Baseball agate — July 19, 2018

Published Jul 19, 2018 at 4:00pm

American League

East Division

W L Pct GB

Boston 68 30 .694 —

New York 62 33 .653 4.5

Tampa Bay 49 47 .510 18

Toronto 43 52 .453 23.5

Baltimore 28 69 .289 39.5

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Cleveland 52 43 .547 —

Minnesota 44 50 .468 7.5

Detroit 41 57 .418 12.5

Chicago 33 62 .347 19

Kansas City 27 68 .284 25

West Division

W L Pct GB

Houston 64 35 .646 —

Seattle 58 39 .598 5

Oakland 55 42 .567 8

Los Angeles 49 48 .505 14

Texas 41 56 .423 22

Friday’s Games

N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05

Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07

Boston at Detroit, 7:10

Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:10

Cleveland at Texas, 8:05

Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:15

San Francisco at Oakland, 9:35

Houston at L.A. Angels, 10:07

Chi White Sox at Seattle, 10:10

Saturday’s Games

N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05

Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07

Boston at Detroit, 6:10

Miami at Tampa Bay, 6:10

Houston at L.A. Angels, 7:15

Minnesota at Kansas City, 7:15

Cleveland at Texas, 8:05

San Francisco at Oakland, 9:05

Chi White Sox at Seattle, 10:10

National League

East Division

W L Pct GB

Philadelphia 53 42 .558 —

Atlanta 52 42 .553 .5

Washington 48 48 .500 5.5

Miami 41 57 .418 13.5

New York 39 55 .415 13.5

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Chicago 55 38 .591 —

Milwaukee 55 43 .561 2.5

St. Louis 48 46 .511 7.5

Pittsburgh 48 49 .495 9

Cincinnati 43 53 .448 13.5

West Division

W L Pct GB

Los Angeles 53 43 .552 —

Arizona 53 44 .546 .5

Colorado 51 45 .531 2

San Francisco 50 48 .510 4

San Diego 40 59 .404 14.5

Thursday’s Games

St. Louis (TBD) at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 6-8), 7:05

Friday’s Games

St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20

Atlanta at Washington, 7:05

N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05

San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05

Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:10

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10

L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 8:10

San Francisco at Oakland, 9:35

Colorado at Arizona, 9:40

Saturday’s Games

N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05

St. Louis at Chi Cubs, 1:05 , 1st game

Miami at Tampa Bay, 6:10

Atlanta at Washington, 7:05

San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05

L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 7:10

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10

St. Louis at Chi Cubs, 7:15 , 2nd game

Colorado at Arizona, 8:10

San Francisco at Oakland, 9:05

American League

Leaders

BATTING-Betts, Boston, .359; Altuve, Houston, .332; Martinez, Boston, .328; Segura, Seattle, .323; Duffy, Tampa Bay, .317; Machado, Baltimore, .315; Simmons, Los Angeles, .313; Rosario, Minnesota, .311; Trout, Los Angeles, .310; Gurriel, Houston, .310.

RUNS-Lindor, Cleveland, 85; Betts, Boston, 79; Martinez, Boston, 72; Trout, Los Angeles, 71; Benintendi, Boston, 68; Ramirez, Cleveland, 68; Bregman, Houston, 67; Judge, New York, 66; Segura, Seattle, 66; Springer, Houston, 65.

RBI-Martinez, Boston, 80; Ramirez, Cleveland, 70; Haniger, Seattle, 67; Encarnacion, Cleveland, 65; Machado, Baltimore, 65; Bogaerts, Boston, 64; Bregman, Houston, 64; KDavis, Oakland, 64; Gattis, Houston, 63; 2 tied at 62.

HITS-Altuve, Houston, 129; Segura, Seattle, 120; Rosario, Minnesota, 117; Martinez, Boston, 116; Castellanos, Detroit, 115; Machado, Baltimore, 115; Lindor, Cleveland, 113; Merrifield, Kansas City, 109; Betts, Boston, 108; Ramirez, Cleveland, 108.

DOUBLES-Escobar, Minnesota, 35; Bregman, Houston, 31; Lindor, Cleveland, 30; Merrifield, Kansas City, 30; Castellanos, Detroit, 29; Abreu, Chicago, 27; Andujar, New York, 27; Pillar, Toronto, 27; 3 tied at 26.

TRIPLES-Sanchez, Chicago, 9; Hernandez, Toronto, 6; Benintendi, Boston, 5; Moncada, Chicago, 5; Smith, Tampa Bay, 5; Jones, Detroit, 4; Moreland, Boston, 4; Profar, Texas, 4; Wendle, Tampa Bay, 4; 15 tied at 3.

HOME RUNS-Martinez, Boston, 29; Ramirez, Cleveland, 29; Judge, New York, 25; Lindor, Cleveland, 25; Trout, Los Angeles, 25; Machado, Baltimore, 24; Betts, Boston, 23; Stanton, New York, 23; 3 tied at 22.

STOLEN BASES-Gordon, Seattle, 22; Anderson, Chicago, 21; Ramirez, Cleveland, 20; Betts, Boston, 18; Benintendi, Boston, 17; Merrifield, Kansas City, 17; RDavis, Cleveland, 16; DeShields, Texas, 16; Smith, Tampa Bay, 16; Trout, Los Angeles, 15.

PITCHING-Severino, New York, 14-2; Kluber, Cleveland, 12-5; Snell, Tampa Bay, 12-5; Carrasco, Cleveland, 11-5; Morton, Houston, 11-2; Porcello, Boston, 11-4; Rodriguez, Boston, 11-3; 6 tied at 10.

ERA-Sale, Boston, 2.23; Bauer, Cleveland, 2.24; Snell, Tampa Bay, 2.27; Verlander, Houston, 2.29; Severino, New York, 2.31; Cole, Houston, 2.53; Skaggs, Los Angeles, 2.57; Kluber, Cleveland, 2.76; Morton, Houston, 2.96; Gonzales, Seattle, 3.42.

STRIKEOUTS-Sale, Boston, 188; Cole, Houston, 177; Bauer, Cleveland, 175; Verlander, Houston, 172; Paxton, Seattle, 155; Morton, Houston, 146; Severino, New York, 144; Snell, Tampa Bay, 134; Kluber, Cleveland, 132; Berrios, Minnesota, 127.

National League

Leaders

BATTING-Gennett, Cincinnati, .326; Markakis, Atlanta, .323; Almora, Chicago, .319; Freeman, Atlanta, .315; Suarez, Cincinnati, .312; Arenado, Colorado, .312; Kemp, Los Angeles, .310; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, .306; Aguilar, Milwaukee, .298; Parra, Colorado, .297.

RUNS-Albies, Atlanta, 74; Blackmon, Colorado, 73; Arenado, Colorado, 63; Hernandez, Philadelphia, 63; Baez, Chicago, 61; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 61; Pham, St. Louis, 60; Yelich, Milwaukee, 60; Freeman, Atlanta, 59; Gennett, Cincinnati, 59.

RBI-Baez, Chicago, 72; Suarez, Cincinnati, 71; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 70; Arenado, Colorado, 68; Story, Colorado, 68; Gennett, Cincinnati, 63; Freeman, Atlanta, 61; Markakis, Atlanta, 61; Rizzo, Chicago, 61; 2 tied at 60.

HITS-Markakis, Atlanta, 120; Gennett, Cincinnati, 115; Albies, Atlanta, 114; Freeman, Atlanta, 114; Castro, Miami, 112; Anderson, Miami, 109; Peraza, Cincinnati, 108; Arenado, Colorado, 107; Story, Colorado, 107; Blackmon, Colorado, 105.

DOUBLES-Albies, Atlanta, 29; Markakis, Atlanta, 29; Carpenter, St. Louis, 28; Story, Colorado, 27; Baez, Chicago, 25; Freeman, Atlanta, 25; Rendon, Washington, 25; Anderson, Miami, 23; Hosmer, San Diego, 23; 7 tied at 22.

TRIPLES-KMarte, Arizona, 8; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 8; Baez, Chicago, 6; Nimmo, New York, 6; Contreras, Chicago, 5; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, 5; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 5; Rosario, New York, 5; Story, Colorado, 5; 10 tied at 4.

HOME RUNS-Aguilar, Milwaukee, 24; Arenado, Colorado, 23; Harper, Washington, 23; Muncy, Los Angeles, 22; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 21; Albies, Atlanta, 20; Story, Colorado, 20; 5 tied at 19.

STOLEN BASES-SMarte, Pittsburgh, 25; MTaylor, Washington, 24; Inciarte, Atlanta, 23; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 22; Turner, Washington, 22; Baez, Chicago, 18; Cain, Milwaukee, 18; Peraza, Cincinnati, 17; Dyson, Arizona, 16; 3 tied at 14.

PITCHING-Lester, Chicago, 12-2; Nola, Philadelphia, 12-3; Scherzer, Washington, 12-5; Godley, Arizona, 11-6; Greinke, Arizona, 10-5; Mikolas, St. Louis, 10-3; 10 tied at 8.

ERA-deGrom, New York, 1.68; Nola, Philadelphia, 2.30; Scherzer, Washington, 2.41; Lester, Chicago, 2.58; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 2.66; Mikolas, St. Louis, 2.79; Freeland, Colorado, 3.11; Greinke, Arizona, 3.18; Arrieta, Philadelphia, 3.23; Corbin, Arizona, 3.24.

STRIKEOUTS-Scherzer, Washington, 182; Corbin, Arizona, 149; deGrom, New York, 149; Nola, Philadelphia, 131; Gray, Colorado, 125; Greinke, Arizona, 124; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 120; Pivetta, Philadelphia, 113; Velasquez, Philadelphia, 110; 4 tied at 108.

International League

North Division

W L Pct. GB

Lehigh Valley 57 38 .600 —

Scranton/W-B 50 44 .532 6.5

Buffalo 43 46 .483 11

Pawtucket 45 49 .479 11.5

Rochester 44 48 .478 11.5

Syracuse 40 55 .421 17

South Division

W L Pct. GB

Durham 54 41 .568 —

Norfolk 48 46 .511 5.5

Gwinnett 44 52 .458 10.5

Charlotte 44 52 .458 10.5

West Division

W L Pct. GB

Toledo 52 43 .547 —

Indianapolis 50 44 .532 1.5

Columbus 50 45 .526 2

Louisville 37 55 .402 13.5

Wednesday’s Games

Syracuse 4, Durham 2

Norfolk 5, Buffalo 4, 10 inn

Charlotte 3, Pawtucket 0

Gwinnett 4, Indianapolis 2

Columbus 2, Lehigh Valley 1

Louisville 2, Rochester 0

Toledo 3, Scranton/W-B 0

Thursday’s Games

Norfolk at Rochester, Game 1, 5:05

Norfolk at Rochester, Game 2, TBD

Louisville at Syracuse, 6:35

Pawtucket at Charlotte, 7:04

Durham at Buffalo, 7:05

Indianapolis at Gwinnett, 7:05

Lehigh Valley at Toledo, 7:05

Scranton/W-B at Columbus, 7:05

Friday’s Games

Norfolk at Rochester, 6:05

Indianapolis at Charlotte, 7:04

Durham at Buffalo, 7:05

Lehigh Valley at Toledo, 7:05

Louisville at Syracuse, 7:05

Pawtucket at Gwinnett, 7:05

Scranton/W-B at Columbus, 7:15

July 19

1909 — Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball pulled off the first unassisted triple play in modern major league history.

1910 — Cy Young registered his 500th career victory as the Cleveland Indians beat the Washington Senators 5-4 in 11 innings.

1933 — Rick Ferrell of the Boston Red Sox hit a home run off brother Wes, pitching for the Cleveland Indians. Wes also homered in that game, marking the only time the two connected in the same contest.

1940 — Buddy Rosar of the New York Yankees hit for the cycle in a 15-6 rout of the Cleveland Indians.

1960 — Juan Marichal of the San Francisco Giants made his major league debut by pitching a one-hit, 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. He retired the first 19 batters before walking Pancho Herrera in the seventh inning. Clay Dalrymple singled to center with two outs in the eighth inning. Marichal struck out 12 and walked one.

1974 — Dick Bosman of the Cleveland Indians pitched a no-hit, 4-0 victory over the world champion Oakland A’s.

1977 — Joe Morgan opened the All-Star game with a home run off Jim Palmer and the National League jumped out to an early lead by scoring four runs in the first inning. The Nationals added three more runs and held on for a 7-5 win. It was the NL’s sixth straight win. NL starter Don Sutton gave up one hit over three innings and was named MVP.

1982 — In the first Old-timer’s All-Star Classic, played at Washington’s RFK Stadium before 29,000 fans, the AL won 7-2. Luke Appling, 75, led off for the AL and hit a home run over the shortened left-field fence off Warren Spahn.

1994 — The Kingdome, home of the Seattle Mariners, was closed after four ceiling tiles fell nearly 180 feet into the stands behind home plate. The Mariners were forced into a 22-day road trip before the season was cut short by the players’ strike.

2001 — Randy Johnson struck out 16, a major league record for a reliever, and came within four outs of combining with Curt Schilling on a no-hitter as Arizona beat San Diego 3-0 in the completion of their suspended game. Wiki Gonzalez hit an opposite-field single to right with two outs in the eighth for the Padres.

2013 — Rookie Brad Miller hit his first two major league homers and drove in five runs, and Seattle overcame rookie Brandon Barnes’ cycle in a 10-7 win over Houston. After doubling in the eight to complete his cycle, Barnes singled in the ninth to finish 5 for 5 and become the first Astro to collect five hits since Hunter Pence did it in May 2008.

2015 — After 20 years and 1,609 consecutive home games, the Los Angeles Angels finally lost another game to rain. Heavy downpours turned Angel Stadium’s outfield into virtual marshlands, forcing the postponement of their game against the Boston Red Sox. The Angels were rained out at home for just the 16th time in their 55-year franchise history.

Today’s birthdays: David Holmberg, 27; Luis Avilan, 29; Patrick Corbin, 29; Yan Gomes, 31; Evan Scribner, 33.