In Philadelphia, Ryan Madson walked in the tying run in the top of the 9th for his 1st blown save since taking over for the injured Brad Lidge.Â The Blue Jays went on to win the game with a 5 run 10th inning, with all runs and the loss being charged to reliever Clay Condrey(4-2).Â Scott Downs pitched a perfect ninth for the Blue Jays to pick up the win(1-0).Â The Phillies look to bounce back tonight with Jamie Moyer facing off against Scott Richmond.
At Camden Yards in Baltimore, the Mets got help from three Oriole errors on their way to a 6-4 victory.Â The Castillo error fresh in their minds, Aubrey Huff botched a fly ball in the 7th inning off a David Wright blooper.Â Two runs scored on the play and they proved to be the winning runs.Â A dicey ninth inning started by Bobby Parnell and finished off by Francisco Rodriguez made the game closer than it should have been.Â Mike Pelfrey(5-2) got his first win since early May, Rodriguez picked up his 17th save and Jeremy Guthrie(4-7) took the loss.Â The two teams meet back up tonight at 7:10pm with Tim Redding facing off against the O’s Koji Uehara.Â For additional Mets information and news go to The Real Dirty Mets Blog.
The Marlins started a three game set against the Red Sox at classic Fenway Park in Boston.Â Â Â This game was all Red Sox from the beginning as they had all the runs they needed by the 4th inning.Â David Ortiz hit his 5th home run of the year, and he may finally be breaking out of his season long slump.Â Chris Volstad(4-7) took the loss for the Marlins with only 3.2 Innings pitched and 8 ER and Tim Wakefield(9-3) earned the win.Â Tonight Andrew Miller takes on former Marlin Brad Penny at 7:10PM.
In Cincinnati, the teams waited throughÂ an almost 2 hour rain delay to take the opening game of the set from the Braves.Â Danny Herrera went three innings in rain delay relief of Aaron Harang, who only went 2 innings.Â It was Herrera’s 1st major league victory and it was helped out by 3 RBI from Lance Nix of the Reds.Â Herrera(1-2) got the win and Jair Jurrjens(5-5) took the loss in only 2 IP with 2 ER.Â Tonight the Braves send Javier Vazquez to the hill against Micah Owings to try to get out of a small funk.Â Check out The Braves Baseball Blog for more Braves information.
Finally, over at Yankee Stadium, Manny Acta(for now) and the Washington Nationals took on the New York Yankees.Â Anderson Hernandez even took advantage of the winstream or whatever it is at Yankee Stadium causing balls to fly out and put the Nats in a temporary lead with a 3 run homer in the 5th.Â This lead held up until the 7th when Ron Villone(3-4) of the Nats(16-46) bullpen coughed it up, sending them to their 46th loss of the year.Â The Yankees(37-27) got almost 8 innings from their ace, C.C. Sabathia(6-4) for the win and Mariono Rivera got his 15th save of the year.Â The David vs Goliath matchup continues tonight in the Bronx with John Lannon taking on Chien-Ming Wang.Â For more Nationals news and information, go to CenterfieldGate.com