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Giants 6, Astros 4

Moving the Needle: Pablo Sandovals two-run homer puts the Giants ahead within the 11th, +.492 WPA. The Giants tied the game at four within the fourth, after which waited seven more innings to attain another run. Both teams threatened within the ninth, loading the bases, but neither came through. Within the 11th the Giants got a one-out walk, after which two batters later Sandoval blasted these to victory. Ramon Ramirez, filling in for that injured Brian Wilson, pitched a perfect bottom half.

Notables

J.D. Martinez: 3 for five, 1 2B. He drove in two runs. J.D. Martin, on the other hand, is I've no clue.

Brandon Belt: 4 for 5, 1 HR. He drove in three. Aubrey Huff should be getting the Aaron Rowand treatment soon enough.

Also within this i sue: Angels 7, Orioles 1 | Braves 1, Diamondbacks 0 | White Sox 10, Rangers 0 | Cardinals 6, Cubs 2 | Tigers 8, Indians 7 | Rockies 5, Dodgers 3 | Red Sox 6, Royals 1 | Yankees 3, Twins 0 | Nationals 5, Phillies 0 | Blue Jays 1, As 0 | Brewers 6, Mets 2 | Rays 8, Mariners 7 | Reds 5, Slippers Slippers Shoes Pirates 4 | Padres 4, Marlins 3

Angels 7, Orioles 1

Moving the Needle: Matt Wieters grounds into a double play to end your fourth, -.152 WPA. The Angels hit around Brian Matusz within the first three innings, logging seven hits and scoring three runs. In the fourth the Orioles got a little something of their own going, turning three straight singles into a bases loaded, no outs situation. But Vladimir Guerrero struck out, and then Wieters grounded into a 3-6-1 double play that ended the threat. The Angels tacked on another three runs in the bottom half.

Notables

Jerome Williams: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K. Pretty good for a guy who hadnt started a significant league game since May 15th, 2007. OK, it wasnt harmful to anyone. The final time Williams threw seven innings inside a start: October 1st, 2005.

Peter Bourjos: 3 for 5, 1 HR. His two-run shot within the fourth place the game on ice.

Braves 1, Diamondbacks 0

Moving the Needle: Paul Goldschmidt strikes out with the tying operate on third within the ninth, -.212 WPA. The end came in two stages for that Diamondbacks yesterday. Down 1-0 in the the surface of the ninth, they were given a walk along with a single to put runners around the corners with one down. (The single was the largest positive WPA swing of the game.) But Craig Kimbrel struck out Goldschmidt, which meant the Diamondbacks needed a hit to score the tying run. Bad Kimbrel also struck out Sean Burroughs to finish the sport.

Notables

Tim Hudson: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K. Hes struck out a minimum of seven in four of his last eight starts, and currently owns his highest K/9 since 2001.

Alex Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 1 HR. Obviously the only real run from the game.

White Sox 10, Rangers 0

Moving the Needle: Brent Lillibridge homers to place the Sox on the board, +.164 WPA. The White Sox put on an absolute clinic yesterday, racking up 16 hits Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Shoes and 10 runs. It all started in the third, when Juan Pierre singled to lead off and then Lillibridge brought him home having a two-run shot. Theyd add another pair in the inning, after which add more as the game progre sed. The White Sox are in po se sion of more wins compared to Indians, though they also have two more lo ses.

Notables

Gavin Floyd: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K. In three of his last six starts hes gone 14.2 IP, 21 H, 18 R, 3 BB, 15 K. In the other three hes gone 21.2 IP, 10 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 17 K.

Tyler Flowers: 2 for several, 1 2B, 1 BB. Also, he got hit by a pitch and scored three runs.

Cardinals 6, Cubs 2

Moving the Needle: Yadier Molinas two-run shot extends the Cards lead, +.189 WPA. In the second the Cardinals got a pair of solo homers, the second which came from Molina, to take a 2-0 lead. Up 3-2 in the sixth, Molina hit another homer, this one a two-run shot, to give the Cardinals a 5-2 lead. Theyd add another enroute to some Sunday night victory.

Notables

Jon Jay: 2 for several, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB. Hes 8 for his last 18 with three doubles, a homer, and two walks.

Jake Westbrook: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K. He encountered trouble within the third, fourth, and fifth, allowing seven base runners in those innings. But he battled back and handle strong, retiring seven from the last eight batters he faced, obtaining the just one who reached on a double play.

Tigers 8, Indians 7

Moving the Needle: Austin Jackson makes a perfect throw home to end the sport, +.449 WPA. The Tigers lit up Ubaldo Himenez for seven runs within the third, though their very own starter, Rick Porcello, didnt last considerably longer. The Indians, down 8-7, threatened in the eighth, but came up short. In the ninth they put the very first two men on and then sacrificed, allowing them the opportunity to tie the score on the deep enough fly ball. They seemed to have gotten the things they needed when Matt LaPorta flied out to Jackson in center, but Jackson uncorked a throw that Alex Avila caught several feet up the line, allowing him to easily lay the tag on Kosuke Fukudome, ending the sport and completing the weekend sweep.

Notables

Delmon Young: 2 for 4, 1 HR. he drove in four in the game. Hes 8 for 26 with two homers since visiting Detroit (.366 wOBA).

Asdrubal Cabrera: 2 for several, 1 2B, 2 BB. That broke his 0 for that series skid.

Rockies 5, Dodgers 3

Moving the Needle: Seth Smith puts the Rockies ahead with a two-run homer, +.361 WPA. The Rockies, it appeared, were cursed. They took a 2-0 lead in the first, however dropped it through the fourth, due to the fact James Loney, who had just 15 doubles and 6 homers coming into the sport, had an RBI double and a solo homer. Down 3-2 within the seventh, Smith bailed them out with a two-run shot that would power these to victory. Cursed no more.

Notables

Carlos Gonzalez: 1 for several, 1 HR, 1 BB. The walk was intentional, and also the homer gave them the 2-0 lead within the first.

James Loney: 4 for 4, 1 2B, 1 HR. He actually were built with a 4 for 4 game earlier within the season against the Marlins. But those counseled me singles.

Red Sox 6, Royals 1

Moving the Needle: Jason Varitek triples home the very first run, +.146 WPA. After going scorele s in early innings, the Red Sox jumped ahead in the middle. It all started with Jed Lowries single within the fifth. Three batters after him, Varitek tripled to right, buying the very first run from the game. The Sox tacked up with solo homers in the next two innings and posted a big eighth inning to accept game and also the series. Which was Variteks first tripe since May 25th, 2007 you realize, when he was actually good.

Notables

Jon Lester: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 4 BB, Nike Air Max 90 Shoes 3 K. The peripherals look crappy, but against the Royals it got the job done.

Darnell McDonald: 3 for 5, 1 HR. Hes predictably inferior to last year, but he has brought some power to the table, with an ISO near .200.

Yankees 3, Twins 0

Moving the Needle: Curtis Granderson sprints around the bases to have an within the park homer, +.140 WPA. The Yankees had taken a 1-0 lead within the sixth, as well as in the seventh sent up the surface of their order. With two outs Granderson popped one off the wall in right-center, and both outfielders misplayed it, letting it carom back toward the infield. Thats how inside the parkers are born. There seemed to be little urgency to get the ball in, which made it even easier for Granderson to complete the trip. Mark Teixeira followed by having an away from park homer.

Notables

Ivan Nova: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K. Hes making a late bid for AL Rookie of the season.

Nationals 5, Phillies 4

Moving the Needle: Ian Desmond ties the game within the ninth having a homer, +.489 WPA. The Phillies struck first in the ninth, breaking a 3-3 tie when Michael Martinez singled home a run. However in the bottom half, without any one on and two outs, Desmond blasted a solo shot to force extra innings. Following the Phillies didn't score they brought in Brad Lidge, who loaded the bases before hitting Jonny Gomes to end it.

Notables

Danny Espinosa: 3 for 5, 1 HR. Thats his first homer since July 17th.

Carlos Ruiz 2 for 4, 1 HR. Which was his first homer since July 8th.

Blue Jays 1, As 0

Moving the Needle: Coco Crisp grounds right into a double play to finish the bases loaded threat, -.212 WPA. Using the score still tied at zero within the sixth, the As walked twice and singled to load the bases. That raised Crisp, who grounded one to short and start the 6-4-3 double play, leaving the game tied. The next batter was Jose Bautista, who blasted a solo homer. Poor As.

Notables

Luis Perez: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K. Browse the paragraph above and then return to read Perezs line. Thats pretty special for any guy making his first career start.

Guillermo Moscoso: 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K. He, too, pitched superbly. Concerning the Bautista homer: whatcha gonna do?

Brewers 6, Mets 2

Moving the Needle: Lucas Duda ties the game having a homer in the seventh, +.327 WPA. It seems as though Duda appears a lot within the game-changing portions of these recaps. Yesterday he emerged huge, homering in the sixth to tie the game at two. The Brewers, though, came back Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit Shoes with a pair of their very own in the eighth, that they rode to victory.

Notables

Ryan Braun: 3 for 5, 1 2B. He drove inside a run and scored twice.

Yovani Gallardo: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K. Hes having a pretty good August, going 28 IP, 21 H, 9 R, 4 BB, 24 K in four starts.

Rays 8, Mariners 7

Moving the Needle: Johnny Damon walks off with a homer, +.373 WPA. Damon was the games hero, twice buying go-ahead runs. Within the seventh he came up with the bases loaded and cleared them with a dual, turning a 5-4 deficit into a 7-5 lead. In the next at-bat he led from the ninth, the score tied thanks to a Wily Mo Pena two-run blast. Damon took matters into his own hands, homering and winning the sport for that Rays.

Notables

Matt Joyce: 2 for several, 1 2B, 1 BB. He scored twice.

Casper Wells: 2 for 4, 1 HR. He was also on base when Pena hit his homer.

Reds 5, Pirates 4

Moving the Needle: Joey Vottos three-run shot puts the Reds ahead in the sixth, +.354 WPA. The Pirates held a 2-0 lead into the sixth, however it wouldnt last beyond that. A dual along with a walk set em up for Votto, who knocked em down having a three-run homer that gave the Reds a lead. The Pirates re-took the lead in the bottom half, however the Reds battled during the ninth, riding three hits and a walk to 2 runs and the win.

Notables

Jose Tabata: 2 for 4, 1 3B. Thats one method to celebrate being wealthy.

Garret Jones: 1 for 4, 1 HR. He brought the Pirates back having a two-run homer within the sixth.

Padres 4, Marlins 3

Moving the Needle: Mike Cameron ties the sport within the ninth with a homer, +.381 WPA. Heath Bell got the first two outs within the ninth, but then allowed a homer to Cameron, tying the sport at three. He encountered some additional trouble, loading the bases before finally getting the last out. The Padres Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Shoes then loaded the bases with none out in their half because of two straight intentional pa ses following a triple. Just one ended it in le s than dramatic fashion.

Notables

Will Venable: 2 for 5, 1 HR. He drove in 2, including the winning run in the ninth.

Nick Hundley: 1 for 3, 1 3B. Thats his fourth triple in his last six games.

Cory Luebke: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K. I normally only do two notables, but there were three high quality ones in this game.