Majors heat up as Padres gain ground

Giants overtake Red Sox
By: Staff Report
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The Lincoln Little League Majors? saw the Giants come back to knock off the Red Sox 9-6 and put a one-game claim on first place in the standings as of Saturday. The Padres blanked the Yanks 6-0 to get within 3 of the lead and the Phillies held on to third by handing the Rangers a 14-3 loss. In earlier action, the Friars gained ground by a 4-3 margin over the Phils. The BoSox got a scare from the Bronx Bombers before prevailing 3-2 and the Boys from Brotherly Love got past the Rangers 6-5. The hot team is the San D nine winning their last five games, including 12-6 decision over the Beantowners. Schedule Tonight the Pirates and Phillies square off at McBean Park, 7:15 p.m. Saturday?s lineup includes: Red Sox at Phillies (1 p.m.), Giants at Padres (3:30) and Pirates at Rangers at 6. In a big game Monday the Giants entertained the Sox, the Rangers try to derail the Padres Tuesday and the Yankees visited the Giants Wednesday. Lincoln Little League Majors Division Standings Team W L GB 1. Giants 11 1 - 2. Red Sox 11 3 1 3. Phillies 8 4 3 4. Padres 8 5 3 5. Yankees 5 10 7 6. Rangers 2 11 9 7. Pirates 1 12 10 Home Run Leaders Chad Bagwell, Yankees ? 6 Gregory Pallas, Padres ? 6 Charles Middleton, Padres - 6 Preston Eklund, Giants ? 5 Cade Borgerson, Yankees ? 4 James Sweet, Giants ? 4 Ryan Graham, Yankees ? 3 Michael Hamp, Red Sox ? 3 Also hitting home runs: Leo Martinez (Ra, 2), Lee Michaelson (Ra, 2), Pablo Miller (RS, 2) and one each Matt Brown (Pi), Cole Cavarra (RS), Blake Christopherson (G), Deven Coffer (Y), Zach Eutsey (G), Justin Kraft (Ph), Jace Krick (G), Grady Manley (Ph), Greden McFarlin (RS), Trevor Rodriquez (Pa), Bobby Tofft (Pa), Nick Ulloa (Ra) and Ty Williams (Ph)