THT Daily: Twins on a Roll; White Sox Aren’t

Major League News for July 27

Yesterday’s Results
Today’s Games
Standings
Game of the Day
Yesterday’s Home Runs
Top Minor League Performances
Player News
Stats


Yesterday’s Results
American League
SEA     7  TOR     4    (Recap and Boxscore)
NYA     8  TEX     7    (Recap and Boxscore) See below
LAA    15  TB      6    (Recap and Boxscore) Rivera: 2 2B, 4 RBI
OAK     5  BOS     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Thomas: 2 HR, 4 RBI; Haren: 7 IP, 1 R
MIN     7  CHA     4    (Recap and Boxscore) Morneau: 3-5, HR, 3 RBI
BAL     4  KC      3    (Recap and Boxscore) Conine: 4-4, HR; Loewen: 5 IP, 1 R
DET     4  CLE     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Verlander: 6.2 IP, 1 R

National League
WAS     4  SF      3    (Recap and Boxscore) WAS beats Benitez with 2 in 9th
SD     10  LAN     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Peavy goes nuts: 7 IP, 2 R, hits 2B, HR, 4 RBI
STL     6  COL     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Edmonds: 3-3, HR; Suppan: 6 IP, 1 R
PIT     8  MIL     4    (Recap and Boxscore) Hall: 4 RBI
PHI     6  ARI     4    (Recap and Boxscore) Utley: 2B, HR, 3 RBI
NYN     1  CHN     0    (Recap and Boxscore) 10 innings; Prior: 5.2 IP, 0 H; Maine: 7 IP, 0 R
HOU     8  CIN     5    (Recap and Boxscore) Berkman: 2 HR, 4 RBI
ATL     6  FLA     5    (Recap and Boxscore) LaRoche: 3-3, HR, 2 RS and RBI


Today’s Games
Visitors                       Home                               Time
ARI - Vargas C. (8-6, 5.16)    PHI - Lidle C. (7-7, 4.91)         1:05
SF - Cain M. (7-6, 4.67)       WAS - Hernandez L. (7-8, 5.80)     1:05
FLA - Olsen S.* (8-4, 4.01)    ATL - Shiell J. (0-1, 9.00)        1:05
STL - Weaver J. (1-1, 6.52)    CHC - Hill R.* (0-4, 9.31)         8:05
CIN - Ramirez E. (3-6, 4.43)   HOU - Buchholz T. (6-8, 5.57)      8:05
BAL - Lopez R. (6-11, 6.73)    KC - Gobble J.* (3-3, 4.88)        8:10
SD - Williams W. (4-2, 3.15)   COL - Fogg J. (7-5, 4.25)          9:05
TOR - Lilly T.* (9-8, 3.89)    OAK - Blanton J. (10-8, 4.90)     10:05


Standings

The graphics next to each team are called “sparklines.” They depict each team’s performance over the last month. Each “up” bar is a victory and a “down” bar is a loss. There are horizontal lines for home games and red bars represent games decided by two runs or less. “PWins” is short for Projected Wins, based on each team’s Run Differential, and is often a better measure of a team’s true strength. Other team graphs and stats can be found on our Team Page.

American League East        Pwins  Diff
BOS     61  39 .610    0.0   57      4      
NYA     59  40 .596    1.5   57      2      
TOR     56  45 .554    5.5   56      0      
BAL     46  56 .451   16.0   44      2      
TB      42  60 .412   20.0   41      1      
American League Central
DET     68  33 .673    0.0   64      4      
MIN     59  41 .590    8.5   55      4      
CHA     59  41 .590    8.5   58      1      
CLE     44  56 .440   23.5   53     -9      
KC      35  65 .350   32.5   38     -3      
American League West
OAK     52  49 .515    0.0   50      2      
LAA     52  49 .515    0.0   52      0      
TEX     51  51 .500    1.5   52     -1      
SEA     49  52 .485    3.0   51     -2      

National League East         Pwins Diff
NYN     60  41 .594    0.0   58      2      
ATL     48  52 .480   11.5   53     -5      
FLA     46  53 .465   13.0   48     -2      
PHI     45  53 .459   13.5   46     -1      
WAS     45  56 .446   15.0   46     -1      
National League Central
STL     58  42 .580    0.0   52      6      
CIN     53  48 .525    5.5   49      4      
HOU     48  53 .475   10.5   48      0      
MIL     48  54 .471   11.0   44      4      
CHN     39  61 .390   19.0   40     -1      
PIT     37  66 .359   22.5   45     -8      
National League West
SD      54  47 .535    0.0   52      2      
ARI     51  49 .510    2.5   50      1      
SF      51  50 .505    3.0   51      0      
COL     47  53 .470    6.5   51     -4      
LAN     47  55 .461    7.5   51     -4      


Game of the Day

The Yankees swept the Rangers with a dramatic 8-7 win. Combined with the White Sox’s loss to Minnesota, New York now leads the wild card race by a half-game.

Heroes of the game included Jason Giambi, who hit a two-run homer in the ninth to win it for the Yanks, and Shawn Chacon, who got three key outs in the eighth after Texas had scored three runs to take the lead. Chacon relieved Scott Proctor with the bases loaded and the Rangers ahead 8-7, struck out Mark DeRosa and then grabbed a line drive off the bat of Brad Wilkerson to start an inning-ending double play.

NY YANKEES (8) VS TEXAS (7) - FINAL

NY YANKEES             ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
J Damon cf              4  0  1  0   1  0   1  .293
D Jeter ss              5  2  3  0   0  1   1  .347
J Giambi dh             5  1  1  2   0  1   3  .252
A Rodriguez 3b          5  2  2  1   0  1   1  .280
B Williams rf           2  1  1  0   2  1   0  .277
 N Green 2b             1  0  0  0   0  1   0  .169
A Phillips 1b           5  1  3  2   0  0   2  .245
M Cabrera lf            4  1  2  2   0  0   2  .282
S Fasano c              3  0  1  0   0  0   2  .333
 J Posada c             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .286
M Cairo 2b              3  0  0  0   0  0   1  .237
 a-A Guiel ph-rf        1  0  0  0   0  1   1  .221

Totals                 38  8 14  7   3  6  14

a-struck out swinging for M Cairo in the 8th.

BATTING: 2B - D Jeter (24, J Rheinecker); M Cabrera (12, F Cordero). HR - A 
Rodriguez (22, 8th inning off F Cordero 0 on, 0 Out), J Giambi (29, 9th inning 
off A Otsuka 1 on, 0 Out). S - S Fasano. RBI - A Phillips 2 (26), A Rodriguez 
(73), M Cabrera 2 (32), J Giambi 2 (80). 2-out RBI - A Phillips 2. Runners left 
in scoring position, 2 out - J Giambi 2, S Fasano 1, M Cabrera 1. GIDP - A 
Phillips. Team LOB - 7. 
 
BASERUNNING: CS - J Damon (7, 2nd base by C Wilson/R Barajas). 
 
FIELDING: PB - S Fasano. DP: 1 (S Chacon-A Phillips). 
 
TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
G Matthews Jr cf        4  1  0  0   1  2   0  .323
I Kinsler 2b            5  1  2  0   0  1   0  .294
 F Guzman pr            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .286
M Young ss              5  1  1  2   0  0   1  .312
M Teixeira 1b           3  2  3  0   1  0   0  .279
H Blalock 3b            4  2  3  2   0  1   1  .279
K Mench lf              3  0  2  3   0  0   1  .284
 J Hairston Jr pr-lf    0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .203
M DeRosa rf             4  0  0  0   0  2   4  .310
B Wilkerson dh          4  0  0  0   0  1   4  .231
R Barajas c             4  0  0  0   0  0   1  .257

Totals                 36  7 11  7   2  7  12

BATTING: 2B - K Mench (18, J Wright); H Blalock (17, J Wright); I Kinsler (14, 
T Beam). SF - K Mench. RBI - K Mench 3 (50), H Blalock 2 (64), M Young 2 (67). 
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Barajas 1. Team LOB - 5. 
 
FIELDING: DP: 2 (M Young-M Teixeira, R Barajas-I Kinsler). 
 
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    NY YANKEES      - 200 000 042   --   8
    TEXAS           - 020 200 030   --   7
----------------------------------------------------

NY YANKEES                   ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Wright                      5 1/3   5   4   3   1   3   0   4.73
R Villone                     1 2/3   0   0   0   0   2   0   2.12
T Beam (H, 2)                 0       1   2   2   1   0   0  12.38
S Proctor (B, 6)              0       4   1   1   0   0   0   4.08
S Chacon (W, 5-3)             1       0   0   0   0   1   0   6.56
M Rivera (S, 25)              1       1   0   0   0   1   0   1.95

TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Rheinecker                  4 1/3   9   2   2   1   1   0   5.06
W Littleton                   1 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   1.00
C Wilson (H, 4)               1       0   0   0   1   2   0   4.37
F Cordero (B, 9)              1       3   4   4   1   1   1   4.81
A Otsuka (L, 2-4; B, 3)       1       2   2   2   0   2   1   2.30

T Beam pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
S Proctor pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.

WP - F Cordero. Pitches-strikes: J Wright 88-55; R Villone 19-12; T Beam 
15-8; S Proctor 11-9; S Chacon 9-6; M Rivera 13-9; J Rheinecker 80-51; W 
Littleton 13-10; C Wilson 15-7; F Cordero 32-17; A Otsuka 15-10. Ground 
balls-fly balls: J Wright 6-7; R Villone 1-2; T Beam 0-0; S Proctor 0-0; S 
Chacon 0-1; M Rivera 1-1; J Rheinecker 8-4; W Littleton 4-1; C Wilson 0-0; F 
Cordero 1-1; A Otsuka 1-0. Batters faced: J Wright 22; R Villone 5; T Beam 2; S 
Proctor 4; S Chacon 2; M Rivera 4; J Rheinecker 23; W Littleton 4; C Wilson 3; 
F Cordero 7; A Otsuka 5. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Chris Guccione. 1B--Larry Vanover. 2B--Greg Gibson. 3B--Paul 
Nauert. 

T--3:18. Att--43,527. 
Weather: 92 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 13 mph, in from center.

Bonus Graph: Here is the current status of the race in the AL Central, where the Twins have caught up to the White Sox.

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