This Weekend in Baseball History April 5th-7th

Sunday’s scores in bold.

Mariners (9-2) 12 AT White Sox (3-5) 5 – On Friday Tim Anderson went 3-4 with a homer and 3 RBI. The Mariners made 3 errors in the 10-8 loss. On Saturday Jay Bruce homered twice in the Mariners 9-2 win. The Mariners picked up 9 runs on 14 hits to win their first 8 of 10. On Sunday Daniel Vogelbach hit 2 homers and drove in 6. The Mariners continued their hot hitting with 12 runs on 12 hits.

Dodgers (8-2) 12 AT Rockies (3-7) 6 – Cody Bellinger leads the Majors in homers after his 6th on Friday. The Dodgers scored 10 runs on 13 hits to top the Rockies 10-6. On Saturday Cody Bellinger and Alex Verdugo hit RBI triples. David Dahl had 3 hits and both Rockies RBI in the 7-2 loss. On Sunday the Dodgers continued their hot start. Cody Bellinger went deep for his 7th. The Dodgers scored 12 runs on 12 hits and have won 8 of their first 10.

Padres (6-4) 1 AT Cardinals (4-5) 4 – On Friday Hunter Renfroe and Fernando Tatis Jr. went deep for San Diego. Paul Goldschmidt hit his 5th of the year in the 5-3 loss. On Saturday Manny Machado crushed a ball to put the game away. Marcell Ozuna had his first homer of the year in the 6-4 loss. On Sunday Adam Wainwright gave up 1 run in 6 innings. Paul DeJong had the go-ahead RBI double.

Rays (7-3) 3 AT Giants (3-7) 0 – On Friday Tyler Glasnow pitched 6 scoreless. Yandy Diaz and Kevin Kiermaier went yard in the Rays 5-2 win. On Saturday Brandon Belt hit a homer and collected 3 RBI. Steven Duggar had the other 3 RBI in the Giants 6-4 win. On Sunday the Rays used 5 pitchers to shut out the Giants. Yandy Diaz homered to back the pitching. The Giants had 5 hits which were all singles.

Reds (1-8) 5 AT Pirates (5-3) 7 – On Friday Sonny Gray pitched 6.2 innings and only gave up a run. Joe Musgrove went 7 and only gave up 3 hits in the 2-0 Pirates win. On Saturday Rookie Kevin Newman hit a walk-off RBI double in extras. Josh Bell had 3 hits and a homer in the Pirates 6-5 win in 10. On Sunday the Reds bad start got even worse. A brawl became an instant hit on Twitter as it seems Yasiel Puig wanted to fight the entire Pittsburgh. Josh Bell homered and doubled. Derek Dietrich homered twice in the Reds loss.

Twins (5-3) 1 AT Phillies (6-2) 2 – On Friday the Phillies scored 5 runs in the 1st and Rhys Hoskins had 3 hits and 4 RBI. Even in the 10-4 loss, the day belonged to Jorge Polanco who went 5-5 and hit the first Cycle of the year. On Saturday Max Kepler and Willians Astudillo hit homers in the 3rd. Eddie Rosario hit a 3-run shot in the 9th to pad the lead on the Twins 6-2 win. On Sunday Zach Eflin tossed 7 innings of 1 run ball. Jose Berrios was pitching well, but a 2-run homer by Rhys Hoskins put the Phils on top.  

Blue Jays (3-8) 1 AT Indians (6-3) 3 – On Friday Indians pitching held the Blue Jays to 2 runs on 3 hits, but it was still tied late 2-2. Carlos Santana hit his 1st dinger of the year for a walk-off win in the bottom of the 9th. On Saturday Carlos Carrasco struck out 12 over 5 innings. The Indians scored 7 in the 7-2 win as they wait for Francisco Lindor and others to heal. On Sunday the Indians showed why early season panic is unjustified. Mike Clevenger struck out ten over 5 innings. Tyler Naquin went 3-3 for the Tribe.

Red Sox (3-8) 1 AT Diamondbacks (5-5) 0 – On Friday the D-backs continued to rake. Ketel Marte hit a grand-slam and they combined for 15 runs on 18 hits. The Red Sox scored 7 in the last two innings to make it closer, but it was a 15-8 pounding. On Saturday Carson Kelly hit a walk-off single for the D-backs. The defending champs dropped to 2-8. On Sunday the Red Sox decided to go with a Bullpen game and pushed Chris Sale’s start back. The Red Sox used 5 pitchers to hold the D-backs to just 3 hits. Merill Kelly pitched 8 great innings, but Mitch Moreland’s 7th inning homer was all the Red Sox needed.

Marlins (3-7) 3 AT Braves (5-4) 4 – On Friday Kevin Gausman pitched 7 scoreless giving up 2 hits. Ronald Acuna homered in the Braves 4-0 shutout. On Saturday Jorge Alfaro went deep twice for the Fish. The Marlins Bullpen threw 5 innings of 2 hit ball in their 4-2 win. On Sunday Dansby Swanson homered and hit a bases loaded walk-off single. Freddie Freeman hit his 1st of the year in the win.  

Cubs (2-7) 2 AT Brewers (8-2) 4 – On Friday these 2 high-powered offenses combined for 23 runs and 27 hits. Ryan Braun went deep and drove in 4 RBI in the Brewers 13-10 win. On Saturday Jason Heyward and Victor Caratini each had 3 hits and 3 RBI. The Cubs scored 14 runs on 12 hits in the 14-8 win over Milwaukee. On Sunday the Brew Crew continued their run. Christian Yelich hit his 5th homer. Josh Hader recorded an 8-out save.

Athletics (6-7) 8 AT Astros (5-5) 9 – On Friday Collin McHugh pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball. Ramon Laureano picked up 4 hits and both A’s RBI in the 3-2 loss. On Saturday Wade Miley pitched 5 and 2/3rd scoreless innings. The Astros held the A’s to just 1 extra base hit in the 6-0 shutout. On Sunday Jose Altuve drew a walk-off walk. Aledmys Diaz homered and had 4 RBI in the Astros wild win.

Rangers (5-5) 2 AT Angels (4-6) 7 – On Friday Mike Trout went deep twice in the Angels 3-1 win. On Saturday Mike Trout wowed the baseball world again. He hit a grand-slam for his 4th homer in 3 games. Tyler Skaggs pitched into the 7th in the Angels 5-1 win. On Sunday Mike Trout homered yet again for his 5th in 4 games. Joey Gallo hit his 4th of the year in the loss.

Royals (2-6) 1 AT Tigers (7-3) 3 – On Saturday Christin Stewart hit a grand-slam in the 7th to take the lead. The Royals 3 homers only produced 4 runs in the 7-4 loss. On Sunday Tyson Ross pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball. Christin Stewart tripled and drove in 2 for the Tigers.

Nationals (4-4) 12 AT Mets (6-3) 9 – On Saturday The Mets homered 5 times, 2 of them belonging to J.D. Davis. Keon Broxton had an RBI single in the 8th to give the Mets the lead in their 6-5 win. On Sunday The Nats put up a 5 spot in the 2nd and lead 12-1 going into the bottom of the 7th. Pete Alonso and Michael Conforto hit 3-run homers, but the Mets were in too deep of a hole.

Yankees (5-4) 15 Orioles (4-5) 3 – On Saturday Aaron Judge hit his first 2 bombs of the year. Trey Mancini hit his 4th in the 6-4 loss. On Sunday Gary Sanchez hit 3 home runs and had 6 RBI. The Yankees hit 7 homers and scored 15 runs.

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