Let’s see who owned baseball on August 7, 2020.
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Earning Full WOBs:
Chris Bassitt threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 3 Astros. The A’s would walk off the 3-2 game in extra innings.
Trevor Bauer fanned 12 Brewers in 6 innings, allowing 1 run along the way, to earn the 8-3 decision for Cincinnati.
Nicholas Castellanos hit a 2 run home run, got another hit for 3 RBI total as the Reds topped the Brewers, 8-3.
Alex Verdugo homered twice and walked to power the Red Sox past Toronto, 5-3.
Earning 1/2 WOBs:
Taylor Clarke retired all 9 batters he faced in 3 perfect innings of relief, striking out 3 Padres in the 3-0 Diamondbacks loss.
Erik González drove in 6 runs, going 4 for 5 with a homer as the Pirates came up short in the 17-13 extra inning slug fest against Detroit.
Austin Nola doubled and homered, driving in 3, but the Rockies doubled up the Mariners, 8-4.
Masahiro Tanaka held the Rays to 1 hit and no runs over 5 strong innings but the Yankee bullpen dropped the 1-0 game.
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