MLB Recap from Wednesday, August 21, 2019: Filled With Surprising Upset Winners

SUMMARY: 4 Major Upsets, One Slight Upset, 3 Easy Expected Wins

It was a night highlighted by upsets. The Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 8-1 despite being +101 underdogs. The Colorado Rockies versus the Arizona Diamondbacks was also an upset. Colorado won the game 7-2 and Vegas odds gave them a 37% chance of winning. There were multiple favorites, or even money teams, that won games by large margins. The Washington Nationals were -141 on the moneyline and ended up beating the Pittsburgh Pirates by 10 runs.

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GAMEVEGAS EXPECTATIONPROJECTIONACTUAL
Padres vs RedsCIN 4.7, SD 3.8CIN 4.5, SD 4.6CIN 4, SD 2 Expected Win
White Sox vs TwinsMIN 4.7, CHW 3.8MIN 5.5, CHW 3.9CHW 4, MIN 0 Major Upset
Mariners vs RaysTB 5.1, SEA 3.4TB 5.2, SEA 3.6TB 7, SEA 6 Expected Win
Rockies vs D-BacksARI 5.4, COL 4.6ARI 6.5, COL 5.5COL 7, ARI 2 Major Upset
Royals vs OriolesKC 5.3, BAL 5.2KC 5.3, BAL 4.5BAL 8, KC 1 Major Upset
Nationals vs PiratesWAS 4.7, PIT 4.3WAS 5.6, PIT 4.0WAS 11, PIT 1 Easy Expected win
Angels vs RangersTEX 5.4, LAA 5.1TEX 5.9, LAA 4.5TEX 8, LAA 7 Expected Win
Phillies vs Red SoxBOS 6.4, PHI 5.6BOS 5.7, PHI 5.3PHI 5, BOS 2 Major Upset
Indians vs MetsNYM 4.8, CLE 4.2NYM 4.4, CLE 4.6NYM 4, CLE 3 Expected Win
Marlins vs BravesATL 5.2, MIA 4.3ATL 4.7, MIA 4.0ATL 5, MIA 0 Easy Expected win
Brewers vs CardinalsMIL 4.3, STL 4.2STL 5.0, MIL 4.8MIL 5, STL 3 Easy Expected win
Giants vs CubsCHC 5.1, SF 3.9CHC 4.5, SF 4.4CHC 12, SF 11 Expected Win
Tigers vs AstrosHOU 5.5, DET 3.0HOU 5.7, DET 2.5DET 2, HOU 1 Slight Upset
Yankees vs AthleticsOAK 4.9, NYY 4.6OAK 5.9, NYY 5.1OAK 6, NYY 4 Expected Win
Blue Jays vs DodgersLAD 5.2, TOR 3.3LAD 5.2, TOR 3.6LAD 2, TOR 1 Expected Win