red sox 18, orioles 10: ho-lee crap. i knew it was gonna be a slugfest when i saw it was 7-2 in the 3rd inning. buchholz only lasted 4 innings which ordinarily sounds terrible but seeing as the o's starting pitcher only lasted an inning and a third...the teams combined for 38 hits. definitely not a pitcher's day yesterday. ellsbury went 2 for 5 with 2 walks and 4 runs.
royals 4, rays 1: now for the other side of the spectrum. this game was awesome because, up until the 8th inning, rays pitcher shields had a no-hitter going. and then buck's little blooper sent the rays spiraling downhill. maier ribbied in freel (buck's PR) after alex's failure-so-epic-it's-almost-a-win of a fielder's choice (rays catcher navarro overthrew 2nd allowing freel and alex to stay on), and then alex stole home. YES. MR. "I SKIPPED HALF THE SEASON WITH A HIP INJURY" STOLE HOME. it was awesome. of course, i was a bit bummed that it wasn't like ellsbury's amazingly amazing steal against the yankees, but hey, he stole home. that's huge. that slightly helps to cushion the 0-fers he's been having lately.
rangers 4, mariners 2: since this was a late game, i didn't get to see any of the cool stuff happen on the ESPN gamecast but salty hit a go-ahead 2-run homer :)
royals @ rays for the series finale (12:08pm holy crap that's an early game), rangers @ a's (10:05pm), and dan haren is pitching against the mets @ 7:10pm so since there's no sox game tonight i might be able to watch it :)
oh, and i noticed that the hit counter mappy thing said i got 11 views yesterday. either that's a ginormous mistake or yesterday was epically amazing for the blog as well.