Ryan Braun had another outstanding series over the weekend. His three-run homer on Friday (#32) clinched the Central Division title for the Brewers. It was the first title for Milwaukee since 1982 — the year before Braun was born. Overall, the MVP candidate was 5-10 with a double, triple, two home runs (33 total), and six RBIs. He also maintained the lead in the NL batting title race, leading Jose Reyes .333 to .331.
|9/25||vs FLA||W 9-5||3||2||2||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||.333|
|9/24||vs FLA||W 6-4||3||0||2||1||1||0||2||1||0||0||.331|
|9/23||vs FLA||W 4-1||4||1||1||0||0||1||3||0||1||0||.329|
Ian Kinsler and the Rangers also clinched on Friday, taking the AL West title. As a result, he was one of several regulars were rested for Saturday’s game. Yesterday, Kinsler hit his 31st homer and stolen two bases, giving him 29 with three games left to reach 30.
|9/25||vs SEA||W 12-5||4||3||3||0||0||1||2||1||0||2||.253|
|9/23||vs SEA||W 5-3||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.250|
Scott Feldman picked up the win in the division-clinching game for the Rangers on Friday although it wasn’t very artistic. Feldman gave up three runs on five hits and a walk in four innings.
|9/24||vs SEA||W 7-3||4.0||5||3||3||0||1||4||7||5||18||73||W(2-1)||–||3.94|
Danny Valencia was 3-11 with two runs scored and two RBIs.
|9/25||@ CLE||W 6-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||.245|
|9/24||@ CLE||L 6-7||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.246|
|9/24||@ CLE||L 2-8||4||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.246|
Josh Satin appeared in both ends of the Sept. 24 doubleheader sweep over the Phillies, going 1-6 but with four strikeouts. He did make some nice defensive plays at first. He also appeared in yesterday’s 9-4 loss as a pinch-hitter.
|9/25||vs PHI||L 4-9||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|9/24||vs PHI||W 6-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||.211|
|9/24||vs PHI||W 2-1||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.250|
Ryan Lavarnway struck out in his only appearance of the weekend, a 9-1 loss to the Yankees in the first game of the Sept. 24 doubleheader.
|9/24||@ NYY||L 1-9||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.233|
Craig Breslow pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing one hit and striking out a batter in the Athletics’ 4-2 loss to the Angels on Saturday.
|9/24||@ LAA||L 2-4||0.2||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||3||12||–||–||3.86|
Michael Schwimer struck out two batters in one scoreless inning of relief against the Mets in a 6-3 loss in the second game of the Saturday doubleheader.
|9/24||@ NYM||L 3-6||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||0||3||14||–||–||5.84|
DNP: Kevin Youkilis missed the entire series against the Yankees. John Grabow did not appear in the Cubs’ series against the Cardinals. Sam Fuld did not appear in the Rays’ series against the Blue Jays.