So, you had tickets to the Angels game on Tuesday, but decided instead to go see Daddy Day Care. You foolish, foolish man.* You missed The Garret Anderson Carnival of the Unexplained, as our hero had 10 RBI ... yeah, 10 ... before 44,264 highly-caffeinated Angelistas, as the Angels blasted the Yankees 19-8.
Anderson had a grand slam, a three-run homer and a pair of doubles — Jesus-like production — as the Angels kept pace two games ahead of the Mariners in the AL West. He's the 12th player in Major League history to get 10 or more RBI in a game; Alex Rodriguez also had 10 against the Angels on April 26, 2005. And speaking of him, he homered twice on Tuesday (41, 42). As you know, the sheer weight of A-Rod's homers in a losing cause is infinite, and if dropped would fall straight through the earth's crust, and beyond. The Major League record of 12 RBI is shared by the Cardinals' Jim Bottomley (1924) and Mark Whiten (1993), but you knew that. The AL record of 11 was set by Tony Lazzeri of the Yankees on May 24, 1936. Sorry to mention it, but Yankees are now six games behind Red Sox in the East. Mike Scioscia, by the way, has a 38-22 record against the Yankees as manager.
• An Important Part Of This Complete Breakfast. Coco Crisp and Julio Lugo each had two-run doubles as Boston beat Devil Rays 8-6. And David Ortiz, obviously excited about selling his car on the Internets, had a triple. Hmm, there's nothing in that last sentence that makes a bit of sense.
• Chicago Hope. Cliff Floyd, who had missed nine days due to the death of his father, had a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth as the Cubs beat the Giants 5-1; Chicago remaining tied with Milwaukee for first in the Central. The Brewers and Cubs meet for three at Wrigley beginning Aug. 28, which should be fun.
• Luis, Luis, Oh No. Luis Castillo singled home the winning run off of Trevor Hoffman in the ninth, the Mets beating the Padres 7-6. Carlos Beltran, five RBI.
• The Tilde Cannot Be Contained. Your AP lead of the day: DETROIT (AP) - Comerica Park is a long way from Curacao. Wait, I'm writing that down. Jair Jurrjens, who hails from the Dutch Caribbean islands, allowed only one hit through six innings, and Magglio "The Tilde" Ordonez and Carlos Guillen each homered to lead Detroit over Cleveland 2-1. Curacao is still alive in the Little League World Series, by the way.
* = Idiot.