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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Tigers Trade Justin Upton, Get A Bag of Balls & 9th Best Prospect From Angels

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To start, this isn’t a bad trade by Al Avila, but it really takes the wind out of Tigers fans already deflated sails.  Upton, by far the Tigers best player this year got off to a rough start after signing a 6-year $132MM deal last year and not sure he really ever became a fan favorite or really attached to Detroit.  J-Up was one of those Mike Illitch signings where he told Al to go out an sign him no matter what and the team paid for it with a very distressing long-term contract, with an opt-out after this year.

Regardless of the money that would have been tied up and yes, it’s great to get dollars off the books, it still feels like a solid kick to the groin when you lose your best player and seemingly get little in return.

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Who Owned Baseball August 30, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Stephen Strasburg threw a complete game 6 hit shutout, striking out 8 Marlins and added his own homer to boot as he did it all in Washington’s 4-0 victory.

Jose Berrios pitched the Twins closer to a playoff berth with 7 shutout innings, striking out 11 White Sox and earned the 11-1 decision.

Ender Inciarte combined for 8 hits over a double header, reaching base 6 times, including a triple and 4 RBI in the opener and 3 hits and another RBI in the nightcap leading the Braves past Philadelphia, 9-1 and 5-2.

Mike Trout reached base 5 times, scored 4 and missed the cycle by a double, sparking the Angels to a stunning come from behind 10-8 win over Oakland.

They all owned baseball on August 30, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 29, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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C. J. Cron got on base 3 times, including a pair of homers, driving in 4, to help the Angels stay within striking distance of the post season with an 8-2 victory over Oakland.

Dylan Bundy threw a complete game 1 hit shutout, striking out 12 as the Orioles blanked Seattle, 4-0.

Scott Schebler walked, singled and homered and drove in 5 runs as the Reds clobbered the Mets 14-4.

Jake Arrieta threw 6 innings of 2 hit shutout ball, striking out 4 Pirates to earn the 3-0 decision for the Cubs.

They all owned baseball on August 29, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 28, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Corey Kluber pitched 8 strong innings, striking out 7 Yankees and earning the 6-2 victory for the Indians.

Jeff Samardzija threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, leading the Giants in the 3-0 blanking of San Diego.

Jose Ramirez hit a go ahead homer and a game tying homer to spark Cleveland’s offense past the Yankees, 6-2.

Howie Kendrick reached base 3 times, including a triple, driving in 3 runs as the Nationals crushed the Marlins, 11-2.

They all owned baseball on August 28, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 27, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Byron Buxton collected 13 total bases by homering 3 times, adding a single, stealing a base and driving in 5 runs as Minnesota beat Toronto, 7-2.

Carlos Carrasco threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Royals in Cleveland’s 12-0 romp.

Giancarlo Stanton reached base 4 times, including his 50th homer, driving in 3, to help the red hot Marlins win again, 6-2 over the Padres.

Patrick Corbin struck out 8 Giants over 7 shutout innings earning the 11-0 decision for Arizona.

They all owned baseball on August 27, 2017

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The 2018 MLB Schedule

The 2018 MLB Schedule will be covered by the MLB Reports once again.  We are your best alternative for early MLB Interleague Master Schedules and at the end of January always have the best MLB schedule before the season begins, including the Double Header Master Schedule.

Check back with us in the middle of September.

 

Who Owned Baseball August 26, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Anthony Rizzo homered twice, added another hit and drove in 5 as the Cubs demolished the Phillies, 17-2.

Andrelton Simmons got a pair of hits including a 3 run homer that put the Angels up for good in the 8th inning, 7-6 over Houston.

Zach Davies threw 7 shutout innings to help the Brewers blank the Dodgers, 3-0.

Kevin Gausman took a shutout into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out 5 Red Sox as the Orioles rolled, 7-0.

They all owned baseball on August 26, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 25, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Giancarlo Stanton saw his home run total reach 49 with a pair of bombs. He reached base 4 times, drove in 5 and came around to score on Ozuna’s go ahead homer as the Marlins climbed above .500 in an 8-6 final over San Diego.

Jacob deGrom struck out 10 Nationals and pitched into the 8th, allowing 1 run in 7 2/3 innings for the 4-2 Mets victory.

Corey Dickerson got on base 5 times, scored a pair, drove in 1 and led Tampa Bay past the Cardinals 7-3.

Miguel Gonzalez threw 8 strong innings, allowing 2 runs, walking none and striking out 9 Tigers. He did not get the decision but the White Sox walked it off, 3-2.

They all owned baseball on August 25, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 24, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Yandy Diaz missed the cycle when his second double hit the top of the wall, inches away from a homer. He settled for reaching base 5 times, scoring 4 times, singling, tripling and doubling twice with a pair of RBI as the Indians crushed Boston and Sale, 13-6.

Christian Yelich got on base 4 times, homered and scored 3 times to help the Marlins win a wild 9-8 game with Philadelphia.

Martin Perez threw 7 shutout innings as the stunning comeback of the Rangers continued with a 3-0 blanking of the Angels.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 7 Astros in 6 innings of 3 hit shutout ball. He did not get the decision but the Nationals won in extra innings, 5-4.

They all owned baseball on August 24, 2017

 

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Miggy Insights A BaseBrawl vs. Yankees

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Starting with Michael Fulmer throwing at Gary SanchezMiguel Cabrera gets in to with Andrew Romine‘s brother Austin Romine  after reliever Tommy Khanle threw the first pitch behind Cabrera and was ejected.  The two had a few words and brawl insues with Miggy showing some good moves

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Who Owned Baseball August 23, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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I don’t normally have a person getting a 1/2 WOB as the featured picture of Who Owned Baseball. I think you can understand why I made an exception today as I gave out the most brutal 1/2 WOB EVER.

 

Mark Leiter Jr. threw 7 innings of one hit shutout ball as the Phillies blanked Miami, 8-0.

Mike Fiers allowed 1 run over 7 innings as the Astros beat the Nationals, 6-1.

Rhys Hoskins doubled, homered and walked, driving in 5, as the Phillies clobbered the Marlins, 8-0.

Eric Hosmer reached base 4 times and launched a 2 out, 9th inning come from behind walk off homer to give the Royals a 6-4 win over Colorado.

They all owned baseball on August 23, 2017

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

 

Rich Hill threw a no hitter. HE THREW A NO HITTER. He pitched 9 innings, allowing no hits, no runs, no walks. He only allowed a base runner via an error in the 9th. That’s it. It was a masterpiece. The problem is the Dodgers didn’t score a run. So he took the no hitter into the 10th and let up a walk off homer. He lost a game where he threw a no hitter through 9. This is the most brutal 1/2 WOB of all time in his 1-0 loss to the Pirates.

Corey Kluber pitched into the 8th, striking out 12 Red Sox and allowing 2 runs over 7 2/3 innings. But he was on the wrong end of the Indians 6-1 defeat.

Joey Votto homered and singled but the Reds could not get past the Cubs, 9-3.

Kevin Kiermaier reached base 4 times, homering twice and driving in 3 but the Rays fell short to Toronto, 7-6.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Red Sox should NOT covet Giancarlo Stanton plus Remembering 1985 Cardinals – August 23, 2017

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Giancarlo Stanton is having an unbelievable season playing for the Miami Marlins. Should the Red Sox try to trade for him?

HELL NO!!!

Would YOU sign an injury prone player in his late 20’s to an 11 year contract? At the cost of one of your core players?

I hope not.

That plus I call for the name to be changed for Yawkey Way and I figure out which Cardinals team should have won.

Correcting mistakes of the past on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Who Owned Baseball August 22, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Doug Fister allowed a lead off homer and then held the Indians hitless for the next 9 innings, going the distance in the 9-1 Red Sox win.

Gary Sanchez homered twice, added another hit and drove in 4 as the Yankees mashed the Tigers 13-4.

Patrick Corbin threw 8 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run while striking out 6 Mets for the 7-4 Diamondbacks victory.

Yangervis Solarte drove in 6 runs with a homer and 2 other hits pushing San Diego past St. Louis, 12-4.

They all owned baseball on August 22, 2017

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Wanting AL Anarchy, Appreciating Jered Weaver and Remembering 2014 Orioles – August 22, 2017

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I am doing a podcast to save a listener.

Well, to relieve your boredom, let’s see if we can have an 8 way tie for the AL Wild Card.

Also I give props to the career of Jered Weaver and figure out which Orioles team was the team that should have won.

Killing time on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Who Owned Baseball August 20, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

 

 

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Adam Jones collected 4 hits, including a pair of homers, leading the Orioles past the A’s, 7-3.

Yasiel Puig reached base 3 times and hit a home run that put the Dodgers up for good, 6-5, over Pittsburgh.

Cole Hamels kept the Rangers post season hopes alive with 7 innings of 3 hits 2 run ball in the 5-3 victory over the Angels.

Chris Stratton threw 6 shutout innings, giving up 4 hits while earning the 2-0 decision for the Giants over Milwaukee.

They all owned baseball on August 21, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 20, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Justin Verlander took a no hitter into the 6th and finished with 8 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, striking out 9 and helping the Tigers stop the Dodgers winning streak with a 6-1 final.

Adam Conley threw 7 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run to help the Marlins defeat the Mets, 6-4.

Chris Gimenez had 7 total bases, including a homer, scoring 3 times in the Twins critical 12-5 victory over Arizona.

Jesus Aguilar reached base 4 times, homered twice and drove in 3 as the Brewers slugged past the Rockies, 8-4.

They all owned baseball on August 20, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 19, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Jose Berrios threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 2 how while striking out 7 Diamondbacks as the Twins cruised to a 5-0 final.

Rougned Odor reached base 3 times including a pair of homers, driving in 5 as the Rangers took a win 17-7 game from the White Sox.

Travis Wood allowed 3 hits and no runs to earn the 3-1 decision for San Diego over Washington.

Starling Marte got 3 hits, including a homer, drove in 2 and stole 2 bases to help the Pirates get past St. Louis, 6-4.

They all owned baseball on August 19, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 18, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Manny Machado hit 3 homers and drove in 7. The third homer was a come from behind walk off grand slam that pushed the Orioles past the Angels, 9-7.

Dallas Keuchel threw 7 shutout innings to earn the 3-1 Houston decision over Oakland.

Chris Taylor got 2 singles and 2 doubles, scoring once and driving in 2 for Los Angeles in the 8-5 win over the Tigers.

Matt Moore pitched into the 8th, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs over 7 1/3 frames as the Giants clobbered Philadelphia, 10-2.

They all owned baseball on August 18, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 17, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Luis Severino struck out 9 Mets in 6 1/3 innings, allowing 1 unearned run to get the 7-5 decision for the Yankees.

Josh Donaldson homered twice and walked as the Blue Jays continued to force their way into the playoff chase with a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.

Patrick Corbin took a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 2/3 scoreless frames, giving the Diamondbacks a 4-0 blanking of Houston.

Phillip Ervin singled, doubled, hit a go ahead homer and hustled to score a critical insurance run to help the Reds take a wild 13-10 game over the Cubs.

They all owned baseball on August 17, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 16, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Clayton Richard threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, striking out 6 Phillies in the 3-0 San Diego final.

Trevor Story got on base 4 times, homered twice and drove in 6 to help the Rockies demolish the Braves, 17-2.

Charlie Morton struck out 9 Diamondbacks in 6 1/3 innings, giving up 1 run and earning the 9-5 decision for Houston.

Elvis Andrus homered, collected two more hits and a walk with a stolen base and 4 RBI to help the surging Rangers double up the Tigers, 12-6.

They all owned baseball on August 16, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 15, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

 

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Carlos Santana reached base 5 times, homered twice and drove in 3 to lead the surging Indians past Minnesota, 8-1.

Denard Span got on base 4 times, homered and stole a base, scoring 3 times to help the Giants top the Marlins, 9-4.

Danny Salazar struck out 10 Twins in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run, earning the 8-1 Indians win.

Luis Castillo shutout the Cubs over 6 innings of two hit ball, recording 7 strikeouts along the way. He did not get the decision but set up the Reds 2-1 victory.

They all owned baseball on August 15, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 14, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Chad Bettis made his first start of the year after testicular cancer treatment count. He threw 7 shutout innings, striking out a pair of Braves. He did not get the decision but the Rockies went on to win, 3-0.

Kevin Gausman threw 7 strong innings, giving up 2 runs as Baltimore slammed Seattle, 11-3.

Cory Spangenberg reached base 4 times, homered, drove in 3 and stole a base in the Padres 7-4 victory over Philadelphia.

Edwin Encarnacion homered twice, driving in 4 and walked to help the Indians beat the Red Sox, 7-3.

They all owned baseball on August 14, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 13, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

 

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Justin Turner hit 2 homers, driving in 4, to help the Dodgers top San Diego, 6-4.

Whit Merrifield singled, tripled and homered, driving in 5 in the Royals 14-6 drubbing of the White Sox.

Chris Stratton threw shutout ball into the 7th, striking out 10 Nationals in 6 2/3 innings to earn the 4-2 victory for San Francisco.

Chris Sale struck out 12 Yankees in 7 innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run. He did not get the decision but set up the Red Sox dramatic 3-2 win in 10 innings.

They all owned baseball on August 13, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 12, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Aaron Nola struck out 8 Mets in 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run. He earned the 3-1 decision for Philadelphia.

Mike Clevinger shutout the Rays over 7 innings of 4 hit ball, throwing 9 strikeouts and winning the 3-0 game for Cleveland.

Giancarlo Stanton got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3 as the Marlins edged Colorado, 4-3.

Andrew Benintendi hit 2 homers, driving in 6 and put the Red Sox ahead of the Yankees for good in a 10-5 final

They all owned baseball on August 12, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 11, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Carlos Carrasco took a no hitter into the 7th, allowing 2 hits and striking out 10 Rays in 8 shutout innings to get the 5-0 decision for Cleveland.

Jameson Taillon threw 6 strong innings, striking out 7 Blue Jays as the Pirates took the 4-2 game to stay in the playoff race.

Eddie Rosario got 3 hits, including a 3 run homer and stole a base as the red hot Twins won against Detroit, 9-4.

Zack Cozart got on base 4 times, homered, drove in 2 and scored 3 as the Reds beat the Brewers in a wild 11-10 slugfest.

They all owned baseball on August 11, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 10, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Dexter Fowler got on base 3 times and hit a go ahead grand slam, driving in 5 runs altogether to help the Rally Cat inspired Cardinals past the Royals, 8-6.

Trey Mancini homered twice, added a double and kept the Orioles alive in the pennant race with a 7-2 victory in Oakland.

Jacob deGrom struck out 9 Phillies over 6 2/3 shutout innings as the Mets cruised to a 10-0 final.

Wade Miley threw 7 shutout innings allowing 3 hits as the Orioles topped Oakland, 7-2.

They all owned baseball on August 10, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 9, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

 

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Justin Verlander took a no hitter into the 6th and finished with 8 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, striking out 6 Pirates as the Tigers cruised to a 10-0 final.

Nelson Cruz homered twice, driving in 3 to lead the Mariners past Oakland, 6-3.

Madison Bumgarner threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 7 Cubs to give the Giants the 3-1 win and take the series against the champs.

Ryan Zimmerman got on base 5 times, hit 2 homers, drove in 5 and scored 4 in the Nationals 10-1 blow out of Miami.

They all owned baseball on August 9, 2017

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Remembering Don Baylor as Hitting Coach of the Milwaukee Brewers

The recent passing of MLB player, coach, manager, and all-around good guy Don Baylor made me recall when he spent a couple years as hitting coach of the Milwaukee Brewers. Let’s take a trip back to the late 1980’s and look at his time with the club.

Baylor retired from baseball in 1988 after 17 years. About a year later, on September 5, 1989, he accepted a position in the Brewers front office, becoming the second African American there along with Ray Burris.  Baylor took on a wide range of duties, including scouting players on other major league clubs, working with players in the farm system, talent assessment in and out of the club, and other front office activities.

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Who Owned Baseball August 8, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Jake Lamb hit 2 homers, including a come from behind grand slam, to give the Diamondbacks a 6-3 victory over the Dodgers.

Max Kepler got on base 4 times, including a pair of homers, as Minnesota clobbered Milwaukee, 11-4.

Zach Eflin pitched 7 strong innings allowing 2 runs to get the 5-2 decision for the Phillies over the Braves.

Corey Kluber threw a complete game, striking out 11 Rockies, allowing a lead off homer and only 2 hits after that and saw his Indians walk off to a 4-1 final (sorry Sale.)

They all owned baseball on August 8, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 7, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Joey Votto got on base 3 times, homered and drove in 3 to help the Reds clobber San Diego, 11-3.

Trevor Williams allowed 1 hit and struck out 5 Tigers in 7 shutout innings as the Pirates took the 3-0 final.

Jorge Polanco got 4 hits,including a double, driving in 2 in the Twins 5-4 win over the Brewers.

Dylan Bundy struck out 10 Angels and walked none over 7 innings to earn the 6-2 decision for Baltimore.

They all owned baseball on August 7, 2017

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