Red Sox 9, Indians 1: Doug Fister put forth a dogged performance last night, tossing a complete game one hitter, with his only mistake a leadoff solo homer surrendered to Francisco Lindor in the third pitch of the game. Yankees 13, Tigers 4: Since the Rays’ Logan Morrison said that Sanchez should not be in the Home Run Derby Sanchez has hit 12 dingers to Morrison’s five.
GAME 1 BOX SCORE | GAME 2 BOX SCORE Pete Mackanin opened his postgame news conference thusly on Tuesday night: "Tough day for the Phillies," he said. Tough day. Tough night, too. Heck, it's been a tough season. A tough few seasons. Baseball's worst team took it on the mandible twice Tuesday, losing both ends of a twi-night doubleheader to the Miami Marlins by scores of 12-8 and 7-4. The Phils hit eight home runs in the twinbill — Tommy Joseph and Andres Blanco each went deep in both games and rookie Rhys Hoskins hit his sixth in 12 games — but the starting pitching did not keep them in either game. "It's a shame," Mackanin said. "We hit all those home runs. "We had some opportunities. Didn't
The Marlins have dug themselves out of a deep hole to get back to .500. They were 13 games below .500 at their lowest point, but with Tuesday’s doubleheader sweep of the Phillies, they were back at .500 with a 62-62 record. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only 12 teams this century, including the 2006 Marlins, have pulled off an escape act of such magnitude. But only one of those lucky dozen, the 2005 Houston Astros, managed to sustain their drive and reach the postseason. That Astros team even got to the World Series, where they lost to the Chicago White Sox. At the moment, the Marlins are given about a 10- to 12-percent chance of winning a Wild Card playoff spot. They began the day Wednesday