Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 11/8/14
Cincinnati-reds-louis

Aroldis Chapman has been the best reliever in baseball this year. But that moniker took a solid bump after his outing last night. Chapman blew the save and took the loss when he allowed three runs to the Astros in the ninth inning in the Reds' 5-3 loss to the NL Central's worst team. The blown save was Chapman's first since June 24th, and it was the first time he's allowed multiple runs in a game since the same game. Chapman still leads all reliever in fWAR (by nearly a full win over Craig Kimbrel), so it's not like his season is completely over. But I think this will nip the Cy Young talks in the bud a little bit.

Game of the Night: Brewers 5, Cardinals 4 (13 innings). This game went 4:30...and also kicked off with a 2:32 rain delay, meaning that the game ended SEVEN HOURS after it was scheduled to start, or around 3 AM eastern. Anyway, The Cardinals led 2-0 after the first inning, but the Brewers fought back and ended up taking a 4-2 lead in the eighth. Of course, Yadier Molina tied the game with a two-run homer in the bottom half of that inning, deadlocking the game and sending it to extras. The teams didn't score until the 13th, when all-world MVP candidate Ryan Braun blasted his 38th homer of the year, a career-high, to put Milwaukee out front 5-4. John Axford shut the door in the bottom of the inning, and Milwaukee's slim playoff hopes are still hanging on by a thread.

Pitching Lines of the Night: Derek Holland was dominant for the Rangers in their 3-1, 11 inning loss to the Rays. He allowed one run on two hits over eight, striking out 11 and walking just two. Max Scherzer had a great outing for the Tigers in their 3-2 walkoff loss to the Angels, allowing a pair of runs over eight innings on five hits, striking out nine without a walk. Travis Wood dominated the Pirates offense in a 12-2 win, not that he needed to. Wood allowed just one hit over six shutout innings, walking three and striking out five.

Hitting Lines of the Night: The Padres blew a 5-0 lead against the Diamondbacks but will won 6-5, thanks to Chase Headley going 2/4 with four RBI and a pair of homers. Likewise, the Marlins blew a 6-2 lead in Washington, but still won 9-7 thanks to Jose Reyes, who went 3/6 with two runs, three RBI, and a pair of triples. Lorenzo Cain propelled the Royals to a 7-5 win over the White Sox, going 2/5 with three RBI and two homers. Russ Canzler pushed the Indians to a 7-6 win over the Twins, going 3/4 with three RBI, a walk, and his first homer of the year.

Other Games: The Yankees and Orioles combined for six homers in an 8-5 win for New York. The Blue Jays homered three times and beat the Red Sox 7-5. The Phillies rallied late to beat the Rockies 3-2. The Braves picked up their third shutout in a row, beating the Mets 3-0. The A's jumped all over Felix Hernandez and beat the Mariners 6-1. The Giants poured it on late and prevailed over the Dodgers 5-4.

Today's Games: Bruce Chen takes on Chris Sale in Chicago. Mark Buerhle will battle Ross Detwiler in DC. CC Sabathia and Joe Saunders will duel in Baltimore. Kris Medlen looks to keep rolling against Jeremy Hefner and the Mets. Chris Capuano and Matt Cain will battle by the bay. Cole Hamels and the Phillies host the Rockies. Yu Darvish will take on Chris Archer in St Pete. Jeff Samardzija will take on James McDonald at PNC Park. Justin Verlander and CJ Wilson will go at it in Anaheim. Brett Anderson looks to continue his dominance this year, against Hisashi Iwakuma in Seattle. Mike Fiers takes on Jake Westbrook in St Louis. Wade Miley and fellow rookie Casey Kelly will battle in San Diego.

Enjoy your day of baseball, everyone.

[follow]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cavs beat Hawks without Kyrie Irving, take 2-0 lead

John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

Minor League team cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box Night'

Dolphins teammate on Dion Jordan: It’s a bad situation

Texans reportedly the favorite to be featured on ‘Hard Knocks’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Goodell will not recuse himself from Brady appeal

Will Smith suspended eight games for 'foreign substance'

Report: Kobe Bryant likely to retire following next season

Don Shula named in painkiller lawsuit from former NFL players

Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 2 versus Atlanta

Michael Sam signs with CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

The Los Angeles Angels are finally finding their groove

Re-evaluating all 30 MLB teams at the quarter mark

Is virtual reality training the next leap forward for football?

Warriors a very shaky 2-0 against the Rockets

NFL icon Bud Grant zings Pats with Deflategate joke on Twitter

RG3 announces birth daughter's birth on social media

Don't listen to Nick Saban, the bowl system is just fine

MLB scores partial victory in minor league wage lawsuits

Ranking the NBA Playoffs' most significant injuries

WATCH: Will Smith ejected for foreign substance on arm

Guy behind NFL's social media trolling of Pats is a Jets fan?

In defense of 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

Jim Kelly: No doubt Tom Brady cheated

Post-combine NBA Draft big board: Top 30

Ex-players sue NFL for conspiring to push painkillers

Astros surprising, but can get better with Correa

Here come the Giants

Aaron Hernandez got new tattoo in prison

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Ten players who could benefit due to PAT rule change

Five QBs set for breakout campaigns

Report: Lakers will pursue Thibodeau

MLS leaders struggling with attendance

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.