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Down Goes Hughes!

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Notes on a day in baseball:

I'd Walk A Million Miles For One Of Your Smiles, My Hammmmmmy .... Sorry, but we all knew it had to end this way. Moving into the Top 5 on the Most Dangerous Occupations list, just below "Michael Vick Pet" and above "Prostitute Stunt Woman," is "Yankees Starting Pitcher." Leave it to last-place New York to have a rookie starter in the midst of a no-hitter, only to pull a hammy. Phil Hughes carried his no-hitter into the seventh, until, well, he's now expected to miss four to six weeks. But anyway, New York won 10-1, so there's that. Oh, and Hank Blalock broke up the no-hitter bid with a leadoff double in the eighth against reliever Mike Myers. It was only the second win in 10 games for the Yankees. But those two wins have probably saved Torre's job. Being a Yankees fan is always fun!


Your Olmedo Saenz Update. The streak, she is over. Andre Ethier's doomed dive for an uncatchable ball in the eighth led to the tying run for the Diamondbacks, but Saenz' single with two out in the ninth won it for the Dodgers, 2-1. Thus ends the six-game winning streak. Arizona tied it in the eighth on Eric Byrnes' triple (run, you fucking dinosaur!) and Orlando Hudson's single.

Royals Get A Taste Of Angels' Colon. Hey, don't blame us ... here's the headline, just as we found it.

Oh Jonathan Papelbon, You Blockhead. You have been nearly perfect, but April is over, Papelbon. Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational Travis Buck! The Red Sox closer gave up a two-run homer to Buck to tie it in the ninth, with the Athletics beating Boston 5-4 in 10 innings.

Now Is The Time On Sprockets When We Discuss The Indians. We've never considered C.C. Sabathia dominating, proven out when he gave up three homers in the first inning against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. But he held Toronto to one hit over the next five innings, retiring 16 of the final 17 batters he faced, in going to 4-0 in Cleveland's 12-4 win.