No more streaking.
It was bound to end sometime, but Frank Thomas and his walk-off single ensured the Yankees wouldn’t leave Toronto with a win-streak intact.
And just like that, the Wild Card lead is down to 3.5 games.
Not that there’s any reason to believe the Yankees will now drop 9 of 10, but the Tigers (despite all their broken pieces) still have a chance.
Yankees 1, Blue Jays 2: Toronto ruined Ian Kennedy’s breakthrough third start. After giving up an RBI single in the first, Kennedy held the Jays hitless for the rest of 7+ innings. Despite holding the Yanks to one run in 8 innings, A.J. Burnett took the no decision for Toronto.
Cardinals 4, Reds 5: Showing how much steroid allegations can affect teams, St. Louis finished its worst road trip in 35 years. Kip Wells lost his 17th game of the season, the Cardinals stink streak moved to 7 games and they’re now 4.5 back in the N.L. Central.
Rockies 4, Phillies 12: J.D. Durbin gave up 3 runs in the top of the first, but then the Phillies countered with 4 of their own in the bottom of the frame. Colorado starter Jeff Francis gave up 8 earned runs on 8 hits in 3.1 innings. The Rockies dropped to 2.5 back in the Wild Card, while the Phillies are just 1.5 games behind San Diego.
Angels 0, Orioles 3
Devil Rays 7, Mariners 8
Rangers 5, Athletics 6
Cubs 6, Astros 2
Padres 3, Dodgers 6