Braves 6, Cubs 5 (12): Jeff Francouer hasn't made many appearances in our little morning recap post over the past year or so. I can only imagine that he noticed his name's absence and decided to rectify the situation himself. Frenchy's two-run happy jack in the bottom of the ninth sent the game into extras and Cubs closer Kevin Gregg into fits as Gregg roooooned a perfectly good start by Randy Wells. Our pal Chipper Jones won the game with a walkoff RBI single in the 12th.
Blue Jays 6, Angels 4: Roy Halladay is not of this world despite what your silly paper birth certificates claim. Fella won his major-league-leading ninth game on the backs of fourteen, count em, fourteen strikeouts (his career high) including three K's of Gary Matthews Jr. and Torii Hunter Regular. Alex Rios tater-totted as is his wont.
Pirates 3, Mets 1: Hey Halladay, you want to lend some of those strikeouts to Zach Duke? Nah, nevermind, he don't need 'em. Duke went seven strong and outdueled Johan Santana despite not recording a single strikeout. The Mets offense throws about as much support to Santana as an old wicker chair would lend to your fat Aunt Bertha.
Athletics 5, White Sox 0: Bastardo? Who needs him! The A's got Vin Mazzaro, ya hear? My cugino Vincenzo pitched into the seventh inning, allowing just a smattering of baserunners and nary a run. Jack Cust (not Italian) lent a hand with a sassy solo tater tot.