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Verlander tosses a gem
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 26, 2023
After being swept by the Royals, the Astros needed a vintage performance from their 40-year-old, and boy did he deliver: he pitched into the ninth and held the Mariners to one run. The 5-1 win pushed the Astros to one game ahead of the Mariners in the loss column for the last AL Wildcard. The Astros have two more games with the Mariners before they finish their season with three games at Chase Field against the D’Backs.
Mike Trout speaks to the media
You have to give the man credit; he tried to get back out there but his wrist wasn’t right. Hopefully, we see him ready to go next spring. It’s been said a million times but it’s almost hard to believe that Trout and Shohei Ohtani never made it to the postseason as teammates.
— Bally Sports West (@BallySportWest) September 26, 2023
Yankee Stadium attendance
There appeared to be a slight discrepancy between the actual number of people in the stands versus the announced number for the Yankees’ final home game of the year. Well, at least the home team won, I guess.
Yankees announced an attendance of 41,096 for today’s game https://t.co/FQKBNq6pJb
— Talkin’ Yanks (@TalkinYanks) September 25, 2023
Logan Webb goes the distance
Oracle Park hosted a terrific pitcher’s duel between Logan Webb and Blake Snell. Webb outlasted Snell and got Jurickson Profar to bounce a grounder to second for the final out. The 2-1 kept the Giants alive in the Wild Card race. He’s tentatively scheduled to face the Dodgers for his final start of the season. The win pushed his record to 11-13. Yes, he has a losing record.
— MLB (@MLB) September 26, 2023
Logan Webb is up to 215 innings and should pretty easily finish as the MLB leader. He’ll be the first Giant to do that since Gaylord Perry in 1970.
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) September 26, 2023
Best Moments from Yesterday
The Rangers go back-to-back
The Angels actually had a 1-0 lead heading but then the sixth inning happened: Adolis García led off with his 37th dinger of the year and then Mitch Garver and Nathaniel Lowe both went yard too. Poor Jimmy Herget. The Rangers’ 5-1 win over the Angels gives them a three-game advantage in the loss column over the Astros for first place in the AL West.
BACK-TO-BACK-TO BACK NATHANIEL LOWE GOES DEEP THIS TIME pic.twitter.com/7XC6KgXOcK
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) September 26, 2023
Injuries and Transactions
The Giants signed RHP Spencer Howard to a minor-league deal.
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