Cubs 0, White Sox 3 – Prof: Crosstown Rivalry is alive and well in Chicago. The team from the Senior Circuit isn’t playing too well. James Shields blanked the Cubs. Is it too early to blame Chapman for this? Goats, Black Cats, Moises Alous, and Chapmans. Oh, my.
A’s 6, Rangers 3 – 5 long balls were hit in this one, mostly by players who do not hit a lot of long balls.
Tigers 9, Red Sox 8 – Cabrera gets number 20. Ortiz hits number 25. The Tigers edged out a victory in the pitchers duel.
Nationals 6, Indians 7 – Prof: Cleveland continues to find ways to win. Francisco Lindor with the walk-off single. I love his name; sounds like a truffle. And yes, his play is just as sweet.
Reds 7, Giants 9– San Francisco’s lead is now down to 2.5 games. Cincy got homers from Bruce, Duvall, and Votto. Matt Cain coudn’t keep the ball in the ball park. When pitching or at the dish.
Cardinals 3, Mets 2 – Game 1 – Prof: Noah Syndergaard with the loss in the makeup game.
Cardinals 1, Mets 3 – Game 2 – Prof: Jedd Gyorko hit a home run in both games.
Rockies 6, Orioles 3 – Chris Tillman who has been absolutely stellar this year did not have his A or even his B game as the Rockies snapped the O’s winning streak.
Angels 13, Royals 0 – Prof: Oh holy cats! The Angels absolutely destroyed Kansas City. 13 runs, 22 hits, 7 runs in the ninth inning alone! Tyler Skaggs with seven flawless innings for Los Angeles.
Rays 2, Dodgers 3 – Chris Archer out dueled by Bud Norris. That sentence causes me to reevaluate everything I thought I knew about baseball.
Diamondbacks 4, Brewers 9 – Nary a home run was hit as the Brew Crew racked up 5 runs in the 8th to teach ‘dem Arizonians who is boss.
Padres 6, Blue Jays 7 F/12 – Prof: Once again, San Diego snatches defeat from the jaws of victory! Toronto comes back in the bottom of the 12th with three runs to secure the win.
Yankees 6, Astros 3 – Prof: CC Sabathia with the win, Miller with the save. Yankees will probably win just enough to not make any other moves for their roster and end up just out of reach of the playoffs. Sorry Kevin S. and COPO. Join me in sucky team hell.
Phillies 0, Marlins 5 – Prof: Fresh Feesh! Ichiro gets another step closer to 3,000 with a single.
Mariners 7, Pirates 4 – Both teams are now 51-48. And that’s about the only interesting thing I could come up with for this game.
Braves 2, Twins 0 – Prof: It’s a throwback matchup of the ’91 Fall Classic! Ervin Santana drops another game for Minnesota, as the season long Battle of Who Sucks More continues. Fun fact – AJ Pierzynski threw out Byron Buxton last night. The end is nigh.