Rockies win for McGregor
WASHINGTON — Todd Helton and the Colorado Rockies knew just how to honor their late team president.
Hours after learning that 48-year-old Keli McGregor was found dead in a Salt Lake City hotel room, Helton brought a jersey into the dugout that had McGregor's name on it and the No. 88 he wore as a second-team All-America tight end.
Helton winced after standing through a moment of silence with McGregor's image on the scoreboard, and then the Rockies resoundingly beat the Washington Nationals, 10-4, last night.
"Seeing his picture up there, it's hard," Helton said. "It's hard to believe it actually happened. He basically brought us to where we're at right now. It really hasn't set in yet."
McGregor had been the team's president since 2001 and in the organization since October 1993.
BRAVES 4, PHILLIES 3
Troy Glaus hit a two-run homer, Jason Heyward followed with a solo shot, both with two outs in the ninth inning to tie the game, and Nate McLouth led off the bottom of the 10th with a homer to lift Atlanta.
PADRES 1, GIANTS 0
Mat Latos prevailed in a pitching duel with Jonathan Sanchez, and host San Diego scored on a fourth-inning sacrifice fly to beat San Francisco despite getting just one hit.
METS 4, CUBS 0
Mike Pelfrey (3-0) scattered three hits over seven innings, three relievers finished and Jose Reyes returned to the starting lineup with a two-run triple among his four hits, leading host New York.
REDS 11, DODGERS 9
Paul Janish singled in the tiebreaking run and Ramon Hernandez scored on a throwing error on the play in the bottom of the eighth inning to help Cincinnati end a five-game skid.
BREWERS 8, PIRATES 1
Dave Bush (1-0) spaced three hits over seven shutout innings as visiting Milwaukee scored three runs in both the first and second innings to cruise past Pittsburgh.
ASTROS 7, MARLINS 5
Jason Michaels hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning, and Lance Berkman doubled and drove in two runs in his season debut to lift host Houston.
DIAMONDBACKS 9, CARDINALS 7
Dan Haren (2-1) gave up seven runs and nine hits in six innings, but had a career-high four hits to overcome his shaky start as host Arizona snapped a five-game losing streak.
BLUE JAYS 4, ROYALS 3
Vernon Wells hit his seventh homer of the season in the fourth and John Buck drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in a two-run bottom of the seventh for Toronto.
TWINS 5, INDIANS 1
Kevin Slowey (2-1) gave up one run on five hits in eight innings and host Minnesota scored two runs on a bases-loaded walk and another on a wild pitch in a four-run third to beat Cleveland.
WHITE SOX 4, RAYS 1
John Danks (2-0) allowed one run and two hits in eight innings, and Paul Konerko and Andruw Jones hit homers as host Chicago ended Tampa Bay's seven-game winning streak.
RED SOX 7, RANGERS 6
Darnell McDonald, called up from the minors earlier in the day, hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the eighth inning to tie the game and won it with an RBI single in the ninth for host Boston.
MARINERS 3, ORIOLES 1
Jason Vargas (2-1) allowed three hits in seven innings and Milton Bradley hit an RBI single for a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning before leaving with tightness in his left calf for Seattle.
ANGELS 6, TIGERS 5
Howie Kendrick drove in three runs, Hideki Matsui added a two-run double and host Los Angeles took a 6-0 lead after five innings, then held on to beat Detroit.
YANKEES 7, ATHLETICS 3
Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer, Javier Vazquez (1-2) allowed three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings as visiting New York won its fifth straight. Baldwin High alum Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run homer for Oakland.