Yankees top Tigers 2-1 – Both of the starting pitchers were dealing last night, something you’d expect from Max Scherzer but not necessarily from Brandon McCarthy. McCarthy seems to be a new man since coming to New York from the D-Backs as he’s 4-0 in five starts with the Yankees. The Yanks will continue to be tested against Cy Young winners as David Price makes his Tigers debut Tuesday night and Justin Verlander will be on the bump Wednesday.
Indians blast Reds 7-1 – Cory Kluber continues to be a strong starter for Cleveland as he picked up his 12th win over seven-and-a-third innings only allowing a run and striking out seven. Lonnie Chisenhall and Yan Gomes each blasted home runs while Brantley drove in his 70th and 71st RBI for the season.
White Sox win short game over Rangers 5-3 in 7 – Rain forced this one to be called after seven innings which allowed for Hector Noesi to pitch a complete game. Hoesi moves to 6-8 on the season as he pitched sevens allowing three runs–one earned–and striking out six Texas batters. Rookie phenom Jose Abreu continues to shine as he went 2-for-3 with two RBI, bringing his total to 86 for the year.
A’s edge Rays in extras; 2-1 in 10 – Jeff Samardzija was probably pretty excited to join the A’s because they score so many runs and provide great run support; well that didn’t happen. Rays starter Alex Cobb allowed seven hits and four walks over five-and-two-thirds but the A’s could only cross two runs. The Tampa bullpen was lights out until former A Grant Balfour came in in the 10th to allow the game winner. 18 runners left on base is something the A’s will want to change quickly.
Giants win finale over Mets 4-3 – Aside from a first inning homer from Daniel Murphy, the Mets offense was unproductive. New York went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position while San Francisco went 3-for-9–Pablo Sandoval providing all three of those hits. Hunter Pence continue to prove his hecklers wrong going 2-for-5 with a double and a triple.
Orioles down Nationals 7-3 – The make-up game from early July did not disappoint, at least it didn’t for Baltimore fans. The O’s exploded off of Tanner Roark and the Nats’ bullpen collecting 14 hits and seven runs. JJ Hardy went 4-for-4 while Caleb Joseph came through twice for Baltimore, blasting a solo home run in the third and driving in two more runs in the eighth.
Angels blank Dodgers 5-0 – The Halos got to Zach Greinke early scoring four runs in the first inning, a feat that lineup has the potential to do everyday believe or not. Josh Hamilton even got involved later on hitting his eighth homer of the season, bringing his RBI total to 35. Garrett Richards tossed a complete game shutout for the Angles only allowing five hits and striking out nine.