Mets Vs Yankees
C.C. Sabathia shut down the Mets offense as Texeriaâ€™s grand slam took care of the Yankees offense in a 4-0 victory.
Sabathia went 8 scoreless innings allowing only 4 hits along with 6 strike outs as he improved to 8-3 on Sunday. The turning point in the game and the only run scoring play was in the third inning, when Mark Texeria hit a grand slam off of Johan Santana that made the game 4-0 Yanks .
Johan battled through 6 innings for the Mets but this is now the 3rd grand slam he has given up this season.
Phillies Vs Twins
Carl Pavano was the star of this game throwing a complete game against the Phillies in a Twins 4-1 victory as he out dueled Roy Halladay.
Pavano improved to 8-6 on the year as he threw a gem against the Phillies, going the distance while allowing only 4 hits and one run with 2 strike outs. The only run he surrendered came in the 5th inning from a solo shot by Wilson Valdez.
The Twins got their offense going early against Halladay as Joe Mauer had an RBI single in the first to get Minnesota going. Justin Morneau and Denard Spam each hit solo shots off of Halladay as well to power the Twins Offense.
Halladay still managed to battle through 8 innings for Philly but his efforts werenâ€™t enough as the Phillies just could not get it going as he fell to 8-6 on the year despite a 2.43 ERA.
Braves Vs Royals
The first place Braves kept it going on Sunday as they defeated the Royals 8-5 with some late offense.
Atlanta got it going early in this one scoring 4 runs in the first inning off of start Kyle Davies with 2 RBI doubles by Chipper Jones and Omar Infante.
But the Royals would fight right back in the second in third inning off of Braves starter Kawakami, who lasted only 2 innings allowing 5 runs off of 6 hits. RBI Singles by Jose Guillen, Bryana Pena and two by Chris Getz lead the Royals offense. Unfortunately for them they did not score after the 5th inning leaving the door open for a Braves comeback.
In the bottom of the 6th Chipper Jones doubled home Heyward to tie the game up at 5-5, then in the 8th inning the Braves scored the winning runs off of an RBI double by Eric Hinske and an RBI single off the bat of Melky Cabrera. Billy Wagner closed the game out in the 9th to earn his 14th save of the season.
Nationals Vs White Sox
Freddy Garcia went 8 strong innings for the White Sox as he earned his 8th victory of the year as Chicago defeated the Nationals 6-3.
John Lannan struggled once again for Washington going only 4 innings surrendering 11 hits and 5 runs to the White Sox. Konerko started Chicago off in the first with an RBI Single that scored Alex Rios to give them an early 1-0 lead.
Washington would fight right back however scoring 3 of their own in the 4th inning to give themselves a 3-1 lead off of RBI Singles from Willie Nieves and Bernadina. That lead would be short lived however as the White Sox would rally for 4 runs in the 5th inning, Alex Rios doubled home Juan Pierre that was followed up with an RBI single from Konerko. Rios tagged on an RBI single in the 9th inning to make the game 6-3 which was how it ended.
J.J. Putz earned his first save of the season as he came out to close it up for the White Sox.
Marlins Vs Rays
Florida Ace Josh Johnson out pitched Tampa Ace David Price in a 4-1 Marlins Victory.
Johnson was marvelous once again for the Marlins throwing 8 innings of 1 run ball with 9 strike outs lowering his era to 1.80 on the year. The only run he surrendered was a solo shot by Carl Crawford in the 4th inning.
With the score tied at 1-1 in the 5th inning Gaby Sanchez tripled in Chris Coughlan to give the Marlins the go ahead run and a 2-1 lead. In the 6th inning Wes Helms gave Florida some breathing room with a 2 run shot that made the game 4-1 which is how it ended.
Leo Nunez came in to close it out for Johnson in the 9th earning his 15th save of the season.