Jose Ramirez is putting up eye-popping numbers this season.That trend continued Friday, when the breakout star led the Indians to a 9-3 win against the White Sox. Ramirez collected four hits with four runs scored, a home run (18) and three RBIs (55).Ramirez's latest hit barrage bumped his average to a cool .322 this season Delino DeShields Jersey
, while helping the Indians win their eighth-straight game.The Indians are clinging onto a two-game lead over the Royals winners of nine straight games in the American League Central. Despite the Indians'recent flurry of wins, they've actually lost ground on the equally-hot Kansas City team.In fact, this is the first time two Ivan Rodriguez Jersey
teams from the same division have had simultaneous streaks of eight-pluswins after the All-Star Gamesince 2004,when the Cardinals and Astros then in the National League accomplished the feat.A postseason berth will not be easy for either team in the tough AL, but Ramirez was a part of the Indians' World Series runner-up team last year, and he just keeps getting better. The Indians once again look like a dangerous team at the right time.Studs of the Night:Masahiro Tanaka, who led the Yankees to a 6-1 win over the Rays,lost his perfect game with two outs in the fifth inning en route to allowing just one run in eight innings. The inconsistent hurler gave up just two hits with no walks while striking out 14 batters. Despite the gem, he Men's Texas Rangers Team Scarlet Jersey
is just 8-9 with a 5.09 ERA this season.Astros second baseman Jose Altuve collected three more hitswith two runs scored in a 6-5 win against the Tigers. Altuve, who is batting .369, already has 19 three-hit games this season.Dud of the Night: Wins and loses are probably the most overrated stats when it comes to pitchers, but reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello fell to an alarming 4-14 this season after giving up four runs in seven innings in Boston's4-2 lo s to the Royals. ERA, which is an important stat, isn't Rangers Cool Base Custom Scarlet Jersey
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July 29, 2017 Beltre's two hits in an 8-2 win over Orioles moved him just two shy of 3,000 for his career.What's Next: Diamondbacks (59-44) at Cardinals (51-52) 7:15 p.m. ET The Diamondbacks and theirfans will be thinking of Robbie Ray, who left Friday's game after getting hit in the head. Rangers Cool Base Custom Red Jersey
It appearsthe breakout pitcher will be fine, and Arizona will have to move forward after a tough 1-0 lo s. Zack Greinke (12-4, 2.92 ERA) has quietly put together a Cy Young-caliber season. He takes the mound Saturday against St. Louis' Mike Leake (7-8, 3.20 ERA).