Below are the top five most exciting games of the week. For an explanation of how they were determined to be the best, see this article by Max Marchi.
date game stars 09-24 Rockies @ Astros *** box score 09-20 Nationals @ Phillies ** box score 09-20 Mariners @ Twins ** box score 09-23 Orioles @ Tigers ** box score 09-22 Mariners @ Twins ** box score
This week’s top game, the Sept. 24 contest between the Rockies and Astros, happened to be the 200,000th regular-season game in major league history. The game was decided in the 13th after the Astros couldn’t respond to the Rockies’ two-run inning, an inning that featured Astros reliever Jordan Lyles issuing a bases-loaded walk to Chris Nelson for the go-ahead run.