MLB Photos of the Week
Cubs' second baseman Mike Fontenot grabs a pop fly in center field for the final out of the game as center fielder Jacques Jones slides to avoid Fontenot on July 18 at Wrigley Field. Chicago beat the Giants 12-1.
Brewers' second baseman Rickie Weeks fields a throw from catcher Damian Miller as the Giants' Omar Vizquel is caught stealing in the sixth inning Friday, July 20, at Miller Park. San Francisco won 8-4.
Alfonso Soriano breaks his bat on a foul ball in the first inning of the Cubs game against the Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field on July 21. The D-Backs won 3-2.
Giants rookie Tim Lincecum pitched eight scoreless innings with eight strikeouts in an 8-0 win Saturday against the Brewers at Miller Park. Lincecum has allowed just four runs with 41 strikeouts over his last five starts.
Facing more than three batters in just one inning, Kason Gabbard pitched Boston's second complete game shutout of the season and beat the Royals 4-0 on July 16 at Fenway Park. Gabbard allowed just three hits with eight strikeouts for the Red Sox, and then won his next start July 21 against the White Sox, allowing just one run over seven innings.
Giants' second baseman Ray Durham lands on top of Alfonso Soriano after turning a double play in the first inning July 16 against the Cubs. Chicago won 3-2.
Dodgers' starter Derek Lowe and Mets' starter Tom Glavine each turned in season-worst outings Thursday, July 20, with both failing to notch any strikeouts in a 13-9 Mets win. Lowe had eight earned runs in three innings, including six in the first, while Glavine failed to win his 299th game by allowing six runs before being pulled with no one out in the third.
Ryan Howard hit two two-run homers in the Phillies 15-3 win over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 17. Howard batted .500 last week with 10 walks, five home runs and 13 RBIs.
Alex Rodriguez celebrates as he rounds third base and heads home to score the winning run for the Yankees following a base hit by Robinson Cano in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Blue Jays on July 17, at Yankee Stadium. New York won 3-2 and went on to sweep Toronto in their three-game series.
The Giants' Guillermo Rodriguez is caught in a run-down by Cubs catcher Koyie Hill after trying to steal home in the eighth inning July 16 at Wrigley Field. Chicago won 3-2.
The Brewers' Rickie Weeks collides with Giants catcher Guillermo Rodriguez to score in the fifth inning July 20 in Milwaukee. San Francisco won 8-4.
Cincinnati's Pedro Lopez is tagged out by Braves catcher Brian McCann as he tries to score on a double by Aaron Harang in the fifth inning July 18 at Turner Field. The Reds won the game 5-4 in 15 innings.