The Tigers are just one game out of the top spot in the AL Central after topping the White Sox 5-1 last night in Detroit. Francisco Liriano turned back into a pumpkin for Chicago, and was no match for a game Max Scherzer. The Tigers offense tripled three teams, giving the team ample opportunity for easy runs, while the White Sox scuffled and labored to push even one run across the board in the ninth inning. Today's game between the two teams will be an interesting one in determining the division winner, and each team will send their ace to the hill: Justin Verlander versus Chris Sale. Awwww yeah.
Game of the Day: Cardinals 10, Nationals 9. This was a wild, back and forth game that resulted in the Cardinals offense finally breaking out of their hibernation and getting a huge win for their team. The Nationals led 4-0 after one, and 6-2 after two, but then St Louis's offense went ham, scoring six straight over the next two innings to take an 8-6 lead and chase Jordan Zimmermann from the game (spiking his ERA by half a run in the process). In the sixth, Washington scored three to go on top 9-8 after a solo homer by Danny Espinosa and an RBI single by Ryan Zimmerman that scored Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper (on the throw). But the Cardinals wouldn't die, getting a run in each of the eighth and ninth innings to take a 10-9 lead. Jason Motte finished Washington off on just ten pitches in the bottom of the ninth, and that was that for this one.no comments