Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays are winless in five games.
There were just six games on the schedule on Monday. The day started in Milwaukee for the Brewers homer opener
Opening Day Part 2 was a tough day to be an ace. In Cleveland, Indians ace Fausto Carmona lasted into the fourth inning, while allowing ten runs on 11 hits.
It is now Baltimore Orioles’ turn for the injuries. Their recent acquisition Derek Lee is injured.
Rocco Baldelli returned to the Tampa Bay Rays with a bang. In his first at-bat since re-joining the team as a September call-up, Baldelli homered on his first swing against Baltimore Orioles reliever Mike Gonzalez (he was pinch-hitting).
The National League West leading San Diego Padres have now won 10 of 11 as they swept the four game series at Wrigley. The Padres received a dominant pitching performance from Mat Latos, as he allowed just two runs on five hits in seven innings while striking out 10. Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano was just as dominant as he allowed just one run on four hits in six innings.
The headline series in Interleague Play for the weekend is the LA Dodgers visiting Boston. Former slugger Manny Ramirez returned to Fenway Park on Friday night for the first time since being traded to the Dodgers. No one was sure of how the Red Sox fans would react to one of their greatest sluggers returning Read the Rest…
This must be the week for the rookie debuts. On Thursday, the Baltimore Orioles called up right-handed pitcher Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Norfolk to make his debut against the visiting NY Yankees.
The Baltimore Orioles finally made the move that most expected weeks ago. Manager Dave Trembley was dismissed Friday morning and third base coach Juan Samuel was named interim manager.
Felipe Paulino of the Houston Astros has yet to win a game this season.
Sunday produced three more walk-offs to this 2010 season. In Washington, the Baltimore Orioles battled back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game at 3-3 in the ninth off Nationals closer Matt Capps (it was his first blown save of the season).