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Royals (41-75) 4 AT Red Sox (61-56) 5 F/10 – So 2 weeks ago the Red Sox and Royals got rained out, but they were tied, so last night was the conclusion of the game which lasted 12 minutes. Brock Holt won the game in the bottom of the 10th with a walk-off single. This reminds me of when Juan Soto got his first hit before his MLB debut.
Giants (63-65) 0 AT Cubs (69-58) 1 – The day before it was 12-11, but last night it ended up being a 1-0 pitching duel. Anthony Rizzo had the lone RBI of the game when he scored Jason Heyward on a single in the 4th. Jeff Samardzija allowed 1 run on 2 hits over 7 innings but took the loss because Kyle Hendricks allowed 3 hits over 7 shutout innings. The Giants outhit the Cubs 4-2 but dropped their 4th in a row. The Cubs have won 5 straight and still hold a slim lead over the Cardinals.
Nationals (70-57) 7 AT Pirates (52-75) 1 – Max Scherzer came back from injury and pitched 4 innings of 1-run ball. The Nationals Bullpen allowed just 3 hits over the final 5 innings to lock down the win. Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick had RBI in the 1st inning and Adam Frazier cut the lead in half with a solo shot. Kendrick homered in the 8th to start off a 4-run inning, and Anthony Rendon hit his 28th homer in the win. The Nationals Lineup banged out 14 hits in the 7-1 win.
Rays (75-54) 5 AT Orioles (41-87) 2 – This game was held up because of rain, but it didn’t seem to affect the Rays pitching. The Rays gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits to shut the Orioles down. Both of the Orioles runs came in the first when Willy Adames made a pair of errors. Austin Meadows homered in the 3rd and Adames homered to tie the game just before the delay. Adames came back with a 2-RBI single in the 6th to give the Rays the lead.
Indians (74-54) 0 AT Mets (67-60) 2 F/8 – Yet another game that was impacted by rain. This was an 8-inning affair that ended with the Mets on top for another win. Noah Syndergaard allowed just 2 hits over 6 shutout innings to earn the win. The only runs of the game came in the 4th when Wilson Ramos doubled home 2 runs in the 4th. The Mets completed the sweep against the Indians (a good team) and have won 5 in a row.
Marlins (45-81) 2 AT Braves (77-52) 3 – Sandy Alcantara did not allow an earned run over 7 innings and only gave up 3 hits. Mike Soroka allowed 2 runs over 7 innings, but the Braves offense came through late. Starlin Castro gave the Marlins a 2-1 lead with a 2-run double in the 7th, but Freddie Freeman tied it with his 34th homer of the year. Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a walk-off single in the 9th for the Braves 5th win in a row.
Rockies (58-70) 5 AT Cardinals (68-58) 6 – Marcell Ozuna, Paul DeJong, and Dexter Fowler all went deep to give the Cardinals an important win. The Cardinals were down 5-2 before scoring 2 runs in the 6th and 2 more in the 7th. The Bullpen held up to shut down the Rockies over the last 3 innings. Nolan Arenado hit his 32nd homer in the loss and raised his RBI total to 99.
Tigers (38-87) 3 AT Astros (82-47) 6 – Gerrit Cole struck out 12 hitters over 7 shutout innings while surrendering just 2 hits. Cole won his 15th game and lowered his ERA to 2.75. Alex Bregman hit his 31st bomb of the season and Yordan Alvarez doubled home a run. The Astros scored 3 more in the 7th and led 6-0 going into the 9th. John Hicks and Niko Goodrum homered to make it a 3-run game but that was as close as the Tigers would get.
Rangers (63-66) 1 AT White Sox (58-69) 6 – Ross Detwiler pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball while striking out 8 hitters and giving up 3 hits. Yoan Moncada and James McCann went deep in a 4-run 3rd. The White Sox scored 6 runs on 10 hits while holding the Rangers to 1 run on 3 hits.
Yankees (83-46) 3 AT A’s (74-53) 5 – The A’s won 3 of 4 from the Astros and then swept the Yankees. Tanner Roark allowed 2 runs over 6.1 innings to earn his 8th win. Mark Canha and Matt Chapman had RBI hits as the A’s jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 3 innings. Gleyber Torres made it interesting late with 2 blasts. Torres had 4 hits and 2 RBI and hit his 30th and 31st homers of the year. The Yankees have lost their last 4 while the A’s have 3 wins in a row.
Blue Jays (52-78) 2 AT Dodgers (85-44) 3 – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered, and Jacob Waguespack allowed just 1 hit over 7 shutout innings. The Blue Jays enjoyed a 2-run lead going into the 9th before Corey Seager doubled home 2 runs to tie it and Enrique Hernandez walked it off with a single. It was the Dodgers 12th walk-off of the season and their 85th win.
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Padres (59-67) 2 AT Reds (60-66) 4 – Luis Castillo allowed 1 run over 6 innings to earn his 12th win and continue his impressive season. Jose Iglesias homered, and the Reds scored 2 runs with bases loaded walks. Iglesias and Eugenio Suarez each had 2 hits and an RBI in the win.
Mariners (54-74) 6 AT Rays (74-54) 7 – Daniel Vogelbach went deep and Mallex Smith tripled home 2 runs in a 3-run 9th which gave the Mariners a 6-5 lead. Kevin Kiermaier hit a solo shot to tie it and the Rays walked it off on a wild pitch. Travis d’Arnaud had 3 hits as the Rays scored 7 runs on 11 hits in the comeback win.
White Sox (57-69) 4 AT Twins (77-50) 0 – Every start Lucas Giolito gets closer to the starter that the experts predicted him to be. Last Night he pitched a shutout while allowing just 3 hits and striking out a dozen hitters. He picked up his 14th win and improved his ERA to 3.20. Jose Abreu hit 2 RBI singles and came home to score a run in the win.
Rockies (58-69) 7 AT Diamondbacks (64-64) 2 – Tim Melville hasn’t pitched in 2 years, but he was dealing last night. He gave up 1 run on 2 hits over 7 strong innings to earn the win. He also had 2 RBI as the Rockies scored 7 runs on 13 hits to avoid the sweep. Charlie Blackmon had 2 hits and 2 RBI and improved his Average to .330.
Nationals (69-57) 11 AT Pirates (52-74) 1 – Patrick Corbin allowed 3 hits over 8 shutout innings to earn his 10th win of the season. Asdrubal Cabrera hit a 3-run shot to cap off a 6-run 3rd for the Nationals. The Nationals dominated on the mound and at the plate as they scored 11 runs on 12 hits and allowed 1 run on 5 hits. Josh Bell hit his 37th double and picked up his 99th RBI in the loss.
Royals (45-82) 1 AT Orioles (41-86) 8 – Aaron Brooks pitched 5 innings of 1-run ball and his Bullpen held that score without allowing a hit through the final 4. The Orioles hit 4 homers including the 28th of the year from Renato Nunez. Stevie Wilkerson had 3 hits to lead the Orioles offense which scored 8 runs on 12 hits in the win.
Marlins (45-80) 0 AT Braves (76-52) 5 – Julio Teheran adds to our string of solid starts. He threw 7 shutout innings while striking out 9 batters and allowing 5 hits. Adeiny Hechavarria and Ronald Acuna Jr. went deep for the Braves. Add Tyler Flowers triple, and that is all the hits the Braves managed despite scoring 5 runs. The Braves won their 4th in a row while the Marlins have dropped 5 straight.
Tigers (38-86) 2 AT Astros (81-47) 1 – Justin Verlander struck out 11 hitters while pitching 9 innings and allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, but somehow still took the loss. The Tigers used 4 pitchers to hold the Astros to 1 run. Ronny Rodriguez homered in the 5th and was answered by a Robinson Chirinos blast in the 7th. John Hicks hit a go-ahead homer in the top of the 9th to win it for the Tigers.
Angels (63-67) 7 AT Rangers (63-65) 8 – The Angels took a 7-4 lead into the 7th before the Rangers came back and had another walk-off win. Hunter Pence singled home 2 runs and Shin-Soo Choo tied it in the 8th with an RBI. Pence came up big again in the 9th with a walk-off single to score Elvis Andrus. Nick Solak had 2 doubles as the Rangers scored 8 runs on 14 hits in the win.
Phillies (66-60) 5 AT Red Sox (67-61) 2 – The Phillies used 5 Relievers after Drew Smyly left the game in the 4th. The Bullpen allowed 3 hits and struck out 6 over 5.1 scoreless innings to close out the game. Bryce Harper had the go-ahead run with a 2-run shot in the 5th. Rafael Devers hit his 47th double of the season to go along with his 102 RBI.
Indians (74-53) 3 AT Mets (66-60) 4 F/10 – Juan Lagares and Luis Guillorme gave the Mets the lead in the 5th with RBI doubles. Jose Ramirez tied the score with a triple in the 6th and the game went to extra innings. Carlos Santana hit his 30th blast of the season in the 10th, but the Mets came back with 2 runs to win it in the 10th. J.D. Davis had the winning hit with an RBI single. It was the Mets 4th consecutive victory and they are just 1.5 games out of a Wild Card spot.
Giants (63-64) 11 AT Cubs (68-58) 12 – The Giants and Cubs combined for 23 runs on 27 hits. The Cubs had the last laugh when Kris Bryan hit a 2-run homer in the 8th. Nicholas Castellanos had 4 hits and 3 RBI for the Cubs who scored 12 runs on 14 hits. Yu Darvish was knocked around, but Craig Kimbrel had another clean Save. Mike Yastrzemski had 3 hits and 2 RBI in the loss. The Cubs have won 4 in a row and hold a slim half a game lead over the Cardinals in the NL Central.
Brewers (65-62) 5 AT Cardinals (67-58) 3 F/8 – In the first 4 innings Keston Hiura had 2 RBI hits and Mike Moustakas hit his 31st long ball of the year. The Cardinals scored 3 runs but dropped the rain-shortened game. Adrian Houser allowed 1 earned run over 5.1 innings to earn the win.
Yankees (83-45) 4 AT A’s (73-53) 6 – Khris Davis, Marcus Semien, and Stephen Piscotty all went deep as the A’s took another one from the Yankees. Mike Fiers won his 12th game after pitching 5.1 innings of 2-run ball, and Liam Hendriks recorded an impressive 5-out Save.
Blue Jays (52-77) 1 AT Dodgers (84-44) 2 F/10 – Another day brought another walk-off winner for the Dodgers. Will Smith homered in the 4th to give the Dodgers the lead, and it held until the 9th when Rowdy Tellez went deep to force extras. Max Muncy hit a walk-off shot in the 10th to win it for the Dodgers. Walker Buehler allowed 5 hits over 7 shutout innings while striking out 8 hitters.
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Angels (63-66) 2 AT Rangers (62-65) 3 F/11 Double Header – In game 1 Andrew Heaney struck out 14 hitters over 8 innings of 1-run ball. Mike Trout hit his 42nd homer of the year in the 1st inning as the Angels jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Luis Rengifo hit a 2-run shot in the 5th as the Angels won 5-1. In game 2 Brock Burke pitched 6 shutout innings in his MLB debut. Rookie Nick Solak hit his 1st MLB homer in the 5th. Shohei Ohtani doubled home a run in the 8th and Brian Goodwin tied the game in the 9th with a homer. Delino DeShields scored the winning run in the 11th off an error by the Angels.
Nationals (68-57) 1 AT Pirates (52-73) 4 – Stephen Strasburg allowed just 4 hits over 7 scoreless innings but didn’t get any support. Chris Archer left after the 1st inning and the Pirates used 4 Relievers to hold the Nationals to a run on 4 hits. Anthony Rendon started the scoring with an RBI double, but that would be all the runs for the Nationals. Starling Marte hit a go-ahead 3-run shot in the 8th for the Pirates. Rendon had 3 hits and picked up his 98th RBI in the loss.
Royals (45-81) 1 AT Orioles (40-86) 4 – It was a pitching duel through most of the game. Brad Keller allowed just 3 hits over 6 scoreless innings and Dylan Bundy allowed a run through 7 innings while striking out 7. After the Royals scored in the 2nd, it took until the 7th for the Orioles to tie the game. In the 8th Hanser Alberto hit a 3-run blast to give the Orioles the win.
Phillies (65-60) 3 AT Red Sox (67-60) 2 – Jean Segura doubled home 2 runs and Scott Kingery added another RBI in a 3-run 1st. The Red Sox entire offense consisted of a 2-run homer from Jackie Bradley Jr. Aaron Nola picked up his 12th win after throwing 7 innings of 2-run ball. The Red Sox took the loss, but the Bullpen allowed just 1 hit over 5.1 scoreless innings. The Phillies are tied with the Mets who are a game and a half back from an NL Wild Card spot.
Padres (59-66) 2 AT Reds (59-66) 3 – Sonny Gray had another solid start as he struck out 10 over 6 innings of 1-run ball. Aristides Aquino singled home a run and Freddy Galvis hit a 2-run shot to lead the Reds Offense. Josh Naylor went deep for the Padres in the loss. Naylor and Manny Machado each had 2 hits which were the only 4 hits the Padres managed.
Mariners (54-73) 7 AT Rays (73-54) 4 – Kyle Seager and Tom Murphy homered to lead the Mariners over the Rays again. Seager finished with 2 hits and 3 RBI for the Mariners. The Mariners scored 2 runs in 3 different innings and managed 9 hits in the win which was their 4th in a row. It was a tough loss for the Rays who are trying to hang onto the second Wild Card spot.
Indians (74-52) 2 AT Mets (65-60) 9 – Steven Matz allowed 1 earned run over 6.1 innings and the Mets offense provided plenty of support. J.D. Davis and Michael Conforto went deep for the Mets who scored 9 runs on 9 hits. Pete Alonso reached 97 RBI and Conforto hit his 27th blast in the win. The Mets 3rd win in a row put them a game and a half behind the second NL Wild Card spot.
Marlins (45-79) 1 AT Braves (75-52) 5 – Dallas Keuchel pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball to earn his 4th win as a Brave. The Marlins kicked off the scoring with a solo shot from Jon Berti, but that was their last run of the game. Freddie Freeman hit 2 jacks and ended up with 3 hits and 4 RBI. Freeman is hitting .307 with 33 homers and 102 RBI. The Marlins had 8 hits but were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left 8 on base. The Braves have won 3 straight and are 6 games atop the NL East.
Brewers (64-62) 4 AT Cardinals (67-57) 9 – Yadier Molina singled home a run in the 4th and the Brewers scored 2 in the top of the 6th before the Cardinals pulled away. They scored 4 in the 6th and 4 in the 7th and 3 of those runs came off of walks. Dexter Fowler had 4 RBI and Marcell Ozuna had 3 hits as the Cardinals scored 9 runs on 10 hits. The Cardinals 3rd consecutive win gives them a half game lead over the Cubs for the division, while the Brewers 3rd straight loss puts them 3.5 games from a Wild Card spot.
Giants (63-63) 3 AT Cubs (67-58) 5 – Nicholas Castellanos and Anthony Rizzo went deep for the Cubs in the 1st, but the Giants answered with a 2-run shot from Austin Slater. Rizzo hit his second homer of the game and the Cubs went onto pull away with their 3rd win in a row. Both Rizzo and Castellanos had 3-hit games for the Cubs. Cole Hamels recorded a Quality Start, but more importantly for Cubs fans Craig Kimbrel had a clean save.
Tigers (37-86) 3 AT Astros (81-46) 6 – Victor Reyes went deep in the 1st to give the Tigers a good start, but The Astros scored 5 runs over the first 2 innings. George Springer hit a leadoff blast and Jose Altuve homered and singled home a run. Yordan Alvarez was 0-0 on the night after earning 4 walks. The Astros used 5 Relievers to shut down the Tigers after Aaron Sanchez left with an injury. The Bullpen pitched 6.2 innings of scoreless ball while striking out 10.
White Sox (56-69) 4 AT Twins (77-49) 14 – Max Kepler and Nelson Cruz hit their 34th and 33rd homers respectively. Cruz doubled home 2 runs in the 5th and was followed by Eddie Rosario who singled home 2 more runs in the 4-run 5th. In the 8th inning Jorge Polanco punctuated a 7-run inning with a 2-run blast. Cruz finished with 4 hits and 3 RBI as the Twins scored 14 runs on 14 hits. The Twins increased their division lead to 3 games.
Rockies (57-69) 7 AT Diamondbacks (64-63) 8 – Eduardo Escobar tripled home 2 runs to cap off a 5-run 6th for the Diamondbacks which gave them an 8-3 lead. Escobar’s 2 RBI gave him his 100th RBI of the year. The Rockies came back with 3 runs in the 7th and a run in the 9th but fell just short. Trevor Story had 4 hits and 3 RBI and Nolan Arenado hit his 31st homer of the season in the loss. After losing the first 3 games to the Giants, the D-backs have come back with 3 wins in a row and are just 4 games out of a Wild Card spot.
Yankees (83-44) 2 AT A’s (72-53) 6 – Homer Bailey picked up his 11th win after throwing 5.2 innings of 1-run ball while striking out 8. Gary Sanchez hit his 28th homer of the year in the 1st, but Matt Olson and Mark Canha went deep in the bottom of the inning. Aaron Judge also homered in the loss. The A’s are tied with the Rays for the second Wild Card spot.
Blue Jays (52-76) 3 AT Dodgers (83-44) 16 – The Dodgers hit 5 homers and scored 16 runs on 15 hits in the rout. Chris Taylor and Corey Seager each had 3 hits to lead the offense and Clayton Kershaw earned his 13th win. The win also was Kershaw’s 166th win which is one more than legend Sandy Koufax. Cody Bellinger picked up his 100th RBI of the year and lost his pants on an awkward slide into 3rd. Bo Bichette hit 2 jacks in the loss.
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Nationals (68-56) 13 AT Pirates (51-73) 0 – The Nationals hit 3 homers and scored 8 runs in the first 2 innings. Matt Adams and Asdrubal Cabrera combined for 5 hits and 9 RBI, and Juan Soto banged out 4 hits. The Nationals scored 13 runs on 15 hits while shutting out the Pirates. They used 4 pitchers to hold the Pirates to just 4 hits in the win. The Nationals have a 2-game lead in the NL Wild Card race and are just 5 back from the Braves.
Royals (45-80) 5 AT Orioles (39-86) 4 – D.J. Stewart hit an RBI double to give the Orioles the lead, but the Royals answered with 3 runs in the 6th. Jonathan Villar went deep to make it a 1-run game, but the Royals hit 2 solo shots in the 7th to pull away. Nick Dini hit his 1st MLB career homer as the Royals won despite having only 6 hits. It was the 8th straight loss for the Orioles who are neck and neck with the Tigers in the race for the 1st pick in 2020.
Padres (59-65) 3 AT Reds (58-66) 2 – Freddy Galvis and Francisco Mejia traded long balls early as the Padres led 2-1 after 4 innings. Greg Garcia scored the winning run in the 5th off of a Cincinnati error. Trevor Bauer allowed 2 earned runs over 7 innings while striking out 11 batters. The Padres Bullpen took care of the last 5 innings while allowing 1 run on 4 hits.
Mariners (53-73) 9 AT Rays (73-53) 3 – Tom Murphy hit a 3-run shot in the 1st and Austin Nola capped off a 4-run 2nd. Both Murphy and Nola would hit another jack as the Mariners played spoiler to beat the Rays. The Mariners Bullpen shut out the Rays over the final 4 innings and only allowed 1 hit. Tommy Pham and Austin Meadows went deep for the Rays in the loss.
Brewers (64-61) 3 AT Cardinals (66-57) 0 – The Cardinals had a combined no-hitter going until the 8th inning and still finished with a 1-hitter. Dakota Hudson started and struck out 7 over 6.2 no-hit innings. The Cardinals scored 2 runs in the 5th and added a 3rd run in the 6th when Paul DeJong literally broke the sign beyond the Left Field wall.
Tigers (37-85) 4 AT Astros (80-46) 5 – Yordan Alvarez and Yuli Gurriel hit RBI doubles as the Astros scored 4 runs in the 1st. Wade Miley allowed 3 runs over 5.2 innings while striking out 10 and was awarded his 12th win of the season. The Tigers had 14 hits but were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on. The Tigers Bullpen did shut out the Astros over the final 4 innings, but it was another loss for Detroit who are fast approaching 100 losses.
Angels (62-65) 7 AT Rangers (61-64) 8 F/11 – Albert Pujols hit a 3-run shot and Shohei Ohtani brought home a run on a triple as the Angels jumped out to a 7-1 lead. Jose Trevino homered, and Scott Heineman doubled for the Rangers who made it 7-5 after 5 innings. In the 8th the Rangers scored 2 to force extras and then won it after Isiah Kiner-Falefa beat out a ground ball to the pitcher in the bottom of the 11th. Hunter Pence had 3 of the Rangers 14 hits and the Bullpen shut out the Angels for the final 6 innings.
White Sox (56-68) 6 AT Twins (76-49) 4 – Jose Abreu hit a 3-run homer to lead the White Sox over the Twins. Abreu now has 27 homers and 92 RBI on the season. Ryan Goins had 3 hits and Ivan Nova got the win despite allowing 10 hits. The Twins had 6 players record multi-hit games as they belted 15 hits, but only managed 4 runs. Luis Arraez and Eddie Rosario had 3-hit games in the loss.
Rockies (57-68) 3 AT Diamondbacks (63-63) 5 – Chi Chi Gonzalez pitched 6 innings of 2-run ball while allowing just 3 hits, but he was matched by Zac Gallen who struck out 8 over 6 innings of 1-run ball. Ketel Marte and Carson Kelly went deep, and David Peralta hit a 2-run triple in the win.
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Mariners (50-72) 7 AT Tigers (36-82) 2 – The Mariners used 6 pitchers to hold the Tigers to 2 runs. Dylan Moore homered and Mallex Smith and Austin Nola each had 3 hits. The Mariners scored 7 runs on 14 hits in the win.
Dodgers (81-42) 7 AT Marlins (45-75) 13 – The Dodgers never led in this one as the Marlins put up 6 runs in the 5th and 5 more in the 6th. Caleb Smith got the win after allowing 1 run in 5 innings. Brian Anderson and Jorge Alfaro each had 3 hits and 3 RBI in the win. Cody Bellinger hit his 40th homer and upped his RBI total to 93.
Cubs (64-57) 5 AT Phillies (63-58) 7 – Home runs from Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber gave the Cubs a 5-0 lead after 7 innings. The Nationals scored 1 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th before Bryce Harper hit a walk-off grand slam. Harper launched the epic homer deep over the wall after exchanging words with a heckler. The Cubs Bullpen wasted a brilliant start from Yu Darvish who threw 7 shutout innings while striking out 10. The Phillies 3rd straight win puts them a game out of an NL Wild Card spot.
Indians (73-49) 19 AT Yankees (81-42) 5 – Jose Ramirez hit a grand slam to start the scoring in a 7-run 1st. Ramirez would homer again, and Carlos Santana would also go deep twice as the Tribe hit 7 homers. Greg Allen led the team with 4 hits and Ramirez led with 6 RBI as the Indians scored 19 runs on 24 hits. 9 Indians had multi-hit games in the rout.
Cardinals (63-56) 1 AT Reds (57-63) 2 – Sonny Gray allowed 1 hit over 5 shutout innings while striking out 10 hitters to earn the win. The Reds scored both of their runs in the 5th and the Cardinals didn’t get on the board until the 9th. Jose Iglesias and Eugenio Suarez each had 2 hits for the Reds as the Cardinals missed an opportunity to take 1st place in the NL Central.
Mets (62-59) 10 AT Braves (72-51) 8 – Pete Alonso hit his 39th blast of the season and went 5-5 with 6 RBI in the win. Ahmed Rosario had 5 hits and Wilson Ramos had 4 as the Mets entire starting Lineup had a hit and they scored 10 runs on 23 hits. The Braves mounted a comeback late as Josh Donaldson and Freddie Freeman each had multi-homer games, but it wasn’t enough to top the Mets.
Twins (73-48) 13 AT Rangers (60-61) 6 – Marwin Gonzalez had 4 hits and Luis Arraez had 3 hits and 3 RBI to lead the Twins to the win. The Twins scored 13 runs on 14 hits to hold their slim lead in the AL Central. The Rangers suffered another loss as their once promising season is proving to just be a mediocre one.
Giants (61-61) 7 AT Diamondbacks (61-61) 0 – Dereck Rodriguez shut out the Diamondbacks for 7 innings while allowing just 3 hits to earn the win. Evan Longoria singled home 2 runs in the 1st and homered in the 5th to record 4 RBI. Austin Slater had 3 hits as the Giants shut out the Diamondbacks 7-0. Both teams sit at .500 and are 3.5 games back in the NL Wild Card race.
Astros (78-44) 6 AT Athletics (69-52) 7 – Matt Olson and Matt Chapman each had 2 homers as the A’s edged out a win. Carlos Correa and Michael Brantley also each hit 2 jacks but it wasn’t enough to overcome the A’s. It was the 3rd loss in a row for the Astros who still enjoy a comfortable lead in the division, while the A’s are 1.5 games back from an AL Wild Card spot.
White Sox (54-66) 7 AT Angels (60-63) 8 – Mike Trout hit his 40th blast of the season and went 4-4 with a walk and 4 runs to lead the Angels to the win. Justin Upton hit a 3-run shot in the 6th to give the Angels an 8-2 lead. Jose Abreu homered in the 7th and the White Sox scored 4 in the 9th as the White Sox scored 5 runs but fell just short of a comeback.
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Rangers (60-60) 7 AT Blue Jays (51-73) 3 – Nomar Mazara and Danny Santana went deep for Texas in the Rangers win. Elvis Andrus had 4 hits and 2 RBI as the Rangers scored 7 runs on 10 hits. The Rangers Bullpen allowed 2 hits over 3.1 scoreless innings while striking out 8 hitters.
Orioles (39-82) 5 AT Yankees (81-41) 6 – The Yankees have beaten the Orioles 16 straight times and the Orioles will just be happy that the season series is over. Gary Sanchez hit a 3-run bomb to finish off a 4-run 1st for the Yankees who have won 5 in a row. Renato Nunez had 5 hits and 2 RBI for the Orioles in the loss.
Red Sox (64-59) 5 AT Indians (72-49) 1 – The Red Sox used 7 pitchers to shut down the Indians offense. They allowed 1 unearned run and just 4 hits in the game. Rafael Devers homered the day after having 6 hits and 4 doubles. Xander Bogaerts went deep twice including a 3-run shot in the 7th to put the game away.
Twins (72-48) 5 AT Brewers (63-58) 6 – Mitch Garver, Eddie Rosario, and Miguel Sano all homered early, but all 3 were solo shots. The Brewers fought back to make it a 5-3 lead for the Twins after 7 innings. Trent Grisham hit a 3-run blast in the 8th to give the Brewers the lead and the win. Eric Thames had 3 hits and 2 RBI, and the Brewers Bullpen shut out the Twins over the final 5.1 innings.
Astros (78-43) 9 AT White Sox (54-65) 13 – It was a wild back-and-forth affair in this one as the two teams combined for 22 runs on 30 hits. Yuli Gurriel hit 2 homers and his second one put Houston within 2 in the 6th. Eloy Jimenez went deep in the 7th to give the White Sox a 9-7 lead but it was quickly lost when Jose Altuve hit a 2-run shot. James McCann called game in the 8th with a grand slam.
Diamondbacks (61-60) 6 AT Rockies (54-67) 7 – Eduardo Escobar and Wilmer Flores hit homers for the Diamondbacks who led 5-2 going into the bottom of the 6th. Ryan McMahon proved his worth with a 3-run blast to tie the game and Nolan Arenado won it with a walk-off homer in the 9th. Ketel Marte had 4 hits, but the Diamondbacks made 4 errors in the loss.
Rays (71-51) 2 AT Padres (56-64) 7 – Including a rocky first inning, Cal Quantrill finished with 5.1 innings of 2-run ball. The Padres Bullpen shut out the Rays for the final 3.2 innings. Eric Hosmer homered, and Luis Urias had 3 RBI in the win. Tommy Pham hit a 2-run homer in the 1st to provide the offense for Tampa.
Athletics (68-52) 9 AT Giants (60-61) 5 – Homer Bailey won his 10th game of the season in style. He threw 7 shutout innings while allowing just 2 hits and a walk. Matt Chapman hit 2 jacks and Robbie Grossman homered and had 3 hits in the win. The A’s had 5 hitters have multi-hit games as they scored 9 runs on 15 hits.
Reds (56-63) 7 AT Nationals (65-55) 17 – It was your average 1-1 game going into the 5th inning until the Nationals went off. They hit 3 homers and scored 10 runs in the 5th and then scored 6 more in the 6th. Asdrubal Cabrera and Victor Robles led the hit parade with 3 each and Kurt Suzuki had 4 RBI. The Nationals scored 17 runs on 17 hits to earn their 4th win in a row. Freddy Galvis had a 4-hit day and Aristides Aquino hit another homer in the loss.
Cubs (64-56) 1 AT Phillies (62-58) 11 – Aaron Nola allowed 1 run on 3 hits through 7 innings to earn his 11th win of the season. Bryce Harper homered twice, and J.T. Realmuto hit a grand slam as the Phillies rolled to an easy win. The Phillies scored 11 runs on 13 hits while holding the Cubs to 1 run on 4 hits.
Dodgers (81-41) 9 AT Marlins (44-75) 1 – It was vintage Clayton Kershaw last night as he tossed 7 shutout innings of 2-hit ball. He struck out the first 7 hitters he faced and ended up with 10 strikeouts. Edwin Rios hit his first MLB homer in the 4th inning and then promptly hit his second in the 6th. Corey Seager and Justin Turner added homers as Turner had 3 hits and Seager had 3 RBI. The win was the 4th straight for the Dodgers who are 40 games over .500.
Mariners (49-72) 2 AT Tigers (36-81) 3 – Victor Reyes singled home 2 runs in the 1st and the Tigers tacked on another run in the 3rd. J.P. Crawford and Daniel Vogelbach went deep but both were solo shots as the Mariners fell to the Tigers. Harold Castro had 3 of the Tigers 12 hits in the win. The Tigers Bullpen shut out the Mariners over the final 4 innings.
Mets (61-59) 4 AT Braves (72-50) 6 – Dallas Keuchel pitched 6 shutout innings and was matched by Steven Matz who allowed 1 run over 6 innings. Matz was done in by his Bullpen which allowed 5 runs in the loss. Ender Inciarte led the offense with 2 hits and 2 RBI as they took the lead behind a 5-run 7th.
Pirates (50-70) 4 AT Angels (59-63) 7 – Albert Pujols would overshadow this game no matter the outcome. Pujols now has the most hits of any foreign-born player after he passed Adrian Beltre with hit number 3,167. Pujols ended up with 2 hits and 3 RBI as the Angels won. Dillon Peters got the win after throwing 6 innings of 2-run ball.
Cardinals (63-55) 6 AT Royals (43-78) 0 – The team that won 6-0, was being no-hit until the 7th inning. Dakota Hudson outlasted the no-hit bid and ended up tossing 6 scoreless innings in his 11th win. Marcell Ozuna led off the 7th by breaking up the no-hitter and then came around to score 1 of the 5 runs scored in the 7th. Paul DeJong hit his 20th homer of the season as the Cardinals won their 5th straight game and moved into a tie with the Cubs for the top of the division.
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Astros (78-42) 1 AT White Sox (53-65) 4 Double Header – In game 1 Zack Greinke allowed 2 runs over 6 innings to earn his first win. George Springer and Jose Altuve hit homers in the 6-2 win. In game 2 Ivan Nova did not allow an earned run over 9 innings while allowing just 4 hits. Adam Engel and Ryan Goins had RBI base-hits in the 2nd to give the White Sox a 3-0 lead on their way to the win.
Cubs (64-55) 2 AT Phillies (61-58) 4 – J.T. Realmuto homered and doubled for the Phillies. Jason Vargas allowed 2 runs over 6 innings in the win. The Cubs couldn’t provide Jose Quintana with much run support after he struck out 14 hitters while allowing 1 earned run over 6 innings. The Phillies win puts them 2 games back from an NL Wild Card spot while the Cubs hold a game lead over the Cardinals in the NL Central.
Reds (56-62) 1 AT Nationals (64-55) 3 – Joe Ross pitched 6.2 innings of 1-run ball to earn the win. Juan Soto and Brian Dozier went deep as the Nationals built a 3-0 lead after 4 innings. The win was the 3rd in a row for the Nationals and it was the 3rd loss in a row for the Reds.
Orioles (39-81) 3 AT Yankees (80-41) 8 – The Yankees didn’t manage a multi-homer game against the Orioles, but they still homered and scored 8 runs on 15 hits. D.J. LeMahieu went deep and Gio Urshela and Austin Romine had 3 hits apiece as everyone in the Lineup managed at least one hit. Domingo German picked up his MLB-leading 16th win after throwing 7 innings of 2-run ball. The Yankees 4th straight win gives them their 80th of the season.
Rangers (59-60) 0 AT Blue Jays (51-72) 3 – The Blue Jays used 5 pitchers to hold the Rangers scoreless with just 5 hits. Randal Grichuk, Teoscar Hernandez, and Billy McKinney all went yard to provide the offense for the Jays. It was a birthday bash for Grichuk who turned 28. The loss for the Rangers puts them even further out of postseason contention.
Dodgers (80-41) 15 AT Marlins (44-74) 1 – The Dodgers continued batting practice during the game as they spanked the Marlins with 6 homers. Will Smith homered twice to lead an offense that scored 15 runs on 15 hits. Cody Bellinger went deep for the 39th time this year and picked up his 90th RBI. Rookie Dustin May allowed 1 run on 3 hits over 5.2 innings in the rout. The Dodgers 3-game winning streak propelled them to their 80th win of the season.
Mariners (49-71) 11 AT Tigers (35-81) 6 – Another day in the Majors and another 3-homer game. This time it was Kyle Seager who also brought in 6 runs. His 3rd homer only went out due to a collision in the outfield and is a must-see video. Tom Murphy went deep twice as the Mariners put up 6 runs in the 6th. The Mariners scored 11 runs on 11 hits to take down the Tigers and hand them their 3rd straight loss.
Red Sox (63-59) 7 AT Indians (72-48) 6 F/10 – Chris Sale allowed 3 earned runs over 6.2 innings but it almost didn’t matter next to what he accomplished during his 12-strikeout performance. Sale become the fastest pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts since forever. In 2017 both Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer became the 3rd fastest pitchers to do it, but neither of them could beat Pedro or The Big Unit. The game was decided in the top of the 10th when Jackie Bradley Jr. went deep to give the Red Sox the lead. Rafael Devers had a 6-hit night as the Red Sox put up 16 hits in the win. Devers became the first player in history to have 6 hits and 4 doubles.
Mets (61-58) 3 AT Braves (71-50) 5 – The competition has gotten a bit tougher for the Mets and so naturally they have slid a bit. The Braves used a homer from Ronald Acuna Jr. to take a 4-1 lead in the 4th and extended it with a run in the 5th. Acuna also made a brilliant throw to nab a runner at home. Max Fried won his 14th game after tossing 6 innings of 1-run ball. Juan Lagares had a 4-hit night for the Mets in the loss.
Cardinals (62-55) 2 AT Royals (43-77) 0 – Jack Flaherty has an ERA of 0.79 over his last 7 games and has been as important as anyone in keeping them in the race. Flaherty was at it again last night with 7 shutout innings. It was his 3rd start in a row where he pitched 7 scoreless innings. The Cardinals scored once in the first and once in the third and held on for the 2-0 win.
Twins (72-47) 7 AT Brewers (62-58) 5 – Mitch Garver homered in the 3rd and in the 7th the Twins took a 4-1 lead. In the bottom of the inning Christian Yelich doubled home a run and Yasmani Grandal hit a 3-run shot to give the Brewers the lead. Marwin Gonzalez delivered the final blow of the game with a 3-run blast in the 8th. Martin Perez didn’t allow an earned run over 6 innings as the Twins retook first place in the AL Central.
Diamondbacks (61-59) 9 AT Rockies (53-67) 3 – Jarrod Dyson, Christian Walker, and Nick Ahmed each homered in the 1st inning as the D-backs jumped out to a 5-0 lead. David Peralta hit a 2-run bomb in the 2nd to tack on 2 more runs. Ahmed ended up with 3 hits and 3 RBI as the Diamondbacks scored 9 runs on 11 hits. The Diamondbacks Bullpen allowed 1 run over the final 5 innings to seal the win.
Athletics (67-52) 2 AT Giants (60-60) 3 – Maddison Bumgarner still believes in the Giants and he showed it again last night. Bumgarner threw 7 innings of 1-run ball while allowing 2 hits and striking out 9. Stephen Piscotty started the scoring with a solo shot in the 5th but the Giants came back with 2 runs in the 6th and another in the 7th. In the 9th the A’s had bases loaded with one out but only managed to push across one run.
Pirates (50-69) 10 AT Angels (58-63) 7 – Shohei Ohtani doubled home a run and tripled home a run before the Pirates could get on the board. The Pirates came back with 3 runs in the 3rd and 4 in the 5th. Josh Bell hit his 31st homer of the season and now has 98 RBI. Adam Frazier, Bryan Reynolds, and Starling Marte each had 3 hits for the Pirates who scored 10 runs on 17 hits. David Fletcher had a 4-hit night in the loss.
Rays (71-50) 7 AT Padres (55-64) 5 – The Rays overcame a 4-run first by the Padres, to earn their 5th win in a row. Austin Meadows and Ji-Man Choi went deep to lead the Rays offense. Choi and Willy Adames each had 3 hits as the Rays scored 7 runs on 11 hits. The Rays Bullpen did not allow an earned run over the final 5 innings and only allowed 2 hits.