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Leading Off, 8/12: There's no place like home

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For 1st time in a 15-game slate, all home teams claim victory. There’s no place like HOME.

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Major League Baseball has been around for more than 100 years. So whenever something is done for the first time, it's worth mentioning. Individual accomplishments are one thing, but what we saw last night, well, it may not happen ever again.

For the first time ever on a night with a full slate of games, every home team pulled off a victory. All 15 of them. Let's review.

Blue Jays 4, Athletics 2
Suddenly, the Blue Jays are 10 games over .500. They've cut the Yankees' division lead from six games on Aug. 2 to just a half game. There's still plenty of season left, but those two teams are trending in opposite directions.

Marlins 5, Red Sox 4

Nothing beats a walk-off win.

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Ya know what, Marlins? Celebrate your tails off. Justin Bour's walk-off single in the 10th gave Miami something to cheer about -- which, after falling into last place recently, was desperately needed.

Indians 5, Yankees 4
After Andrew Miller's first (!) blown save of the season, the Yankees lost -- it just took a while. It went 16 innings in Cleveland, and now the Yanks are on the verge of sliding out of first place for the first time in over a months.

Mets 4, Rockies 0
Colorado Rockies v New York Mets
It took about a half-season, but the Dark Knight of Gotham seems to have officially returned. Matt Harvey went eight strong innings against the Rockies, setting up Eric O'Flaherty to close the door in the ninth -- and expand New York's division lead to 2.5 games. Also, the sky was amazing.

Rays 2, Braves 0
If the Braves were at Turner Field, they probably would've taken this one. But in their home building, the Rays came out on top -- marking their sixth win over their last eight.

Cubs 6, Brewers 3
In the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, the Cubbies won their fifth straight -- and their ninth over their last 10. Runs in the second, third and fourth innings were all they needed to put away the last-place Brew Crew.

White Sox 3, Angels 0


When you hit your first MLB home run, your teammates will probably give you the silent treatment -- even if your brother is Klay Thompson. Trayce Thompson cranked his first dinger in the sixth inning of Chicago's 3-0 victory.

Twins 3, Rangers 2
More walk-off action in the Twin Cities, as Eduardo Escobar notched the game-winning double in extras to put Minnesota on top.

Cardinals 4, Pirates 3
The Cardinals won, because it was a day that ended in "Y." They're now an MLB-best 72-40.

Diamondbacks 13, Phillies 1
Arizona scored 11 runs in the second inning. That normally results in a victory.

Royals 6, Tigers 1


The Royals have a thing for Fetty Wap. (Don't we all.) Last night, they finally met their hero. And it resulted in a home victory.

Padres 11, Reds 6
Runs in the first, second and third were all San Diego needed to best Cincy on Tuesday. Jed Gyorko's four RBIs led the way for San Diego

Dodgers 5, Nationals 0
Los Angeles got back on the winning side thanks to a typically impressive Zack Greinke outing. The Nats, now 2.5 out, can't afford many more of these with the Mets surging.

Giants 3, Astros 1
When Madison Bumgarner takes the hill, it's usually a good night for San Francisco. This held true Tuesday, with Mad Bum hurling a complete-game, 12-strikeout gem.

Mariners 6, Orioles 5

Add Seattle to the list of teams that walked off on Tuesday. Austin Jackson knocked in the 10th-inning difference-maker, and he was on the receiving end a giant hug party.

Carlos Martinez on His 12th Win

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