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The Wild Card Game Lives Up To Its Name: Locked on MLB – October 2, 2019

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The National League Wild Card Game was intense and a stunning win for the Nationals and a gut check for the Brewers.

Meanwhile the A’s and Rays are squaring off for the AL Wild Card Game that is basically anyone’s guess.

It is the Locked on MLB Podcast. I am your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 29, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 29, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jack Flaherty threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits while striking out 6 as the Cardinals clinched, blanking the Cubs, 9-0.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base 4 times, with a homer, powering the Cardinals to the NL Central title by pounding the Cubs, 9-0.

Lance Lynn pitched into the 8th, striking out 10 Yankees over 7 1/3 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run for the Rangers 6-1 victory.

George Springer went 4 for 4 with a homer, driving in 2 and scoring 3, as the Astros finished the season topping the Angels, 8-5.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Brad Miller homered twice and added 2 more hits but the Phillies were edged by Miami, 4-3.

Martín Pérez pitched into the 6th, throwing 5 2/3 innings, allowing 3 hits. The Twins bullpen would blow the lead and the 5-4 game in Kansas City.

Mike Thaiss went 3 for 4 with 2 homers but the Angels dropped the 8-5 game to Houston.

Trevor Williams held the Reds to 2 runs over 7 innings but took the hard luck 3-1 decision for Pittsburgh.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 27, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 27, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Kevin Newman homered twice as the Pirates edged the Reds, 6-5.

Giancarlo Stanton got on base 5 times including a home run and a back breaking 2 run single as the Yankees doubled up Texas, 14-7.

Austin Voth held the Indians to 2 hits, no walks and 5 strikeouts over 6 innings as the Nationals prevailed 8-2 and eliminated Cleveland.

Asher Wojciechowski tossed 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Red Sox to earn the 4-1 decision for Baltimore.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Mike Fiers gave Oakland 5 solid innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 4. The playoff bound A’s dropped the 4-3 game to Seattle in the 9th.

Teoscar Hernández reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Rays topped the Blue Jays, 6-2.

Keston Hiura went 4 for 4 in the Brewers 11-7 loss in Colorado.

Dakota Hudson struck out 10 Cubs over 5 scoreless innings. He did no fare in the decision as the Cardinals were crushed 8-2.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 26, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Willans Astudillo got 4 hits, including a homer, as the Twins pounded Detroit, 10-4.

Sean Manaea allowed 1 run over 6 innings, walking none and striking out 5 Mariners to earn the 3-1 decision for the A’s.

Pablo Reyes went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI as the Pirates topped the Cubs, 9-5.

Jordan Yamamoto struck out 10 Mets over 6 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, setting up Miami’s 4-2 come from behind victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Aristedes Aquino homered and added 2 more hits but the Reds could not stop the scorching hot Brewers, 5-3.

Félix Hernández overcame a shaky start to pitch into the 6th and give Seattle fans one last thrill in the 3-1 loss to the A’s.

Josh Reddick collected 5 hits in the Astros 4-3 extra inning defeat by the Angels.

Zack Wheeler pitched 8 strong innings, striking out 10 Marlins along the way. But he allowed critical home runs late and took the hard lick 4-2 decision for the Mets.

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One More Weekend To Go: Locked on MLB Podcast – September 27, 2019

1E5F7328-60C3-46B7-9662-E7C4D5FD1414The Regular Season wraps up this weekend. The Brewers have images of a division title dancing in their heads, we say good bye to King Felix and the Indians find the worst time to go on a losing streak.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 25, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 25, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jacob deGrom threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 Marlins, and earned the 10-3 decision for the Mets.

Zack Greinke was 2 outs away from completing a no hitter. He settled for 8 1/3 innings of 2 hit scoreless ball, striking out 9 as the Astros blanked the Mariners, 3-0.

Joc Pederson reached base 4 times, including a pair of homers, to power the Dodgers to a 6-4 victory in San Diego.

Rowdy Tellez homered two times in the Blue Jays 3-2 win over Baltimore.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

J. A. Happ came into the game in the second and gave the Yankees 5 innings, allowing 1 run and struck out 6 Rays. Morton and Tampa pulled off the 4-0 shutout.

José Martínez got 3 hits and drove in 2 but the Cardinals dropped the 9-7 game in Arizona.

Franmil Reyes got 3 hits and scored twice but the Indians lost the 8-3 game to the White Sox and were eliminated in the Division race.

Drew Smyly pitched into the 7th, striking out 10 Nationals in 6 1/3 innings and giving up 2 runs and no walks. The Phillies bullpen would give up the lead and eventually the 5-2 final.

 

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Who Owned Baseball – September 24, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole fanned 14 Mariners over 7 shutout innings to set the single season strikeout mark in Astros history and earned the 3-0 decision.

Michael Conforto homered twice, including a game winning shot in the 8th, to help the Mets keep their slim playoff hopes alive beating the Marlins 5-4 in extra innings.

Mike Leake held St. Louis to 1 run over 6 innings. He was long gone from the game when the Diamondbacks walked off 3-2 in 19 innings.

José Ramírez continued his playoff tune up by smacking a pair of homers, driving in 7, to help the Indians blank the White Sox, 11-0.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Elvis Andrus reached base 4 times, driving in 2 and scoring 2 runs but the Rangers dropped the 12-10 slug fest with Boston.

Jack Flaherty took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 7 innings of 1 hit, shutout ball, striking out 11 Diamondbacks. The Cardinals bullpen blew the lead in the 9th and the game went on for a crazy 19 innings before Arizona walked off, 3-2.

Brad Miller homered twice, driving in 4 runs, in the 6-5 Phillies loss to the Nationals in the double header nightcap. He had gone 1 for 3 in the 4-1 opening game defeat.

Spencer Turnbull held the Twins to 2 runs over 6 innings but took the hard luck 4-2 decision for Detroit.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 23, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 23, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jorge Alfaro hit 2 homers, including a grand slam, driving in 5 for the 8-4 Marlins victory that essentially sunk the Mets playoff hopes.

Ji-Man Choi homered and doubled in the Rays 7-4, come from behind victory over Boston.

Patrick Corbin allowed 1 run over 6 innings as the Nationals topped the fading Phillies, 7-2.

Colin Poche came into the game in the 9th and struck out Vazquez and Bogaerts to earn the save and preserve the 7-4 win for Tampa Bay over Boston.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nick Ahmed went 2 for 4 with a homer but the Diamondbacks come back rally fell short in the 9-7 loss to St. Louis.

Kevin Ginkel struck out the side in his only inning of work but the Diamondbacks could not catch St. Louis who took the 9-7 final.

Austin Hays homered twice and added another hit in the wild 15 inning 11-10 slugfest that Baltimore dropped in Toronto.

Evan Phillips threw a pair of shutout innings for the Orioles in the bizarre 11-10 extra inning marathon in Toronto.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 22, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 22, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

John Means threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run as the Orioles edged the Mariners, 2-1.

Seth Mejias-Brean reached base 4 times and ended the 6-4 game in the 10th with a 2 run walk off homer giving San Diego the win over Arizona.

Hyun-Jin Ryu did not walk a batter and struck out 8 Rockies and launched a home run of his own to earn the 7-4 victory for the Dodgers.

George Springer launched 3 homers to power the Astros to a 13-5 thrashing of the Angels and an AL West clincher.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yu Darvish pitched into the 9th inning, striking out 12 Cardinals in 8 1/3 innings. But St. Louis rallied and he absorbed the brutal 3-2 decision for the Cubs.

Marco Gonzales struck out 4 Orioles in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs, but the Mariners came up short, 2-1.

Sam Hilliard went3 for 4 with a homer but the Rockies fell to the Dodgers, 7-4.

Billy McKinney homered twice in the Blue Jays 8-3 loss to the Yankees.

 

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Who Owned Baseball – September 21, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 21, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trent Grisham collected 3 hits, including a homer, walked, stole a base, drove in 3 and scored 2 to push the red hot Brewers to an easy 10-1 victory over the Pirates.

James Paxton struck out 7 Blue Jays over 6 innings, allowing 1 unearned run to tune up for the playoffs with a 7-2 decision for the Yankees.

Marcus Semien reached base 6 times, homered and drove in 2 and scored 2, to power the A’s closer to the playoffs with a 12-3 pounding of Texas.

Stephen Strasburg tossed 7 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits while striking out 6 Marlins en route to a 10-4 final for Washington.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tony Kemp came off the bench to hit a dramatic 2 run homer in the 7th to give the Cubs the lead. The Cardinals would storm back in the 9th in the wild 9-8 slugfest.

LaMonte Wade, Jrgot on base 3 times, including a homer, but the Twins bullpen melted down and the Royals pulled away, 12-5.

Ryan Weber threw 2 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 3 Rays and allowing 1 hit and no walks. The Red Sox bullpen would blow an 11th inning lead and drop the 5-4 game.

Zack Wheeler held the Reds to 1 earned run and 1 unearned run over 7 strong innings but the Mets bullpen blew the devastating 3-2 game.

 

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Who Owned Baseball – September 20, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. reached base 4 times, including a homer, to power past San Francisco, 6-0 and capture the NL East title for the Braves.

Carlos Correa continued to get into post season shape by hitting 2 homers, driving in 3, as the Astros topped the Angels, 6-4.

Mike Fiers threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 5 as the A’s blanked the Rangers, 8-0.

Mike Foltynewicz capped off his up and down season with a brilliant 8 inning, 3 hit shutout domination of San Francisco and earning the 6-0 decision for the Braves NL East clincher.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Starlin Castro got 3 hits, including a homer, scoring twice, in the Marlins 6-4 loss to Washington.

Eric Lauer struck out 9 Diamondbacks in 6 innings of work, holding them to 2 hits and 2 runs. But he was on the wrong end of a 9-0 shutout of the Padres.

Mitch Moreland homered twice, including a game tying 2 run shot in the 9th. But Boston dropped the 5-4 final in extra innings.

Rick Porcello threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Rays and walking none. The Red Sox bullpen would lose the 5-4 game in the 11th.
 

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Who Owned Baseball – September 19, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. launched his 40th homer, scoring twice in the Braves 5-4 win over the Phillies.

Nelson Cruz homered twice, driving in 5 runs, to lead the Twins closer to the AL Central title with an 8-5 final over Kansas City.

Jack Flaherty  threw 8 innings, allowing 1 run while striking out 8 Cubs. The bullpen would blow his lead but the Cardinals took the 5-4 game in 10 innings.

Masahiro Tanaka threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run, walking none and striking out 6 Angels to pitch the Yankees to a 9-1 victory and the American League East title.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

 
César Hernández collected 3 hits, driving in a run, in the Phillies 5-4 loss to Atlanta.

Nicky Lopez went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI but the Royals lost to the Twins, 8-5.

Mike Morin gave the Phillies a shot with 2 innings of shutout relief, allowing no hits and 1 walk. The Braves would hold on to win, 5-4.

Gabriel Ynoa pitched into the 7th, allowing 3 runs and no walks over 6 1/3 innings but took the hard luck 8-4 decision as the Orioles were doubled up by the Blue Jays, 8-4.

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Yankees Clinch, Cubs Stumble and Brewers Surge: Locked on MLB – September 20, 2019

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The Yankees, despite off field turmoil, clinch their first Division title since 2012. Meanwhile the Brewers surge past the Cubs in the aptly named Wild Card chase.

This is the Locked on MLB podcast. I am your host, Paul Francis Sullivan.

Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 18, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 3 times and homered in the Mets dramatic 7-4 come from behind victory in Colorado.

Homer Bailey threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 11 Royals. He did not get the decision but set up the A’s 1-0 walk off win in extra innings.

Dinelson Lamet struck out 14 Brewers in 6 innings, allowing 1 run, getting the 2-1 decision for the Padres.

Tommy Pham collected 5 hits, including 2 doubles, scoring 3 runs including one in the game tying rally in the 9th and another in the game winning rally in the 11th, as the Rays stunned the Dodgers, 8-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Starlin Castro got 3 hits and scored 2 runs but the Marlins came up short against Arizona, 5-4.

Danny Duffy gave the Royals 7 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits, but could not prevent the A’s from taking the 1-0 game in extra innings.

Jon Lester allowed 1 run in his 5 innings of work but the Cubs could not stop the Reds, 3-2.

Jonathan Villar went 3 for 6 with a home run, 3 runs scored and a stolen base in the Orioles 11-10 slugfest defeat to the Blue Jays.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 17, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, adding in a pair of stolen bases, leading the Blue Jays to an 8-5 victory over Baltimore.

Miguel Rojas collected 4 hits and drove in 6 runs to help the Marlins double up Arizona, 12-6.

Marcus Stroman threw 7 shutout innings in Coors Field, striking out 7, as the Mets took a much needed 6-1 final in Colorado.

Justin Verlander struck out 8 Rangers in 6 shutout innings to earn the 4-1 decision for the Astros.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tim Anderson went 4 for 6 with a homer in the wild 9-8 extra inning White Sox loss in Minnesota.

Yu Darvish fanned 13 Reds in 7 innings but took the 4-2 decision as the Cubs fell.

Jorge López held the A’s to 2 runs over 6 innings but the Royals came up short, 2-1.

Kyle Schwarber got 3 hits, drove in both Cubs runs, in the 4-2 defeat by the Reds.

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Cavan Biggio, September 17, 2019)

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FATHER AND SON FOR THE CYCLE.

Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle tonight, joining his Hall of Fame father, Craig, on the list of batters who did the trick. They are second father and son combo to hit cycles, with Gary and Daryle Ward being the first. This was the first cycle by a Blue Jays hitter since Jeff Fry pulled the trick in 2001.

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

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
September 17, 2019 vs. Baltimore

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
August 6, 2019 vs. New York Yankees
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WASHINGTON NATIONALS
July 23, 2019 vs. Colorado

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Jake Bauers
June 14, 2019 vs. Detroit

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LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Shohei Ohtani
June 13, 2019 vs. Tampa Bay

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Jorge Polanco
April 5, 2019 vs Philadelphia

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BOSTON RED SOX
October 8, 2018 vs. New York Yankees
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Charlie Blackmon
September 30, 2018 vs. Washington

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Christian Yelich
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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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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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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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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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 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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NEW YORK YANKEES
Melky Cabrera.
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2008 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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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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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. Maybe they should sign a Biggio.

Who Owned Baseball – September 16, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 16, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos pitched into the 8th, striking out 8 White Sox in 7 1/3 innings to earn the 5-3 decision for the Twins.

Adalberto Mondesi hit a first inning RBI triple and a 9th inning go ahead double to lead the Royals to a come from behind 6-5 win in Oakland.

Marcell Ozuna went 2 for 4 with a homer, 4 RBI and played great defense as the Cardinals topped the Nationals, 4-2.

Robbie Ray held the Marlins hitless into the 6th and finished with 6 inning, 1 hit, 1 run and 7 strikeouts to set up Arizona’s 7-5 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pablo López threw 6 strong innings, striking out 6 and walking no Arizona batter. He did not fare in the decision as the Marlins dropped the 7-5 final.

Jeff McNeil went 2 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI but the Mets fell 9-4 in Colorado.

Yusmeiro Petit threw 1 2/3 shutout innings of relief but the A’s could not hold on to the lead and lost 6-5 to Kansas City.

Marcus Semien got 3 hits, including a homer, but the A’s bullpen melted down and dropped the 6-5 game to the Royals.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 15, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer struck out 9 Diamondbacks in 8 innings as the Reds took the 3-1 final.

Kris Bryant clobbered 2 homers and added another hit in the Cubs 16-6 blowout of Pittsburgh.

Sean Manaea threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Rangers to earn the 6-1 decision for the A’s.

Josh Reddick went 5 for 5 with a homer, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored as the Astros rolled to a 12-3 final over the Royals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Harrison Bader homered twice but the Cardinals bullpen melted down in the 7-6 final against Milwaukee.

Randy Dobnak pitched 5 strong innings, allowing 1 earned run and 1 unearned run. The Twins bullpen dropped the 7-5 game in Cleveland.

Eddie Rosario went 3 for 5 with 2 homers in the Twins 7-5 loss in Cleveland.

Zack Wheeler struck out 9 Dodgers in 7 innings but the Mets fell, 3-2.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 14, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jacob deGrom threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Dodgers and set up the dramatic 3-0 Mets victory.

Brett Gardner homered twice and added another hit to lead the Yankees to an easy 13-3 blow out of Toronto.

Félix Hernández turned back the clock and gave the Mariners a vintage performance, going 7 innings, allowing 1 run and 5 hits. He did not get the decision but helped set up the 10 inning 2-1 walk off win over the White Sox.

Nico Hoerner got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3 and scoring 3, as the Cubs pummeled Pittsburgh, 14-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tommy Edman singled and homered in the Cardinals 5-2 loss to Milwaukee.

Mike Clevinger struck out 10 Twins over 8 innings, allowing only 2 runs. But the Indians were blanked in the double header opener, 2-0.

Oscar Mercado reached base 3 times in the opening 2-0 Indians loss to the Twins. In the nightcap, he got 3 more hits, including a homer, driving in 2, but Cleveland lost that game as well, 9-5.

Hyun-Jin Ryu found his ace groove, blanking the Mets over 7 innings of 2 hit ball. The Dodgers bullpen would lose the shutout and the 3-0 game.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 12, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Homer Bailey pitched into the 6th, holding Houston to 1 run and earned the 3-2 decision for Oakland.

Yu Darvish kept the Cubs in the playoff hunt with 14 strikeouts over 6 shutout innings to top San Diego, 4-1.

Juan Lagares hit 2 home runs, including a grand slam, to help the Mets complete the sweep of Arizona with an 11-1 final.

Luke Voit went 3 for 5 with a homer in the Yankees 10-4 double header opener win over Detroit. In the night cap, he got on base twice, scoring a run, helping the Yankees to a 6-4 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jeff Brigham threw 3 perfect innings out of the bullpen to keep the Marlins in the game. The Brewers would hold on, 3-2.

Kyle Lewis homered again and had 3 hits altogether in Seattle’s 11-5 loss to the Reds.

Jonathan Schoop got 3 hits, with a homer, but the Twins were doubled up by Washington, 12-6.

Justin Verlander struck out 11 A’s in 6 strong innings but took the hard luck 3-2 decision for Houston.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 11, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Marco Gonzales struck out 7 Reds in 7 innings to earn the 5-3 decision for Seattle.

Jeff McNeil went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs as the Mets blanked the Diamondbacks, 9-0.

Chris Paddack threw 6 shutout innings to have the Padres defeat the Cubs, 4-0.

Jorge Soler collected 4 hits, including 2 homers, to power the Royals past the White Sox, 8-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Ji-Man Choi clobbered 2 homers in the Rays 10-9 slug fest loss in Texas.

Sonny Gray held Seattle hitless for the first 6 innings but allowed a home run in the 7th and took the hard lick 5-3 decision for Cincinnati.

A. J. Pollock got 2 hits, including a homer, but the Dodgers fell to Baltimore, 7-3.

José Urquidy struck out 10 Oakland batters in 5 innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 run. The Astros would drop the 5-3 final,

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Who Owned Baseball – September 10, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 10, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Walker Buehler strick out 11 Orioles in 7 shutout innings to earn the 7-3 decision as the Dodgers clinched the NL West title.

Corey Dickerson hit 2 homers, driving in 3, as the Phillies edged the Braves, 6-5.

Matt Olson homered twice and walked, driving in 4, as the A’s crushed the Astros, 21-7.

Zac Plesac continued the hot Cleveland pitching with a complete game 4 hit shutout of the Angels, striking out 5 in the 8-0 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Brett Gardner hit 2 homers in the wild 12-11 Yankee loss in Detroit.

Jason Heyward reached base 4 times, including a pair of homers, but the Cubs dropped the 9-8 game to San Diego in exta innings.

Lance Lynn allowed 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 7 Tampa Bay batters but the Rangers bullpen would lose the game, 5-3.

Aníbal Sánchez pitched 7 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs but the Nationals were blanked by Minnesota, 5-0.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 9, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 9, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber went 7 strong innings, striking out 8 Angels while allowing 1 run to earn the 6-2 decision for Cleveland.

Robinson Chirinos went 3 for 4 with 2 homers, driving in 6, as the Astros blanked the A’s, 15-0.

Jacob deGrom struck out 11 Diamondbacks in 7 innings, giving up 1 run, and finally got run support as the Mets took the 3-1 final.

Trent Grisham got 5 hits, including a double and triple, driving in 2 and scoring 2, as the Brewers stayed alive in the Wild Card race beating Miami 8-3.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Brandon Belt got 3 hits and drove in 2 in the Giants 6-4 defeat by the Pirates.

Jackie Bradley Jr. got on base 4 times but was stranded each time as the Red Sox were shutout by the Yankees, 5-0.

Madison Bumgarner went 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs, but the Giants bullpen melted down and dropped the 6-4 game to Pittsburgh.

Eduardo Rodriguez held the Yankees to 1 run over 6 innings, striking out 9, but the Red Sox were blanked, 5-0.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 8, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 8, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Sandy Alcantara threw his second complete game shutout of the season, striking out 8 as the Marlins blanked Kansas City, 9-0.

Yordan Álvarez collected 4 hits, including 3 doubles, driving in 6, in the Astros 21-1 bombing of the Mariners.

Gerrit Cole allowed a solo homer and no other hits nor runs over 8 innings where he struck out 15 Mariners in a lop sided 21-1 Houston final.

Eugenio Suárez got 3 hits, including 2 homers. The second one tied the game and set up the Reds 4-3 walk off win over Arizona.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Mookie Betts went 2 for 4 with a homer but the Yankees doubled up the Red Sox, 10-5.

Ken Giles threw a perfect inning, which is more than any other AL pitcher could say yesterday, in Toronto’s 8-3 loss to the Rays.

Mike Leake did not walk a batter while pitching into the 7th, finishing with 2 runs over 6 1/3 innings, striking out 3 Reds. The Diamondbacks bullpen would blow his lead and the game, 4-3.

Wilson Ramos reached base 3 times, homering and steaing a base, driving in 3 but the Mets lost an excruiciating 10-7 game to Philadelphia.

 

 

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Who Owned Baseball – September 7, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 7, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

César Hernández got 3 hits including a homer to help the Phillies top the Mets 5-0.

Matt Olson reached base 5 times, including a home run, driving in 3, as the A’s pounded Detroit, 10-2.

Justin Verlander allowed 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 7 Mariners, as the Astros took the 2-1 final.

Alex Young struck out 12 over 8 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the red hot Diamondbacks blanked the Reds, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Luis Castillo struck out 10 Reds in 7 2/3 innings but took the hard luck 2-0 decision for the Reds.

Harold Castro went 4 for 5 with 2 RBI in the Tigers 10-2 loss in Oakland.

Jace Fry struck out 3 in 1 1/3 innings, allowing no hits and no runs in the White Sox 8-7 defeat by the Angels.

Trea Turner got 3 hits, scoring a run, but the Nationals fell short by the Braves, 5-4.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 5, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Willson Contreras collected 4 hits, including a homer, to power the Cubs past fading Milwaukee, 10-5.

Max Fried allowed 1 hit and no runs over 7 innings, striking out 9 as the Braves doubled up the Nationals, 4-2.

Reynaldo López threw a complete game 1 hitter, striking out 11 Indians to earn the 7-1 decision for the White Sox.

Austin Meadows went  for 4 with a homer to help the Rays top the Blue Jays, 6-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

John Means pitched into the 7th, allowing 2 runs in 6 2/3 innings but the Orioles fell to Texas, 3-1.

Austin Nola homered twice, added another hit and drove in 5 runs but the Mariners blew a wild 11-9 extra inning game to Houston.

Bryan Reynolds hit a pair of homers in the Pirates 10-7 loss to the Marlins.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 7 Braves in 6 innings but took the hard luck 4-2 loss for Washington.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 2, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 2, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mike Minor pitched into the 8th, firing 7 1/3 scoreless frames as the Rangers handed the Yankees their first shutout since 2018 with a 7-0 final.

Joc Pederson homered twice and doubled, driving in 5, to slug the Dodgers past Colorado, 16-9.

Tommy Pham knocked a walk off RBI single, his third hit of the game, to lead the Rays to a 5-4 win over Baltimore.

Noah Syndergaard struck out 10 Nationals over 7 innings of 3 hit shutout ball to earn the 7-3 decision for the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon hit 3 doubles, driving in 1 and scoring twice in the Rockies 16-9 loss to the Dodgers.

Miguel Cabrera singled and homered but Detroit came up short against Minnesota, 4-3.

Anthony DeSclafani struck out 8 Phillies in 7 innings but was on the wrong end of a 7-1 decision for the Reds.

Masahiro Tanaka kept the Yankees in the game with 6 innings, allowing 2 hits. But the Rangers blanked New York, 7-0.

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Race for the Best Record:Locked on MLB – September 3, 2019

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The Astros, Dodgers and Yankees are all neck and neck and neck for the best record in baseball. But how much does the best record and momentum really matter in October?

This is Locked on MLB. I am your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Labor Day Thoughts and Proposals: Locked On MLB – September 2, 2019

A8E6C368-5DC3-44FB-9B9C-5A0C32E82C02Justin Verlander, Carlos Carrasco and Pablo Sandoval made the weekend emotional and fun. It is Labor Day, the beginning of the last lap of the season. I make a modest proposal for how to make Labor Day even more exciting.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 1, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 1, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Zach Eflin allowed 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 3 Mets to earn the 5-2 decision for the Phillies.

Adalberto Mondesi collected 4 hits and stole 3 bases, scoring 2 runs as the Royals topped Baltimore, 6-4.

Juan Soto went 3 for 4 with a homer as the Nationals powered past the Marlins, 9-3.

Justin Verlander threw the third no hitter of his career, striking out 14 and walking just one as the Astros blanked the Blue Jays, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Mike Freeman reached base 4 times but the Indians fell short to Tampa Bay, 8-2.

Tyler Mahle pitched into the 7th, holding the Cardinals to 2 hits and 1 earned run and 1 unearned run. Cincinnati would let the game get away in the 9th with a 4-3 final.

Sean Manaea allowed 1 hit and no runs over his 5 innings of work. The A’s bullpen collapsed and the Yankees walked off 5-4 winners.

Kevin Pillar singled and homered but the Giants were doubled up by San Diego, 8-4.

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