Let’s see who owned baseball on August 18, 2020.
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Earning Full WOBs:
Nick Ahmed got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 5, to power Arizona to a 10-1 final over Oakland.
Tim Anderson went 4 for 5 with a homer, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI in the White Sox 10-4 beating of Detroit.
Tony Gonsolin held the Mariners scoreless in 6 strong innings, setting up the Dodgers 2-1 victory.
Kenta Maeda took a no hitter into the 9th, finishing with 8 plus innings, 1 hit and 12 strikeouts. Amazingly, the Brewers tied the game in the 9th but the Twins walked it off, 4-3, in extra innings.
Earning 1/2 WOBs:
Freddie Freeman reached base 3 times, including a home run, but the Braves lost to Washington, 8-5.
Marco Gonzales struck out 9 Dodgers in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and no walks. He would not fare in the decision as the Mariners were doubled up, 2-1.
Anthony Santander homered twice and added another hit but the Orioles were edged out by Toronto, 8-7.
Antonio Senzatela threw 8 innings of 3 hit shutout ball, striking out 6 Astros. The Rockies would drop the 2-1 final in extra innings.
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