Caught Looking 8/5: A baker's dozen for the Bombers
By JOHN DORN
The Boston Red Sox almost had us convinced that they were going to snap out of their losing skid -- one that had them on the losing end in 13 of their last 18. Almost.
Down just 4-3 to the first-place New York Yankees in the seventh inning, rookie Henry Owens had outdueled Masahiro Tanaka in his major league debut. But then the Boston bullpen took over. Nine runs later, the game was effectively over.
It also didn't help that Boston's comeback attempt was stymied by Dellin Betances coming on in the seventh, and throwing this at people.
Better luck next
Yankees 13, Red Sox 3
Around the league
Phillies 6, Dodgers 2
In Jimmy Rollins' return to Philadelphia, he was greeted with a bit of brotherly love. The same couldn't be said about the rest of the Dodgers, though, and the Phils are now just a game away from escaping last place in the NL East.
Mets 5, Marlins 1
There's just nothing getting in the way of America's folk hero, Wilmer Flores, and success. His unbelievable slide put the Mets in front in the eighth, securing a win to keep New York at the top of the Eastern division.
Rays 11, White Sox 3
When you hit your first MLB home run, you can bet on your teammates giving you the silent treatment. But the best way to fight shade is with shade. Take it from Rays infielder Richie Shaffer.
Nationals 5, Diamondbacks 4
Happy handshake for the Nationals indeed, despite Jonathan Papelbon nearly blowing his first big opportunity with Washington. Arizona grabbed one run in the ninth before the closer locked it down with the tying run in scoring position.
Cubs 5, Pirates 0
Winning their sixth straight, the Cubs are in sync these days. When it comes to baseball, and apparently jumping.
Blue Jays 3, Twins 1
Shhhhh. Don't look now, but the Blue Jays are firmly planted in a playoff spot as things stand today.
Rangers 4, Astros 3
A brilliant save indeed. Texas' win pulled the team back up to .500, and quietly, they're just two games out of a Wild Card slot in the AL.
Indians 2, Angels 0
It's back. #EveryAugustUntilACure, the Angels say. Hector Santiago of the Angels accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge before losing to the Indians, which should help ease the sting of defeat. Just not literally, because that water probably stung even worse.
- Athletics 5, Orioles 0
- Mariners 10, Rockies 4
- Brewers 4, Padres 1
- Reds 3, Cardinals 2
- Giants 8, Braves 3
- Royals 5, Tigers 1