The Minnesota Twins became the first team to clinch a playoff spot as they defeated the Cleveland Indians while the second place Chicago White Sox lost their 8th straight game, this time losing to the Oakland A’s.
There were two more anticipated debuts on Wednesday night in Washington DC. This time the Pittsburgh Pirates were debuting two of their top prospects. On the mound was Brad Lincoln, the fourth overall pick in 2006.
The Baltimore Orioles finally made the move that most expected weeks ago. Manager Dave Trembley was dismissed Friday morning and third base coach Juan Samuel was named interim manager.
There were just four games on the MLB slate for Monday. The Chicago White Sox, who were battered on Sunday against the Florida Marlins, jumped all over Cleveland Indians starter Justin Masterson for four runs in the first inning.
The big matchup of these two-game series throughout baseball was the Tampa Bay Rays visiting the NY Yankees.