Games from the 18th:
Angels 7 - Cubs 6
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth. He went 1-for-3: fly out to right, RBI single to left, ground out to first. Matsui was taken out of the game in the 7th on defense.
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 9th inning and grounded out to short. Fukudome's last three appearances have been as a pinch-hitter.
Mets 4 - Yankees 0
Hisanori Takahashi started the game and tossed 6 shutout innings for his 6th victory of the year. Takahashi is now 6-2 on the year (3-1 as a starter). Final line: 6 IP, 24 BF, 4 H, 3 SO, 2 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Pirates president Frank Coonelly is spreading the word that they never asked Akinori Iwamura to undergo a physical before finalizing the trade with the Rays last year. This despite the fact that he was coming off left knee surgery.