Thursday, June 30, 2011

National League - September 26

Player of the Day: Cliff Johnson was 3 for 5 with a double and a home run in Houston’s 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. Johnson knocked in six runs.

Pitcher of the Day: Jerry Koosman allowed one run in 7 1/3 innings and earned the win in New York’s NL East-clinching game. Koosman won his 20th game and now has a 20-7 record with a league-leading 1.68 ERA.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

American League - September 27

Monday Night Baseball – September 27

There is only one game in the American League today. The Kansas City Royals, who lead the AL West by four games with a week to go, have a chance to put the division away with a win against the second place Oakland A’s. If the A’s win, they will be three games back with six games to go.

The A’s will start likely Cy Young Award winner Vida Blue (24-10) and the Royals will counter with Dennis Leonard (17-9).

The Royals struck first in the top of the first inning. George Brett walked and went to second on a single by Hal McRae. Brett advanced to third on a fly ball by Tommy Davis and scored on a Vida Blue wild pitch.

In the bottom of the third Bert Campaneris singled. Joe Rudi walked and then Gene Tenace knocked Campaneris in with a single.

The A’s pulled ahead in the bottom of the fifth when Bill North walked, stole second (his 98th stolen base of the year), and scored on a Rudi single.

Blue was able to hold the Royals the rest of the way and the A’s emerged with a 2-1 victory.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

American League - September 26

Player of the Day: Larry Hisle homered and had 3 RBI in Minnesota’s 8-7 win over California

Pitcher of the Day: Nelson Briles outdueled Doug Bird as the Rangers beat the Royals 1-0.

Monday, June 27, 2011

American League - September 24

Player of the Day: George Scott homered and had two RBI in Milwaukee’s 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians

Pitcher of the Day: Francisco Barrios allowed three runs (two of them unearned) in 7.2 innings as the White Sox beat the Oakland A’s 4-3.