The Sports Mac: The Daily Fives For September 23rd, 2010

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Top Five Stories From Yesterday


1. The Phillies sweep the Braves out of Philadelphia, increasing their lead in the NL East to six games and reducing their magic number to four.

2. The Padres retake the lead in the NL West after they defeat the Dodgers, and the Giants lose to the Cubs.

3. The Rays get back to within 1.5 games of the Yankees after winning the third game of their big four-game series.

4. Vincent Jackson is not traded by the San Diego Chargers, and will have to serve a six-game suspension if he decides to play in 2010.

5. The Jets’ Darrelle Revis will not play Sunday against Miami due to recurring hamstring problems.


Top Five Games From Yesterday

1. Phillies 1, Braves 0: Roy Oswalt and two relievers combine for a one-hit shutout, and give Philadelphia complete control of the NL East by winning their 10th in a row.

2. Cubs 2, Giants 0: Randy Wells has a great performance for Chicago as San Francisco drops out of first in the NL West.

3.  Padres 3, Dodgers 1: Miguel Tejada’s 300th career HR is the highlight as San Diego retakes the lead in the NL West.

4. Rangers 2, Angels 1, 12 innings: Texas reduces its magic number in the AL West to four after scoring in the 12th for the victory.

5. Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 4: Ubaldo Jimenez is staked to a four-run lead and cannot hold it as Colorado drops further back in the NL West and wildcard races.


Top Five Performances From Yesterday

1. Roy Oswalt, Phillies SP: Zero runs on one hit with eight K’s over seven IP in PHI’s 1-0 win over ATL.

2. Max Scherzer, Tigers SP: Zero runs on two hits with eight K’s over 7.2 IP and the victory in DET’s 4-2 win over KC.

3. Jose Lopez, Mariners 3B: 3-for-4 with three HRs and four RBI in SEA’s 6-3 win over TOR.

4. John Bowker, Pirates RF: 3-for-3 with a HR and two RBI in PIT’s 11-6 win over STL

5. Carlos Beltran, Mets CF: 3-for-5 with a HR and a RBI in NYM’s 7-5 loss to FLA


Five Performances That Weren’t So Good From Yesterday

1. Chad Gaudin, Yankees RP: Three runs on three hits in 1.2 IP in NYY’s 7-2 loss to TB.

2. Kyle Lohse, Cardinals SP: Six runs on seven hits in three IP in STL’s 11-6 loss to PIT.

3. Jon Niese, Mets SP: Six runs on five hits in 5.2 IP in NYM’s 7-5 loss to FLA.

4. Buster Posey, Giants C: 0-for-4 with three K’s in SF’s 2-0 loss to CHC.

5. Johnny Cueto, Reds SP: Eight runs on eight hits in 1.1 IP in CIN’s 13-1 loss to MIL.


Top 5 Events To Follow Today


1. MLB: Rays (90-61) at Yankees (92-60), 7:00 PM, MLB Network: Tampa Bay looks for the split, and to get back within a half-game of the division lead; (CAN’T MISS MATCHUP: Price (TB) vs. Sabathia (NYY))

2. MLB: Giants (85-67) at Cubs (69-82), 7:00 PM: San Francisco tries to get back into the NL West lead; (Bumgarner (SF) vs. Dempster (CHC))

3. NCAA FB: #19 Miami (Fla.) (1-1) at Pittsburgh (1-1), 7:30 PM, ESPN: An interesting matchup featuring two teams looking for a big non-conference win on their schedule.

4. MLB: Rockies (82-69) at Diamondbacks (61-91), 9:30 PM: This might be a must-win for Colorado tonight given the way the Giants and Padres are playing; (Francis (COL) vs. Kennedy (ARI))

5. MLB: Padres (85-66) at Dodgers (73-79), 10:00 PM: The NL West leaders look to hold onto their slim advantage; (Good matchup; (Latos (SD) vs. Kuroda (LAD))  

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