Any time the Yankees lose, these summaries become a little more important. New York is still the favorite to win the division, but with last night’s loss, the AL East race got a little closer with both Blue Jays and Rays winning. Follow the rest of the league’s events through our daily summary.
Gunnar Henderson made his mark in yesterday’s game with Jay, successfully making both Orioles with a single in the third and then scoring the third as Baltimore attempted to come back in eighth. That was the only real positive for O about this, though, as Jays pulled off six runs in the first five rounds, with Raimel Tapia having the biggest score:
Jose Berrios got his second straight start, allowing two runs over six rounds, albeit with a 3:2 K:BB ratio only. Jordan Romano clocked his 34th save this season, a mostly flawless outing except for a marathon, walking a ten-pound distance ahead of Adley Rochman.
In this Rays’ pesky manner, six different bowlers were combined to allow for one run as Tampa reclaimed their win from Friday night. Ryan Yarborough had the longest night, working three innings and letting the run go on his own, a single shot from catcher Jonah Helm’s racket.
Taylor Walls earned his seventh home run of the season with the Rays:
Isaac Paredes took the other big blow, the double blow that served as the dagger at the end of the game.
Oakland wasn’t exactly an issue for Houston – when playing the Astros had a 0.647 win percentage against Team A this season, not far from their 0.655 overall pace – but there were more than a few games that saw the athletics have been at least a thorn in the side. Houston.
The AL West leaders were up 4-1 after the first half, racking up three home runs from rookie Cole Irvine, but believing in him ended up reaping rewards. He stopped the bleeding and didn’t give up running after the first frame, putting seven against a very strong lineup. The players made their way back into the game, and it was Seth Brown who finally gave his team the lead:
The Astros attempted a comeback from AJ Puk, with Yordan Alvarez netting his fourth home run of the series, but stability prevailed and the first team won their seventh game of the season against a potential AL top seed.
On the second night in a row, the Angels played spoiler for the Mariners’ hopes of climbing into the Wild Card race. Tungsten Arm O’Doyle was the difference, as is often the case, with Shohei Ohtani throwing seven innings of the closing ball, hitting eight against one walk. He drove in Mike Trout in the first inning, and came to score in the fourth, accounting for both angel runs.
In fact, the L.A. Mariners knocked out at night, but they only scratched in one run on Taylor Trammell’s home in eight. It looked for a moment as if the sailors were going to make a game out of it, but the time was too short as the Angels were assured of winning the series.
The other competitors
Cleveland Guardians (79-66) 5, Minnesota Twins (72-73) 1 (Game Two): Shane Pepper dominated eight rounds in the first half of the double fall, while Jose Ramirez went on his 30th birthday to help speed up the attack. In the Cup of the Night, Cleveland took a 5-0 lead before the twins swung all the way to tie it in the seventh. We finished going 13 rounds this round before Nick Gordon finally brought Carlos Correa home on a sack fly to give the twins the lead… only to have them cough on the bottom half. We went into Day 15, before a terrible mistake in the twins allowed Austin Hedges to go home and win the match for the Guardians.
- Chicago White Sox (75-70) 4, Detroit Tigers (54-90) 3 (11 strokes): The mean played a terrible role in helping to define the earthly division. Eduardo Rodriguez made a solid 6.1 run and Akil Badu had sausage from the playscored from second on the globe, but that wasn’t enough to beat Yoan Moncada who eventually won the match at 11th.