MLB on Sling TV: Playoff Races Heat Up Thursday on FOX Sports Regional Networks

Sep 22, 2016 by Sling Staff

(All times Eastern, starters subject to change)

Across the baseball landscape on Wednesday Nolan Arenado jacked a second-inning grand slam to send the Rockies on their way to an 11-1 beatdown of the Cardinals; Evan Gattis hit a pair of homers and drove in 3 runs as the Astros bested the A’s 6-5; Felix Hernandez threw 7 shutout innings and Robinson Cano hit a walkoff sac-fly in the 12th to give the Mariners a 2-1 win over the Blue Jays; rookie Andrew Benentendi hit a 3-run homer and Clay Buchholz gave up just 1 run on 3 hits over 7 innings in the Red Sox 5-1 defeat of the Orioles; Tommy Joseph had an RBI double and a 2-run homer to deliver the Phillies an 8-3 win over Chris Sale and the White Sox; Corey Kluber fanned 9 over 6 ⅓ innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks as the Indians bested the Royals 4-3; Ender Inciarte drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th and then in the bottom of the inning, with runners on first and second, robbed Yoenis Cespedes of a walkoff home run to secure the Braves’ 4-3 win over the Mets; Ryan Zimmerman’s 3-run homer in the 4th was the big blow in the Nationals’ 8-3 defeat of Marlins; Gary Sanchez’s reign of terror continued, as he hit a pair of home runs and an RBI single to power the Yankees to an 11-5 win over the Rays – he now has 19 home runs in just 166 at-bats; Mike Trout’s 3-run homer in the 5th proved to be the difference in the Angels’ 5-4 win over the Rangers; John Lacky went 7, giving up just 2 runs, and Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant each homered as the Cubs bullied the Reds 9-2; Andrew McCutchen hit a 1st-inning solo shot and Chad Kuhl threw 6 innings of 5-hit, 1-run ball to lead the Pirates past the Brewers 4-1; the Tigers and Twins got rained out; Paul Goldschmidt hit a pair of homers, driving in all the Diamondbacks’ runs in a 3-2 win over the Padres; and Yasiel PuigYourFirend hit a 3-run homer and Kent Maeda went 5, allowing 2 runs, and driving in 1 as the Dodgers beat the Giants 9-3.

Check out the baseball available Thursday on FOX Sports Regional Networks across the land for Sling Blue subscribers:

Detroit Tigers (Verlander 14-8, 3.22) at Minnesota Twins (Santana 7-10, 3.38)
8:10pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit & FOX Sports North

Atlanta Braves (Collmenter tk) at Miami Marlins (Urena 4-7, 5.59)
7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports Southeast

Kansas City Royals (Vargas 0-0, 3.00) at Cleveland Indians (Clevinger 2-2, 4.76)
7:10pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City & SportsTime Ohio

New York Yankees (Cessa 4-2, 4.44) at Tampa Bay Rays (Snell 5-8, 3.87)
7:10pm ET on Fox Sports Sun

Los Angeles Angels (Nolasco 6-14, 4.78) at Houston Astros (Fiers 11-7, 4.46)
8:10pm ET on FOX Sports West

Pittsburgh Pirates (Vogelsong 3-5, 4.87) at Milwaukee Brewers (Anderson 8-11, 4.47)
8:10pm ET on FOX Sports Wisconsin

San Francisco Giants (Samardzija 11-10, 3.97) at San Diego Padres (Friedrich 5-10, 4.78)
10:10pm ET on FOX Sports San Diego

Watch baseball on FOX Sports Regional Networks by subscribing to Sling Blue.

All stats courtesy ESPN and Baseball Reference.

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