In today's The Shoes That Won Last Night wrap-up , the cleats were found on the diamond and pitch, while the quarterfinals of the China Open featured some of the best playing it out in hard court action.

The Detroit Tigers took a 1-0 lead over the Oakland Athletics on the back of a stellar night from pitcher Max Scherzer. Laced in the Nike Air MVP Pro Metal, Scherzer was up to his usual ways as he struck out 11 batters over a 7 inning period. Elsewhere, in St. Louis, the Pirates evened up their series at 1-1 with a 7-1 blowout of the Cardinals.

In the China Open quarterfinals, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Richard Gasquet, and Tomas Berdych all advanced to the semis, which are currently underway. Although it's not a Grand Slam event, the China Open is an important tournament nonetheless, and all four men will be looking to take the title.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

RELATED: The Shoes That Won Last Night: MLB Playoff Blowouts, NFL Thursday Night Football
The Shoes That Won Last Night: Wild Card Win for Tampa Bay Rays, Ronaldo Wins in Style

Pedro Alvarez
Image via Getty Images/Elsa

Shoe: Nike Air Huarache 2K4 Low
Player: Pedro Alvarez
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Key Stat: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI


Image via Getty Images/AFP/JOSE JORDAN

Shoe: adidas Predator LZ TRX
Player: Buno
Game: Villarreal vs. Granada
Key Stat: Goal at 30'


Rafael Nadal
Image via Getty Images/AFP/MARK RALSTON

Shoe: Nike Air Courtballistec 4.3
Player: Rafael Nadal
Game: vs. Fabio Fognini
Key Stat: 2-6, 6-4, 6-1


Richard Gasquet
Images via Getty Images/Matthew Stockman/Lintao Zhang

Shoe: Asics Gel Resolution 3
Player: Richard Gasquet
Game: vs. David Ferrer
Key Stat: 6-3, 6-4


Ryad Boudebouz
Image via Getty Images/AFP

Shoe: Nike Hypervenom Phantom
Player: Ryad Boudebouz
Game: Bastia vs. Lorient
Key Stat: Goal at 6'


Tomas Berdych
Image via Getty Images/Matthew Stockman

Shoe: Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour
Player: Tomas Berdych
Game: vs. John Isner
Key Stat: 7-5, 6-2


Max Scherzer
Image via Getty Images/Thearon W. Henderson

Shoe: Nike Air MVP Pro Metal
Player: Max Scherzer
Game: Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics
Key Stat: 7 innings pitched, 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 11 strike outs


Novak Djokovic
Image via Getty Images/AFP/MARK RALSTON

Shoe: adidas Barricade 7.0
Player: Novak Djokovic
Game: vs. Sam Querrey
Key Stat: 6-1, 6-2


Also Watch