Here's what happened in baseball last night when the message coming from my eyes said leave it alone:
Orioles 5, Tigers 1: Luke Scott slammed two tater tots, collected four RBI, and generally teased every single contending team in need of a decent-hitting outfielder. I'm looking at you, Braves. Also, rookie David Hernandez made the Tigers look downright silly in his big league debut, allowing nine runners in six innings but stranding eight of 'em. Fellow rookie Nolan Reimold ding-donged for the third straight game and celebrated afterward with a delicious crab sundae. Forget it, Jake. It's Baltymore.
Dodgers 2, Cubs 1: Randy Wolf and Randy Wells were feeling especially randy in their little pitchers duel for seven innings; Wells allowing two runs and Wolf getting pulled after giving up a solo tot to pinch hitter Bobby Scales in the eighth. The two Dodger runs were of the manufactured varietal as Juan Pierre scored on Rafael Furcal's bunt single after stealing second base in the first; Furcal scored on Casey Blake's groundout in the third. With Jonathan Broxton unavailable due to a heady Wednesday workload, Ramon Troncoso was sent to close the game out in the ninth but got into a ton of trouble. He loaded the bases with one out but got Scales and Jake Fox to strike out to end the threat.
Diamondbacks 5, Braves 2: The Atlanta Braves, ladies and gentlemen! Baseball's cure for a losing streak. The D-Backs notched four runs in the fourth after Braves second bagger Kelly Johnson's throwing error and backed Danny Haren for his fourth win on the year. Haren has 71 K's on the year against just 9 walks, including zero free passes in three straight games. He's the anti-Daniel Cabrera.