Watching-Baseball

NL-East-Watch

Atlanta 73-54

Philadelphia 70-56 trail by 2.5 games

The Braves lost to the Rockies, 12-10 after blowing a 10-1 lead.

The Phils lost to the Astros, 3-2, their third straight loss to Houston.

Did you know?

The Astros are 3-3 versus the Phils and 1-5 against the Braves.

AL-East-Watch

Tampa Bay 78-49

NY Yankees 78-49

Boston 73-55 trailing by 5.5 games

Tampa Bay lost to the Angels, 12-3.

The Yankees lost to the Jays, 6-3

The Red Sox split with the Mariners 5-3 and 2-4.

Did you know?

The Rays are 8-6 when they have scored 3 runs and 1-14 when they have allowed 7 or more runs.

The Yankees are 7-11 when they have scored 3 runs and 5-10 when they have allowed 6 runs.

The Red Sox are now 8-7 when they have scored 5 runs and 7-13 when they have scored 2 runs.

NL-Central-Watch

Cincinnati 73-54

St. Louis 68-56 trail by 3.5 games

The Reds won 12-11 over the Giants in 12 innings despite blowing a 10-1 lead.

The Cards lost to the Pirates, 5-2.

Did you know?

The Reds are now 15-7 this month, while St. Louis is 10-10.

AL-Central-Watch

Minnesota 72-55

White Sox 68-58 trail by 3.5 games

The Twins lost to Texas, 4-3 for their third straight loss.

The White Sox lost to Baltimore, 4-2.

Did you know?

The Twins longest winning streak this season has been 8 games and their longest losing streak has been 4 games.

The White Sox longest winning streak this season has been 11 games and their longest losing streak has been 4 games.

NL-Wild-Card-Watch

Philadelphia 70-56 .566

San Francisco 71-57 .555

St. Louis 68-56 trail by one game

Colorado 66-60 trail by 4 games

Dodgers 65-62 trail by 5.5 games

Did you know?

The Phillies have been shutout 10 times and have shut out their opponents 15 times.

The Giants have been shutout 11 times and have shut out their opponents 11 times.

The Cardinals have been shutout 10 times and have shut out their opponents 13 times.

The Rockies have been shutout 8 times and have shut out their opponents 12 times.

The Dodgers have been shutout 14 times and have shut out their opponents 14 times.

AL-Wild-Card-Watch

Tampa Bay 78-49

NY Yankees 78-49

Boston 73-55 trailing by 5.5 games

White Sox 68-58 trail by 9.5 games

Did you know?

The Rays are 22-22 in one-run games.

The Yanks are 13-12 in one-run games.

The Red Sox are 21-20 in one-run games.

The White Sox are 20-20 in one-run games.

Votto-Triple-Crown-Watch

Joey Votto went deep twice yesterday to tie Adam Dunn for second place among the NL home run leaders with 31 each, two behind Albert Pujols. He drove home four in the Reds’ 12-11 victory over the Giant to close within two RBI of Pujols. His four hits lifted his average to a league-best .326.

Did you know?

Joey has a career high 90 runs scored, 90 RBI, 31 homers, 11 steals, 71 walks and needs 13 hits for a career high in that category as well.

Pujols-Triple-Crown-Watch

Albert Pujols went 0-4 last night.

Did you know?

The longest Albert has ever gone without a hit is 14 at bats. Twice in his rookie season he went 0-for-14 and once last season.

Reynolds-Strikeout-Watch

Arizona slugger Mark Reynolds went 0-for-3 last night with one strikeout as San Diego topped the Diamondbacks, 9-3

Did you know?

Reynolds now has a league leading 172 strikeouts aiming for his record of 223 strikeouts, which he set last season. He had struck out 204 times in 2008. After striking out at a pace of once every 2.6 at bats the previous two seasons, he is striking out once every 2.4 at bats this season.