Boston 10, Baltimore 3. Mr. Anna Benson surrendered a first inning grand slam to Jason Varitek, and the beantowners cruised to their 4th straight win to keep pace with the Spankees. Baltimore is now 6 back and have lost 8 of 10.
New York 8, Texas 5. Hideki Matsui was the DH so that he could maintain his consecutive games played streak. Some seem to think the streak should include his playing days in Japan. If those games are included his streak now stands at 2089 straight games or 41 games shy of Lou Gehrig’s former record. Matsui rewarded Joe Torre’s decision with a 3-run homer in a 5-run 4th inning that broke a 1-1 tie and gave Torre his 1,000 victory as Yankee manager.
Toronto 3, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim near Disney Land 1. Rookie Casey Janssen earned his first career victory with 7.1 innings of shut out baseball, allowing only 1 hit and 1 walk. Troy Glaus hit his 10th home run. Toronto stays within 2.5 games of Boston and New York.