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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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Who Owned Baseball August 6, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Hyun-Jin Ryu held the Mets scoreless over 7 innings of 1 hit ball, recording 8 strikeouts and getting the Dodgers 8-0 victory.

Jose Martinez had 2 hits, including a grand slam, in the Cardinals 13-4 drubbing of the Reds.

Jake Junis held the Mariners to 1 run over 8 innings, striking out 7 to earn the 9-1 decision for the Royals.

Manny Machado went 4 for 5 with a homer and 5 RBI to lead the Orioles in a 12-3 blow out of Detroit.

They all owned baseball on August 6, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 5, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Zach Davies allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings to give the Brewers a critical 3-0 victory over Tampa Bay.

Cole Hamels went the distance, allowing 1 unearned run over 9 and striking out 5 as the Rangers topped Minnesota, 4-1.

Dusty Coleman singled, doubled, homered, stole a base and drove in 2 as the Padres beat Pittsburgh, 5-2.

Andrew Benintendi reached base 3 times, with a homer and a stolen base and a pair of RBI to lead the Red Sox past the White Sox, 5-2.

They all owned baseball on August 5, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 4, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Yu Darvish dazzled in his Los Angeles debut. He struck out 10 Mets over 7 innings of 3 hit shutout ball and got the 6-0 decision.

Justin Verlander pitched 7 innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 10 Orioles to get the Tigers 5-2 win.

Daniel Murphy got 3 hits including 2 homers, driving in 3 to help Washington top the Cubs, 4-2.

Tyler White amassed 11 total bases including 2 homers over his 4 hits, driving in 5 and leading Houston to a 16-7 slugfest over Toronto.

 

They all owned baseball on August 4, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 3, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

 

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Paul Goldschmidt launched 3 homers, drove in 6 and scored 4 to help the Diamondbacks win a wild, rain soaked 10-8 slugfest over the Cubs.

Brandon Moss hit 2 homers as the Royals beat the surging Mariners, 6-4.

Ty Blach pitched 8 strong innings, allowing 2 hits and launched a 3 run home run of his own as the Giants took the final Bay Bridge match up over Oakland, 11-2.

Corey Kluber gave the Indians a much needed complete game victory, allowing 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 11 Yankees in the 5-1 final.

They all owned baseball on August 3, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 2, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Ervin Santana threw a complete game victory, striking out 9 Padres and allowing just 4 hits and 2 runs and drove in a pair himself with a hit as the Twins got a much needed 5-2 win.

Vance Worley held the Nationals scoreless for 7 innings, giving up 2 hits to earn the 7-0 decision for the Marlins.

Elvis Andrus got 3 hits, including a homer, in the Rangers 5-1 victory over Seattle.

Yadier Molina homered twice and added another hit as the Cardinals edged the Brewers, 5-4.

They all owned baseball on August 2, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 1, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Evan Longoria became the first Tampa Bay hitter to hit for the cycle since 2009 as he scored twice and drove in 3 in the 6-4 defeat of Houston.

Anthony Rizzo got 3 hits, including 2 homers to lead the Cubs in a 16-4 pasting of the Diamondbacks.

Dylan Bundy pitched 8 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 5 Royals to get the 7-2 decision for surging Baltimore.

Kenta Maeda kept the Braves scoreless over 7 solid 2 hit shutout innings and earned the 3-2 win for the Dodgers.

They all owned baseball on August 1, 2017

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Evan Longoria, August 1, 2017 )

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Upon further review… EVAN LONGORIA HAS THE CYCLE!

The Rays are staying in this American League playoff push and Evan Longoria is sparking a unexpectedly hot offense.

If they can keep this hitting up, then who knows? The last Ray to hit for the cycle was B. J. Upton, who is now Melvin Upton, Jr. That was so long ago, he was a different person!

Here is the list, updated for today’s action!

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Nolan Arenado
June 18, 2017 vs. San Francisco
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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Washington Nationals
Trea Turner
April 25, 2017 vs. Colorado
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SAN DIEGO PADRES
April 10, 2017 vs. Colorado
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
John Jaso
September 28, 2016 vs. Chicago Cubs

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Rajai Davis
July 2, 2016 vs. Toronto
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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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BOSTON RED SOX
June 16, 2015 vs. Atlanta
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Mike Trout
May 21, 2013 vs. Seattle
downloadARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Aaron Hill
June 29, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
NEW YORK METS
April 27, 2012 vs. Colorado
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
September 15, 2011 vs. Colorado
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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
George Kottaras
September 3, 2011 vs. Houston

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Felix Pie
August 14, 2009 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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NEW YORK YANKEES
Melky Cabrera.
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox

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MINNESOTA TWINS
Michael Cuddyer
May 22, 2009 vs Milwaukee

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2009 vs. Texas
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OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Mark Ellis
June 4, 2007 vs. Boston
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DETROIT TIGERS
Carlos Guillen
August 1, 2006 vs Tampa Bay.
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Mark Grudzielanek
April 27, 2005 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
David Bell
June 28, 2004 vs. Montreal
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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Jeff Frye
August 17, 2001 vs. Texas
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
April 27, 2000 vs. Baltimore
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CHICAGO CUBS
Mark Grace
May 9, 1993 vs San Diego

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
George Brett
June 24, 1990 vs. Toronto

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CINCINNATI REDS
June 2, 1989 vs. San Diego Padres

BONUS –

Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Vladimir Guerrero
September 14, 2003 vs. New York Mets

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WASHINGTON SENATORS
Jim King
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Don Mueller
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Elmer Valo
August 2, 1950 vs. Chicago White Sox

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BROOKLYN DODGERS
Gil Hodges
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
George McQuinn
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON DOVES
Bill Collins
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Still no Marlins cycle. Let’s get on that!

Who Owned Baseball July 31, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Gio Gonzalez took a no hitter into the 9th before letting up a lead off single. He finished with 8 innings, 1 hit and 5 Marlin strikeouts to win the 1-0 final for Washington.

Doug Fister held the Indians scoreless into the 8th and finished with 7 2/3 innings, 5 hits and 2 runs to get the 6-2 decision for Boston.

Tommy Joseph collected 3 hits and drive in 2 while scoring another to lead the Phillies past Atlanta, 7-6.

Matt Davidson reached base 3 times, homered and smacked a walk off single in the bottom of the 9th as the White Sox came from behind to beat the Blue Jays, 7-6.

They all owned baseball on July 31, 2017

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