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8/18/2020 : Around the Horn - The Day in MLB - a bit late today 🤦‍♂️ ... over sleep delay 😴

Game recaps from around MLB ( games played on 8/18 )…


Postponed : CIN/KC ( Covid )


14 games played


Phillies 13 ( 9-9 ) Red Sox 6 ( 6-18 )


Offensive Standouts :


Philadelphia :


The Phillies pounded out sixteen hits ... six players had two hits apiece ( Andrew McCutchen, Bryce Harper, Didi Gregorius, Alec Bohm, Jay Bruce and Phil Gosselin ).

Gosselin, Harper, Bruce and Rhys Hoskins each homered.


Boston :


Rafael Devers had three hits. Xander Bogaerts and Mitch Moreland each had two hits.

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Astros 2 ( 13-10 ) Rockies 1 ( 13-10 ) - Eleven Innings


Offensive Standouts :


Houston :


Myles Straw delivered a walkoff single in the bottom of the eleventh inning to push Houston to its sixth straight win. Straw and Yuli Gurriel each had two hits.


Pitching Performances :


Houston’s Zack Grienke went eight shutout innings ( 3 H, 0 BB, 7 K’s ) ... three relievers behind him allowed just one hit.


Antonio Senzatela pitched eight shutout frames for Colorado ( 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K’s ) ... three relievers behind him allowed just two hits.

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Padres 6 ( 13-12 ) Rangers 4 ( 10-12 )


Offensive Standouts :


San Diego :


Five players had two hits apiece ( Trent Grisham, Fernando Tatis Jr, Manny Machado, Josh Naylor and Jake Cronenworth) ... Wil Myers hit a grand slam home run and Jurickson Profar homered.


Texas :


Joey Gallo hit a three run home run.


Pitching Performances :


Lefty Mike Minor struggled ... he gave up six runs in 3 2/3 innings on nine hits raising his season ERA to 6.94 in 23 1/3 innings and is now 0-4 for the season.

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Giants 8 ( 9-16 ) Angels 2 ( 8-16 )


Offensive Standouts :


Giants :


Pablo Sandoval had two hits including a two run home run and had three RBIs. Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford each had two hits. Mike Yastrzemski homered.


Los Angeles :


Anthony Rendon had two hits and Tommy La Stella homered.


Pitching Performances :


Four Giants relievers pitched hitless and scoreless baseball behind starter Trevor Cahill who went four innings ( 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s )

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Diamondbacks 10 ( 13-11 ) A’s 1 ( 16-8 )


Offensive Standouts :


Arizona :


Nick Ahmed had three hits including a home run and five RBIs. Kole Calhoun homered and had two hits. Starling Marte and Jake Lamb each had two hits.


Oakland :


Sean Murphy doubled ... the A’s were held to four hits.


Pitching Performances :


Arizona’s Luke Weaver went five innings ( 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s ) for his first win of the season. Taylor Widener pitched three hitless shutout innings in relief.

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Indians 6 ( 14-9 ) Pirates 3 ( 4-15 ) - 10 innings


Offensive Standouts :


Cleveland :


Carlos Santana hit a three run home run in the top of the tenth inning. He had two hits in the game.


Pittsburgh :


Kevin Newman had three of the team’s nine hits.

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Rays 6 ( 15-9 ) Yankees 3 ( 16-7 )


Offensive Standouts :


Tampa :


Austin Meadows, Kevin Kiermaier and Michael Perez each had two hits. Meadows and Brandon Lowe homered.


New York :


Gary Sanchez and Luke Voit each homered.


Pitching Performances :


The Rays bullpen ( Pete Fairbanks, Diego Castillo, Nick Anderson and Chaz Roe ) pitched one hit shutout ball over the last four innings.

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Dodgers 2 ( 18-7 ) Mariners 1 ( 7-18 )


Offensive Standouts :


Los Angeles :


Corey Seager and Austin Barnes each had two hits ... the team had six in total.


Seattle :


Kyle Seager doubled ... the team was held to three hits in total.


Pitching Performances :


LA’s Tony Gonsolin threw six shutout innings ( 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s ) and three relievers finished.


Marco Gonzales went seven strong innings for Seattle ( 1 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 9 K’s )

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Nationals 8 ( 9-12 ) Braves 5 ( 14-11 )


Offensive Standouts :


Washington :


Luis Garcia had three hits. Six players ( Trea Turner, Adam Eaton, Juan Soto, Asdrubel Cabrera, Yan Gomes and Eric Thames ) each had two hits.


Atlanta :


Ender Inciarte went three for three and four teammates ( Dansby Swanson, Freddie Freeman, Marcell Ozuna and Adam Duvall ) each had two hits. Freeman hit his 4th home run of the season.


Pitching Performances :


Seven Nationals relievers tossed five innings of shutout baseball allowing just five hits.

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Mets 8 ( 11-14 ) Marlins 3 ( 9-8 )


Offensive Standouts :


New York :


Brandon Nimmo had three hits including a triple and home run. Amed Rosario had two hits including a home run. JD Davis also homered.


Miami :


Brian Anderson, Francisco Cervelli and Magneuris Sierra each had two hits.

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Blue Jays 8 ( 9-11 ) Orioles 7 ( 12-11 ) - 10 innings


Offensive Standouts :


Toronto :


Randal Grichuk had two hits including a home run and four RBIs. Travis Shaw also homered and had two hits. Lourdes Gurriel Jr had two knocks.


Baltimore :


Anthony Santander had three hits including two home runs ... his third hit was a double and he had three RBIs. Pedro Severino and Cedric Mullins each had two hits. Chance Sisco homered.

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White Sox 10 ( 13-11 ) Tigers 4 ( 9-12 )


Offensive Standouts :


Chicago :


Tim Anderson had a night ... he had four hits including a double and home run, scored three runs and drove in three more. Jose Abreu had three hits and three RBIs. Nomar Mazara had two hits.


Detroit :


Jonathan Schoop had two hits including a home run and Austin Romine had two knocks.


Pitching Performances :


Dylan Cease went 6 1/3 innings for the White Sox ( 2 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s ) for the White Sox to up his record to 4-1.

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Twins 4 ( 16-8 ) Brewers 3 ( 10-11 ) - 12 innings


Offensive Standouts :


Minnesota :


Miguel Sano had two of the club’s five hits. Jorge Polanco had two RBIs.

Polanco knocked in the game winning run in the bottom of the twelfth.


Milwaukee :


The team had four hits ... three in the ninth inning when they scored three runs to tie the game ... Avisail Garcia had a double that inning.


Pitching Performances :


The Twins Kenta Maeda took a no hitter into the ninth inning before yielding a hit. He was dominant pitching eight innings - 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 12 K’s earning him the star of the day award 😎

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Cubs 6 ( 15-7 ) Cardinals 3 ( 5-6 )


Offensive Standouts :


Chicago :


Ian Happ and Jason Heyward each had two hits. Happ and Kyle Schwarber homered.


St. Louis :


Paul Goldschmidt had three hits. Kolton Wong and Matt Carpenter had two each.


Pitching Performances :


The Cubs Yu Darvish continues to excel ... 6 IP, 1 R, 8 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s ... he’s now 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA in 5 games ( 30 IP )

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Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


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