• Steve Potter

8/20/2020 : Around the Horn - The Day in MLB


Game recaps from around MLB ( games played on 8/20 )…


Postponement : MIA/NYM ( Covid )


13 games played


Blue Jays 3 ( 11-11 ) Phillies 2 ( 9-11 ) - DH Game One - Seven Innings

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Blue Jays 9 ( 12-11 ) Phillies 8 ( 9-12 ) DH Game Two - Seven Innings

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White Sox 9 ( 15-11 ) Tigers 0 ( 9-11 )

The White Sox swept the four game series. The last time the White Sox swept a four-game series from Detroit: 9/1-4/2005

Offensive Standouts :

Chicago :

Jose Abreu hit two doubles and had three hits. Eloy Jimenez had three hits including a home run. Tim Anderson homered and had two hits. James McCann had two knocks.

Detroit :

Jeimer Candelario had two of the team’s five hits.

Pitching Performances :

The White Sox Lucas Giolito went seven shutout innings in a dominating performance ... only three hits allowed, one walk and a whopping thirteen strike outs 💪.

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Rays 10 ( 17-9 ) Yankees 5 ( 16-9 )

Tampa swept the three game series.

Offensive Standouts :

Tampa :

Ben Wendle had two hits, knocked in three and scored twice. Yandy Diaz homered and had two hits. Mike Zunino hit a three run home run.

New York :

Luke Voigt had three hits and blasted his 10th home run of the season. Gio Urshela had a double and home run. Mike Tauchman and Erik Kratz each had two hits.

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Astros 10 ( 15-10 ) Rockies 8 ( 13-12 )

Offensive Standouts :

Houston :

Abraham Toro hit a three run home run. Jose Altuve and Kyle Tucker each had two hits ... Tucker hit his third triple in the last two games.

Colorado :

Sam Hilliard had four hits. Ryan McMahon hit two home runs and had four RBIs. Nolan Arenado homered and had two RBIs. Daniel Murphy and Charlie Blackmon each had two hits.

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Indians 2 ( 16-9 ) Pirates 0 ( 4-17 )

Offensive Standouts :

Cleveland :

Tyler Naquin had three of the team’s seven hits. Domingo Santana drew three walks.

Pittsburgh :

Kevin Newman and Jacob Stallings each had two hits.

Pitching Performances :

Cleveland’s Shane Bieber went five innings ( 6 H, 0 BB, 11 K’s ) for his fifth win. He lowered his ERA to 1.11 in 40 2/3 IP this season with 65 K’s 😳. Four relievers allowed just one hit the rest of the way. Brad Hand pitched the ninth for his seventh save of the season.

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Dodgers 6 ( 19-8 ) Mariners 1 ( 8-19 )

Offensive Standouts :

Los Angeles :

Cody Bellinger had two hits including a home run as did Kiki Hernandez.

Seattle :

Kyle Seager hit a home run.

Pitching Performances :

LA’s Clayton Kershaw went seven innings for the win ( 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 11 K’s )

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Twins 7 ( 17-9 ) Brewers 1 ( 11-12 )

Offensive Standouts :

Minnesota :

Nelson Cruz hit his ninth home run of the season. Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco, Eddie Rosario, Jake Cave and Ryan Jeffers each had two hits.

Milwaukee:

The team was held to five hits. Justin Smoak homered.

Pitching Performances :

The Twins Jose Berrios went six innings ( 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 9 K’s ).

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Red Sox 7 ( 8-18 ) Orioles 1 ( 12-13 )

Offensive Standouts :

Boston :

Xander Bogaerts had three hits including a home run. Mitch Moreland hit a three run home run and had two hits. Rafael Devers and Christian Vasquez each had two hits.

Baltimore :

Pat Valaika homered. The team was held to five hits.

Pitching Performances :

Nathan Eovaldi went seven innings ( 1 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s ) for the win.

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Padres 8 ( 15-10 ) Rangers 7 ( 10-14 ) - Ten Innings

Offensive Standouts :

San Diego :

The Padres set a record with their fourth consecutive game in which a player hit a grand slam. Eric Hosmer hit a fifth inning grand slam and had two hits in the game. Manny Machado and Austin Hedges each had two hits. Hedges and Ty France each homered. Jake Cronenworth got the game winning walkoff hit, a single in the tenth inning.

Texas :

Jose Trevino had two hits including a two run home run, he had three RBIs. Nick Solak homered. Isiah Kiner-Falefa also had two hits.

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A’s 5 ( 18-8 ) Diamondbacks 1 ( 13-13 )

Offensive Standouts :

Oakland :

Matt Chapman hit two home runs and had three RBIs. Matt Olson hit a two run home run. Khris Davis had two hits.

Arizona :

Eduardo Escobar homered and had two RBIs. Ketel Marte had two hits.

Pitching Performances :

Sean Manaea went 5 1/3 innings ( 1 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s ).

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Giants 10 ( 11-16 ) Angels 5 ( 8-18 )

Offensive Standouts :

San Francisco :

Wilmer Flores had three hits and four RBIs including a two run home run. Brandon Crawford also homered and had two hits. Austin Slater had two hits.

Los Angeles :

Anthony Rendon had three hits. Mike Trout tripled and had two hits. Anthony Bemboom homered.

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Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️





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