The dog days of Aug are on us in Major League Baseball. We’ve got 12 games to cover, let’s get to it.
- Rays 4, Angels 2 (box score)
- Cardinals, 3, Rockies 2 (box score)
- White Sox 6, Royals 4 (box score)
- Nationals 10, Reds 4 (box score)
- Phillies 5, Marlins 2 (box score)
- Braves 4, Mets 2 (box score)
- Red Sox 15, Yankees 7 (box score)
- Padres 6, Cubs 1 (box score)
- Rangers 17, Orioles 8 (box score)
- Dodgers 21, Brewers 5 (box score)
- Giants 8, Diamondbacks 1 (box score)
- Blue Jays 7, Mariners 3 (box score)
Pearce powers Red Sox to quip win over Yanks
Runs were in contentment in this large array opener in Boston. The headliner? Recent further Steve Pearce, who strike 3 homers on a night …
And that puts him in chosen authorization association …
Pearce has been a part-timer this season, yet he’s finished zero yet hillside with a Blue Jays and now a Sox; he’s now batting .318/.389/.583 in 149 image appearances in 2018.
Pearce’s Red Sox trailed opposite a Yankees 4-0 early, yet they chipped divided and afterwards pennyless lax for an eight-run fourth inning. By a finish of a night, they’d matched a deteriorate high with 15 runs. In associated matters …
Ritual abuse, that. With that win, a Red Sox are now 6 1/2 games forward of a Yankees in a AL East and on gait for 112 wins.
M’s tumble behind A’s with loss
The Mariners got 5 plain innings from Felix Hernandez and a span of homers from Nelson Cruz, yet it wasn’t enough. The detriment to a Blue Jays means a Mariners have forsaken 3 in a row. That detriment in tandem with a A’s being off (they’ve won 3 in a row) means that a Mariners are now a half-game behind Oakland for a second wild-card position in a AL. This is also a initial time Seattle has been reduce than initial or second place in a AL West given approach behind on May 17.
Dodgers repress Brewers
Well, a Dodgers brought a rumble in support of Clayton Kershaw, as they bashed 7 homers opposite a Brewers (six off tangible pitchers). Brian Dozier strike his second home runs in as many games given his trade to L.A., Justin Turner went low in his lapse from a DL, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig any homered twice, and Cody Bellinger pinged a grand impact off a tainted stick …
The win means a Dodgers deliver a separate of a four-game series. Next up? The Astros come to city for a World Series rematch.
Bullpen. Cart. Debut.
The Dodgers won, and a Diamondbacks lost, that means L.A. changed one diversion in front of Arizona in a NL West race. That’s not what’s important, though. What’s critical is that during a march of Arizona’s detriment to Madison Bumgarner and a Giants, new D-Back Brad Ziegler became a initial to float in a team’s bullpen cart. Please declare story …
Bless you, Mr. Ziegler. Bless you.
Have a (weird) night, Rougned Odor
The Rangers smushed a Orioles. Know what stands out? Rougned Odor’s night …
So 5 walks and a homer — that doesn’t occur mostly …
It seems generally peculiar for a man who came in with only 22 walks for a deteriorate to date. Speaking of all that …
Anyhow, Odor endured a severe integrate of months to start a season, yet now he’s adult to a important line of .267/.348/.451.
Franco walks it off for Phils
The Phillies trailed a Marlins going into a ninth on Thursday, yet with dual outs they pushed opposite a restraining run opposite Kyle Barraclough. That brought adult Maikel Franco with dual on and dual out …
That’s Franco’s 18th homer of a deteriorate and a initial walk-off homer of his career. That’s also a large win for a Phillies and their large throwbacks, given that a Braves and Nationals also prevailed on Thursday night.
Nats keep it rolling
The Nats won their third true on Thursday night, that means they’re 3-0 given disappearing to commence a teardown during a non-waiver trade deadline. Ace Max Scherzer worked 6 clever innings, and Bryce Harper — en track to reaching bottom 4 times — did this …
That’s his 26th of a season, and that brings us to this …
Perhaps he’s starting to find his level. As for his Nats, they’ve scored 40 runs in their final 3 games.
Braves continue to possess Mets
The Braves changed to 10-3 opposite a Mets this deteriorate with their win on Thursday night. The Atlanta bullpen worked 3 scoreless innings, and rookie phenom Ronald Acuna reached bottom 3 times and scored dual runs. He also tallied a initial triple of his career …
He can run, we know. The 20-year-old is now batting .270/.335/.502 on a season.
Cardinals jolt Rockies with walk-off win
On a strength of Wade Davis in a ninth. He managed to secure belligerent out before Greg Garcia singled and afterwards Harrison Bader followed fit with another single. Bader’s strike was to right and it got Garcia to third base. Bader afterwards daringly stole second base, environment a list for a intensity two-RBI walk-off single., it looked like a Rockies were going to win Thursday in St. Louis. Instead, a Cardinals ambushed
Pinch hitter Jose Martinez did only that.
The Cardinals limped home final week during 51-51, carrying mislaid array to a Cubs and Reds, yet they went 5-2 on this homestand opposite dual of a improved teams in a National League. They’ll conduct to Pittsburgh now for a three-game set.
Brewers demeanour to tighten out considerable trip
Last week, a Brewers embarked on a tour out west that seemed to be flattering damn tough. They were tasked with four-game array in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.
So far, so good.
The Brewers took 3 of 4 opposite a Giants and Thursday demeanour to do a same opposite a Dodgers.
It won’t be easy, as Clayton Kershaw is a hostile pitcher and he’s entrance off what looked like a selected Kershaw outing. Still, a Brewers kick Kershaw on Jul 21 and have won 7 of their final 10 in what looked like a tough stretch. This group only keeps proof naysayers wrong and perfectionist attention. They’ve warranted it.
Rays brush Angels
One of these teams was awaiting to contend this year, yet that group was only swept by a Rays, who are now 3 games over .500 while a Angels are dual games under. Daniel Robertson had a good diversion for a Rays and .
- Who are some Aug trade candidates? .
- The Yankees are relocating Sonny Gray to a bullpen and putting newly-acquired Lance Lynn in a rotation.
- The Rangers have sealed pitcher Chris Tillman to a minor-league deal. He was recently expelled by a Orioles.
- The Yankees placed J.A. Happ on a infirm list now .
- Former pitcher and former outfielder Rick Ankiel is .
- Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb will bear season-ending shoulder surgery. MGR Torey Lovullo says Lamb should be prepared for a start of open training.
- The Dodgers have activated 3B Justin Turner from a DL and placed 2B Chase Utley on a DL with left hamstring inflammation.
- Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval will reportedly bear season-ending hamstring surgery.