The Rockies were two outs away from the National League West falling into complete chaos, but DJ LeMahieu wasn’t going to allow it.
With one on and one out and the Rockies down 4-3 to the Diamondbacks, LeMahieu connected for an opposite-field shot which gave Colorado a 5-4 victory and a 1 1/2 game lead on the Dodgers for first in the West.
LODO MAGIC!! 🔮 pic.twitter.com/2YTG8341rm
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 13, 2018
The West is still far from decided though as Arizona trails the top spot by 3 1/2 games.
Elsewhere around MLB insanity still remains. The Brewers dropped the Cubs 5-1 to win their seventh series in a row and cut Chicago’s lead to one game in the National League Central.
Josh Hader helped the cause by recording his 10th out in the series by strikeout. He did not record an out in any other way in the series.
👋 Bye, Baez. #Brewers lead 2-1 as we go to the 9th. #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/kZLyEhoPq3
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 13, 2018
In the American League East the Red Sox look to have the division locked up as the Yankees continue to allow the Athletics to fight for home-field advantage in the wild-card game. The Yankees lost to the Twins while the A’s beat the Orioles to cut New York’s lead to one game in the wild-card race.
Studs of the Night
Rays starter Blake Snell took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and finished the night allowing just one hit and one run in seven innings of nine-strikeout ball of a 3-1 win over the Indians.
Twins starter Jake Odorizzi took a no-hitter into the eighth and finished allowing just one hit and one run in 7 1/3 innings of a 3-1 win against the Yankees.
David Price threw seven shutout innings in a 1-0 win over the Blue Jays. Boston won its 100th game Wednesday for the first time in a season since 1946.
Duds of the Night
Orioles starter Andrew Cashner gave up eight of 10 third-inning runs in a 10-0 loss to the Athletics. His final line: two innings, eight hits, eight runs, one walk and one strikeout.
Marlins reliever Ben Meyer allowed six hits and seven runs in 2/3 of an inning to the Mets.
Astros outfielder George Springer spends most of his time in center field, but he showed off his glove in right with this fancy catch in a 5-4 win over the Tigers.
Game saving. 😱 pic.twitter.com/heRuug1TN5
— Houston Astros (@astros) September 12, 2018
The Cubs may have lost a game in the race for the National League Central title, but it wasn’t for lack of effort from Albert Almora.
All out for #SeptemberBaseball. pic.twitter.com/BO4jibsKyZ
— MLB (@MLB) September 13, 2018
Dodgers (79-67) at Cardinals (81-65), 7:15 p.m. ET — Clayton Kershaw (7-5, 2.42 ERA) will try to get the Dodgers back to within a game of the top spot in the National League West once again. He takes on Austin Gomber (5-0, 2.93) of the Cardinals who hopes to help St. Louis gain ground on the Brewers for the second wild-card spot.