Colorado Avalanche host Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche right wing Chris Stewart (L) receives congratulations from teammate Adam Foote after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period at the Pepsi Center in Denver on December 12, 2008. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
Raul Ibanez hit two home runs Wednesday, one of them a grand slam during a seven-run first that sent Seattle sailing to a 12-2 win over the New York Yankees.
Andy Pettitte pitched seven solid innings and Vernon Wells socked a go-ahead homer Saturday in the New York Yankees' 3-2 win over Kansas City.
Chris Stewart's fourth-inning sacrifice fly put New York in front for good Thursday and the Yankees waited out a long rain delay to down Colorado 3-1.
Phil Hughes fired eight shutout innings for his first victory of the season Saturday, staking the New York Yankees to a 4-2 decision over Oakland.
Eduardo Nunez scored the go-ahead run on a double play grounder in the sixth Wednesday and the New York Yankees held on to edge Houston 5-4.
Travis Hafner went 3-for-4 with three RBI Tuesday, backing Hiroki Kuroda's seven shutout innings in the New York Yankees' 7-4 win over Houston.
Brian Elliott notched 17 saves for St. Louis Tuesday to preserve a 3-1 win over Colorado and clinch a playoff spot for the surging Blues.
Brett Lawrie stroked a go-ahead, two-run double during a sixth-inning rally Sunday that carried the Toronto Blue Jays over the New York Yankees 8-4.
Brian Elliott took a shutout into the third period and made 21 saves Friday to bring St. Louis a 2-1 victory over Dallas.
Jaraslov Halak needed to make only 19 saves en route to his third shutout of the season Saturday and the St. Louis Blues handled Edmonton 3-0.