Top games of the week: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Here’s are the week’s five most exciting games as per Max Marchi’s methodology, which is outlined in this article.

 date	                  game	stars	
08-28	       Astros @ Giants	***	box score
08-28	      Nationals @ Reds	***	box score
08-31	   Athletics @ Indians	***	box score
08-30	       Royals @ Tigers	**	box score
08-30	   Blue Jays @ Orioles	**	box score

Featuring three three-star games, this week made up for the lack of excitement last week. The top game, which ranks 10th for the season, saw the Giants slip further behind in the NL West race as the Astros defeated them in 11 innings on former Giant Matt Downs‘ RBI single.

Here are August’s most exciting games:

 date	                    game	stars	
08-20	       Dodgers @ Rockies	***	box score
08-28	         Astros @ Giants	***	box score
08-28	        Nationals @ Reds	***	box score
08-17	          Twins @ Tigers	***	box score
08-31	     Athletics @ Indians	***	box score

The top two games here are ranked ninth and 10th best for the season. The top game of the season so far remains this May 18 contest between the Yankees and the Orioles.

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