The Wrap: AL
AL Quote of the Night
"It's pretty memorable and the way I did it is cool."
-- Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett on picking up his 100th win via a complete game shutout
Josh Beckett picked up his 100th career victory in dominating fashion Sunday, throwing a three-hit, complete game shutout. Beckett tallied seven strikeouts in his 94-pitch performance. The Red Sox hit five doubles and worked nine walks against the Royals.
Brandon Inge hit two home runs as the Home Run Derby participant helped lead the Tigers into the all-star break with a victory. Detroit closed out the first half by winning four of its last five games. Pitcher Justin Verlander picked up his 10th win of the season, marking the third time in the past four years that the Tigers pitchers has tallied that many wins before the break. Cleveland managed to avoid being shut out in the ninth inning as pinch hitter Jamey Carroll earned a bases-loaded walk against Detroit reliever Zach Miner.
Cesar Izturis scored two runs and Oscar Salazar made the most of his start at DH by hitting a solo home run as the Orioles took two of three from the visiting Blue Jays. Baltimore has now won six of its last nine series but is still eight games under .500. Brad Bergesen picked up the win by allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings as he pitched at least six innings for ninth straight time.
The Angels held off a late charge by the Yankees as Los Angeles pulled off a three-game sweep. The Angels have scored 30 runs over their past four games (three wins), even more impressive is the fact that this offensive surge has occurred with both Torii Hunter and Vladimir Guerrero on the 15-day disabled list. John Lackey picked up his fourth win of the season, edging New York's CC Sabathia.
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