By winning a battle of hard-throwing bullpens, the Red Sox upped their AL East lead to a season-high 5 1/2 games over rival NY.
The Miami Marlins star broke the team's homer record with his 43rd dinger of the season Monday. and his teammates celebrated the feat with brews and shaving cream!
Roberto Osuna threw a flawless 1-1/3 innings for his 30th save of the season. Straily comes off a 3-2 (ND) loss at the Washington Nationals with a pair of runs scoring on four hits and a BB in 5.2 frames. Since July 17, he has hit 17 homers, which is the same amount the entire Giants team has hit during that same span. Luis Perdomo (6-7) was the loser.
The Marlins have won a few and San Francisco has lost a few so I'll take a shot with Miami at plus money... Left hander Madison Bumgarner toes the rubber for the San Francisco Giants Tuesday versus the Miami Marlins. The Denver native has been able to enjoy success despite only striking out 63 in 128 innings in part because he has kept the ball in the park (10 homers allowed).
Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, Nick Tepesch pitched into the seventh inning for his first win in almost three years, and Toronto defeated Tampa Bay. Only six players in Major League Baseball history have longer such streaks. Bumgarner's RBI single had an exit velocity of 103 miles per hour.
Joey Gallo lined into an inning-ending double play with runners at second and third in the eighth against Ken Giles, who struck out two in the ninth for his 23rd save. Yes, already. The last time any player had as many as 15 home runs in August was 2003 (A-Rod).
He also tops the NL in slugging percentage and is in the top five of the league in runs scored, runs batting in and OPS. Pittsburgh managed just one hit after the first, and none in the final five innings. Stanton hit No. 42 on Sunday.
Rookie right-hander Jake Junis (5-2) was called up Monday from Omaha and allowed two runs on four hits over six innings for his third straight victory, including one in relief.
Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 21st save.