Derek Jeter drove in three runs.
- The Orioles got one-hit.
– The last one-hit shutout by the Yankees at Yankee Stadium was in September 2010. CC Sabathia threw eight scoreless innings, and Jonathan Albaladejo closed it out. (h/t @yestoresearch)
Cleveland scored no runs today, but due to a quirk of scheduling – they were completing an unfinished game from August where they led 4-2 in the 10th – they won one game and lost another.
- Terrance Gore scored a run in that first suspended game. It started before he made his MLB debut.
The Pirates have played three 1-0 games in a row.
Kevin Pillar and Anthony Gose homered
- in the same game, even.
Andrew Cashner triple.
- He’s a pitcher.
– That’s actually the first pitcher triple of the year. Better late than never, right?
Jayson Werth was caught stealing.
- That’s the first time all season, in ten attempts.
– That might not seem like many, but in Werth’s career, he is 123-for-140 in stolen bases. (h/t Adam Kilgore)
Jerome Williams beat the A’s.
- He actually shut them out through seven.
– With this win, Williams beat the A’s three times in one season…
— on three different teams. He got the win on April 26 for Houston, pitching out of the bullpen. The Astros released him and he moved on to the Rangers, where he beat them on July 25. After he was claimed on waivers by the Phillies, he beat them today.
—- Williams is the first pitcher in history to beat a team three times on three different teams in one season.
—– He only has six wins all year.
A.J. Ellis hit two home runs today.
- He’d only had one all season previously.
– Clayton Kershaw walked Junior Lake.
— As @cubsden points out, both the pitcher and hitter came into today’s game with a 4% walk rate.
Chris Sale gave up two home runs tonight.
- The homers were hit by Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar.
– Cain is the first batter ever to hit a home run off of Sale on an 0-2 count.
— Nori Aoki set the record for the Royals for the most hits in a three game series.
—- At one point he was 11 for his last 12.
Derek Jeter got a hit! (He had been 0-28).
- Brandon McCarthy pitched an immaculate inning.
Carlos Carrasco pitched a 2-hit, 12-strikeout, 98-pitch complete game.
Dillon Gee got a hit.
- It was his first hit of the year.
– It’s September 17th.
Ricky Nolasco threw eight shutout innings.
- Against the Tigers.
– Glen Perkins blew the save by giving up a home run to JD Martinez -
— Who now has eight home runs in the ninth inning this season.
—- Of course, when the Twins mounted a comeback of their own against Joe Nathan in the ninth, Perkins ended up with the win.
For the first time since 1997, the Orioles won the AL East.
- Ubaldo Jimenez pitched in the division-clinching game.
Bartolo Colon gave up 12 hits – and won 9-1.
- He was the 34th pitcher this season to give up at least 12 hits in a game. Not only had none of the other pitchers gotten a win, none of the other teams had won in a game where their starting pitchers gave up 12+ hits. (h/t @defiantlydutch)
Jacob deGrom struck out the first eight batters he faced tonight.
- He gave up a hit to the ninth.
– The ninth batter to come to the plate? The Marlins’ pitcher.
— He struck out 13 total…and got a no decision.
Andrew Romine had a three-hit game.
- It is his fifth-such career game…
– and second this season.
Brandon Moss homered.
- At one point, this would have been extremely predictable. However, he hadn’t homered since July 24.
– Moss is actually still second on the A’s in home runs, with 24.
— Not to be outdone, Sam Fuld also homered.
The Braves were swept by the Rangers.
- That was the Rangers’ first sweep since April.