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Thursday 9 Elul 5774 - Sep 4, 2014

MLB Baseball (MLB):
Manager Brad Ausmus' Detroit Tigers are in 2nd place in the American League Central Division as of August 31. Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler (Jewish father) is batting .280 with 13 home runs and 76 runs-batted-in. Milwaukee Brewers' left fielder Ryan Braun (Jewish father) is batting .276 with 18 HR and 76 RBI. Oakland A's center fielder Sam Fuld (Jewish father) is batting .257 with 3 HR, 26 RBI and 19 stolen bases. Oakland A's first baseman Nate Freiman is batting .241 with 4 HR and 12 RBI. Toronto Blue Jays' third baseman Danny Valencia is batting .286 with 3 HR and 17 RBI. Pittsburgh Pirates' first baseman Ike Davis is batting .238 with 10 HR and 44 RBI.
pitcher On the pitcher's mound, Houston Astros' Scott Feldman (Jewish father) has an 8-10 won-loss record, with a 4.09 earned-run-average in 152 innings in 25 games. He has struck out 88 batters and walked 44. Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Breslow has a 2-4 won-loss record with one save. He has a 4.65 ERA in 50 1/3 innings in 52 games. Breslow has struck out 32 batters and walked 28.
israeli basketball Basketball (Israeli Men's National Team):
Team Israel had already guaranteed themselves a spot in the 2015 Eurobasket Championship Tournament with 4 straight wins in their division. It looked like they were going to win again, but they ran out of steam, turning a 15 point lead into an 8 point deficit, as they lost to Bulgaria, 61-69 in their meeting on August 27. Lior Eliyau led the blue and white with 16 points, and 6'10" (2.08 Meters) graduate of Davidson College Jake Cohen scored 11 points. Israel finished the tournament with a 4-2 won-loss record.
soccer football Soccer (MLS):
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Benny Feilhaber (Jewish father) added another assist for his team in their 3-1 defeat to Houston on August 29. Feilhaber has 3 goals and 6 assists in 25 contests this year.
golf Women's Golf (LPGA):
Morgan Pressel shot a 5-under par 67 in the second round of the Portland Classic en route to an 8-under par 19th place finish in the event. She has made the cut in 16 of 21 tournaments she has played in 2014. As of August 31, she has a scoring average of 71.466 for 73 rounds this year, and earnings of $295,183.


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