Games from the 2nd:
Hideki Matsui started in left and batted third. He went 3-for-4: double to center, fly out to left, single to center, single to center. He also extended his hitting streak to 11 straight games.
Detroit Tigers 6 - Texas Rangers 5
Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the bottom of the 5th, with the bases loaded, no out, and the Rangers down 3-2. Tateyama surrendered a single to the first batter he faced that pushed 2 runs across the plate before getting Wilson Betemit to strikeout swinging and Austin Jackson to hit into a double play to get out of the inning. Tateyama didn't allow any runs to score in his second inning of work. Final line: 2 IP, 8 BF, 31-17 NP-S, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.
Los Angeles Dodgers 1 - San Diego Padres 0
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and tossed 7 shutout innings for his 7th victory of the year. He is now 7-13. Final line: 7 IP, 27 BF, 100-63 NP-S, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO, 0 HR.
St. Louis Cardinals 8 - Milwaukee Brewers 7
Takashi Saito entered the game in the top of the 7th, with the Brewers up 7-6, and blew his 2nd save opportunity of the year by allowing a run to score over an inning of work. Final line: 1 IP, 5 BF, 14-8, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.
Pawtucket Red Sox 4 - Louisville Bats 3
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the top of the 8th, with the score tied at 2, and allowed a run over 1.1 innings of work. Final line: 1.1 IP, 6 BF, 28-20 NP-S, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.