Tomas Perez, who hit a 2-run home run in the 5th inning. The Yankees are now 14-11 and tied with the Red Sox for first place.
Toronto 7, Boston 6. The magic of Jonathan Papelbon’s mohawk has finally worn off. Although not a save situation, Papelbon gave up the go-ahead run in the 9th inning. The RBI double off the bat of Russ Adams was the first run that Papelbon had surrendered all season. Remember folks…Papelbon received the mohawk when he WON a bet. No word on what he has to do now that he lost a game. Boston is 15-12 and tied with the Spankees for first place. They are 4-6 in their last 10. The Jays are 14-12, a half game behind.
Texas 2, Baltimore 1, 12 innings. WOW! you mean the Rangers win games against teams not from Tampa? Mark DeRosa making his first start of the season hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th. The Borioles are now 14-15 and 2 games back of the division leaders.