The Wrap: AL (Hosted Games)
AL-ish Quote of the Night
"I didn't feel a thing. I was kind of numb. I've never done that before."
-- Tigers outfielder Ryan Raburn on his pinch-hit walk-off home run
Ryan Raburn hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Tigers past the Cubs. Raburn came on as a pinch hitter in the inning to replace Josh Anderson who had earlier pinch run for Magglio Ordonez. The two teams swapped the lead in each of the final four innings but had previously been held scoreless since each tallied a first-inning run.
The Phillies pummeled Rays starter David Price to the tune of 10 runs (five earned) over 4 1/3 innings. Philadelphia tallied six in the first inning while Tampa Bay blundered its way to three errors in the game. The man who refers to himself as a soft-tosser, Jamie Moyer, picked up his fifth win of the season, allowing one run over six innings to win the first game in a rematch of last year's World Series. Chase Utley led the charge for the "World *bleepin* Champions," going 3 for 5 with four RBI and a two-run homer as the Phillies snapped a six-game skid.
San Francisco ace Tim Lincecum rung up 12 strikeouts en route to his fourth career complete game and second this year. The Giants staked Lincecum to an early lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning and two more in the second against Oakland rookie Vin Mazzaro. In his previous five starts (which amounts to his entire career), Mazzaro had allowed a combined five runs. Mazzaro settled down to last six innings but by that point the damage was done. Twice the A's loaded the bases against Lincecum but couldn't get any runs across as Jason Giambi's solo home run in the second accounted for all of Oakland's scoring.
The Angels rallied to put an end to the Rockies' six-game winning streak. Bobby Abreu hit a bases-loaded single to drive in the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. For Colorado, it was just the team's second loss in its last 19 games. Ubaldo Jimenez took the loss for the Rockies to snap a personal three-game winning streak.
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