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THE SKINNYS

CLE 002 000 000 – 2 2 2
NYY 201 003 00x – 6 10 2
W-Turley L-Grant GWRBI-Slaughter

DET 002 000 200 – 4 8 0
WAS 010 000 020 – 3 10 0
W-Foytack L-Ramos SV-Aguirre HR: Wilson GWRBI-Wilson
After yesterday’s disaster, Foytack rights the Tiger ship, and Aguirre throws two tough relief innings to save the day. With the win, Detroit hops over the Indians into 5th place. Washington? Have a great time in New York!

CIN 100 000 010 – 2 5 1
CHI 221 101 52x – 14 13 0
W-Drott L-Nuxhall HRS: Thomson, Neeman-2, Walls, Banks, Moryn, T. Taylor
Man alive! Six different Cubs mash seven homers, and they nearly miss an eighth in the 8th when Bobby Thomson scrapes the brown ivy with a double. The power relaxes Dick Drott, who easily throws his best game of the young year. With the Braves idle, Chicago moves to within a game of first! To top off the awful afternoon for the Reds, Frank Robinson gets hurt for three games, but Jerry Lynch racks up three more hits and is now batting .403.

NOTE: Everyone else had the day off, including Snappy and Liz as they scoured Haight Ashbury. On tap next are the Dodgers at Giants, Cubs at Cards, Phillies at Pirates, Reds at Braves, Red Sox at Orioles, A’s at Tigers, Indians at White Sox, and the aforementioned Senators at Yanks.

Here’s the current run differentials to wet your whistle…

New York +33, Cleveland +23, Baltimore +23, Boston +9,
Detroit –6, Chicago –8, Kansas City –28, Washington –49

Milwaukee +57, Philadelphia +15, Pittsburgh +15, Los Angeles +9
Chicago –4, St. Louis –9, Cincinnati –39, San Francisco –44

National League through Thursday, May 8

Milwaukee 13 8 .619
Chicago 12 9 .571 1
Pittsburgh 12 11 .522 2
Philadelphia 10 10 .500 2.5
San Francisco 11 11 .500 2.5
Los Angeles 10 12 .455 3.5
St. Louis 8 11 .421 4
Cincinnati 8 12 .400 4.5

American League through Thursday, May 8

New York 16 7 .696
Baltimore 15 8 .652 1
Chicago 13 9 .591 2.5
Boston 12 11 .522 4
Detroit 11 13 .458 5.5
Cleveland 11 14 .440 6
Kansas City 9 14 .391 7
Washington 6 17 .261 10
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