Willy Aybar breaks his bat as he hits a double in the second inning. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Edwin Jackson went six strong innings, and Akinori Iwamura's fifth-inning RBI triple, Carlos Pena's sixth-inning homer and Jason Bartlett's seventh-inning RBI double erased Jackson's one blemish, a two-run, fourth-inning homer. Rocco Baldelli and Ben Zobrist homered in the eighth.
BATTING 2B: Griffey Jr. (21, Jackson, E). HR: Swisher (21, 4th inning off
Jackson, E, 1 on, 0 out), Ramirez, Al (15, 8th inning off Howell, 1 on, 0 out). TB: Ramirez, Al 4;
Pierzynski 2; Uribe 2; Griffey Jr. 3; Swisher 4; Cabrera, O 2. RBI: Swisher 2 (63), Ramirez, Al 2
(57). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Al 2; Pierzynski; Dye. GIDP:
Ramirez, Al, Dye. Team RISP: 1-for-10. Team LOB: 8.
Uribe (2, 2nd base by Jackson, E/Navarro, D), Cabrera, O (4, 2nd base by Jackson, E/Navarro, D).
assists: Quentin (Aybar, W at home). DP: (Quentin-Pierzynski).