Jurickson Profar had a night to remember – both good and bad – as the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees in MLB on Friday.
First, the bad. The Athletics infielder botched a double play which allowed the Yankees to move into a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning.
Then, the good. Profar broke a tie for a second time – the first was with a 0-0 score and a home run in the second – with a two-run double in the sixth to give Oakland the edge for good. The Yankees would not score again and the A's claimed an 8-2 win over the American League (AL) East leaders.
Brett Anderson was awarded the win after pitching six innings, allowing two runs off six hits and striking out one.
Yankees righty Tommy Kahnle was tagged with the loss. He gave up three runs on three hits in just one inning of work.
Jose Quintana pitched 5.2 shut-out innings and allowed just four hits while striking out three in the Chicago Cubs' 7-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Todd Frazier hit two three-run home runs as the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-5.
Austin Pruitt, and three Rays relievers, combined on a five-hitter as Tampa Bay shut out the Cleveland Indians 4-0.
Matt Hall came in for relief of Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Edwin Jackson, but was quickly replaced himself after surrendering four runs on three hits in 1.2 innings.
Tim Anderson was 0 for five as the Chicago White Sox went on to lose 10-7 to the Atlanta Braves.
All Betts are on
Mookie Betts swatted two home runs on Friday with the latter breaking a 15th-inning tie to guide the Boston Red Sox to a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Right-fielder JD Martinez also homered for Boston before making a costly error in the ninth that extended the contest.
Mookie Betts appreciation tweet! pic.twitter.com/jk6IpC8ruY— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 31, 2019
Jorge Soler has been a highlight reel of his own this season and he tied the Kansas City Royals' single-season home-run record (37) in a 14-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
George Springer hit a monster three-run home run in the Houston Astros' 7-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
112.6 mph. 463 feet.— MLB (@MLB) August 31, 2019
By George, he got all of it. pic.twitter.com/bW9wfob84V
Chicago Cubs 7-1 Milwaukee Brewers
Oakland Athletics 8-2 New York Yankees
New York Mets 11-5 Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals 7-6 Miami Marlins
Houston Astros 7-4 Toronto Blue Jays
Minnesota Twins 13-5 Detroit Tigers
Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 Cleveland Indians
Atlanta Braves 10-7 Chicago White Sox
Texas Rangers 6-3 Seattle Mariners
Baltimore Orioles 14-2 Kansas City Royals
Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 Colorado Rockies
Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants 8-3 San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Angels 6-7 Boston Red Sox
Mets at Phillies
The Phillies cannot afford to give up another game now. The National League wildcard race is heating up and they are currently 3.5 games back of making the cut. A win on Saturday against the Mets, who won the series opener, will almost certainly better their position. Philadelphia will start Jason Vargas (6-6, 4.09 ERA) while New York go with Steven Matz (8-8, 4.06).
|ALCS Game 4 postponed due to incoming storm|
|Los Angeles Angels hire Maddon as manager|
|´Old guys´ vital in Nationals´ season turnaround – Scherzer|
|Nationals reach first MLB World Series after sweeping Cardinals|
|Cole shuts out Yankees as Astros take 2-1 lead in ALCS|
|Nationals one win away from World Series after taking 3-0 NLCS lead|
|Correa hits walk-off homer as Astros level ALCS with Yankees|
|Yankees slugger Stanton not starting ALCS Game 2, considered day-to-day|
|Yankees rout Astros in ALCS opener|
|Freese announces retirement after 11 MLB seasons|
|Nationals move 2-0 ahead of Cardinals in NLCS|
|Sanchez teases no-hitter as Nationals beat Cardinals in NLCS Game 1|
|Nets´ Irving won´t face Lakers due to facial fracture|
|Yankees will start Tanaka in Game 1 of ALCS|
|Astros defeat Rays in game five to advance to ALCS|
|Gabe Kapler out as Phillies manager after two seasons|
|Nationals upstage Dodgers with 10th-inning slam en route to NLCS|
|Braves catcher McCann retires after NLDS loss to Cardinals|
|NLCS awaits Cardinals after demolition of Braves|
|Tampa Bay force series decider after beating Astros|
|Yankees advance to ALCS after topping Twins|
|Nationals force NLDS decider against Dodgers|
|Cardinals level NLDS against Braves|
|Rays stay alive against Astros in ALDS|
|Joe Maddon meeting with Angels to discuss manager gig, report says|
|Dodgers power into 2-1 NLDS lead over Nationals|
|Braves rally past Cardinals to take 2-1 NLDS lead|
|Cole stars as Astros take 2-0 lead over Rays|
|Yankees take 2-0 lead over Twins in ALDS|
|Strasburg stars as Nationals level series against Dodgers|
|Yankees power past Twins in Game 1|
|Foltynewicz helps Braves draw level against Cardinals|
|Astros cruise past Rays in ALDS opener|
|Dodgers beat Nationals in NLDS opener|
|Cardinals rally past Braves in NLDS opener|
|Mets fire Mickey Callaway after two seasons as manager|
|MLB playoffs 2019: ALDS preview - How will the Rays pitch? Can the Twins maintain home-run prowess?|
|MLB playoffs 2019: NLDS preview - Will Keuchel be key? Can the Nationals hit consistently?|
|Rays beat Athletics to reach ALDS|
|Former Yankees manager Girardi addresses links to Cubs and Padres|
|MLB playoffs 2019: Buehler to start for Dodgers in NLDS opener|
|MLB playoffs 2019: One reason Athletics, Rays could win World Series|
|Nationals earn Dodgers date after rallying past Brewers in NL wild-card game|
|Cardinals secure NL Central title after topping Cubs|
|Joe Maddon to leave Chicago Cubs|
|Nationals secure home-field advantage in NL wild-card game|
|Astros pair Cole, Verlander first team-mates with 300 strikeouts in 17 years|
|Astros´ Verlander becomes 18th pitcher with 3,000 strikeouts|
|Mets´ Pete Alonso breaks Aaron Judge´s rookie home run record|
|Rays, Athletics clinch wild-card spots as Indians eliminated|
|Yankees ace Paxton removed one inning into final regular-season start|
|Nationals name Scherzer wild-card game starter|
|Mariners fans honour ´King Felix´ Hernandez in emotional final start|
|Brewers clinch final National League playoff spot|
|Nationals sweep Phillies in doubleheader, clinch wild-card spot|
|Nationals move into first NL wild-card spot|
|Royals manager Yost announces retirement, Matheny expected to take over|
|Astros clinch third successive American League West title|
|Rays move ahead of Indians in American League wild-card race|
|San Diego Padres fire manager Andy Green|
|Braves clinch division title for second straight season|
|Yankees infielder Torres suffers injury|
|Indians, Brewers make moves in wild-card races|
|New York Yankees win first AL East title since 2012|
|Yankees´ Domingo German placed on administrative leave under MLB´s domestic violence policy|
|Cubs, Brewers remain deadlocked in NL wild-card race|
|Brewers pull even with Cubs in wild-card race after topping Padres|
|Pirates´ Felipe Vazquez arrested, charged with solicitation of a minor|
|Cubs top Reds for fifth straight win|
|White Sox pitcher Giolito to miss rest of season with lat strain|