Record of the Day
Lowest Batting Average to lead the respective league: Carl Yastrzemski, .301 (1968).
In 1968, the year of the pitcher, five players in the National League, led by Pete Rose at .335, batted higher than Yaz' .301, but Yaz lead the American League with the low total. No one else in the AL even batted above .290, as Danny Carter reached the mark.
Tigers@Rangers has been postponed. Ryan Howard (Phillies) has an Achilles rupture and will miss through April. Magglio Ordonez (Tigers) broke his ankle and will miss the rest of the postseason.
Milwaukee Brewers, 9, St. Louis Cardinals, 6. Milwaukee leads series 1-0.
Tigers@Rangers was rained out. Texas leads series 1-0.
Offensive: AVG: Ryan Braun (Brewers), .500. Home runs: Adrian Beltre (Rangers), Chris Young (Diamondbacks), and and Delmon Young (Tigers), 3. RBI: Robinson Cano (Yankees), 9. Stolen bases: Willie Bloomquist (Diamondbacks), 3.
Pitching: Wins: 21 tied with 1. K's: Justin Verlander (Tigers), 17. ERA: Cole Hamels (Phillies), 0.00 (6 shutout innings). Saves: Neftali Feliz (Rangers), 4.
Offensive: Ryan Braun (Brewers): 2-4, double, home run, 4 RBI, 2 runs, walk.
Pitching: John Axford (Brewers): Save, shutout inning, no hits, no walks, 2 K's.
Worst Pitching Performance: Jaime Garcia (Cardinals): Loss, 4 innings, 6 earned runs, 6 hits, 3 walks, 3 K's.
Tigers@Rangers: Max Scherzer (15-9, 4.43 ERA regular season, 1-0, 1.23 postseason) vs Derek Holland (16-5, 3.95 ERA regular season, 1-0, 1.42 ERA postseason).
Cardinals@Brewers: Edwin Jackson (12-9, 3.79 ERA regular season, 1-0, 3.00 postseason) vs Shaun Marcum (13-7, 3.54 ERA regular season, 0-1, 13.50 postseason).
Teams followed in this update: Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves
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HR: home runs. RBI: runs batted in. AVG: batting average. SB: stolen bases. ERA: earned run average. BAA: batting average against. K's: strikeouts. WPCT: winning percentage