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Baseball Tonight Live
"Baseball Tonight" analysts, ESPN.com writers and SweetSpot Network bloggers chatted and gave their in-game opinions throughout the day's games -- all in Baseball Tonight Live.
Touch 'Em All
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|Vernon Wells, TOR||20||DET||Top 7: 2-0, 0 Outs. None on.||Galarraga|
|Jim Thome, MIN||12||BAL||Top 6: 1-1, 0 Outs. None on.||Hendrickson|
|Eric Hinske, ATL||8||FLA||Top 3: 0-0, 0 Outs. None on.||Volstad|
|Adrian Gonzalez, SD||21||PIT||Top 3: 1-0, 1 Out. 1 on.||Lincoln|
|Hunter Pence, HOU||15||CIN||Bot 2: 2-1, 0 Outs. None on.||Leake|
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Much infielder love
WEB GEMS LEADERBOARD
SUNDAY'S BEST AND WORST
BESTWandy Rodriguez, LHP, Astros
Joey Votto singled with two outs in the first inning against Rodriguez. That's important because it was the last hit Rodriguez permitted in seven shutout innings of work in the Astros' 4-0 win. He struck out seven and walked two for his fifth win in six starts.
WORSTBlake Wood, RHP, Royals
Wood didn't have a good experience at the Stadium. He recorded only one out, but gave up five runs and issued four walks. He also didn't make any fans when he hit Alex Rodriguez with a pitch in Rodriguez's final at-bat. Not only did that eliminate Rodriguez's final chance in that game for his 600th career homer, but it also forced A-Rod from the game.
MONDAY'S BEST MATCHUPS
Rockies at Phillies, 1:05 p.m. ET
The Phillies' Joe Blanton has not won since June 24, going 0-1 with four no-decisions. Jason Hammel has lost each of his past two starts, though the Rockies have scored only twice in each outing for him.
Tigers at Rays, 7:05 p.m. ET, ESPN
The Rays' Matt Garza struggled his last time out, giving up 10 hits and seven runs in 6 1/3 innings, but his winning streak was saved thanks to a no-decision. Garza is 3-0 with three no-decisions in his past six starts. Max Scherzer is 5-1 over his past seven outings.
Red Sox at Angels, 10:05 p.m. ET
The Angels' Joel Pineiro had his run of seven consecutive winning decisions snapped by the Yankees his last time out. Clay Buchholz was chased after four innings by the A's in his most recent appearance.