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Who Owned Baseball – August 30, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 30, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mookie Betts homered in the first and the 15th innings to lead the Red Sox to a 7-6 marathon win over the Angels.

Madison Bumgarner struck out 9 Padres over 7 innings, allowing 1 run to earn the 8-3 decision for the Giants.

Todd Frazier hit a pair of 3 run homers to give the Mets a much needed 11-5 victory over Philadelphia.

John Means threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs while walking no Royals batter while the Orioles took the 14-2 blowout.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Shane Bieber was solid for 6 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs and no walks. But the Indians were blanked by the Rays, 4-0.

Ian Desmond went 3 for 4 with a homer and 2 runs scored but the Rockies could not come from behind and dropped the 9-4 final to Pittsburgh.

Brian Goodwin homered twice in the Angels 15 inning 7-6 loss to Boston.

Aaron Nola pitched into the 7th, holding the Mets to 1 run and 4 hits over 6 1/3 innings. He did not fare in the decision as the Phillies bullpen imploded in the 11-5 final.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 29, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mike Clevinger threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits while striking out 10 as the Indians blanked the Tigers, 2-0.

Robert Duggar kept the Reds scoreless over 7 innings of 3 hit ball to set up the Marlins 4-3 walk off victory.

Kevin Newman went 4 for 4 with 2 homers to power the Pirates past Colorado in an 11-8 slugfest.

Jurickson Profar got 3 hits, including a homer, to help the A’s to a much needed 9-8 win over Kansas City.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

José Abreu went 4 for 5 but the White Sox were doubled up by the Twins, 10-5.

Aristedes Aquino continued his blistering start with another homer and two more hits in the Reds 4-3 loss in extra innings to Miami.

Jacob deGrom did not allow a walk and struck out 7 Cubs over 7 innings. But a late rally sunk him and the Mets, 4-1.

Lance Lynn allowed one earned run and two unearned runs over 6 innings but did not fare in the decision as the Rangers fell to Seattle, 5-3.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Yordan Álvarez got 3 hits, homering twice, leading the Astros to a 15-1 thrashing of Tampa Bay.

Yu Darvish threw 8 strong innings, striking out 7 Mets, allowing 1 run to give the Cubs a critical 5-2 victory.

Yadier Molina reached base 4 times, with 2 homers, as the first place Cardinals won again 6-3 over the Brewers.

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 7 in 7 shutout innings to help the Yankees blank the Mariners, 7-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nolan Arenado went 3 for 5 with a homer but the Rockies were pounded by Boston, 10-6.

Patrick Corbin struck out 9 Orioles over 7 innings but he took the tough luck 2-0 loss for the Nationals.

Lucas Giolito struck out 9 Twins in 6 innings but was on the short end of a 3-1 decision for the White Sox.

Tommy Pham reached base 3 times in the Rays 15-1 beating by the Astros.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mike Ford continued to make a case for his inclusion on the playoff roster with a pair of homer, driving in 3, to help the Yankees edge the Mariners, 5-4.

Freddy Galvis singled twice and homered, driving in 4, as the Reds doubled up the Marlins, 6-3.

Sonny Gray allowed 2 hits and 2 runs over 6 strong innings to earn the 6-3 decision for the Reds over the Marlins.

J. A. Happ struck out 7 Mariners in 5 innings, allowing only 2 hits to win the 5-4 game for the Yankees.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Wade LeBlanc pitched 2 perfect innings out of the bullpen, striking out 2 Yankees, to give the Mariners a chance to come back. They did not and lost the 4-3 final.

Bubba Starling went 3 for 4, scoring twice, but the Royals were clobbered by Oakland, 19-4.

Julio Teheran threw 6 shutout innings in Coors Field, no east feat. He did not fare in the decision as the Braves dropped the 3-1 game to the Rockies.

Justin Turner got 3 hits, including a homer, in the Dodgers 4-3 loss in San Diego.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Dallas Keuchel went 7 innings, allowing no runs and striking out 7 Mets to earn the 2-1 decision for the Braves.

Reynaldo López threw 5 no hit innings, striking out 6 Rangers. The White Sox bullpen lost the no hitter but not the 2-0 shutout.

Anthony Rendon reached base 5 times, including a homer and 2 RBI to help the Nationals complete the sweep of the Cubs with an extra inning 7-5 win.

Anthony Santander went 5 for 5 with a homer to help the Orioles top the Rays, 8-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nolan Arenado got 3 hits, including a homer, but the Rockies were pounded by the Cardinals, 11-4.

Brock Burke went 6 strong innings, holding the White Sox to 1 run. But the Rangers were blanked, 2-0.

Steven Matz held the Braves to 1 run and 2 hits over 6 innings but he took the hard luck 2-1 loss for the Mets.

Franmil Reyes hit 2 homers, including a dramatic game tying shot in the bottom of the 9th, but the Indians dropped the 9-8 game to Kansas City in extra innings.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Bo Bichette singled, doubled and homered, driving in 3, to help the Blue Jays come from behind and top Seattle, 7-5.

Corey Dickerson went 4 for 5 with 5 RBI in the Phillies 9-3 win in Miami.

Dakota Hudson threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits as the Cardinals blanked the Rockies, 6-0.

John Means held the Rays to 1 run, 5 hits and no walks over 7 innings to earn the 7-1 decision for Baltimore.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jorge Alfaro got 3 hits, including a homer, but the Marlins fell to the Phillies, 9-3.

Zac Gallen struck out 8 Brewers in 5 innings but took the hard luck 4-0 loss for Arizona.

Chad Green gave the Yankees 2 critical shutout innings allowing no hits and no walks while striking out 4 Dodgers. But their comeback came up short in the 2-1 final.

Dawel Lugo reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Tigers were defeated by Minnesota, 8-5.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Starlin Castro came off of the bench to homer twice and drive in 5 runs to give the Marlins a stunning 19-11 victory over the Phillies.

J. D. Martinez drove in 7 runs with 3 hits, including 2 homers, as the Red Sox blanked the Padres 11-0.

James Paxton struck out 11 Dodgers giving the Yankees a much needed quality start, lasting 6 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs and earning the 10-2 decision.

Aníbal Sánchez pitched into the 9th, allowing 1 hit and 1 run over 8 1/3 innings and even drove in a run himself to give the Nationals a 9-3 win over the Cubs.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Aristides Aquino homered and collected 2 more hits, driving in both Reds runs in the 3-2 defeat by Pittsburgh.

Kole Calhoun went 4 for 4 with a home run but the Angels came up short against Houston, 5-4.

Jacob deGrom struck out 13 Braves in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and hitting a solo homer for the Mets’ only run in a 2-1 extra inning loss.

Dillon Tate threw 3 innings of shutout relief for Baltimore in the 7-1 pounding by Tampa Bay.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Willy Adames went 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI to power the Rays past Baltimore, 5-2.

Gerrit Cole struck out 12 Tigers over 7 shutout innings to earn the 6-3 decision for the Astros.

Kyle Hendricks threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 7, as the Cubs blanked the Giants, 1-0.

Howie Kendrick single, doubled and homered, driving in 3, as the Nationals topped the Pirates, 7-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Sandy Alcantara allowed just 1 unearned run over 7 innings, striking out 7 Braves along the way. The Marlins bullpen blew the lead and the game, 3-2.

Starlin Castro went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI but the Marlins were edged by Atlanta, 3-2.

Gleyber Torres went 4 for 4 with 2 homers in the Yankees 5-3 loss in Oakland.

Jacob Waguespack tossed 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, striking out 5 Dodgers, but the Blue Jays bullpen dropped the 3-2 final.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Nicholas Castellanos led a strong Cubs offense with 4 hits, including a homer in the 12-11 slug fest over the Giants.

Patrick Corbin gave the Nationals 8 strong innings, allowing no runs and striking out 4 in the 11-1 pounding of the Pirates.

Lucas Giolito threw a complete game shutout, allowing 3 hits while striking out 12 as the White Sox blanked the Twins, 4-0.

Kevin Kiermaier went 2 for 4 with a stolen base, 4 RBI and a game tying 9th inning homer as the Rays walked off against the Mariners, 8-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Robinson Chirinos got 4 hits, including a homer in the Astros 2-1 loss to Detroit.

Junior Fernández gave the Cardinals 2 key innings of no hit shutout relief and a chance to come back against Milwaukee. They would fall short, 5-3.

Justin Verlander tossed a complete game, striking out 11 and allowing only 2 hits. But the Astros were edged by the Tigers, 2-1.

Mike Yastrzemski got 3 hits, including a homer and a double, and several key defensive plays but the Giants dropped a wild and heart breaking 12-11 game to the Cubs.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Nelson Cruz collected 4 hits including a homer, driving in 3, as the Twins clobbered the White Sox, 14-4.

Freddie Freeman homered twice and added another hit,scoring 3 runs and driving in 4 as the first place Braves won a heated 5-1 game over Miami.

Andrew Heaney struck out 14 Rangers in 8 innings to help the Angels win the first game of the double header, 5-1.

Aaron Nola kept the Phillies in the Wild Card hunt with 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 7 Red Sox to earn the 3-2 decision.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Bo Bichette homered twice in the Blue Jays 16-3 loss to the Dodgers.

Brad Keller threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 4 Baltimore batters but the Royals bullpen lost the 4-1 game.

Trevor Story went 4 for 4 with 3 RBI but the Rockies were edged by Arizona, 8-7.

Stephen Strasburg held the Pirates scoreless over 7 innings but the Nationals dropped the 4-1 final.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Asdrubal Cabrera drove in 5 runs with a homer, a hit and a walk, scoring twice as the Nationals blanked the Pirates, 13-0.

Dakota Hudson pitched a no hitter into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 hitless frames, striking out 7. The Cardinals bullpen allowed a hit but not a run to shutout the Brewers, 3-0.

Jorge López allowed 2 hits and 1 run to earn the 5-4 decision for the Royals over Baltimore.

Tom Murphy homered twice and added another hit and a walk to lead the Mariners past the Rays, 9-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer struck out 11 Padres in 7 innings but took the hard luck 3-2 decision for the Reds.

Freddy Galvis went 2 for 4 with a homer butthe Reds were edged by the Padres, 3-2.

Jorge Polanco doubled and homered in the Twins 6-4 loss to the White Sox.

Hansel Robles threw 1 1/3 key scoreless innings of relief but the Angels fell to the Rangers, 8-7 in 11.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Rafael Devers doubled twice, singled and homered, driving in 4 as the Red Sox cruised to a 13-7 final over Baltimore.

Brian Dozier got on base 4 times altogether, homering twice, driving in 4, leading the Nationals to a 16-8 victory over Milwaukee.

Yusei Kikuchi threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 8, to help the Mariners blank the Blue Jays, 7-0.

José Quintana kept the Pirates scoreless over 7 innings allowing 5 hits and earning the 7-1 decision for the Cubs.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matthew Boyd threw 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and struch out 9 Tampa Bay batters. The Tigers bullpen imploded and dropped the 5-4 game in the 9th.

Eloy Jiménez tripled and homered in the White Sox 9-2 loss to the Angels.

Mike Moustakas reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, but the Brewers were doubled up by the Nationals, 16-8.

Jordan Yamamoto kept the mayhem in Coors Field to a minimum, allowing 2 runs over 5 2/3 innings. Miami’s bullpen would blow the lead in the 9th and the 7-6 game in the 10th to the Rockies.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Jacob deGrom struck out 5 Royals over 7 innings, allowing 1 hit to earn the 4-1 decision for the Mets.

Eduardo Rodríguez pitched into the 8th, going 7 1/3 shutout frames, striking out 4, as the Red Sox blanked the Orioles, 4-0.

Gleyber Torres hit a pair of homers as the Yankees held on to a 6-5 final over Cleveland.

Christian Yelich reached base 6 times, homering twice, driving in 4, to lead the Brewers to a crazy, back and forth, 14 inning 15-14 slugfest over the Nationals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Steven Brault struck out 8 Cubs over 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, but took the hard luck 2-0 decision for the Pirates.

Adam Eaton got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 3, in the Nationals surreal 15-14 extra inning loss to the Brewers.

Danny Santana homered twice but the Rangers fell to the Twins, 12-7.

Jordan Zimmermann threw 5 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and no walks but was long gone from the game as the Rays shutout the Tigers 1-0 in 13 innings.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Jon Gray threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 7 as the Rockies blanked the Marlins, 3-0.

James McCann got 3 hits including a grand slam that broke open a close game and gave the White Sox a 7-2 victory over the Angels.

Mike Montgomery allowed a single unearned run over 6 innings to earn the 4-1 decision for Kansas City over the Mets.

Mike Yastrzemski belted 3 homers, driving in 4, as the Giants won a wild 10-9 homer fest in Arizona.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nick Ahmed reached base 4 times, homering and driving in a pair in the bizarre and for Diamondbacks fans frustrating 10-9 extra inning loss to the Giants.

Adrian Houser held the Nationals to 2 hits, 2 walks and 1 run over 7 innings but the Brewers could not rally and dropped the 2-1 final.

Charlie Morton allowed 3 hits and 1 unearned run in 7 innings of solid ball. But the Rays were shutout by the Tigers, 2-0.

José Ramírez homered again and added 2 more hits but the Indians fell short against the Yankees, 3-2.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 6 times, driving in 6 and put the Mets ahead for good with a towering homer leading to a nail biting 10-8 victory over the Braves.

Andrew Heaney struck out 6 White Sox and walked none over 7 innings to earn the 8-7 decision for the Angels.

José Ramírez put the game away early against the Yankees with a first inning grand slam and a second inning 2 run shot. He reached base 4 times altogether and lead Cleveland to a 19-5 laugher.

Dereck Rodríguez threw 7 scoreless frames, striking out 4, as the Giants blanked Arizona, 7-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Brantley went 3 for 4 with 2 homers but the Astros dropped the wild 7-6 slug fest in Oakland.

Yu Darvish struck out 10 Phillies over 7 shutout innings but watched helplessly as the Cubs bullpen melted down and allowed a walk off grand slam to seal the 7-5 final.

Josh Donaldson homered twice, driving in 3, but the Braves comeback against the Mets came up short, 10-8.

Héctor Rondón was the only stable pitcher in a wild homer frenzy in Oakland, giving the Astros 1 2/3 scoreless innings and allowing the club to comeback. They would eventually lose the 7-6 game.

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

 

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Earning Full WOBs:

Homer Bailey kept the Giants scoreless over 7 innings and earned the 9-5 decision for Oakland.

Xander Bogaerts collected 3 hits, 2 of them homers, to power Boston past Cleveland, 5-1.

Bryce Harper reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, as the Phillies clobbered the Cubs, 11-1.

Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 over 7 shutout innings as the Dodgers crushed Miami, 9-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Freddy Galvis went 4 for 5 with a homer in the Reds 17-7 pounding by Washington.

Yuli Gurriel homered twice and added another hit and a walk but the Astros bullpen collapsed late and fell to the White Sox, 13-9.

Brad Keller took a no hitter into the 7th inning. But the Cardinals bats caught up with him as the Royals were blanked, 6-0.

Steven Matz overcame early game jitters to hold the Braves to 1 run, 2 hits and 1 walk over 6 innings. He was inexplicably lifted and the Mets bullpen melted down in the 6-4 loss.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 13, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner struck out 9 Oakland batters in 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run as the Giants hung on for the 3-2 final.

Rafael Devers went 6 for 6, driving in 3 runs and scoring another in the Red Sox wild 10 inning 7-6 win in Cleveland.

Ivan Nova threw a complete game, 4 hit victory, allowing 1 unearned run while striking out 3 Astros to earn the 4-1 decision for the White Sox.

Will “Louisville” Smith homered twice and walked as the Dodgers clubbed the Marlins, 15-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

David Fletcher reached base 5 times, scoring 3 runs in the Angels sloppy 10-7 loss to Pittsburgh.

Yasmani Grandal homered and added another hit and a walk, driving in 3, but the Brewers bullpen collapsed again and dropped the 7-5 game to the Twins.

José Quintana struck out 14 Phillies in 6 innings allowing 1 earned run and 1 unearned run. The Cubs would be doubled up by Philadelphia, 4-2.

Glenn Sparkman held the Cardinals to 2 runs, 1 of which was unearned, over 6 solid innings, but the Royals were blanked, 2-0.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Nick Ahmed went 2 for 4 with a homer and 4 RBI to help the Diamondbacks stay alive in the Wild Card hunt by topping Colorado, 8-6.

Erick Fedde held the Reds to 2 runs over 6 innings as the Nationals held on to win 7-6.

James Paxton gave the Yankees 6 strong innings in the double header opener, striking out 7 Orioles and earning the 8-5 decision.

Gleyber Torres combined for 3 homers in the Yankees double header sweep of Baltimore. In the second game, which the Yankees took 11-8, he reached base 4 times, homered twice and drove in 6 RBI.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Hanser Alberto got 5 hits over the Orioles two losses to the Yankees. In the nightcap, he went 3 for 4 with a homer but the Yankees prevailed, 11-8.

Luís Garcia retired all 3 batters he faced, striking out 2, but the Angels were pounded by the Pirates, 10-2.

Kevin Gausman threw 2 innings of shut out ball to stop the bleeding and keep the Reds in the game. Their comeback fell short against Washington, 7-6.

Trevor Story reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Rockies dropped the 8-6 final to Arizona.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 5, including a homer, driving in 3 and stole a base as the Cardinals came from behind to top the Pirates, 11-9.

Hyun-Jin Ryu threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 4 Diamondbacks for the Dodgers 9-3 win.

Jorge Soler reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, driving in 5 runs, as the Royals trounced the Tigers 10-2.

Ryan Yarbrough pitched a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out 8 as the Rays blanked the Mariners, 1-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Josh Bell homered twice and singled in the Pirates 11-9 loss to St. Louis.

Carlos Correa hit a 3 run homer and added another hit but the Astros bullpen dropped the 8-7 game to Baltimore.

Lucas Giolito held the A’s to 2 runs in 6 innings, striking out 13 along the way, but the White Sox were blanked, 2-0.

Jordan Lyles struck out 9 Rangers in 7 innings allowing 1 run but took the hard luck 1-0 decision for Milwaukee.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Yordan Álvarez homered 3 times and drove in 7 as the Astros humiliated the Orioles, 23-2.

Aristedes Aquino launched 3 homers and added a walk to help the surging Reds demolish the Cubs, 10-1.

Mike Montgomery struck out 12 in 7 shutout innings as the Royals blanked the Tigers, 7-0.

Jeff Samardzija threw 8 solid innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 5 Philadelphia batters to keep the Giants slim post season hopes alive with a 3-1 decision.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yasiel Puig went 3 for 4 with a homer in the Indians 4-1 loss to Minnesota.

Tanner Roark pitched into the 7th, striking out 7 White Sox and walking none and allowing 2 earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. Oakland’s comeback fell just short and he took the hard luck 3-2 loss.

Mike Soroka threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 6 Marlins. But the Braves bullpen had meltdowns in multiple innings and dropped the 7-6 game in the 10th.

Juan Soto homered twice, walked and drove in 3 runs but could not prevent the Mets from another dramatic come from behind win over the Nationals, 4-3.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer struck out 11 Cubs in 7 innings, allowing 1 run to earn the 5-2 decision for the Reds.

Mike Fiers threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 White Sox while walking none to give the A’s a much needed 7-0 victory.

Bryce Harper hit two homers, the second one was a 3 run come from behind shot that put the Phillies up for good in San Francisco as they took the 9-6 final.

J. D. Martinez doubled twice and homered twice, leading the Red Sox to a 16-4 beat down of the Angels.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Walker Buehler struck out 8 Diamondbacks in 6 shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits. The Dodgers bullpen would melt down in the 9th and in extra innings, dropping the 3-2 final.

Starlin Castro collected 4 hits, driving in 2, but his Marlins were doubled up by Atlanta, 8-4.

Marco Gonzales pitched into the 7th, recording 9 strikeouts n 6 1/3 innings. He did not get the decision as the Mariners fell to Tampa Bay, 5-3.

Mike Tauchman singled and homered in the Yankees 8-2 loss in Toronto.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 8, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner took a no hitter into the 6th, finished with 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball and got on base 3 times, scoring a run as the Giants blanked the Phillies, 5-0.

Nicholas Castellanos got on base 4 times, including 2 homers, to help the Cubs pound the Reds, 12-5.

Chris Sale struck out 13 Angels over 8 innings of 2 hit shut out ball to earn the 3-0 decision for the Red Sox.

Gio Urshela once again hit 2 homers, adding another single to his hit total as the Yankees doubled up Toronto, 12-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon hit a homer and a double in the Rockies 9-3 loss to the Padres.

Reese McGuire homered, doubled and hit 2 singles but the Blue Jays were beaten by the Yankees, 12-6.

Dillon Peters threw 6 innings, striking out 8 Boston batters, but took the hard luck 3-0 decision for the Angels.

Jeremy Walker held the Marlins to 1 run over 3 1/3 innings of bullpen saving relief in the Braves 9-2 defeat.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Ozzie Albies went 4 for 5 with 2 homers to help the Braves out slug the Twins, 11-7.

Iván Nova threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits as the White Sox won 8-1 in Detroit.

José Quintana allowed 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings to earn the 10-1 decision for the Cubs over the A’s.

Gio Urshela homered twice, added another hit and drove in 4 as the red hot Yankees crushed the Orioles, 14-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jack Flaherty struck out 10 Dodgers in 7 innings of 4 hits shutout ball. The Cardinals bullpen would melt down in the 9th and give up the 2-1 walk off defeat.

Lance Lynn went 7 innings, allowing 1 unearned run and 1 earned run while striking out 8 Cleveland batters. He took the hard luck 5-1 decision for Texas.

Miguel Sanó went 2 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBI in the Twins 11-7 loss to Atlanta.

Fernando Tatís Jr. reached base 3 times win a homer but the Padres lost to the Mariners, 3-2.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 6, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. reached base 4 times, homered, stole a base and scored 4 runs to help Atlanta take Minnesota, 12-7.

Jakob Junis held the Red Sox to 1 run over 6 innings to earn the 6-2 decision for Kansas City.

Dinelson Lamet took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 12 strikeouts in 7 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Padres topped Seattle, 9-4.

Jorge Soler homered twice and walked twice, scoring 3 runs and added a stolen base to help the Royals beat Boston, 6-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kris Bryant singled and homered but the A’s ambushed the Cubs, 11-4.

Nelson Cruz went 4 for 5 with 2 homers and 4 RBI but the Twins dropped the 12-7 slug fest to Atlanta.

Sam Gaviglio entered the game in the 4th and gave the Blue Jays 3 1/3 innings of 2 hit, shutout relief, striking out 3 Rays. The game would go into extra innings where the Rays walked off 7-6 on a wild pitch.

Miles Mikolas struck out 7 Dodgers in 6 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs and 1 walk. He would be saddled with the hard luck 3-1 loss for St. Louis.

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

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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Earning Full WOBs:

Luis Castillo struck out 13 Angels in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs to earn the 7-4 decision for the Reds.

Mike Minor threw 7 shutout innings, scattering 7 hits and a walk while striking out 7 as the Rangers blanked the Indians, 1-0.

Mike Tauchman homered twice and added a third hit, driving in 3 runs as the Yankees took a back and forth 9-6 game from Baltimore.

Christian Yelich went 4 for 5 with 2 homers as the Brewers slugged past the Pirates, 9-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Morton threw 7 innings, striking out 9 Blue Jays without giving up a walk but took the hard luck 2-0 defeat for Tampa Bay.

Bryan Reynolds went 3 for 5 with a homer in the Pirates 9-7 loss to Milwaukee.

Mike Soroka allowed 3 runs over 7 innings, striking out a trio of Twins. Minnesota would walk off in the 9th againstAtlanta, 5-3.

Jonathan Villar  hit for the cycle, driving in 2 and scoring 2, but the Orioles came up short against the Yankees, 9-6.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 4, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber threw a complete game victory, striking out 8 Angels while only allowing 2 runs to earn the 6-2 decision for Cleveland.

Shin-Soo Choo reached base 5 times, scoring 3 and driving in another to help the Rangers top Detroit, 9-4.

Sonny Gray threw 7 shutout innings, holding Atlanta to 4 hits. The Reds bullpen would blow the lead but the bats would come to the rescue in extra innings for the 6-4 final.

Max Muncy went 4 for 5 with a homer and a walk off 2 run double in the bottom of the 9th to give the Dodgers a wild 11-10 victory over San Diego.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Randal Grichuk went 4 for 5 with 2 doubles but Toronto fell to Baltimore, 6-5.

Brad Keller threw 7 innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 7. But the Royals were blanked by Minnesota, 3-0.

Donovan Solano hit a pair of homers in the Giants 6-2 loss to Colorado.

Adam Wainwright pitched into the 6th innings, allowing 3 runs and striking out 7 Oakland batters but was on the wrong end of a 4-2 decision for St. Louis.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 3, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Karen Warren/Staff Photographer – Houston Chronicle

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Earning Full WOBs:

Walker Buehler went the distance, striking out 15 Padres in 9, walking none and allowing just 5 hits to earn the 4-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Nelson Cruz homered 3 times, driving in 5, to lead the Twins past Kansas City 11-3.

Eduardo Escobar reached base 4 times, homered twice and drove in 7 as the Diamondbacks clobbered Washington, 18-7.

Aaron Sanchez did not allow a hit in 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Mariners. The Houston bullpen would complete the job in the 9-0 combined no hitter.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chris Archer held the Mets to 1 run over 6 innings, striking out 6. The Pirates bullpen dropped the 7-5 final.

Miguel Cabrera singled and homered, driving in 2 and scoring 2, but the Rangers walked off on the Tigers, 5-4.

Ross Detwiler pitched into the 6th, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs over 5 2/3 innings but took the hard luck decision as the White Sox came up short against Philadelphia, 3-2.

Starling Marté went 3 for 5 with a homer, 3 RBI and 2 stolen bases in the Pirates 7-5 loss to the Mets.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Javier Báez went 3 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI and a stolen base to give the Cubs a 6-2 victory over rival Milwaukee.

Nelson Cruz reached base 4 times, including a home run, driving in 5 as the Twins took the 11-9 slug fest with Kansas City.

Eric Lauer allowed just 3 hits, 2 runs and no walks over 6 innings to earn the 5-2 decision for the Padres over the Dodgers.

Lance Lynn struck out 10 Tigers in 7 innings, giving up 1 run as the Rangers hung on for the 5-4 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Hunter Dozier homered twice but the Royals fell short to the Twins, 11-9.

Dillon Peters entered the game in the first inning and gave the Angels 7 2/3 innings of relief, allowing 3 runs along the way. The damage had already been done as Cleveland won, 7-3.

Roman Quinn reached base 4 times, homered, stole two bases and even pitched 2 innings out of the bullpen. Sadly, he was credited with the loss as a pitcher as the Phillies fell to the White Sox 4-3 in 15 innings.

Alex Young struck out 9 Nationals over 6 innings, allowing just 3 hits and 2 runs. He would be stuck with the hard luck 3-0 decision for Arizona.

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

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JULIO CORTEZ / AP

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Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole threw 7 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 walks and 1 run to help the Astros take a potential playoff preview 7-1 in Cleveland.

Jack Flaherty allowed 1 hit in 7 shutout innings, compiling 9 strikeouts as the Cardinals blanked the Cubs, 8-0.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered twice and doubled to power the Blue Jays past Baltimore, 11-2.

J. T. Realmuto went 3 for 5 with a home run, driving in 3, as the Phillies powered past San Francisco, 10-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chase Anderson threw 6 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, striking out 5 Oakland batters. But the Brewers bullpen had another meltdown and dropped the 5-3 game late.

Xander Bogaerts collected 4 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 3, but the Red Sox pitching could not contain the Rays, who won 9-4.

Michael Pineda held the Marlins to 1 run in 6 innings, striking out 3. The Twins bullpen had a meltdown that blew the lead in the 9th and lost the 5-4 game in the 12th.

Hunter Renfroe homered and walked in the Padres 8-2 loss in Los Angeles.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 31, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos struckout 11 Marlins over 7 innings of 2 hit shutout ball, walking none, earning a much needed 7-4 decision for Minnesota.

Jacob deGrom threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run and struck out 11 White Sox, setting up the 4-2 Mets victory.

Roberto Pérez homered twice, driving in 4, to help the Indians win a 10-4 slug fest with Houston.

Jesse Winkler went 3 for 3 with a homer as the Reds topped Pittsburgh, 4-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Lucas Giolto was solid over 7 innings, giving up 1 run and striking out 9 Mets. He did not get the decision as the White Sox fell, 4-2.

Tim Locastro homered and doubled for the Diamondbacks as they were defeated by the Yankees, 7-5.

German Márquez kept the Dodgers scoreless over 6 innings, striking out 10 along the way. The Rockies bullpen lost the 5-1 game.

J. D. Martinez reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Red Sox had another failed rally and dropped the 8-5 final.

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