AL EAST W L GB L10 STK E#
Boston Red Sox 16 9 - 6-4 L1
Toronto Blue Jays 13 13 3.5 5-5 L1 134
Baltimore Orioles 12 15 5.0 2-8 L3 132
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 11 15 5.5 5-5 L1 132
New York Yankees 10 14 5.5 2-8 W1 133


Yankees 10, Rangers 1. The Yankees just can’t catch a break this season. Phil Hughes, one of the top prospects in baseball making just his second start, was pitching a no-hitter through 6.1 innings but had to leave the game with a strained hamstring that will keep him out of action for 4-6 weeks. The Yankees 5-6-7 hitters, Hideki Matsui, Jorge Posada and Robinson Cano combined for 8 hits and 7 RBI.

A’s 5, Red Sox 4 (10 inn). The Sox led 4-0 after 3 innings, but the A’s rallied with 2 in the 9th to tie the game on a 2-run home run by Travis Buck off of Jonathon Papplebon, and won the game with an RBI double in the 10th by Dan Johnson.

Tigers 5, Orioles 4. Former Devil Ray Danys Baez gave up 2 runs in the 8th to break a 3-3 tie. Adam Loewen gave up 3 runs in 5 innings, and it has now been almost three weeks since an O’s pitcher worked at least 7 innings. Baltimore has lost 8 of 9.

Indians 12, Blue Jays 4. The Blue Jays are a .500 team and AJ Burnett is the epitome of a .500 pitcher. Burnett made his 6th start of the season and he gave up 7 runs in 5 innings. He now has 3 good starts on the season and has been shelled 3 times.

NOTE FROM AROUND THE AL EAST

  • Things don’t get any easier for the Yankees. Starting May 15, after home-and-home series with the Mariners and the Rangers, the Yankees embark on a 22-game stretch that includes 7 games with the White Sox, 6 games with the Red Sox, 3 with the Angels and 3 with the Mets. Normally the Yankees would be happy with a .500 record over a stretch that difficult, but that might not cut it this season.
  • Jonny Damon flew to Orlando to see a back specialist. He says he is feeling better and will likely avoid the DL. This reeks of being a problem all season and we bet Bernie Williams is kicking himself right now for being a stubborn ass in the spring.
  • This is a new one…Josh Towers was pulled from the Jays rotation because the Jays don’t score enough when he is pitching. Is he bad luck? If the Nationals did that, nobody would be in their rotation.
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