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Who Owned Baseball May 28, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Jason Kipnis reached base 5 times, homered and drove in 2 as the Indians clobbered Kansas City, 10-1.

Josh Tomlin went the distance, allowing 6 hits and 1 run over 9 and earned the lopsided 10-1 decision for Cleveland against the Royals.

Adam Duvall collected 3 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 5 runs, leading the Reds past Philadelphia, 8-4.

Jimmy Nelson threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and no walks while striking out 10 Diamondbacks en route to a 9-5 Milwaukee win.

They all owned baseball on May 28, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball May 27, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Brian Johnson threw a stunning 5 hit complete game shutout against the Mariners, the Red Sox first complete game of the year, for a 6-0 final.

Jose Altuve went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base as the Astros topped Baltimore, 5-2.

Chase Anderson kept the Diamondbacks hitless into the 8th, finishing with 1 hit and 11 strikeouts over 7 plus shutout innings, getting the 6-1 win for the Brewers.

Tommy Pham got on base 4 times, hit a critical homer and made a nice catch to seal the Cardinals 3-0 win in Colorado.

They all owned baseball on May 27, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball May 26, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Christopher Horner – Tribune Review

Neil Walker got 3 hits with 2 homers, driving in 4 and pushing the Mets past the Pirates, 8-1.

Max Scherzer pitched into the 9th, striking out 13 Padres in 8 2/3 innings and allowing 1 run as the Nationals won, 5-1.

Devon Travis singled, doubled and homered, driving in 4 helping the Blue Jays hold on against Texas, 7-6.

Sean Manaea threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Yankees and earned the 4-1 Oakland decision.

They all owned baseball on May 26, 2017

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Welcoming MLB on Facebook while Mike Trout is Squandered – May 26, 2017

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Baseball is creeping into Facebook. We are 10 years away from wondering how we followed the game without it. In Anaheim, Mike Trout’s greatness is being wasted. Meanwhile I look at the Pirates team that should have won.

Give a Like and Friend this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball May 24, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Tom Lynn – AP

Robbie Ray struck out 9 Brewers in 7 shutout 2 hit innings and earned the 4-0 decision for Arizona.

Matt Andriese threw 8 shutout innings, scattering 6 hits, striking out 5 Angels batters and won the game for Tampa Bay, 4-0.

Francisco Cervelli collected 4 hits, driving in a pair, to help the Pirates beat Atlanta, 9-4.

Carlos Correa got 3 hits, including a homer, to lead the Astros past Detroit, 7-6.

 

They all owned baseball on May 25, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball May 24, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Anthony Rizzo reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, driving in 3 to help the Champion Cubs hang on against San Francisco, 5-4.

Jose Iglesias went 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 runs scored as Detroit beat Houston, 6-3.

Tyler Chatwood allowed 1 hit and no runs over 8 innings, striking out 8 Phillies as the Rockies rolled, 7-2.

Luis Severino blanked Kansas City over 8 innings, allowing 4 hits and earning the 3-0 decision for the Yankees.

They all owned baseball on May 24, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball May 23, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Ervin Santana threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 6 Orioles and getting the 2-0 Minnesota victory.

Clayton Kershaw went 9 innings, striking out 10 Cardinals and walking none. He didn’t let up a run until a wild pitch in the 9th. He would not get the decision but the Dodgers won in 13, 2-1.

Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of homers, driving in 3 and scoring 3 as Cleveland held on, 8-7, in Cincinnati.

Anthony Rendon homered twice, added another hit and drove in 5 to lead the Nationals past the Mariners in a 10-1 thrashing.

 

They all owned baseball on May 23, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball May 22, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Zack Greinke pitched into the 9th and struck out 12 White Sox in 8 2/3 innings and earned the 5-1 Diamondbacks victory.

Ender Inciarte collected 5 hits, drove in a run and scored another as the Braves topped Pitttsburgh, 5-2.

Michael Pineda gave the Yankees 6 1/3 strong innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 6 Royals to get the 4-2 win.

Miguel Sano drove in 3 and scored 3 with his 4 hits, including a homer, to help Minnesota come from behind to beat Baltimore, 14-7.

They all owned baseball on May 22, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball May 21, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Clayton Richard went the distance, allowing 5 hits and 1 run while striking out 6 Diamondbacks to earn the 5-1 Padres victory.

Kris Bryant went 3 for 3 with 2 homers and scored 4 times as the Cubs topped the surging Brewers, 13-6.

Marco Estrada struck out 11 Orioles in 7 2/3 innings, allowing a singe run and got the 3-1 decision for Toronto.

Mike Trout reached base 4 times, homered, stole a base, drove in 3 and scored 2 as the Angels mashed the Mets, 12-5.

They all owned baseball on May 21, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball May 20, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Avisail Garcia got 4 hits, 2 of them homers, and drove in 6 and scored 3 as the White Sox clobbered the Mariners, 16-1.

Mike Clevinger flirted with a no hitter into the 6th and finished with 7 shutout innings and struck out 8 Astros and got the 3-0 victory for Cleveland.

JT Riddle went 3 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBI to help the Marlins past the Dodgers, 10-6.

Jeff Samardzija shutout the Cardinals over 8 innings, striking out 8. He did not get the decision but the Giants won in 13 innings, 3-1.

They all owned baseball on May 20, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball May 19, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

 

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Mark Canha was a single short of the cycle and finished the game off with a walk off homer as Oakland beat Boston in 10, 3-2.

Jose Quintana allowed 1 hit and 1 run over 8 innings, striking out 7 Mariners. He would not get the decision but the White Sox prevailed in 10, 2-1.

Jake Lamb reached base 3 times, homering twice and driving in 5 to help the Diamondbacks blow out the Padres, 10-1.

Jacob deGrom threw 7 shutout innings, struck out 9 Angels and allowed only 4 hits to give the Mets a much needed 3-0 win.

They all owned baseball on May 19, 2017

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

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Javier Baez hit a grand slam, drove in another run and got on base a total of 4 times as the Cubs topped Cincinnati 9-5.

Zach Davies pitched 6 strong innings, allowing 2 hits and earned the 4-2 decision for Milwaukee over the Padres.

Darrell Ceciliani got a pair of hits, including a homer, driving in 3 as the Blue Jays pummeled the Braves, 9-0.

Jose Berrios struck out 11 Rockies in 7 2/3 shutout 2 hit innings to help the Twins take the 2-0 final.

They all owned baseball on May 18, 2017

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

 

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Clayton Kershaw threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 5 Giants and earned the 6-1 victory for the Dodgers.

Christian Bergman held the A’s to 2 hits, no runs and struck out 9 over 7 1/3 innings as the Mariners prevailed, 4-0.

Kurt Suzuki reached base 3 times, homered and drove in 3 as the Braves beat the Blue Jays, 8-4.

Jose Altuve doubled twice and tripled twice, driving in a run and helping the Astros top Miami, 3-0.

They all owned baseball on May 17, 2017

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

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Chris Davis reached base 5 times and hit go ahead homers in the 12th and 13th innings as the Orioles won a wild 13-11 slugfest in Detroit.

Charlie Blackmon went 3 for 5 with a pair of homers as the Rockies took the game in Minnesota, 7-3.

Yu Darvish struck out 9 Phillies in 7 innings to earn the 5-1 decision for the Rangers.

Ty Blach threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and got the 2-1 victory for the red hot Giants over their rivals, the L A Dodgers.

They all owned baseball on May 16, 2017

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

 

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Hunter Renfroe got on base 3 times and drove in 4, the last 2 in a walk off 2 run shot in extra innings that gave San Diego a come from behind 6-5 final over Milwaukee.

Lonnie Chisenhall got on base 3 times, homered and drove in 3 for Cleveland as they topped Tampa Bay, 8-7.

Zack Godley allowed 1 hit and struck out 7 Mets in 6 2/3 innings. He did not get a decision but Arizona’s bats unloaded on the Mets defense and won 7-3.

Jesse Chavez pitched 7 strong innings, allowing 3 runs and got a win for the Angels over the White Sox, 5-3.

They all owned baseball on May 15, 2017

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

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Jason Kipnis went 4 for 5 with 2 homers and 4 RBI to lead the Indians past surprising Minnesota, 8-3.

Pat Valaika homered twice, driving in 4, as the Rockies out slugged the Dodgers, 9-6.

Alex Meyer struckout 7 Tigers in 6 1/3 innings and allowed only 3 hits, 2 walks and 1 run to earn the 4-1 decision for the Angels.

Adam Wainwright shutout the Cubs for 7 strong innings as the Cardinals rolled, 5-0.

They all owned baseball on May 14, 2017

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

 

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J. D. Martinez homered twice including the go ahead shot in the 9th, added another hit and led the Tigers past the Angels, 4-3.

Travis Shaw went 3 for 5, homered and drove in 4 as the Brewers blew out the Mets, 11-4.

Jose Berrios pitched into the 8th, allowing 2 hits over 7 2/3 innings and 1 run and got the 4-1 decision for the Twins in Cleveland.

Matt Moore took the game into the 8th, allowing 1 run over 7 1/3 innings and gave the Giants the 3-1 victory over Cincinnati.

They all owned baseball on May 13, 2017

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

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Ervin Santana out dueled Tomlin with 7 innings of 2 hit shutout ball, striking out 4 Indians and winning the 1-0 game for Minnesota.

Joey Gallo hit a walk off 3 run homer as the Rangers sunk Oakland, 5-2.

Brandon Drury went 3 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI to help the Diamondbacks pound Pittsburgh, 11-4.

Johnny Cueto threw 8 strong innings, keeping the Reds to only 2 runs. He did not get the win but the Giants did in 17 innings, 3-2.

They all owned baseball on May 12, 2017

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Sully Baseball Podcast – 12 Inning Limits, Mets a Mess and No Marlin Team Got Away – May 12, 2017

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My wife agrees that baseball games should not go beyond the 12th. Meanwhile she inadvertently realigns the Major Leagues.

I take another look at the Mets and figure out if ANY Marlins team got away.

Not going too long on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Rose Baca – Dallas Morning News

Mike Napoli hit a pair of homers, the second was a 3 run walk off shot in the 9th to give Texas a 5-2 victory over San Diego.

Jason Vargas threw 7 shutout innings, allowing only 3 Tampa Bay hits and earning the 6-0 win for Kansas City.

Nolan Arenado reached base 4 times, including a pair of doubles as the Rockies topped the Dodgers, 10-7.

Zack Greinke took a no hitter into the 8th and finished with 1 run and 1 hit over 8, striking out 11 Pirates and winning the 2-1 final for Arizona.

They all owned baseball on May 11, 2017

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

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Robinson Cano reached base 5 times, including a homer, driving in 3 as the Mariners won an 11-6 slugfest in Philadelphia.

Chris Archer threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 11 Royals in the Rays 12-1 laugher victory.

Buster Posey homered, singled, walked, and scored 3 runs including one in the 9th inning comeback as the Giants stunned the Mets, 6-5.

Kenta Maeda held the Pirates scoreless until the 9th and finished with 8 1/3 innings, 2 runs and no walks to earn the 5-2 decision for the Dodgers.

They all owned baseball on May 10, 2017

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

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A. J. Griffin threw a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 4 Padres as the Rangers rolled, 11-0.

Ben Gamel reached base 5 times, homered, drove in 4, scored 3, stole a base and tied the game in the 7th with a double to help the Mariners take a 10-9 slugfest over the Phillies.

Julio Urias threw a no hitter into the 6th and allowed a single hit and 2 walks over 6 1/3 innings. He would not get the decision as the Dodgers walked off against the Pirates in extra innings, 4-3.

Keon Broxton went 3 for 3 with a homer, a stolen base and 4 RBI in the Brewers 11-7 win over the Boston.

They all owned baseball on May 9, 2017

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

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Jed Lowrie hit two homers including a walk off shot in the bottom of the 11th as Oakland outlasted the Angels, 3-2.

Ryan Schimpf got on base 3 times, homered and scored a pair to help San Diego top the Rangers, 5-1.

Kevin Gausman threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs while striking out 8 Washington batters and getting the 6-4 decision for Baltimore.

Alex Wood struck out 11 Pirates batters while throwing 5 innings of 2 hit shutout ball in the Dodgers 12-1 blowout.

 

 

They all owned baseball on May 8, 2017

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

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Tommy Pham got 4 hits, two of them homers including a 2 run shot in extra innings to give the Cardinals a 6-4 victory in Atlanta.

Scott Feldman threw a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 5 Giants and earning the 4-0 decision for the Reds.

Sandy Leon hit a pair of 2 run homers and helped the Red Sox break open a close game into a 17-6 blow out in Minnesota.

Luis Severino struck out 9 Cubs in 7 innings, allowing only 1 run. He did not get the win but the Yankees topped the Cubs 5-4 in an 18 inning marathon.

They all owned baseball on May 7, 2017

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

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Aaron Hicks got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 3, scoring 3 and stole a base as the Yankees beat the champion Cubs 11-6.

Jake Odorizzi struck out 6 Blue Jays and allowed 3 hits and 1 run over 7 to get the 6-1 victory for the Rays.

Cody Bellinger got on base 3 times, homered, stole a base and drove in 5 to help the Dodgers clobber the Padres, 10-2.

Gerrit Cole held the Brewers to 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 8 in 7 innings. He did not get the win but did set up the Pirates 2-1 win.

They all owned baseball on May 6, 2017

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

 

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Paul Goldschmidt reached base 4 times, homered twice and drove in 5 of the Diamondbacks 6 runs as they held on against Colorado, 6-3.

Lance Lynn pitched 6 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and struck out 6 Braves as the Cardinals rolled, 10-0.

Kendrys Morales launched 2 homers, added a third hit and finished with 5 RBI as the Blue Jays beat the Rays, 8-4.

Michael Fullmer struck out 9 Oakland batters over 8 innings, giving up 1 earned run and 1 unearned run as Detroit won, 7-2.

They all owned baseball on May 5, 2017

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

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Keon Broxton went 4 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI to help Milwaukee beat St. Louis, 5-4.

Max Scherzer dominated his former team, striking out 11 Diamondbacks over 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run to earn the 4-2 decision for Washington.

Seth Smith reached base 5 times, driving in 2, scoring twice and stealing a base to lead the Orioles past the Red Sox, 8-3.

Matt Andriese threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Marlins to get the 5-1 win for Tampa Bay.

They all owned baseball on May 4, 2017

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Taking Stock, Acting Better and Painful Detroit Season – May 4, 2017

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One month into the season, some potential contenders have some tough decisions to make. Meanwhile, Boston fans should listen to criticism rather than be so defensive. And I pick the Tigers team that should have won.

Tough love given in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Jeff Samardzija threw 8 innings, allowing 1 unearned run and struck out 11 Dodgers. He did not get the decision but helped set up the Giants 4-1 victory in 11.

Nathan Karns allowed just 1 hit over 6 shutout innings, fanning 7 White Sox hitters as the Royals prevailed, 6-1.

Ian Desmond homered twice and drove in 3 to help the Rockies club San Diego, 11-3.

Carlos Correa got 4 hits, including a homer, as the Astros blew out Texas, 10-1.

They all owned baseball on May 3, 2017

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

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Jose Quintana threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and struck out 7 Royals to earn the 6-0 decision for the White Sox.

Carlos Martinez pitched into the 8th, allowing 4 hits and one unearned run in 7 1/3 innings as the Cardinals edged Milwaukee, 2-1.

Brett Gardner got 3 hits, including a pair of homers, to help the Yankees win an 11-5 slugfest with Toronto.

Javier Baez went 4 for 4 with a homer, 2 runs scored and 3 knocked in to help the Cubs beat Philadelphia, 8-3.

They all owned baseball on May 2, 2017

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