MLB Daily Recap 8/3/13

Movement in the playoff races continued on Saturday

8/4/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - MLB Daily Recap 8/3/13It was a long and exciting night of baseball. We've just about hit scoreboard watching time for the teams in the playoff hunt. Some teams helped themselves, others didn't. We begin today with another milestone for one of the hot young talents in the game.

Tampa Bay 2, San Francisco 1 (10 innings) Wil Myers has his first walk-off win of his career, winning it for Tampa in the 10th with this single. Myers then survived his teammates trying to rip off his clothes in public.

 

Boston 5, Arizona 2 Jake Peavy was solid in his Red Sox debut: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K. With Boston's offense, that's going to get the job done most of the time, as it did here.

L.A. Dodgers 3, Chicago Cubs 0 Interesting things just happen to Yasiel Puig. Here's what looked like his first incredible catch, although once it hit the wall, it became a foul ball. Still a nice effort.

 

Then there was this actual catch in the 7th. Puig did leave the game later with a thumb contusion though.

 

Oakland 4, Texas 2 Three runs in the first ended up being enough for Oakland, but a sacrifice in the 7th gave Oakland an insurance run and sent Matt Garza over the edge. Oakland leads Texas by 3 1/2.

Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 4 (12 innings) A Dan Uggla fielder's choice scored Justin Upton in the top of the 12th, and Craig Kimbrel closed it out in the bottom half.

Kansas City 4, N.Y. Mets 3 (12 innings) Wise guys like myself were wondering why the Royals bothered to trade for Jason Maxwell, then he goes out and hits the winning pinch-hit homer.

 

Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 3 The Cardinals mini-hot streak ends in part due to two homers by Devin Mesoraco.

Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 2 Francisco Liriano threw 7 shutout innings, because apparently it's 2006 again. The Pirates lead the Central by a game and a half.

Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 0 Max Scherzer threw 7.2 shutout innings, striking out six in the process. He improves to 16-1.

N.Y. Yankees 3, San Diego 0 Add Ivan Nova to the top pitching performances of the night: 7 shutout innings with 8 K's. Pitching continues to shield the Yankees from total disaster.

Seattle 8, Baltimore 4 Scott Feldman struggled, and Erasmo Ramirez was all but unhittable save for some solo home runs. As an Orioles homer though, I must link to this play.

Cleveland 4, Miami 3 The Indians took the lead in the 7th on a 2 run single by Jason Kipnis, and then survived Miami having two runners in scoring position in the 9th. With Baltimore and Texas losing, the Indians are back in the second wild card position.

Washington 3, Milwaukee 0 Dan Haren had his second straight good start, throwing 7 shutout innings. Probably too little, too late for Washington, but it's something. For the Brewers, at least they had this nice catch by the other Khris Davis.

L.A. Angels 7, Toronto 3 Three in the first and four in the 5th were plenty for the Angels.

Minnesota 6, Houston 4 Three runs in the 7th put the Twins ahead for good. Houston's losses (73) now more than double their wins (36).
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8/4/13   |   SusanVette   |   9294 respect

Tigers continue to WIN!