Mark Loretta, Aramis Ramirez, and Ben Francisco all led their respective teams to victory on friday with walk-off blasts. For Loretta, this was the second time in two nights his Astros had a walk-off homer to end it, the previous one being a walk-off grand slam by Carlos Lee. Ramirez's blast came after the Cubs clawed back from a 5-0 deficit to win 6-5 against the first place Brewers. It was only the second time all year the Brewers had lost after leading after 8 innings. Francisco, in his first big league start, made it a memorable one with his first career home run propelling the Indians to victory over the Devil Rays in Cleveland. Francisco described the feeling as, "Pure joy".