Herrera helps Dodgers deny Lee a win
Elian Herrera hit a two-run double off winless Cliff Lee in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1, Tuesday night.
Lee (0-3) took a two-hitter into the eighth and was a strike away from getting out of trouble before Herrera hit a 2-and-2 pitch off the leftfield wall to put the Dodgers ahead.
Herrera waited nine years to reach the majors. He's not going back to the minors anytime soon. He's batting .304 in 20 games and has started at third base, second and centerfield.
"I love it. I love it," Herrera said. "I knew I could hit the ball."
Chad Billingsley (3-4) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings. Josh Lindblom worked the eighth and Kenley Jansen finished for his eighth save.
Lee gave up two runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings, striking out a season-high 12. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner has a 2.92 ERA, but has been the victim of poor run support.
Braves 11, Marlins 0: Dan Uggla hit two homers in his first game at Marlins Park, including a tape-measure blow off the home-run sculpture, and Tim Hudson (4-2) pitched a five-hitter for his 13th career shutout.
Orioles 8, Red Sox 6: Baltimore scored two runs in the 10th and Jim Johnson (1-0) atoned for his first blown save of the season by putting Boston down in order in the bottom half to end it.
Blue Jays 9, White Sox 5: Colby Rasmus went 5-for-5 with a homer to raise his average 20 points to .247 and help Ricky Romero (7-1) get the win.
Indians 4, Tigers 2: Ubaldo Jimenez (6-4) pitched impressively into the seventh inning and visiting Cleveland hit three run-scoring triples off rookie Drew Smyly (2-2).
Lasorda has heart attack
Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda was hospitalized in stable condition a day after having a "mild" heart attack while representing the Dodgers at the Major League Baseball draft.
The Dodgers said doctors inserted a stent to repair a blocked artery. The 84-year-old could return to California Wednesday.