MLB points, highlights, live team updates, news: Red Sox eliminate Orioles from AL East Race

MLB points, highlights, live team updates, news: Red Sox eliminate Orioles from AL East Race

Friday brings us a full 15-player list of MLB action. Here's everything you need to know about the day (and night) in baseball.

Friday points

Cubs 3, Nationals 2 (box score)
Rangers 12, Yankees 7 (box score)
Red Sox 19, Orioles 12 (box score)
Rays 7, Blue Jays 0 (box score)
Reds 3, Diamondbacks 0 (box score)
Tigers 5, Twins 3 (box score)
Mets 6, Marlins 2 (box score)
Braves 10, Brewers 1 (box score)
White Sox 1, Indians 0 (Boxcore)
Mariners 5, Astros 2 (box score)
Cardinals 7, Royals 0 (box score)
Rockies 4, Dodgers 3 (box score)
Engel 4, Athletics 3 (box score)
Padres 2, Phillies 0 (box score)
Pirates at Giants (GameTracker)

Red Sox eliminates Orioles in AL East

It is the 10th of August and the Orioles were officially eliminated in the AL East Race. This is true. Friday night's sell-off loss to the Red Sox pushed the O's to play 46 1/2 games back at 46 1/2. Also, the Orioles can not have a winning season. Friday was her 81st loss. They are 35-81. Yikes.

But it's not just bad news. The O & # 39; s continued to focus on the coming Friday by calling Cedric Mullin's Outfield player. He played in his big league debut midfield, Adam Jones slipped right. It was Jones's first game at a position other than midfield (or DH) since 2007. And in his big league debut, Mullins had a whale of a game. He went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two driven runs.

Mullins is the first Orioles player of all time with three goals in his big league debut. MLB.com classifies him as the ninth-best prospect in Baltimore's much-improved farm system, calling him a "future top-of-the-order center fielder." Mullins gets the rest of the season to show his team's long-term plans. Or at least their plans for the next season.

Guzman makes history against Yankees

Take one night, Ronald Guzman. The Rangers First Baseman beat three homers against the Yankees on Friday night. He also did it with his family at Yankee Stadium.

A few things about Guzman's performance:

  • He is the second player in eight days with a three-homer game against the Yankees. (Steve Pearce did it last Thursday.)
  • He is the first player in history with a home game in each of his first four career games against the Yankees.
  • He has six homers in four games against the Yankees this year and six homers in 83 games against everyone else.

Not a bad night at the ballpark for Mr. Guzman. Or the Rangers. They have won for the tenth time in their last 14 games on Friday night.

Zimmermann goes deep again

If the Cardinals had five more wins this season, Matt Carpenter NL MVP would have run away, right? Law. Carpenter went deep again Friday night. It is his NL-leading season's 32nd home run and his sixth homer in his last seven games.

Since being knocked down at .140 / .286 / .272 on May 15, Carpenter has hit an insane .334 / .434 / .730 in 28 games with 28 doubles and 29 home runs. He has also hit 15 home runs in his last 24 games. Last year, during his 59-man campaign, Giancarlo Stanton hit 17 home runs in his best 24-game streak. Carpenter is not far from this pace.

Unfortunately, the Cardinals, despite the exploits of Carpenter 6 1/2 games back in the NL Central and 3 1/2 games back from the second place of the Wild Card. You have to start stringing a few victories together to have a chance of the postseason.

Pujols reaches milestone with Angels

The home runs of Kole Calhoun and Justin Upton brought the Angels back to beat the A & # 39; s on Friday. And during this game, Albert Pujols picked up his 1,000th base hit with the Angels. Here is the video:

Of course, Pujols recorded his 3,000th career hit earlier this season, He has 2,073 Cardinals hits and even 1,000 Angels hits. He is the third player in the history with 1,000 hits for an AL team and 1,000 hits for an NL team. The list:

  • Albert Pujols (Cardinals and Angels)
  • Vladimir Guerrero (Exhibitions and Angels)
  • Dave Winfield (Padres and Yankees)

Two Hall of Famers and a future Hall of Famer. Not a bad list.

Dodgers Bullpen blows first game without Jansen

The Dodgers will be closer to Kenley Jansen in the next few weeks without All-World due to an irregular heartbeat, and on Friday the Bullpen blew the first game since Jansen was placed on the list of disabled people. Lefty Zac Rosscup delivered a rookie Ryan McMahon in the seventh inning.

Would Jansen McMahon have a lead in the seventh race? Nope. But maybe Scott has Alexander, and Alexander is one of the guys who will take the ninth start if Jansen goes down. Instead of seeing Alexander, a groundball machine, in seventh place against McMahon, he was rescued for later in the game. The loss of Jansen affects every inning, not just the ninth.

Mariners beat Astros in the fight of amazing setbacks

Good game and good uniforms on Friday at Minute Maid Park. The Mariners and Astros fought 1979 with flashback uniforms. Listen:

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros

The Astros and Mariners contributed in 1979 setbacks on Friday night.

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Outstanding. Love these powder blue Mariners uniforms.

As far as the game itself is concerned, Mike Leake has overtaken Gerrit Cole and Nelson Cruz has brought Seattle home forever with a double double in the eighth inning. Trade Dead pickup Ryan Pressly gave up the double:

Edwin Diaz beat two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his MLB-leading 44th save. Friday was game number 117 for the Mariners, putting Diaz on pace for 61 saves. The one-year record is salvaged by Francisco Rodriguez with the Angels 2008 of 62. Be a tight race.

Snell perfect before reaching the pitch

In his second start back from the list of the disabled, all-star Southpaw Blake Snell was perfect. At least until he reached his pitch limit. Snell went 15 with 15 strikes against the Blue Jays, followed by 15 strikeouts before being eliminated with 47 pitches.

Snell threw 59 pitches on his first start after a shoulder problem and was expected to reach 75 pitches on Friday, but manager Kevin Cash decided against it. After the game, Cash said he did not want to squeeze his ass too hard as soon as he returned from the disabled list. Understandable.

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