This Weekend in Baseball History April 12th-14th

Sunday’s scores in bold.

Angels (0-0) 0 Cubs (0-0) 0 PPD – On Friday Willson Contreras went deep twice. Cole Hamels pitched 8 dominant innings to lift Chicago to a 5-1 win. On Saturday Javier Baez hit 2 RBI doubles. The Angels didn’t need any homers in their 6-5 win.

Pirates (8-6) 4 AT Nationals (7-7) 3 – On Friday Patrick Corbin was great over 7 and Anthony Rendon homered twice, but the Pirates fought to force extras. Colin Moran hit a 3-run shot in the 10th and the Pirates won 6-3. On Saturday Melky Cabrera hit his first homer of the year to give the Pirates a 6th inning lead. Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick hit back-to-back homers with 2 outs in the 8th in the 3-2 win. On Sunday Josh Bell had 2 RBI doubles. Jason Martin had the winning hit in the Pirates win.

White Sox (5-9) 5 AT Yankees (6-9) 2 – On Friday Eloy Jimenez hit his 1st and 2nd homers of the year. The game was called in the 7th due to rain and the White Sox were declared 9-6 winners. On Saturday CC Sabathia gave up 1 hit in 5 scoreless innings for his 2019 debut. Aaron Judge went deep, and the Yanks held the Sox to 1 hit in the 4-0 shutout. On Sunday Tim Anderson hit a grand slam to lift Chicago. The White Sox took 2 of 3 from New York over the weekend.  

Rays (12-4) 8 AT Blue Jays (5-11) 4 – On Friday Austin Meadows and Brandon Lowe each went yard twice. The Rays had 16 hits in the 11-7 win. On Saturday Blake Snell continued his strong start to the year, but the Blue Jays scored late to come back. The Jays scored 3 runs over the 7th and 8th to win 3-1. On Sunday the Rays continued their winning ways. Billy McKinney had 3 hits and a homer, but the Jays dropped the game and series.

Orioles (6-10) 0 AT Red Sox (6-10) 4 – On Friday Eduardo Rodriguez pitched into the 7th and recorded the first win for a starting pitcher for the Red Sox. Andrew Benintendi hit his first homer of the year in the 6-4 win. On Saturday Chris Davis knocked in 2 with a single, his first hit in 62 plate appearances. He then doubled and ended up with 3 hits and 4 RBI in the 9-5 win. On Sunday David Price pitched 7 brilliant shutout innings. Xander Bogaerts hit a 3-run homer and had all 4 RBI to take the series.

Phillies (9-5) 3 AT Marlins (4-12) 1 F/14 – On Friday Jake Arrieta gave up 1 run in 7 innings. The Phillies picked up 14 hits in the 9-1 win. On Saturday Caleb Smith pitched 6 scoreless and was backed by a high-powered offense. Austin Dean homered and had 4 hits and 5 RBI. The Marlins banged out 18 hits in the 10-3 win. On Sunday Jean Segura hit a 2-run shot in the 14th. Jose Urena gave up 1 run over 7 innings, but the Phillies Bullpen pitched 8 shutout innings to win the game and series.

Mets (9-6) 3 AT Braves (9-6) 7 ­­– On Friday The Mets hit 3 RBI doubles in the 4th. Zack Wheeler pitched well through 6 in the 6-2 win. On Saturday The Braves put up 8 runs in the first 2 innings. The Braves had 6 hitters with multi-hit games in the 11-7 win. On Sunday Night Baseball Julio Teheran outdueled a struggling Jacob deGrom. Josh Donaldson hit a bomb to lead the Braves.

Athletics (10-9) 7 AT Rangers (7-7) 8 – On Friday Khris Davis became the first to hit 10 homers this year. The A’s 6-9 hitters each got 2 hits in the 8-6 win. On Sunday Elvis Andrus had 3 hits and a homer. The A’s were up 7-4 going into the 8th before the Rangers scored 4 to take the lead for good.

Indians (8-7) 8 AT Royals (5-10) 9 – On Friday The Royals put up a 6 spot in the 1st. Alex Gordon had 4 hits and 3 RBI and Brad Keller pitched into the 7th in the 8-1 win. On Saturday Homer Bailey pitched 7 scoreless innings and only gave up 2 hits. Ryan O’Hearn homered in the 3-0 shutout win. On Sunday Hunter Dozier hit a walk-off RBI single. The Royals hit Corey Kluber hard and swept the Indians.

Astros (11-5) 3 AT Mariners (13-5) 2 – On Friday Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel hit grand slams. The Astros won their 7th straight and banged out 16 hits in the 10-6 win. On Saturday Jose Altuve homered in his 5th straight game. Justin Verlander struck out 11 over 6 innings in the 3-1 win which was the Astros 8th straight. On Sunday Aledmys Diaz homered to complete the Astros sweep and 9th win in a row. Mitch Haniger extended the Mariners homer streak, but it wasn’t enough to cool the Astros.

Brewers (10-6) 1 AT Dodgers (9-8) 7 – On Friday The Brewers Bullpen shut down the Dodgers for 4.2 innings. Yasmani Grandal had 3 hits and 3 RBI against his former team. Cody Bellinger hit his 8th dinger in the 8-5 loss. On Saturday Zach Davies pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball. Mike Moustakas and Orlando Arcia homered for the Brewers. Cody Bellinger hit his 9th in the 4-1 loss, the Dodgers 6th in a row. On Sunday Ross Stripling dominated for 8 innings to snap the Dodgers losing streak. The Brewers were held to just 4 hits.

Rockies (4-12) 4 AT Giants (7-10) 0 – On Friday the baseball wouldn’t stop. The Giants bested the Rockies 3-2 in 18 innings! The Giants Bullpen pitched 13 scoreless innings. Eric Kratz won on a walk-off RBI fielder’s choice. On Saturday Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 solid innings. The 5-2 loss was the Rockies 8th in a row. On Sunday German Marquez pitched the first complete game of the year, giving up only 1 hit. Nolan Arenado hit his first bomb of the year to end the Rockies string of losses.

Padres (11-6) 4 AT Diamondbacks (7-9) 8 – On Friday The Padres held the D-backs to 1 run on 3 hits. Manny Machado homered in the 3-1 win.  On Saturday Fernando Tatis Jr and Franmil Reyes homered. The Padres pitching was clutch as the D-backs left 10 men on base in the 5-4 loss. On Sunday Zack Greinke threw 7 innings of 2-run ball and had 2 hits. David Peralta hit a 3-run homer to lift Arizona.

Tigers (8-7) 4 AT Twins (8-4) 6 – On Saturday the Twins scored all 4 of their runs in the 3rd. Michael Pineda had a quality start in the 4-3 win. On Sunday Jose Berrios had another strong start as he pitched into the 7th and allowed 2 runs. Eddie Rosario homered and had 3 hits to lead the Twins 14 hit attack.

Cardinals (9-6) 9 AT Reds (5-9) 5 – On Saturday Jesse Winker and Derek Dietrich homered for the Reds. Kolten Wong went deep in the 5-2 loss. On Sunday Marcell Ozuna hit a pair of homers. The Cards had a 4-run first and a 5-run 7th to seal the win.

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