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Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

Sep 1, 2013, 8:52 AM EDT

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The Indians are collapsing with just one month to go.

Scott Kazmir allowed four earned runs in five innings and the bullpen let in another six as Cleveland fell to Detroit 10-5 on Saturday night at Comerica Park. It was the Indians’ sixth consecutive loss and it’ll leave them with a 12-16 record for the month of August.

The Indians now trail the Tigers by a whopping 8 1/2 games for the top spot in the American League Central standings. They are 4 1/2 games back in the chase for the two American League Wild Card spots.

Danny Salazar will square off against Justin Verlander in Sunday afternoon’s series finale.

Your Saturday box scores and recaps:

Orioles 0, Yankees 2

Royals 2, Blue Jays 4

Phillies 3, Cubs 4

Mets 11, Nationals 3

Cardinals 1, Pirates 7

Indians 5, Tigers 10

White Sox 2, Red Sox 7

Angels 6, Brewers 5

Marlins 4, Braves 5 (11 innings)

Mariners 3, Astros 1

Twins 1, Rangers 2

Reds 8, Rockies 3

Giants 3, Diamondbacks 4

Padres 1, Dodgers 2

Rays 1, Athletics 2

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 1, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Yesterday was moving day in the AL Wild Card race, and it was the Yankees who made the big move. Tampa Bay, surprisingly, has pitching problems. Baltimore, not surprisingly, also has pitching problems. The Indians are in a free fall and the Royals have lost their series with the Jays.

    Royals fans must feel frustrated. Last night, the tying run was scored on an error by Escobar. It should have been a double play ball. The next 2 Jays runs were scored on bases loaded walks by Crow. Yost got tossed by the home plate ump after the second walk; however, he was probably still steaming about a terrible call made by that ump at first base in the first game of the series.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 1, 2013 at 10:30 AM

      Who cares about how a team that’s 18 1/2 games out of first performed? Sorry pc but their season is long over, nobody cares!! In news that actually matters that was one heck of a game by Nova, complete game shutout giving up only 3 hits. You aint gonna see anyone from the jays staff throwing a game like that let me tell you..sometimes the truth hurts but it is what it is

      • Old Gator - Sep 1, 2013 at 11:19 AM

        Ah, another waste of blog space by our resident Artificial Stupidity. Guess what, Little Mister Insignificance – many more folks care about the Jays than they do about any of the ignorant horse shit that you inflict on this blog. Incidentally, did you really think that assuming the name of a movie tough guy would make you any more than the vacuuous nobody you actually are?

      • aceshigh11 - Sep 1, 2013 at 11:26 AM

        You call 8 games out of first and 3.5 games back in the wild card “mattering”?

        It only “matters” in the narcissistic, self-involved world of Yankees fans who refuse to acknowledge that the rest of the league actually exists.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 1, 2013 at 11:42 AM

        He is not a complete case of artificial stupidity. He told his mother-in-law’s only daughter to answer that post saying that she could make big money part time on the internet. So far, she has received a cheque for $24,313.44 payable on a Nigerian bank.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 1, 2013 at 12:07 PM

        So in your world 3 1/2 games out of a playoff spot with a whole month to go doesn’t matter? Look granted I don’t feel they should be there and personally id rather see them sit down some players and turned their focus towards next year but with that said id hardly call 3 1/2 out of a wildcard spot as “not mattering”. but then again you are a redsuk fan so I shouldn’t expect too much from you to begin with

      • Old Gator - Sep 1, 2013 at 12:11 PM

        How can he have a sister in law? He’s about fourteen years old – and hillbillies don’t root for yankees.

      • jimeejohnson - Sep 1, 2013 at 12:38 PM

        “sometimes the truth hurts but it is what it is”

        Truth is you ARE some kind of stupid dipweed. It might hurt, but it’s the truth.

      • bigharold - Sep 1, 2013 at 1:23 PM

        “You call 8 games out of first and 3.5 games back in the wild card “mattering”?”

        Yes, I do and yes it does.

      • aceshigh11 - Sep 1, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        It’s on the cusp of mattering. If you were a different person, I’d certainly be willing to say that the Yankees could easily get a wild card berth.

        However, I don’t see why I should give you the benefit of the doubt considering your only purpose here is to incite, insult and belittle people.

        And the “redsuks” are in first place, and have been all year. That’s not my definition of sucking.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 1, 2013 at 3:04 PM

        You think im looking for your approval on this board? I hate to bust your bubble but you are sadly mistaken and have seriously misjudged who I am. At the end of the day what you think about anything flat out doesn’t mean squat to me, you are just here for my amusement along with everyone else.

    • indaburg - Sep 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM

      Yesterday, it wasn’t our pitching problems. Just two runs allowed. It was our hitting problems. But have no fear. Delmon Young to the rescue.

      Beach therapy this a.m. Gorgeous.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 1, 2013 at 10:59 AM

        Fausto is about to be benched. A bullpen committee will pitch in his next scheduled start. Enjoy the beach. Sounds like wonderful therapy.

      • indaburg - Sep 1, 2013 at 3:32 PM

        It was, PC. I am lucky.

        This is the reason why whenever I don’t have a rooting interest in a contest, I cheer for the less desirable place to live. Say, Detroit vs. SF in the WS. San Francisco is gorgeous. Detroit–good lord. Detroit for the win. If SF loses, they can comfort themselves with their cuisine and vineyards. Detroit has nothing but an ugly winter to look forward to. They NEED the win.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 1, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        Great! Glad you enjoyed it.

      • APBA Guy - Sep 1, 2013 at 1:38 PM

        Cobb was excellent. But the Rays inconsistent offense cost them, that and Loney failing to advance on Balfour’s wild pitch in the 9th.Have to hat-tip to Sonny Gray. He had his best stuff yesterday since his call-up.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 1, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      After I wrote something nice about them, the Yankees went out and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory today. Baltimore moved back ahead of them in the Wild Card race.

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    • APBA Guy - Sep 1, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      Ban the spammer! And Dirty Harry.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 1, 2013 at 3:06 PM

        spammer? I write about baseball which is what this board is supposed to be about so how the hell is that spamming? Learn what the word means and then come back when you have a clue abba boy

      • nbjays - Sep 1, 2013 at 3:17 PM

        Wrong again, Spambot… you write hateful petty crap with the only baseball connection being you have an unnatural obsession with the Blue Jays and their fans and you claim to know everything about baseball, but have yet to prove you know ANYTHING relevant.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 1, 2013 at 3:54 PM

        You notice that Harry has ignored the 7 runs that Baltimore just scored against his Yankees in the 7th inning today.

      • nbjays - Sep 2, 2013 at 1:35 AM

        Of course, they were against his beloved team and therefore don’t “matter”.

  3. jwbiii - Sep 1, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Updated playoff odds:

    Team  Cool   B-Pro
    Cle    8-1    10-1
    NYY    9-1    10-1
    Bal   15-1    14-1
    KCR  200-1   200-1
    
    Ari   28-1    29-1
    WsN   20-1    71-1

    Good day for the Yankees. They pass the Orioles to move into seventh. With the Rays loss, they also gain some ground. None of the other contenders/pretenders won.

    Bad day for the Nationals. They lose and fall back to seventh.

    • 22yearsagotoday - Sep 1, 2013 at 12:42 PM

      Red Sox and Dodgers won.

      • jwbiii - Sep 1, 2013 at 1:19 PM

        So did the Tigers, Pirates, A’s, and Reds. I’m focusing on the teams on the outside looking in which have a chance. The Dodgers have a 99.8% (on Cool Standings) chance of making the playoffs. In horse racing parlance, that’s 501-500. I don’t find that particularly interesting.

      • jwbiii - Sep 1, 2013 at 2:20 PM

        Don’t get me wrong. I don’t find the Dodgers uninteresting. For the first two months of the season, they were playing bad baseball, .418, last place, -8.5. Since then, they have played the best ball in either league, .713, and it’s not even close. That’s interesting to me. What happened? Puig, obviously, but nobody’s that good, and he doesn’t pitch anyway.

  4. historiophiliac - Sep 1, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Miggy was out of the game, so Infante decided to channel his bat. How often does he have a two-homer game? Like, never, fur sure. Little Sexy Fire got a couple of hits and a walk. His BA remains second only to Puig among rookies. The Indians got a couple runs when Jackson hurt his arm running into the wall to make a catch. Thankfully, he was alright and more than redeemed himself with a 2-RBI triple in his next AB. Verlander is up today — which is turning into the worst drinking game ever. :(

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Sep 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    JA Helpless is taking another beating I see, 86 pitches to go a big 4 innings and gave up 5 runs. Shields is mowing down the jays lineup as if they are swinging a wet noodle at the plate today

    • nbjays - Sep 1, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      And here’s harry, spewing his shit again… never fails.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 1, 2013 at 3:56 PM

      Tell us about the Yankee pitchers melting down in the 7th inning today. There is something symmetrical about Baltimore scoring 7 runs in the 7th inning.

  6. pastabelly - Sep 1, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Tampa Bay’s rough late season schedule is catching up with them. Someone could catch them.

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