Robbie Ray continued his streak of dominance and A.J. Pollock continued his recent trend on piling up the RBI as the Diamondbacks came out on top in a pitchers duel in San Francisco.
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Ray Joins Greinke with 200 Ks
Not since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling both eclipsed 300 strikeouts each in 2001 have the Arizona Diamondbacks had two pitchers pass the 200 K mark in the same season. (If only Brandon Webb hadn’t broken...)
The downtime to get mentally and physically prepared has paid dividends in spades for Arizona’s powerful left-handed starter.
Taking two of three from Colorado all but assured that Arizona would host the Wild Card play-in game. Now their magic number for making the playoffs at all is down to seven.
Jimmie Sherfy’s ascension to the majors has not been without its difficulties. After dominating in his first professional season, the right-handed reliever had a few rough years that threatened to derail his chances of ever making it to the show. Now, after mastering a new delivery, he has found his ability to throw strikes while retaining the movement that has led him to pile up the strikeouts, and he is making the most of his September call-up.
The Kansa City Royals managed to be the team to finally stop the Cleveland Indians record-setting win streak. The Indians streak ended at 22 games, with Kansas City scoring single tallies in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings to push across a 4-3 victory Friday night.
The game featured six lead changes and took six hours and five minutes to complete. Boston needed to score three in the top of the ninth to send the game into extra innings. After scoring one in the top of the 14th, Tampa Bay responded with a game-tying run of their own. Then Boston turned the offense up all the way to eleven, scoring seven runs in the 15th inning, giving them an unlikely seven-run victory.