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Former Tigers watch: J.D. Martinez collects 3 hits in Diamondbacks loss

Martinez just keeps on raking in Arizona.

Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

With the Detroit Tigers struggling something fierce as we head down the stretch, we Tigers fans need something else to entertain ourselves. The minor league season is over and we don’t want to watch football, so we’re turning to the next best thing: other baseball. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be checking in on our old friends as they make a push towards the 2017 postseason (now with standings!).

Colorado Rockies 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (box)

J.D. Martinez led the Diamondbacks with three hits and two runs scored, but their bullpen gave up three runs in the top of the eighth. Martinez is now hitting .281/.351/.708 (seriously) in 46 games with the D’Backs. The Rockies moved 3 12 games ahead in the race for the second NL Wild Card spot.

Martinez: 3-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI, SB

AL PLAYOFF RACE

AL Wild Card Race: 9-11-17

Team Wins Losses GB
Team Wins Losses GB
New York Yankees 78 65 -4.0
Minnesota Twins 74 69 -
Los Angeles Angels 73 70 1.0
Texas Rangers 72 71 2.0
Kansas City Royals 71 72 3.0
Baltimore Orioles 71 73 3.5
Seattle Mariners 71 73 3.5
Tampa Bay Rays 71 74 4.0

New York Yankees 5, Tampa Bay Rays (box)

The Yankees and Rays played a game at Citi Field because of Hurricane Irma. This Rays fan was not happy.

I would be unhappy too if something called a Cesar Puello were batting fifth for my favorite team.

/ignores Alex Presley, designated hitter

Toronto Blue Jays 4, Baltimore Orioles 3 (box)

Hey, at least the Orioles didn’t give up five runs.

Texas Rangers 5, Seattle Mariners 3 (box)

Our friends at Lookout Landing are taking this well.

Chicago White Sox 11, Kansas City Royals 3 (box)

Rookie starter Reynaldo Lopez notched his first career win, reminding us all just how loaded the White Sox farm system is. Also, Al Alburquerque is pitching for the White Sox now.

LOL IS THIS REALLY BASEBALL (NL PLAYOFF PICTURE)

NL Wild Card Race: 9-11-17

Team Wins Losses GB
Team Wins Losses GB
Arizona Diamondbacks 83 60 -4.0
Colorado Rockies 79 65 -
St. Louis Cardinals 75 68 3.5
Milwaukee Brewers 75 69 4.0

San Francisco Giants 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (box)

The first message in our staff Slack room this morning read, “It’s 5:16 a.m. and baseball is still happening!” Sure enough, the Giants and Dodgers played until people on the East Coast were getting up for work thanks to a long rain delay. The SB Nation mothership live-tweeted the entire thing, and it was glorious.

Also, the Dodgers are human now.

Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Milwaukee Brewers 0 (box)

The Brewers swept the Cubs over the weekend to get back into the division race... and laid an egg against the faltering Pirates. Second baseman (and old friend) Hernan Perez went 0-for-4, definitively proving that the Brewers should have traded good prospects for Ian Kinsler.