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The Sports Mac: The Daily Fives: August 29th, 2010

Jay McAnanyCorrespondent IAugust 29, 2010

ST. PETERSBURG - AUGUST 04:  Designated hitter Dan Johnson #24 of the Tampa Bay Rays fouls off a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the game at Tropicana Field on August 4, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Top five Stories From Yesterday

1.    Tampa Bay comes from behind to get a walk-off win over Boston, but the Yankees win in Chicago to keep pace in the AL East.

2.    Jets starting LB Calvin Pace suffers a broken foot and will miss the first month of the regular season.

3.    Tiger Woods gets off to a bad start, but rallies to shoot a 1-over 72 that leaves him nine shots off the lead at The Barclays.

4.    Brett Favre commits three turnovers in his first extensive action of the preseason, but the Vikings rally to defeat the Seahawks.

5.    Waipahu, Hawaii, rolls over Pearland, Texas, 10-0 to win the U.S. Little League Championship and advance to the World Championship versus Japan.



Top five Games From Yesterday

1.    MLB: Rays 3, Red Sox 2, 10 innings:  Tampa Bay gets a walk-off home run from Dan Johnson to even the series with Boston and keep pace with New York in the AL East.

2.    MLB: Phillies 3, Padres 1: Philadelphia gets only three hits for the game but gets a strong performance from Joe Blanton and the bullpen to win its second straight on the West Coast.

3.    NFL Preseason: 49ers 28, Raiders 24:  San Francisco gets a one yard TD run with less than two minutes remaining to win the Battle of The Bay Area.

4.    Little League International Championship: Tokyo, Japan 3, Kaoshiung, Chinese Taipei 2, 7 innings: A walk-off RBI single by Ryo Motegi propels Japan into the Little League World Championship.

5.    MLB: Brewers 8, Pirates 7, 11 innings: Milwaukee rallies from three runs down and wins it on a walk-off RBI single from Lorenzo Cain.

Top 5 Performances From Yesterday

1.    Nick Blackburn, Twins SP: 0 runs on 2 hits with six K’s over 8.2 IP and the victory in MIN’s 1-0 win over SEA.

2.    Dallas Braden, Athletics SP: 0 runs on 4 hits with one K and the CG shutout in OAK’s 5-0 win over TEX.

3.    Arian Foster, Texans RB: 18 carries for 110 yards and a TD in HOU’s 23-7 NFL Preseason win over DAL.

4.    Prince Fielder, Brewers 1B: 3-for-6 with two HRs and three RBI in MIL’s 8-7 11 inning win over PIT.

5.    Eduardo Nunez, Yankees 3B: 3-for-4 with a HR and four RBI in NYY’s 12-9 win over CHW.



Five Performances That Weren’t So Good From Yesterday

1.    Barry Zito, Giants SP: seven earned runs on nine hits in 3.2 IP in SF’s 9-3 loss to ARI.

2.    Brett Favre, Vikings QB: 16-for-26 for 187 yards with two interceptions and a lost fumble in MIN’s 24-13 NFL Preseason win over SEA.

3.    Mike MacDougal, Cardinals RP: six runs on five hits in 1.2 IP in STL’s 14-5 loss to WAS.

4.    Jon Danks, White Sox SP: eight runs on six hits in 4.1 IP in CHW’s 12-9 loss to NYY.

5.    Chris Capuano, Brewers SP: six runs on six hits over 3 IP in MIL’s 8-7 11 inning win over PIT.



Top 5 Events To Follow Today

1.    MLB: Marlins (65-63) at Braves (74-55), 1:30 PM: Atlanta looks to stay at least a game and a half ahead of the Phillies; (Johnson (FLA) vs. Lowe (ATL))

2.    Little League World Championship: Waipuhi, Hawaii, vs. Tokyo, Japan, 3:00 PM, ABC: Can the United States produce a sixth straight Little League World Champion?

3.    MLB: Phillies (72-57) at Padres (76-52), 4:00 PM: Philadelphia looking for a sweep; (Good match-up: Hamels (PHI) vs. Richard (SD))

4.    MLB: Red Sox (74-56) at Rays (79-50), 8:00 PM: ESPN: The rubber match of the series is important for both teams as the push for the playoffs continue; (Lackey (BOS) vs. Shields (TB))

5.    NFL Preseason: Steelers at Broncos, 8:00 PM, FOX: Week 3 of the preseason concludes with two teams with QB issues at the beginning of the season.

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