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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 19, 2019

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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Let’s see owned baseball on August 16, 2019

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 30, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

Adam Duvall collected 4 hits, 2 of them home runs, and scored 3 times to help the Braves hold off Washington, 11-8.

Kyle Seager was a double shy of the cycle in his 3 hits, 4 RBI game as the Mariners topped Detroit, 8-5.

Noah Syndergaard pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 scoreless frames while striking out 11 White Sox, setting up the Mets 5-2 extra inning victory.

Justin Verlander threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 13, as the Astros blanked Cleveland, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Andrew Benintendi reached base 4 times, homered and drove in 3 but the Red Sox rally came up just short against Tampa Bay, 6-5.

Shane Bieber struck out 8 Astros over 7 innings, holding them to 2 runs. But Verlander was slightly better and Cleveland was shutout, 2-0.

Zac Gallen gave the Marlins 7 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs while striking out 8 Minnesota batters. However he took the hard lick 2-1 decision.

Manny Machado singled and homered in the Padres 8-5 loss to Baltimore.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Jon Gray took a shutout into the 8th and finished with 8 innings, 1 run and struck out 6 Dodgers along the way to the Rockies 8-1 victory.

Randal Grichuk singled, tripled and homered, driving in 3 as the Blue Jays topped the Royals, 7-3.

Eric Hosmer homered twice in the Padres 8-1 clubbing of the Orioles.

Thomas Pannone threw 6 strong innings, striking out 4 Royals while setting up Toronto’s 7-3 win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Scott Barlow helped stop the bleeding with a shutout, hitless inning, striking out 3 Blue Jays. The damage was done as the Royals were defeated, 7-3.

Cam Gallagher singled, doubled and walked, scoring a run, but the Royals came up short against Toronto, 7-3.

Ketel Marte reached base 3 times, homered and drove in 3 in Arizona’s 11-6 loss to Miami.

T. J. McFarland threw 1 2/3 innings out of the pen, was not charged with a run and did not get up a hit, doing mop up work after the Diamondbacks were already buried by the Marlins, 11-6.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 28, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

Kyle Gibson threw 6 innings, allowing 1 run and compiling 9 strike outs to earn the 11-1 decision for Minnesota over the White Sox.

Kyle Schwarber got 3 hits, 2 of them homers, and drove in 7 runs, to help the Cubs clobber Milwaukee, 11-4.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 9 Dodgers in 7 strong innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run as the Nationals cruised to an 11-4 final.

Mike Thaiss hit 2 homers, including a walk off shot in the 9th to give the Angels a 5-4 victory over Baltimore.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matthew Boyd struck out 10 Mariners in 6 1/3 innings, allowing 1 run. But the Tigers dropped the 3-2 game in 10.

Ender Inciarte singled and homered, driving in 3, but Atlanta fell to Philadelphia, 9-4.

Robbie Ray went 6 innings, striking out 11 Marlins and walking none, but took the hard luck 5-1 loss for Arizona.

Danny Santana got on base 4 times, including a homer, but the Rangers bullpen melted down in Oakland leading to a 6-5 defeat.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 7 Cardinals in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and earned the 8-2 decision for Houston.

Brandon Drury with 4 for 6 with 2 homers, the second one tied the game with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to help the Blue Jays pull off a wild 10-9 comeback win against Tampa Bay in 10 innings.

Steven Matz threw a complete game 5 hit shutout, striking out 7, as the Mets blanked the Pirates, 3-0.

Will “Louisville” Smith doubled twice and homered, driving in 6 runs to help the Dodgers crush Washington, 9-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jon Lester threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 5 Brewers. But the Cubs bullpen blew the lead and eventually the game in extra innings, 5-3.

Martín Pérez threw 6 strong innings, holding the White Sox to 3 runs. But the Twins lost the 5-1 game.

Sean Rodríguez went 3 for 4 with a homers and 3 runs scored but the Phillies were hammered by Atlanta, 15-7.

Gio Urshela collected 4 hits, including a homer, in the Yankees 9-5 loss in Boston..

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

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mookie Betts accumulated 14 total bases with 3 homers and a double, driving in 5 and scoring 4 to help the Red Sox double up the Yankees, 10-5.

Gio González pitched into the 7th, keeping the Cubs to 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 9. He did not get the decision but set up the Brewers 3-2 win.

Daniel Murphy drove in 6 runs with a double and a homer as the Rockies pounded the Reds, 12-2.

Asher Wojciechowski threw 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs, earning another Orioles victory, topping the Angels, 9-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Brantley homered and walked, driving in 3. But the Cardinals came from behind to beat the Astros, 5-3.

Adam Frazier went 2 for 4 with a homer in the Pirates 6-3 loss to the Mets.

Daniel Norris pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 over 6 1/3 innings and allowing 1 run. He did not get the decision as the Tigers fell to Seattle, 3-2.

Aníbal Sánchez gave the Nats 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Dodgers. But Washington’s bullpen lost again, 4-2.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 25, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos struck out 8 White Sox in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs to earn the 10-3 decision for Minnesota.

Nelson Cruz homered 3 times, driving in 5, as the Twins pounded the White Sox, 10-3.

Jacob deGrom threw 7 scoreless frames while recording 9 strikeouts to help the Mets blank San Diego, 4-0.

Daniel Murphy got 3 hits including an 8th inning homer and then drove in the go ahead run in the 9th with a force play to help the Rockies come from behind and top Washington, 8-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Logan Allen gave the Padres a pair of scoreless innings but the team could not rally against the Mets, who won 4-0.

Manny Machado got 3 hits but his Padres teammates could not drive him in as the Mets shut them out, 4-0.

Adalberto Mejía threw 3 scoreless and hitless innings out of the bullpen, striking out 4 Orioles along the way. The Angels would lose the 10-8 game in 16.

Mike Trout reached base 4 times, scoring 2 and driving in 2, but the Angels dropped a bizarre 10-8 final in 16 to Baltimore.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber tossed a complete game 1 hit shutout, striking out 10 as the Indians blanked the Blue Jays, 4-0.

Kole Calhoun doubled twice and homered as the Angels hung on to beat the Dodgers, 3-2.

Paul DeJong homered 3 times and added another hit, driving in 5 to help the surging Cardinals top the Pirates, 14-8.

Zac Gallen struck out 9 White Sox over 7 shutout innings to earn the 2-0 decision for the Marlins.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nelson Cruz got on base 3 times, homered and scored twice but the Twins dropped another slug fest to the Yankees, 10-7.

Kyle Freeland allowed 1 unearned run over 6 innings, giving up just 4 hits. That was one run too many as the slumping Rockies were shutout by the Nationals, 2-0.

Reynaldo López went 8 strong innings, striking out 10 Marlins along the way. But he took the hard luck 2-0 loss for the White Sox.

Starling Marté got 4 hits and drove in 3 but the Pirates were topped by the Cardinals, 14-8.
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Who Owned Baseball – July 23, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 23, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Robinson Canó homered 3 times and added a fourth hit, driving in all 5 Mets runs as they topped San Diego, 5-2.

Mike Fiers pitched into the 8th, allowing 2 runs in 7 2/3 innings. He set up the A’s dramatic comeback and extra inning 4-3 win in Houston.

Didi Gregorius reached base 6 times, homered and drove in an eye popping 7 runs as the Yankees held on in extra innings to take a wild 14-12 game from Minnesota.

Caleb Smith retired the first 17 White Sox hitters he faced and finished with 7 innings, 2 hits, 1 run and 9 strikeouts, earning the 5-1 decision for Miami.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer took a shutout into the 8th and left with 7 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 9 Blue Jays. The Cleveland bullpen blew the lead in the 9th and the 2-1 final in extra innings.

Manny Piña went 2 for 2 with a homer and 4 driven in but the Brewers were topped by the Reds, 14-6.

Miguel Sanó homered twice in the Twins wild 14-12 extra inning loss to the Yankees.

Chris Stratton threw 3 perfect innings out of the bullpen but the Pirates could not complete a comeback and fell short to St. Louis, 4-3.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 22, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mitch Garver homered twice and singled as the Twins held on to top the Yankees, 8-6.

Sonny Gray held the Brewers to 1 run over 6 innings. He did not get the decision but helped set up the Reds dramatic 6-5 win.

Ivan Nova threw a complete game victory, allowing 1 run while striking out 5 Marlins en route to a 9-1 final for the White Sox.

Eugenio Suárez hit 2 homers including a clutch 2 out, 2 run come from behind shot that put the Reds ahead of Milwaukee for good, 6-5.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Branden Kline gave the Orioles 2 1/3 shutout innings out of the bullpen to help stop the bleeding. But the Diamondbacks would double them up, 6-3.

D. J. LeMahieu reached base 4 times, including a homer, in the Yankees 8-6 loss in Minnesota.

Tyler Saladino launched a go ahead grand slam and even stole a base but the Brewers collapsed in the 9th, allowing the Reds to take the 6-5 final

Trevor Williams struck out 7 Cardinals in 5 innings, allowing a single run. The Pirates bullpen could not hold down the game and lost the wild 6-5 final in 10.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 21, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 runs scored as the Rockies doubled up the Yankees, 8-4.

Walker Buehler struck out 11 Miami batters in 7 shutout innings as the Dodgers finished off a 9-0 laugher.

Trey Mancini homered twice, driving in 3, in the Orioles 5-0 win over Boston.

Asher Wojciechowski took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 7 1/3 shutout innings, 1 hit and 10 strikeouts as the Orioles blanked the Red Sox, 5-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Anthony DeSclafani allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in 6 innings, fanning 11 St. Louis batters along the way. The Reds bats were dead and dropped the 3-1 final.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered and doubled, driving in 3, but the Blue Jays came up short against Detroit, 4-3.

Lance Lynn struck out 12 Astros in 7 innings but took the hard luck 5-3 loss for the Rangers.

Ketel Marte reached base 4 times, scored twice and stole a base but the Diamondbacks fell to Milwaukee, 7-4.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Javier Baez got 3 hits including a homer, driving in 3 to lead the Cubs past San Diego, 6-5.

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a pair of 3 run homers to lead the Red Sox in a 17-6 thrashing of the Orioles.

Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 Marlins in 6 scoreless innings. He did not get the decision but set up the Dodgers 10-6 victory.

José Urquidy was brilliant in his third major league start, striking out 9 Rangers in 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run to earn the 6-1 win for Houston.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Zack Greinke threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 9 Brewers. The Diamondbacks bullpen dropped the 8-3 final.

Brian McCann collected 3 hits, including a home run, but the Braves fell to Washington, 5-3.

Adam Plutko allowing 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings but was saddled with the hard luck 1-0 Cleveland loss to Kansas City.

Anthony Santander went 4 for 5 with a homer and a pair of run scored but the Orioles were pounded by the Red Sox, 17-6.

 

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Tyler Beede threw 8 masterful innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 5, setting up the Giants wild 1-0 walk off victory in the 10th.

Eduardo Escobar homered and tripled to help the Diamondbacks top the Brewers, 10-7.

Mike Leake took a perfect game into the 9th, finished with a 1 hitter, striking out 6 as the Mariners blanked the Angels, 10-0.

Oscar Mercado went 5 for 5 with a double and a stolen base, scoring 2 and driving in 2 to help the surging Indians double up the Royals, 10-5.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Asdrubal Cabrera singled, doubled, homered, walked and stole a base but could not prevent the Astros from beating the Rangers, 4-3.

Jacob deGrom struck out 10 Giants over 7 shutout innings but could not prevent the Mets defense from crumbling in the 10th inning for a crushing 1-0 defeat.

Mike Minor struck out 10 Astros in 7 innings but took the hard luck 4-3 loss for the Rangers.

Ryan Lavarnway reached base 4 times, homering twice and drove in 6 runs but the Reds lost a wild 12-11 slug fest with St. Louis.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner pitched 9 innings, allowing 5 hits while striking out 6 Mets batters. The game went into extra innings where the Giants walked off, 3-2 in 16.

Chris Sale struck out 12 in 6 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Red Sox blanked Toronto, 5-0.

Stephen Strasburg went 3 for 3 with a homer and 5 RBI, owning the night as a hitter all the while throwing 5 1/3 innings, striking out 7 Braves to earn the 13-4 decision as a pitcher for the Nationals.

Gio Urshela went 3 for 4 in the opening game of a doubleheader, homering and driving in 3 runs to help the Yankees beat Tampa Bay, 6-2. He added a walk in the 5-1 nightcap win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kiké Hernández homered twice and singled twice, driving in 4 runs in the Dodgers 7-6 loss in Philadelphia.

Jake Jewell stopped the bleeding and gave the Angels 3 innings of shutout relief and a chance to comeback. But the Houston lead was too large in the 6-2 final.

Yoán Moncada got 3 hits, including a home run, but the White Sox came up short against Kansas City, 6-5.

Noah Syndergaard gave the Mets 7 strong innings, striking out 8 San Francisco batters while allowing 1 run. He was long gone from the game by the time the Giants walked off 3-2 in 16.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 11 Angels in 7 innings, allowing 1 run as the Astros cruised to an 11-2 final.

Chris Paddack went into the 8th, trying to finish the first no hitter in San Diego Padres history. He allowed a leadoff homer, his lone hit and run over 7 2/3 frames. He struck out 8 Marlins en route to a 3-2 decision.

Jurickson Profar homered twice and walked in the A’s 10-2 beating of the Mariners.

Amed Rosario reached base 4 times, including a home run, to help the Mets top Minnesota, 14-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chris Archer struck out 8 Cardinals in 6 innings but did not factor in the decision as the Pirates fell 6-5.

Teoscar Hernández homered two times in the Blue Jays 5-4 loss in Boston.

Martín Pérez held the Mets to 1 run and 5 hits over 6 innings. The Twins bullpen collapsed and the final score was a lopsided 14-4.

Trevor Story went 3 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI but the Rockies were out slugged by the Giants in an 11-8 final.

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