Detroit Tigers right fielder Don Kelly tumbles into the stands as he catches an RBI sacrifice fly hit by St. Louis Cardinals's Matt Holliday that scored Rafael Furcal during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, June 21, 2012.
Red Sox sweep
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Alfredo Aceves (left) and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia celebrate their 6-5 win against the Miami Marlins Thursday at Fenway Park in Boston. The win completed a sweep for the Red Sox, who have won five in a row, and seven of eight.
I'll knock your block off
Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz knocks the helmet off Colorado Rockies' Dexter Fowler, who is trying to score from third base on a hit by Carlos Gonzalez in the eighth inning Thursday in Philadelphia. The Rockies won 4-1.
Grounds crew backup
Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond gives the grounds crew a hand replacing second base in the seventh inning Thursday during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Nationals Park in Washington. The Nationals defeated the Rays 5-2.
Gordon gets two
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon hops over Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss to throw to first base and complete a double play during the second inning Thursday in Oakland, Calif. The A's won, 4-1, to complete a sweep of the Dodgers.
Taking one for the team
Detroit Tigers right fielder Don Kelly tumbles into the stands as he catches an RBI sacrifice fly hit by St. Louis Cardinals's Matt Holliday that scored Rafael Furcal during the fifth inning Thursday in Detroit. But it turned out to be the only run the Cardinals would score, and the Tigers went on to win, 2-1, in 10 innings.
Tigers center fielder Quintin Berry (without helmet) celebrates after hitting a game-winning RBI single in the 10th inning Thursday, lifting Detroit to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Detroit. Celebrating with Berry are, from left, Jhonny Peralta, Ramon Santiago and Austin Jackson.
Shout it out
Arizona's Ryan Roberts lets out a good roar after hitting a sixth-inning, inside-the-park homer against visiting Seattle on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks tied a franchise record with six home runs and won a slugfest 14-10. Roberts finished 2 for 4 with three RBI and a run.
Philadelphia Phillies' Michael Martinez (7) hi-fives Joe Blanton after Martinez's three-run home run that scored John Mayberry, second from right, and Placido Polanco, right, in the second inning Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies in Philadelphia. The runs came in handy as the Phillies held off the Rockies, 7-6.
Too tough to handle
Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney is unable to catch a shallow fly ball hit by Chicago White Sox's Gordon Beckham during the fourth inning Wednesday at US Cellular Field. A run scored on the play, and the White Sox went on to beat the Cubs, 7-0.
Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones cannot field a ball against the New York Mets during the fourth inning Wednesday at Citi Field. The Mets beat the Orioles, 4-3.
Papi picks up a run
Miami Marlins catcher John Buck reaches for the ball as Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz slides safely into home on a hit by Cody Ross during the third inning at Fenway Park in Boston. Many other Red Sox scored Wednesday, as Boston beat the Marlins, 15-5.
Tagged out in rundown
Pittsburgh Pirates' Matt Hague kicks up dirt after being tagged out in a rundown by Minnesota Twins shortstop Brian Dozier in the sixth inning Wednesday in Pittsburgh. The Twins won 2-1.
Can't hang on
Washington Nationals' Stephen Lombardozzi is safe at home as Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina cannot hang on to the ball during the first inning Wednesday in Washington. The Nats beat the Rays, 3-2.
Yikes, does that hurt?
St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig dives but can't catch a double by Detroit Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young during the sixth inning Wednesday in Detroit. The Cardinals beat the Tigers, 3-1.
Houston, we have a problem
Houston's Chris Snyder slams his bat after striking out in the sixth inning against Kansas City at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday. The Astros struck out 14 times in a 2-1 loss.
Milwaukee's Ryan Braun (right) receives props from Nyjer Morgan after hitting a two-run blast in the seventh inning of an 8-3 victory over visiting Toronto on Wednesday. It was an NL-leading 20th homer of the season for Braun, who also extended his hitting streak to 15 games.
Pinstripe in a pickle
New York's Nick Swisher gets caught in a rundown in the sixth inning of a 10-5 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday. The two clubs set a new Yankee Stadium record with a combined nine home runs. Jason Heyward hit two, while Martin Prado, Freddie Freeman and David Ross added one apiece for the Braves. The Yanks received HRs from Alex Rodriguez (the 640th of his career), Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano and Eric Chavez.
Fans try to avoid a bat that slipped free from Seattle's Brendan Ryan in the fourth inning Tuesday at Arizona. The Mariners won 10-9 in 10 innings, and Ryan hit a three-run homer.
Asdrubal Cabrera (front left) is mobbed by his Cleveland teammates after hitting a walk-off, two-run homer in the 10th inning against Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman for a 3-2 win on Tuesday. Cabrera finished 2-for-5 with a run and two RBI.
Going wall out
Cleveland's Michael Brantley leaps to catch a ball hit by Cincinnati's Ryan Ludwick in the second inning.
Umpire Chris Guccione leaves with the glove of Rays reliever Joel Peralta during the eighth inning of Tampa Bay's 5-4 win in Washington on Tuesday. Peralta was ejected for having a foreign substance on his glove.
Just a bit inside
Following back-to-back homers by Colby Rasmus and Jose Bautista, Toronto's Edwin Encamacion is brushed back by Milwaukee's Tyler Thornburg during the sixth inning at Miller Park on Tuesday. Encarnacion responded by hitting a home run of his own. Three innings later, Rasmus and Bautista connected for back-to-back shots again as the Blue Jays rallied for a 10-9 win.
A seagull has a great view of Tigers starter Justin Verlander at Comerica Park on Tuesday. Verlander yielded three runs — only one earned — on five hits and four walks over seven innings in a 6-3 victory over St. Louis. Verlander, who only struck out three Cardinals, improved to 7-4.
Minnesota's Ben Revere steals second under the tag of Pirates second baseman Neil Walker in the sixth inning Tuesday. The Pirates won 7-2.
Angels second baseman Howard Kendrick forces San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval and throws Hector Sanchez out at first during the sixth inning of Tuesday's 12-5 win.
Oakland's Coco Crisp looks up after sliding into second base on a leadoff double against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of Tuesday's 3-0 win. Crisp scored on Seth Smith's single to open the scoring in the A's three-run first against Aaron Harang.
San Diego starter Edinson Volquez fields a short grounder by Texas' Adrian Beltre in the second inning at Petco Park on Tuesday. Beltre was out at first on Volquez's throw.
Fans react as Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez falls over the wall catching a foul pop to get Boston's Adrian Gonzalez out in the third inning Tuesday. However, the Sox won 7-5.
Catch a pose
Red Sox catcher Kelly Shoppach can't apply the tag on Miami's Giancarlo Stanton in the fifth inning at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Stanton might have scored, but Shoppach and Boston won 7-5.
The Cubs' Tony Campana is picked off at first by White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy during the eighth inning Tuesday. However, the Cubs held on for a 2-1 win, with Campana scoring the go-ahead run.
Rockies center fielder Eric Young makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Philadelphia's Cole Hamels in the third inning Tuesday. However, Hamels couldn't be denied on the mound, fanning seven in eight innings to win his 10th, 7-2.
The Mets' Daniel Murphy tags out Baltimore's Brian Roberts during the third inning Tuesday. Johan Santana and the Mets blanked the O's again, 5-0.
Kansas City's Mike Moustakas reacts as Houston's Justin Maxwell rounds third and scores from first on a throwing error by Royals pitcher Jonathan Sanchez in the first inning of Monday's 9-7 loss.
Fun with numbers
Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin misplays the carom off the centerfield wall on a double hit by San Diego Padres' Chase Headley during the first inning. Chris Denorfia scored for the Padres, and strangely, the 2-1 score in favor of Texas after the first inning would go on to be the final.
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain was coming off a perfect game, and he looked anything but perfect against the Angels. He still got the job done, going five innings and giving up three earned runs in a 5-3 win at Anaheim.
He got me?
Seattle Mariners' Casper Wells, middle, looks up in shock as he is called out by the home plate umpire as Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero, left, holds onto the ball after the tag in the sixth inning. The Arizona offense had been struggling, going scoreless for 21 straight innings coming into this game. The offense exploded for a 7-1 win.
Blue Jays slugger Brett Lawrie breaks his bat as he hits for a sacrifice against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning. Toronto fell behind 6-1 after the second inning, but their comeback effort would fall short as the final was 7-6 in favor of Milwaukee.
Out of touch
Cubs right fielder David DeJesus can't catch a home run off the bat of Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko in the sixth inning at U.S. Cellular Field, but it was academic as the visiting Cubs throttled the White Sox 12-3.
New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey reacts after getting a cream pie for pitching his second consecutive one-hit outing. Dickey struck out a career-high 13 batters in the process.
Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez blows a bubble during a home game June 18 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Who's got it?
Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson (left) nearly collides with right fielder Andruw Jones while fielding a second-inning fly ball from Atlanta's Chipper Jones on Monday. New York won its 10th game in a row with a 6-2 victory as CC Sabathia went the distance and struck out 10 Braves.
Time for a nap?
Five-year-old Andrew Lyon, the son of Houston reliever Brandon Lyon, rests on the rail during pregame batting practice at Minute Maid Park on Monday. The elder Lyon retired the two batters he faced in the eighth inning of the Astros' 9-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
San Francisco pitcher Matt Cain (right) jokes with reliever Jeremy Affeldt after receiving the traditional Japanese honor of an authentic samurai sword before Monday's road game at Angel Stadium. Cain was awarded the sword for the perfect game he pitched last week.
Cincinnati's Chris Heisey can't come up with this double hit by Cleveland's Michael Brantley in the fourth inning at Progressive Field on Monday. While Brantley finished 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, Heisey was 0-for-5 as the Reds had a six-game winning streak snapped in a 10-9 loss.