In addition to Adam Greenberg, Ike Davis participated in the Mets 4-3, 11 inning loss to the marlins, hitting a double in four at bats and drawing a walk.
What the heck has happened to the Texas Rangers? On Sept. 24 they were leading the NL West by five games. Now they’re tied with the Oakland A’s who won last night, 3-1. Ian Kinsler scored that tally for the Rangers after drawing a walk and was otherwise hitless in three at bats. Scott Feldman did not appear in the game. So now it comes down to today’s winner-take-all affair. Because of the second Wild Card spot, Texas is assured of a playoff spot.
The White Sox also dropped like a stone. They were three games up on the Detroit Tigers on Sept. 18, but have gone 3-10 to nestle into second place and out of the hunt, eliminating the feel-good story of Kevin Youkilis, who energized the Sox after they acquired him in a trade. He did not play in last night’s 4-3, 12-inning loss to the host Cleveland Indians.
Also losing a 4-3, 12 inning decision: the Boston Red Sox, who fell to the host NY Yankees. Ryan Lavarnway was 0-5, striking out three times, as the DH. Craig Breslow pitched one inning of scoreless relief. Neither Ryan Kalish nor Danny Valencia appeared in the game.
Sam Fuld flied out out as a pinch hitter as the Tampa Bay rays lost a close one to the visiting Baltimore Orioles, 1-0.
Ryan Braun was 0-3 with a walk and a run scored as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the visiting San Diego Padres, 4-3 (a very popular score yesterday). He did get that 30th stolen base; it came on Sept. 28 in a 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros.