Ian Kinsler hit his 22nd double in four at-bats, but it didn’t matter: the Cleveland Indians (89-56) won their 20th in a row by beating the Detroit Tigers (60-84), 2-0. Craig Breslow did not appear for the Indians. And they’re still talking about whether or not to bring Brad Ausmus back as Tigers manager next year.
Alex Bregman was 1-for-3 as the Houston Astros (87-57) made the one run they scored in the second inning stand up for Justin Verlander, who threw eight shutout innings in the 1-0 win.
Kevin Pillar was 0-for-3 but scored the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth following a lead-off walk. The Toronto Blue Jays (68-77) beat the visiting Baltimore Orioles (71-74), 3-2. Richard Bleier did not appear for the Orioles.
Ryan Braun was o-for-4 but scored one run and drove in another to help the Milwaukee Brewers (76-69) beat the host Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-3. Braun also stole his 11th base.
Joc Pederson did not appear for the LA Dodgers, who broke their 11-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the host San Francisco Giants. Max Fried did not pitch for the Atlanta Braves (65-78) who fell to the Washington Nationals, 8-0. Danny Valencia did not appear for the Seattle Mariners (72-73) in their 10-3 win over the host Texas Rangers. Ryan Sherriff did not appear for the St. Louis Cardinals (76-68) who beat the visiting Cincinnati Reds, 13-4.Tags: Alex Bregman, Brad Ausmus, Ian Kinsler, Kevin Pillar, Ryan Braun