Let’s see who owned baseball on August 2, 2020.
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Earning Full WOBs:
Trevor Bauer went all seven innings in his double header start, allowing 2 hits and no runs while striking out 7 to earn the 4-0 decision for the Reds.
Chris Bassitt struck out 7 Mariners in 5 2/3 innings to get the 3-2 victory for Oakland.
Aaron Judge hit his fifth and sixth homers in 8 games, the second shot putting the Yankees up for good in their 9-7 topping of the Red Sox.
Daniel Murphy went 4 for 4 with a homer to power the Rockies past San Diego, 9-6.
Earning 1/2 WOBs:
Tyler Alexander would set a record for most consecutive strikeouts by a reliever when he fanned 9 straight Reds. He would an 10 in 3 2/3 shutout, no hit innings but not are in the decision as the Tigers bullpen lost the 4-3 final.
Xander Bogaerts homered twice and added two other hits but the Red Sox dropped the 9-7 slugfest to the Yankees.
Merrill Kelly held the Dodgers to 3 runs over 6 innings but the Diamondbacks were blanked, 3-0.
Kevin Newman got a pair of hits and drove in the Pirates only run with a solo homer in their 2-1 defeat by the Cubs.
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