Here are the five most exciting games from this week. For an explanation of how they were determined to be the best, see this article by Max Marchi.
date game stars 08-21 Phillies @ Nationals ** box score 08-26 Nationals @ Reds * box score 08-21 Giants @ Astros * box score 08-22 Mariners @ Indians * box score 08-24 Athletics @ Yankees * box score
While last week saw all five top games attain two-star status or higher, this week had only one two-star game. In that contest, the Nationals got a 10th-inning, walk-off win against the Phillies when Brad Lidge hit Jonny Gomes on a 1-0 pitch with the bases loaded.