MLB Roundup: Melky Cabrera Delivers, Dan Haren Deals, Darren O'Day Scrambles

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MLB Roundup: Melky Cabrera Delivers, Dan Haren Deals, Darren O'Day Scrambles
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Hitter of the Day: Melky Cabrera, New York Yankees

Yankees 9, Athletics 7 (14 innings)

After all the talk about the new Yankee Stadium possibly being the Coors Field of the East Coast, it's fitting the first homestand in the building's history was ended with a walk-off home run.

Eight innings and five at-bats after hitting a solo homer in the second, Melky Cabrera delivered a Yankee victory by driving a two-run homer in the 14th inning, ending the game in just under five hours.

It was the fifth home run of the game and 26th homer in six games at Yankee Stadium.

It's too early to make any kind of real conclusions, but either the new Yankee Stadium really is a hitter's park, or the Yankees starting pitching is awful. Their five starters have combined for a 6.03 ERA.

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Pitcher of the Day: Dan Haren, Arizona Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks 2, Rockies 0

Dan Haren finally figured out how to get his first win of the year: don't give up any runs.

After starting the season 0-3, despite giving up just four earned runs, Haren tallied his first "W" of the year, throwing seven shutout innings. He struck out nine hitters, gave up six hits, and walked two.

Arizona's lone healthy ace with Brandon Webb out, Haren has an ERA of 1.38 to go with a 0.88 WHIP and nine K/9, making him the ultimate example of why you can't judge a pitcher by his win-loss record.

Haren is getting almost no run support, as the Diamondbacks have scored three runs in his four starts.

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Game of the Day: Toronto Blue Jays 8, Texas Rangers 7 (11 innings)

Darren O'Day didn't get his tenure with the Rangers off to a good start.

After being claimed off waivers from the Mets earlier in the day, O'Day arrived at the stadium in the 10th inning entered the game with one out and two on in the bottom of the 11th inning.

He took the mound wearing Kason Gabbard's jersey, and probably hopes the statisticians don't realize the mix up.

O'Day gave up the game-winning RBI double to Kevin Millar, giving the first-place Blue Jays their 11th win of the season. Millar was 3-for-6 with a pair of runs scored.

Rod Barajas hit two home runs against his former team, driving in four runs. Both Alex Rios and Jose Bautista had four hits.

B.J. Ryan couldn't pick up a save, despite holding a three-run lead in the ninth, as Michael Young hit a two-out solo homer to complete the comeback.

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