Rays have become Evan Longoria's team
Tim Kurkjian is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and is an analyst for "Baseball Tonight."
Touch 'Em All
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|Miguel Cabrera, DET||31||NYY||Top 1: 3-2, 2 Outs. 1 on.||Hughes|
|David Ortiz, BOS||27||LAA||Bot 4: 2-1, 1 Out. None on.||Santana|
|Gaby Sanchez, FLA||13||PIT||Top 6: 1-2, 0 Outs. 2 on.||Maholm|
|Pablo Sandoval, CHW||9||PHI||Top 4: 0-0, 0 Outs. None on.||Hamels|
|Robinson Cano, NYY||24||DET||Bot 6: 3-1, 2 Outs. 1 on.||Bonine|
Friday's Best Matchups
Blue Jays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET
After a run of four consecutive losses, Jon Lester has won two in a row. He did not allow a run in victories on the road against the Rangers and Yankees, lowering his ERA to 2.80. Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil was roughed up by the Angels in his most recent start.
Giants at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET
After a run of four consecutive wins, all of which came on the road, the Giants' Madison Bumgarner is 0-2 with a pair of no-decisions over his past four starts. The two no-decisions, however, came in games the Giants ended up winning. Jake Westbrook is 1-0 in three starts since joining the Cardinals.
Reds at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET
Homer Bailey pitched a gem in his spot start for the suspended Johnny Cueto on Sunday, tossing six shutout innings in a 2-0 win against the Marlins. He did not permit a walk in the win, struck out four and scattered three hits. After starting the year 3-0, Carlos Monasterios has not won since June 7, going 0-3 as he's bounced from the rotation and the bullpen.
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THURSDAY'S BEST AND WORST
BESTPaul Konerko, 1B, White Sox
The White Sox needed a win against the Twins, and Konerko made sure they got it. Konerko went 5-for-5 with a double and a homer as part of a 21-hit White Sox attack in the 11-0 win. Konerko drove home four runs and was one of five Chicago players with at least three hits in the game.
WORSTJosh Hamilton, CF, Rangers
The Rangers suffered a fourth consecutive loss, and this one fell on the offense. Texas was shut out in a 4-0 defeat by the Orioles. Hamilton went hitless for the third straight game, an 0-for-11 run in two losses against the Rays and this one Baltimore.