The Score: 8/6
Wednesday featured another night of MLB action -- a full, 15-game schedule. Four games went into extra innings, so excitement was in full force.
As the dog days of August are upon us, it's easy to forget that in just a few short weeks, pennant races will start to heat up -- just ask Mariners reliever Fernando Rodney, who decided to take a leisurely stroll through the outfield pasture during yesterday's game.
White Sox 6, Rays 5
This one took 10 innings, but the Chi Sox were able to pull out a walk-off win.
Rockies 7, Mariners 5
Another game that wasn't decided after a full nine frames, the Rockies notched a walk-off victory at Coors Field in the 11th on a Michael McKenry two-run homer.
Orioles 7, A's 3
The third of four extra-inning tilts on Thursday, the Orioles jacked a game-winning grand slam against Oakland in the 10th.
Angels 4, Indians 3
The Angles now find themselves back a few games in the AL West hunt, and cannot afford major slippage in the standings. Wednesday's series-clinching victory against Cleveland.
Diamondbacks 11, Nationals 4
Speaking of slipping down the standings, Washington has seen a three-game division lead vanish in under a week. They now trail the Mets by two games in the East.
Red Sox 2, Yankees 1
Just their second win against the Yankees since April 11, the last-place Red Sox were able to hang on for a 2-1 win at Yankee Stadium.
Pirates 7, Cubs 5
The Cubs tried chipping away in the ninth, but their rally was cut short after just a single run, falling a half-game out of the NL Wild Card picture.
Dodgers 4, Phillies 3
The suddenly surging Dodgers have won five of their last six, and maintain a two-game lead on the Giants in the West.
Blue Jays 9, Twins 7
The scorching hot Blue Jays racked up another victory Wednesday against their fellow Wild Card competitors in Minnesota. Home runs by Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista clinched the victory.
Tigers 2, Royals 1
In the wake of their fire sale and front office overhaul, the Tigers managed to pull off a win against the American League's best team.
Mets 8, Marlins 6
With newfound offense, the Mets are red hot and in first place. The bullpen tried its best to blow an 8-0 lead in the final inning, but the door was closed while a victory could still be salvaged.
Giants 6, Braves 1
Two second-inning runs were all the Giants wound up needing, because the Braves just aren't that good -- they've now lost 12 of their last 15.
Cardinals 4, Reds 3
Solidifying their position as the best team in baseball, the Cardinals buried their division rivals on the road in 13 innings.
Rangers 4, Astros 3
Suffering his first loss as a member of the Astros, Scott Kazmir allowed four runs over five and two thirds innings.
Brewers 8, Padres 5
Milwaukee seized victory in their home park, because somebody had to win.