* The Mariners cut up a 4-recreation collection at house towards the Athletics final weekend, helped by a four-zero win on Sunday. It was their eighth shutout of the season – solely the Indians and Dodgers (9 every) have extra.
* The White Sox dropped two out of three in Colorado final weekend, together with a ten-zero blowout loss on Sunday. It was the fifth time since 2014 that Chicago has been shutout and allowed at the least 10 runs, probably the most in MLB in that timespan.
* Chicago gained three of 4 in Seattle in Might, outscoring the Mariners 26-three of their three wins. The White Sox have solely misplaced the season collection as soon as since 2010, going a mixed forty one-18 towards Seattle since then.
* James Paxton allowed two runs (each earned) in 7.zero innings towards the Athletics on July 7, enhancing to 7-three this yr. Paxton has now posted three consecutive high quality begins, after a six-begin span that by no means noticed him get previous 5.1 innings.
* James Shields allowed six runs (all earned) in four.2 innings in Oakland on July four, taking a no determination. Shields made three begins in April earlier than happening the DL, permitting one run in every of them. Since returning on June 18, he’s allowed 17 earned runs in 19.2 innings throughout 4 begins.
* Ben Gamel is hitting .431 within the Mariners’ wins this season, however simply .197 of their losses – that .234 distinction is the most important within the majors amongst certified batters. Avisail Garcia is hitting .406 in wins and .238 in losses; his .168 distinction is the third-largest within the AL.