Walk-offs and huge games galore Friday in baseball
L.A. Dodgers 7, Tampa Bay 6 Up 6-0 after six, 6-1 after seven, and 6-3 after eight, it completely went to hell for the Rays in the 9th. Even worse is how the Dodgers won it, on this embarrassing error by closer Fernando Rodney.
N.Y. Yankees 4, Detroit 3 (10 innings) Presuming anyone can talk about anything else but A-Rod (0-for-4 his first game back at Yankee Stadium), the story was Brett Gardner and his walk-off, 10th inning single. A 10th inning was needed after Mariano Rivera blew what is now back-to-back saves.
Arizona 5, N.Y. Mets 4 The walk-offs continue with Paul Goldschmidt going deep in the 9th.
Atlanta 5, Miami 0 Still coming back from TJ surgery, Brandon Beachy was almost unhittable, giving up just one hit in 8 innings. That's 14 wins in a row for Atlanta.
Cincinnati 7, San Diego 2 Joey Votto hit a triple. It was that kind of night for the Reds.
Kansas City 9, Boston 6 Six runs in the 6th inning and just like that, a 3 run deficit becomes a 3 run lead and eventually a win for the red-hot Royals.
Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis 0 The Cardinals struggles continue as they are shutout by the immortal Chris Rusin and the Cubs bullpen.
Oakland 14, Toronto 6 In trying to spread out the videos, I buried the lead on this one. Josh Reddick was the star, with a three homer game.
Texas 9, Houston 5 The Rangers keep pace in the AL West and the second wild card thanks to 4 in the 7th and 2 in the 8th to take the lead and pull away.
Baltimore 5, San Francisco 2 (10 innings) Jim Johnson blew the save to put it extra innings, but 3 in the 10th, helped by a 2 run double by Chris Davis, assured the O's the win. They remain 1.5 back of Texas and Oakland for the wild card.
L.A. Angels 5, Cleveland 2 The Angels score all five of their runs in the first inning, which proved to be enough. The formally hot Indians have lost 5 in a row.
Colorado 10, Pittsburgh 1 Sometimes good teams get blown out. Francisco Liriano was pounded for 10 runs in 2 1/3 innings.
Washington 9, Philadelphia 2 John Lannan came back to DC and was lit up for 8 runs in 5 innings.
Minnesota 7, Chicago White Sox 5 (Game 1) A Justin Morneau grand slam in the 7th put the Twins ahead. Morneau added a solo shot in the 9th for insurance.
Minnesota 3, Chicago White Sox 2 (10 innings) (Game 2) The Twins sweep the doubleheader thanks to an Oswaldo Arcia homer in the 10th.
Milwaukee 10, Seattle 5 Yuni Betancourt hit a grand slam in the 5th to break the game open. I'm terrified.