It’s looking like the only “race” that’s going to be competitive coming down the stretch is the one for the N.L.’s Wild Card spot.
The top four teams are separated by just 2.5 games, and were all in action against each other last night.
Of those four teams, the Dodgers are probably the most surprising. An early contender in many people’s eyes, the Dodgers faded quickly in mid season, and were considered to be out of it.
But last night’s win over the Padres made them one of those teams trailing by just 2.5 games.
Los Angeles has won 6 of it’s last 10, and will face the Padres again tonight.
Padres 1, Dodgers 6: James Loney came up a triple short of the cycle in going 3-for-4 and hitting his fifth home run in six games. Sub Chad Billingsley (filling in for Derek Lowe) went 6 strong innings to get his 11th win of the season.
Rockies 12, Phillies 0: Philly is possibly the only team that could turn a triple play in the same game they lose 12-0. After hitting into the 3-outer, Matt Holliday homered in his fourth-straight game, a 3-run shot in the third.
Yankees 4, Blue Jays 1: Remember yesterday I said Phil Hughes posed the largest threat to the Yankees streak? Yea, that was before I saw last night’s starter. Somehow back in the rotation, Mike Mussina held the Jays scoreless over 5 2/3 innings, stretching the New York winning streak to 7 games. No player on the Yankees had more than 1 hit.
Cleveland 4, White Sox 7
Twins 3, Royals 6
Angels 18, Orioles 6
Devil Rays 4, Red Sox 5
Rangers 1, Tigers 5
Athletics 5, Mariners 6
Brewers 4, Pirates 7
Nationals 4, Marlins 5 (F/12)
Braves 3, Mets 4
Cardinals 1, Reds 5
Cubs 3, Astros 2
Diamondbacks 9, Giants 4