Despite getting the catchy nickname of "One of the most consistent hitters in the game" by teammate Matt Murton, Aramis Ramirez failed to take advantage of a lead-off double in the 9th by Derrek Lee. With one out and Lee on third, Bobby Jenks forced the Cubbie into grounding out weakly to short when a sac fly would've sent the game to extra frames. Carlos Quentin took Carlos Marmol deep in the 7th to put the Pale Hose up 6-5 for good. Today the White Sox try to avenge the sweep at Wrigley earlier this month. Call it a hunch, but the camera may not be checking in with Kerry Wood today.


For The Departed, An Ankiel Sighting
- The Cardinals finally solved the noisome riddle that is the Kansas City Royals, getting their first victory in five games against K.C. this year. Rick Ankiel had a two-run homer and Mitchell Boggs allowed one run in six innngs to improve to 3-0.

Tigers Reach .500-hood - Todd Jones did his best to stave it off, but Le Tigre have finally made their way back to a .500 record thanks to a 7-6 win over Colorado that was quite rife with blown saves. Miguel Cabrera knocked a two-run double in the bottom of the 9th off Rockies' closer Brian Fuentes to make Detroit 14-3 over their last 17 games.

Delcarmen Being Delcarmen
- The less celebrated Manny in Boston surrendered three runs in the 8th, including a go-ahead two-run double to Lance Berkman, as the Red Sox fall to the 'Stros 11-10. Berkman started the game 0-3 with three strikeouts against starter Jon Lester, but came back with two instrumental hits about Lester was pulled. Boston wasted four-hit games by Mike Lowell and Dustin Pedroia.