In Detroit, playing against the Tampa Bay Rays, Miguel Cabrera broke a 3-3 tie with a one out, two run homer to right. Cabrera went 2 for 5 on the evening with both RBI coming in his final at bat. It was his sixth home run of the season and RBI 30 and 31.
Meanwhile, in Oakland, the green and gold were trading singles with the Yankees in a game that clocked in at four hours before entering extra innings. The A’s managed to preserve a three run lead from the second into the sixth but, facing the order for a third time, Sonny Gray was rocked for three in the sixth to tie the game.
The A’s answered with a run in the bottom of the frame which was followed by a run in the top of the 7th, bottom of the 7th, top of the 8th, bottom of the 8th, and top of the ninth. Unable to continue the back and forth, the A’s ended the ninth tied at 6. New York scored again in the 10th inning to take a one run lead into the bottom of the frame and with the bases loaded and two outs recorded, Davis hit a bloop single which scored two runs to end the campaign.
Lastly, in Colorado, the Rockies made it to the 7th with an 8 run lead over the Giants but, after scoring 2 in the 7th, 5 in the 8th, and 1 in the 9th, found themselves tied in their final frame. With one out recorded and two men on, rookie right fielder Raimel Tapia singled off of Hunter Strickland and brought in the game winning RBI.
Tapia has appeared in 15 games in 2017 with a .286/.375/.357 line after 32 plate appearances. He went 2 for 5 for the evening and had his second and third RBI for the year.
Obviously, this is the first Topps Now card for Tapia who is commemorated on card #256. Miguel Cabrera (#255) has appeared on four cards prior to today’s (#106, 169, 211, and W-33) and has sold 1,674 cards in 2017. Khris Davis (#257) is appearing on his first Topps Now card of the season.
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