Fenway Parked looked more like Gillette Stadium as the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 19 - 17 Tuesday night. David Ortiz had 2 HRs in the 1st inning and Kevin Youkilis finished the scoring with his second HR of the night. In other Red Sox news, they acquired Cleveland Indians pitcher Paul Byrd for cash or a player to be named later.
Apparently 2 angry 2 run homers for Gary Sheffield were not enough for the Detroit Tigers as they lose to the Toronto Blue Jays 6 - 4. The Tigers put Sheffield on waivers Tuesday.
The Chicago White Sox moved 1/2 game ahead of the Twins by beating the KC Royals 9 - 0. Dye, Swisher and Pierzynski all had homers for the Pale Hose.
Injuries may be taking their toll on the Tampa Bay Rays, as they lost to the Oakland A's 2 - 1 Tuesday. Scott Kazmir pitched well, but without their 2 spark plugs, the offense couldn't get going. The Rays are still up by 3 games on the Red Sox.
The Philadelphia Phillies lost in the 9th inning to the surging Los Angeles Dodgers 4 - 3. Andre Ethier singled home Russell Martin for the win. Philly is now only 1 game up on the Mets, and the Dodgers are 1 game back of the D-Backs.
The New York Mets bullpen finally saved a game for Johan Santana, as the Mets beat the Nationals 4 - 3. The Nationals' Saul Rivera hit the Mets Damion Easley with the bases loaded to bring in the winning run.
The Florida Marlins gained a game on the Phillies as well, by beating the Cardinals 4 - 3. The Cards were held scoreless over the last 8 innings. The Marlins are now 1 1/2 games behind the Phillies.
Randy Johnson continued to look like his old self, leading the Arizona Diamonbacks to a 4 -2 win over the Rockies. Newly acquired Adam Dunn doubled in his debut with Arizona.
Micheal Phelps won 2 more Gold Medals today, winning the 200m Butterfly (beating his own world record) and then, less then an hour later, started the 4x200 freestyle relay win.
US Girls Gymnastics can't overcome injuries, but still take silver to China's Gold.
The Miami Dolphins cut A.J. Feely.
The Minnesotta Vikings free agent acquisition CB Madieu Williams, who injured his neck, could be out for an extended period.
The Arizona Cardinals 1st Round pick was carted of the field Tuesday.
The Philadelphia 76ers re-signed Andre Iguodala.
Former Celtic Dan Dickau latest to bolt for Europe.