San Diego beat Arizona 6-4 to pull to within one game of the DBacks in the NL West. But, the Padres have now caught the Diamondbacks in the AILC (All Important Loss Column). However they are two back in the FSRLIWC (For Some Reason Less Important Win Column).
The St. Louis Cardinals crawled back to the .500 mark and moved into second place ahead of stumbling Milwaukee. The Cardinals are 2 games back overall and 1 in the AILC.
The Braves stuck out 19 times in 11 innings against the Marlins in a 4-3 loss, the second time they had reached 19 Ks in a game this year. The Braves whiffed 19 times against the Reds on July 18. Florida's win and Washington's loss created a tie for the worst record in the NL.
After scoring 16 runs against the Yankees Monday, Detroit put a 16 on the scoreboard in Kansas City, but in the hit column. And they lost to Kansas City 6-3. The #3 hitter for the Tigers was Timo Perez.
The game of the night was in Baltimore, where the Orioles lost to Tampa Bay, 15-8. The Orioles led 6-3 going to the 8th and then gave up 11 runs. It was the 31st loss this season by the Orioles bullpen. The Devil Rays won despite giving up six home runs, the first team to win a game when giving up at least six home runs since the Red Sox did on August 8, 2004.