Settling the Scores: Friday’s results


The Royals gained another game on the Tigers, thanks to James Shields pitching shutout ball into the ninth. And thanks to a two-base error by Chase Headley which set up the game’s only run. Play the hero one night, the goat the next. Such is the way of the world.

Also gaining ground: the Angels, who won, over the A’s, who lost. Who would’ve thunkback when they traded for Jon Lester that the A’s would be in a six-game hole in the first week of September?

The Brewers gained a game on the Cardinals and finally stopped that losing streak. They also gained a game over Atlanta in the “race” for the second NL Wild Card. Which is in parenthesis¬†quotation marks because it’s mostly a battle involving the least amount of surrender to entropy. On a long enough time scale, all NL Wild Card contenders lose all of their energy and float, inert, through the cosmos.

Your scores:

Royals 1, Yankees 0
Indians 2, White Sox 1
Phillies 9, Nationals 8
Mets 14, Reds 5
Giants 8, Tigers 2
Marlins 11, Braves 3
Red Sox 9, Blue Jays 8
Brewers 6, Cardinals 2
Rays 3, Orioles 0
Rockies 3, Padres 0
Mariners 7, Rangers 5
Dodgers 2, Diamondbacks 1
Angels 7, Twins 6
Astros 4, Athletics 3
Pirates 3, Cubs 3: SUSPENDED — I am way too lazy too look, but it feels like there have been more suspended games this year than usual. Maybe because, like, three or four of them of them have either happened or been replayed in the past month or so. I dunno.