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Mantle blasts off, leads Yankees to win

Mickey Mantle blasted 2 homers, lifting the Yankees to a 6-5 win over Oakland. Oakland's Terry Steinbach had 4 RBIs. Noah Syndergaard struckout 8 Oakland batters in the contest. | Box

Fernandez whiffs 8 in 2-1 win

Sid Fernandez struckout 8 Philadelphia batters in a 2-1 win for the Nationals. | Box

Tanana baffles Astros, Angels win

Frank Tanana struckout 9 Houston batters in a 3-2 win for the Angels. | Box

Red-hot Beltran can't overcome Cardinals onslaught

A 4-RBI game from Carlos Beltran couldn't lift the Royals to victory. St. Louis prevailed by a score of 11-9. | Box

Ramirez sparks 9-4 win for Indians

Jose Ramirez's hot bat helped the Indians to a 9-4 win over the Red Sox. Ramirez collected 4 hits in the game. | Box


WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

K. Caminiti, Padres .5793 HR5 RBI
C. Beltran, Royals .3753 HR7 RBI
R. Colavito, Tigers .4383 HR6 RBI
K. Puckett, Twins .3163 HR6 RBI
M. Mantle, Yankees .7143 HR6 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

J. Cirillo, Brewers 1 for 21 (.048)
D. Johnson, Phillies 1 for 19 (.053)
H. Ramirez, Marlins 3 for 20 (.150)
J. Kruk, Padres 3 for 20 (.150)
C. Coghlan, Marlins 1 for 18 (.056)

Leaders: AVG

G. Brett, Royals .386
L. Walker, Rockies .366
N. Garciaparra, Red Sox .342
T. Shumpert, Rockies .331
A. Belle, Indians .322

Leaders: WHIP

K. Millwood, Braves 0.85
S. Koufax, Dodgers 0.87
P. Martinez, Nationals 0.90
J. Arrieta, Cubs 0.95
J. Beckett, Red Sox 0.95

PC Team Strength--Season 10

(Rated Top to Bottom, as of 7/9/19)

Washington Nationals
Boston Red Sox
Atlanta Braves
Minnesota Twins
Texas Rangers
Cincinnati Reds
Los Angeles Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians

Philadelphia Phillies
Baltimore Orioles
New York Mets
Miami Marlins
Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros
Chicago Cubs
Milwaukee Brewers
Arizona Diamondbacks
Toronto Blue Jays

Oakland Athletics
Tampa Bay Rays
Colorado Rockies
Seattle Mariners
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Diego Padres
New York Yankees
Los Angeles Angels
Kansas City Royals
San Francisco Giants


Rankings By Division:
NL East: 1 WAS Nationals, 3 ATL Braves, 11 PHI Phillies, 13 NY Mets, 14 MIA Marlins
NL Central: 6 CIN Reds, 8 STL Cardinals, 16 CHI Cubs, 17 MIL Brewers, 27 PIT Pirates
NL West: 7 LA Dodgers, 19 ARI Dbacks, 23 COL Rockies, 26 SD Padres 30 SF Giants

AL East: 2 BOS Red Sox, 12 BAL Orioles, 19 TOR Blue Jays, 24 TB Rays, 29 NY Yankees
AL Central: 4 MIN Twins, 9 CHI White Sox, 10 CLE Indians, 15 DET Tigers, 26 KC Royals
AL West: 5 TEX Rangers, 16 HOU Astros, 21 OAK Athletics, 24 SEA Mariners, 28 LA Angels

Season 10 Plus Players

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Plus One Teams:

Braves SP Greg Maddux (1995) (Imported)
Cardinals SP Bob Gibson (1968) (Imported)
Cubs SS Ernie Banks (1959) (Imported)
Dbacks RP JJ Putz (2011) (Imported)
Dodgers SP Zach Greinke (2015) (Imported)
Indians SP Herb Score (1956) (Imported)
Mariners SP Randy Johnson (1995) (Imported)
Mets SP Tom Seaver (1971) (Imported)
Nationals SP Pedro Martinez (1997) (imported)
Phillies OF Len Dykstra (1990) (Imported)
Red Sox SP Roger Clemens (1986) (Imported)
Tigers SS Alan Trammell (1987) (Imported)
Yankees SP Ron Guidry (1978) (Imported)

Plus Two Teams:
Athletics SP Catfish Hunter (1972) OF Rickey Henderson (1990) (all imported)
Orioles RP Dick Hall (1964) 3B Melvin Mora (2004) (all imported)
Rangers SP Bert Blyleven (1977) SS Alex Rodriguez (2001) (all imported)
Reds SP Johnny Cueto (2014) 1B Ted Kluszewski (1954) (all imported)
Rockies OF Ellis Burks (1996) 2B Terry Shumpert (1999) (all imported)

Plus Three Teams:
Angels SP Frank Tanana (1976) RP Troy Percival (1995) 1B Mark Texeira (2008)
Brewers SS Robin Yount (1982) C Bill Schroeder (1987) SP Ben Sheets (2004) (all imported)
Giants SP Vida Blue (1980) RP Robb Nen (1998) OF Barry Bonds (2001) (all imported)
Padres 3B Ken Caminiti (1996) RP Mike Adams (2009) SP Tyson Ross (2013) (all imported)
Twins OF Kirby Puckett (1988) 2B Chuck Knoblauch (1996) RP Caleb Thielbar (2013) (all imported)
White Sox 1B Frank Thomas (1994) RP Keith Foulke (1999) SP Chris Sale (2014) (all imported)

Plus Four teams:
Blue Jays SP Juan Guzman (1992) SP Roger Clemens (1998) RP BJ Ryan (2006) SP AJ Burnett (2007) (all imported)
Marlins RP Bryan Harvey (1993) RP Armando Benitez (2004) OF Cody Ross (2007) SP Jose Fernandez (2013) (all imported)
Pirates RP Rich Gossage (1977), SP Jose DeLeon (1983), SP Oliver Perez (2004), RP Felipe Vazquez (2017) (all imported except for Vazquez)
Rays RP Joaquin Benoit (2010) RP Rafael Soriano (2010) SP Chris Archer (2013) OF Kevin Kiermaier (2015)(all imported)
Royals SP Bret Saberhagen (1989) 2B Jose Offerman (1998) OF Carlos Beltran (2004) SS Adalberto Mondesi (2018) (all imported)


Franchise Draft 10

1. DET Tigers -- ajhawk ----> ATL Braves
2. Seattle Mariners --- lordhawke ---> CLE Indians
3. CIN Reds --- wigwamer95 ----> SEA Mariners
4. NY Yankees ---- wolfie ----> LA Dodgers
5. NY Mets --- wallercrawler74 ---> CIN Reds
6. CHI White Sox --- GMshortystuff ----> WAS Nationals
7. SF Giants --- spitball_44 ---> HOU Astros
8. CHI Cubs --- hamburglar ---> BAL Orioles
9. TOR Blue Jays --- cardac00 ----> OAK Athletics
10. MIN Twins --- ndekar ----> CHI White Sox
11. MIA Marlins --- yankeebb ---> BOS Red Sox
12. WAS Nationals ---Raiderbill33 ---> STL Cardinals
13. LA Dodgers --- bobueckerrules ---> CHI Cubs
14. BAL Orioles --- ragingsol ---> DET Tigers
15. MIL Brewers --- joshanddez ---> NY Yankees
16. PHI Phillies --- naplajoie (new owner) ---> SF Giants
17. TB Rays --- bigredmachine90 --> LA Angels
18. TEX Rangers ---tykyvi ---> MIL Brewers
19. COL Rockies ---dwayne323---> NY Mets
20. HOU Astros --- Alycat ---> TEX Rangers
21. SD Padres --- jayslater1223 ----> ARI Diamondbacks
22. PIT Pirates --- Huckleberry ---> TOR Blue Jays
23. KC Royals ---vipjoe7147 ----> PHI Phillies
24. LA Angels ---sheikyerboudi ---> COL Rockies
25. AZ Diamondbacks --- naberus ---> PIT Pirates
26. BOS Red Sox ---fullerr44 ---> TB Rays
27. STL Cardinals ---mranastasia---> MIA Marlins
28. CLE Indians ---mcvn4 ---> SD Padres
29. OAK Athletics ---ebee1 ---> KC Royals
30. ATL Braves --- chubbach24 ---> MIN Twins

Braves Win World Series in 7 over A’s

World Series
2 ATL Braves at 2 OAK Athletics
Game 1: Chipper Jones homered in the first inning, sending Bumbry home. A Big Mac bomb in the 6th was the only score the A's could muster. Braves win 2-1 with Sheffield on the shelf until game 5
Game 2: Oakland got on the board first with an RBI single from McGwire in the first inning. Braves scored 3 in the fifth, but then Oakland answered. Another home run from Mark McGwire (57th of the season) put the A's ahead for a 5-3 win.
Game 3: Vida Blue gives up 2 hits and 1 walk in 8 innings, the Braves don't score, and McGwire hits ANOTHER home run. A's win 3-0
Game 4: A low scoring affair throughout, until a solo HR by the Braves' Covington off Dennis Eckersley in the 8th inning. Braves win 1-0
Game 5: Braves blow up Rich Harden and the rest of the A’s pitching staff, hitting 3 home runs, to win 11-2. McGwire hits another homer for Oakland but it didn’t matter in this one.
Game 6: In the 6th inning, a Mark McGwire (who else?) home run breaks a 1-1 tie, and Oakland goes on to win 7-2.
Game 7: Unlike his dominant game 3, Vida Blue gave up 5 runs and was pulled in the 3rd inning. At that point the Braves led 5-3, and then McGwire went down at the beginning of the 4th. Braves went up even further running up the score on A’s reliever Harris. Oakland mounted a furious comeback behind Hanley Ramirez’ two HRs and late game heroics, but it wasn’t enough. Braves win 9-8 and win it all.

ALCS
5 KC Royals at 2 OAK Athletics (A’s wins series 4-2)
NLCS
2 ATL Braves at 1 STL Cardinals (Braves win series 4-3)

NLDS
5 SD Padres at 1 STL Cardinals (Cardinals win series 3-2)
3 ARI Diamondbacks vs 2 ATL Braves (Braves win series 3-2)

ALDS
5 KC Royals at 1 CLE Indians (Royals win series 3-2)
3 BOS Red Sox at 2 OAK Athletics (A's win series 3-1)

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