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Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Joc Pederson* (LAD): 2-3, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R

Matt Olson* (OAK): 2-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

David Peralta* (ARI): 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Mike Trout (LAA): 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Josh Bell (PIT): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

J.T. Realmuto (PHI): 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Michael Chavis (BOS): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Brandon Belt (SFG): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Fernando Tatis Jr. (SDP): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB

Kyle Seager (SEA): 2-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

Pitchers:

Aaron Nola* (PHI): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 12 K, 74 GmSc

Trevor Williams* (PIT): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 71 GmSc

Adrian Houser (MIL): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 70 GmSc

Dallas Keuchel (CHW): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 70 GmSc

Hyun Jin Ryu (TOR): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 8 K, 70 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

* - pictured above

Yesterday's Scores

 
  Houston Astros 7 8 0
  Arizona Diamondbacks 14 16 0  
 
 
WP R. Ray (1-2)
 
LP L. McCullers (1-1)
 
   
 
 
  Toronto Blue Jays 2 5 0
  Atlanta Braves 1 3 1  
 
 
WP H. Ryu (1-1)
 
LP S. Newcomb (0-1)
 
SV  A. Bass (2) 
 
 
  Miami Marlins 1 2 0 7 inn.
  Baltimore Orioles 0 3 2  
 
 
WP N. Vincent (1-0)
 
LP A. Cobb (1-1)
 
SV  B. Kintzler (2) 
 
 
  Miami Marlins 2 4 0 7 inn.
  Baltimore Orioles 1 4 0  
 
 
WP B. Moran (1-0)
 
LP A. Wojciechowski (0-2)
 
SV  S. Tarpley (1) 
 
 
  Milwaukee Brewers 1 5 0
  Chicago White Sox 0 6 0  
 
 
WP A. Houser (1-0)
 
LP D. Keuchel (2-1)
 
SV  J. Hader (2) 
 
 
  Cincinnati Reds 0 3 0
  Cleveland Indians 2 4 1  
 
 
WP M. Clevinger (1-1)
 
LP T. Antone (0-1)
 
SV  B. Hand (4) 
 
 
  San Francisco Giants 4 7 1
  Colorado Rockies 3 6 2  
 
 
WP L. Webb (1-0)
 
LP J. Gray (0-1)
 
SV  T. Gott (3) 
 
 
  Chicago Cubs 6 10 1
  Kansas City Royals 1 5 2  
 
 
WP Y. Darvish (2-1)
 
LP K. Bubic (0-2)
 
   
 
 
  Texas Rangers 4 7 0
  Oakland Athletics 6 7 0  
 
 
WP T. McFarland (1-0)
 
LP I. Gibaut (0-1)
 
SV  J. Soria (2) 
 
 
  New York Yankees 7 12 2 7 inn.
  Philadelphia Phillies 11 11 1  
 
 
WP Z. Wheeler (2-0)
 
LP J. Happ (0-1)
 
SV  H. Neris (1) 
 
 
  New York Yankees 3 7 0 7 inn.
  Philadelphia Phillies 1 3 0  
 
 
WP A. Ottavino (2-0)
 
LP T. Hunter (0-1)
 
SV  Z. Britton (5) 
 
 
  Minnesota Twins 5 7 0
  Pittsburgh Pirates 2 4 1  
 
 
WP R. Dobnak (2-1)
 
LP T. Williams (0-3)
 
   
 
 
  Los Angeles Dodgers 7 8 1
  San Diego Padres 6 9 0  
 
 
WP R. Stripling (3-0)
 
LP G. Richards (0-1)
 
SV  K. Jansen (4) 
 
 
  Los Angeles Angels 6 5 0
  Seattle Mariners 7 12 0  
 
 
WP M. Gonzales (2-1)
 
LP J. Teheran (0-1)
 
SV  C. Edwards (1) 
 
 
  Boston Red Sox 5 10 0
  Tampa Bay Rays 0 4 0  
 
 
WP M. Perez (2-1)
 
LP R. Yarbrough (0-2)
 
   
 
 
  New York Mets 3 7 0
  Washington Nationals 1 5 0  
 
 
WP R. Porcello (1-1)
 
LP E. Fedde (0-1)
 
SV  S. Lugo (2) 
 

View the complete Scoreboard at Baseball-Reference.com

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MLB OPS Leaders

Name Tm OPS
Nicholas Castellanos CIN 1.325
Aaron Judge NYY 1.227
Michael Brantley HOU 1.170
Carlos Correa HOU 1.139
Mike Trout LAA 1.131

See 2020 MLB batting statistics at Baseball-Reference.com

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Manny Machado (SDP)

Pitcher: Kenley Jansen (LAD)

Situation: Bottom 9th, 1 out, 0-0 count, Runners On 1st and 3rd

Score:  LAD 7, SDP 6

Double Play: Lineout: LF
LAD went from a 54% win probability to a game-ending out, and a 7-6 victory.

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Stathead Spotlight: Chris Taylor

Game-ending double plays fielded by outfielder with highest win probability added since 1980

Date Fielder Tm Opp RoB WPA
2000‑05‑01 Shane Spencer NYY @CLE ‑23 0.57
1987‑09‑08 Ken Williams CHW @MIN 123 0.55
2001‑05‑11 Mario Valdez OAK @BOS 123 0.55
1997‑08‑10 Dave Martinez CHW @SEA 1‑3 0.47
2007‑07‑01 Vladimir Guerrero LAA @BAL 1‑3 0.47
1993‑04‑21 Rob Deer DET  TEX 123 0.46
2008‑05‑24 Darin Erstad HOU  PHI 123 0.46
2020‑08‑05 Chris Taylor LAD @SDP 1‑3 0.46

See the full list at Stathead.com's Pitching Event Finder

Yesterday's Debut

P Luis Patino (SDP)

Born: October 26, 1999 (Age: 20-284d)

Baseball America Prospect Rank: #18 in 2020

Debut: 2.0 ip, 3 er, 2 k, 0 bb

Others

  • Eddy Alvarez (MIA), 2B/3B, 30-188d
  • Carlos Sanabria (HOU), P, 23-194d
  • Sterling Sharp (MIA), P, 25-067d

AL Standings

East W L GB WL%
NYY 9 2 -- .818
BAL 5 6 4.0 .455
TOR 4 5 4.0 .444
TBR 5 7 4.5 .417
BOS 4 8 5.5 .333
 
Central W L GB WL%
MIN 10 2 -- .833
CHW 7 5 3.0 .583
CLE 7 6 3.5 .538
DET 5 5 4.0 .500
KCR 3 10 7.5 .231
 
West W L GB WL%
OAK 8 4 -- .667
HOU 6 5 1.5 .545
SEA 5 8 3.5 .385
LAA 4 8 4.0 .333
TEX 3 7 4.0 .300

Full Standings

Most Likely Playoff Scenario
Division Winners: MIN, OAK, NYY
Wild Cards: HOU, CLE, TBR, CHW, TOR
See Full Playoff Odds

NL Standings

East W L GB WL%
MIA 5 1 -- .833
ATL 8 5 0.5 .615
WSN 4 5 2.5 .444
PHI 2 4 3.0 .333
NYM 5 8 3.5 .385
 
Central W L GB WL%
CHC 10 2 -- .833
MIL 4 5 4.5 .444
STL 2 3 4.5 .400
CIN 5 7 5.0 .417
PIT 2 10 8.0 .167
 
West W L GB WL%
COL 8 3 -- .727
LAD 9 4 -- .692
SDP 7 6 2.0 .538
SFG 6 7 3.0 .462
ARI 4 8 4.5 .333

Full Standings

Most Likely Playoff Scenario
Division Winners: CHC, LAD, WSN
Wild Cards: ATL, SFG, STL, NYM, COL
See Full Playoff Odds

Today's Matchups to Watch

  • Mike Trout vs. Taijuan Walker: 15 PA, .643/.667/1.429, 3 HR
  • Mark Canha vs. Mike Minor: 13 PA, .385/.385/1.154, 3 HR
  • Joey Votto vs. Carlos Carrasco: 15 PA, .462/.533/.846, 1 HR
  • Evan Longoria vs. Kyle Freeland: 15 PA, .385/.467/.769, 1 HR
  • Jarrod Dyson vs. Kenta Maeda: 10 PA, .400/.400/.800, 1 HR

View All Possible Matchup Histories for Today

Today's Games (and Probable Pitchers)

MIN (10‑2) Kenta Maeda (RHP, 2-0, 1.64)
PIT (2‑10) JT Brubaker (RHP, 0-0, 0.00)
1:35 pm
SFG (6‑7) Tyler Anderson (LHP, 0-1, 3.68)
COL (8‑3) Kyle Freeland (LHP, 2-0, 1.50)
3:10 pm
TEX (3‑7) Mike Minor (LHP, 0-2, 5.91)
OAK (8‑4) Mike Fiers (RHP, 0-0, 5.40)
3:40 pm
LAA (4‑8) Dylan Bundy (RHP, 1-1, 2.84)
SEA (5‑8) Taijuan Walker (RHP, 1-1, 4.35)
4:10 pm
NYY (9‑2) Jordan Montgomery (LHP, 1-0, 1.59)
PHI (2‑4) Zach Eflin (RHP, 0-0, )
6:05 pm
CIN (5‑7) Luis Castillo (RHP, 0-1, 4.50)
CLE (7‑6) Carlos Carrasco (RHP, 1-1, 3.75)
6:10 pm
HOU (6‑5) Brandon Bielak (RHP, 2-0, 1.69)
ARI (4‑8) Zac Gallen (RHP, 0-0, 2.70)
7:07 pm
CHC (10‑2) Tyler Chatwood (RHP, 2-0, 0.71)
KCR (3‑10) Brad Keller (RHP, 0-0, )
7:07 pm
TOR (4‑5) Nate Pearson (RHP, 0-0, 0.00)
ATL (8‑5) Touki Toussaint (RHP, 0-0, 8.10)
7:10 pm
MIA (5‑1) Jordan Yamamoto (RHP, 0-0, )
BAL (5‑6) Wade LeBlanc (LHP, 1-0, 4.09)
7:35 pm
MIL (4‑5) Josh Lindblom (RHP, 0-0, 4.91)
CHW (7‑5) Gio Gonzalez (LHP, 0-0, 7.36)
8:10 pm

View Detailed Previews on Baseball-Reference.com

Born This Day

1884: Sherry Magee: 59.4 WAR

1945: Andy Messersmith: 40.2 WAR (turns 75)

1957: Bob Horner: 21.9 WAR (turns 63)

1986: Jake McGee: 7.1 WAR (turns 34)

1991: Wilmer Flores: 3.5 WAR (turns 29)

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