Let’s see owned baseball on September 19, 2019
Earning Full WOBs:
Ronald Acuña Jr. launched his 40th homer, scoring twice in the Braves 5-4 win over the Phillies.
Nelson Cruz homered twice, driving in 5 runs, to lead the Twins closer to the AL Central title with an 8-5 final over Kansas City.
Jack Flaherty threw 8 innings, allowing 1 run while striking out 8 Cubs. The bullpen would blow his lead but the Cardinals took the 5-4 game in 10 innings.
Masahiro Tanaka threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run, walking none and striking out 6 Angels to pitch the Yankees to a 9-1 victory and the American League East title.
Earning 1/2 WOBs:
César Hernández collected 3 hits, driving in a run, in the Phillies 5-4 loss to Atlanta.
Nicky Lopez went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI but the Royals lost to the Twins, 8-5.
Mike Morin gave the Phillies a shot with 2 innings of shutout relief, allowing no hits and 1 walk. The Braves would hold on to win, 5-4.
Gabriel Ynoa pitched into the 7th, allowing 3 runs and no walks over 6 1/3 innings but took the hard luck 8-4 decision as the Orioles were doubled up by the Blue Jays, 8-4.
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