Matt Barnes found out he got called up to the Majors around 1 p.m. on Saturday, then found himself on the Camden Yards mound and nearly had his first big league win before a crazy 10th inning went against the Red Sox in a 5-4 loss to the Orioles.
Omaha lost game one at Oklahoma City as the Dodgers scored four in the ninth. Buddy Baumann tossed three scoreless innings, striking out five. Luke Hochevar made a rehab appearance, lowering his ERA to 2.70 with a scoreless fourth.
Miguel Cabrera has compiled a stack of accomplishments in this game with one of the greatest swings ever seen in a right-handed hitter. He accomplished a first on Saturday without swinging the bat at all, his first four-walk game in a Major League tenure that has seen just about everything else.
Paul Molitor wanted to mix things up on Saturday night, so he put some fresh faces in the lineup, changed some things around, and watched with satisfaction as his Minnesota Twins responded with eight runs against the Mariners and an 8-5 victory to even the three-game series at 1-1 going into Sunday.