• Steve Potter

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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