This Weekend in Baseball History April 26th-28th

Sunday’s Scores in bold.

Padres (16-12) 6 AT Nationals (12-14) 7 F/11 – On Friday Hunter Renfroe homered in the 9th to give the Padres a 4-3 win. Yan Gomes homered and had 3 hits in the loss. On Saturday homers by Hunter Renfroe and Juan Soto left the game tied and headed to extras. The Padres put up 6 in the 10th to seal their 5th straight win. Stephen Strasburg pitched well in the 8-3 loss. On Sunday Matt Adams hit a walk-off bomb. Juan Soto, Victor Robles, and Carter Kieboom went deep, and the Nats Bullpen held the Padres for 8 innings.

Marlins (8-20) 1 AT Phillies (16-12) 5 – On Friday Jerad Eickhoff pitched 7 shutout innings. Bryce Harper, Maikel Franco, and J.T Realmuto went deep in the 4-0 win. On Saturday every starting player, except for Jean Segura, got a hit. The Phils and Marlins combined for 21 runs on 31 hits. The Phillies put up 4 in the 2nd and 5 in the 5th in the 12-9 win. On Sunday Zach Eflin pitched a complete game and only gave up a run. Jean Segura had 3 hits for the Phils who won their 3rd in a row.

Athletics (14-16) 4 AT Blue Jays (14-14) 5 F/11 – On Friday Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled in his MLB debut. Marcus Stroman pitched 7 scoreless and Brandon Drury had a walk-off homer in the 9th to lead the Jays to a 4-2 win. On Saturday Randal Grichuk had 3 hits and 2 RBI. The Blue Jays had 12 hits in the 7-1 win. On Sunday the 2 teams only managed a run each through 10 innings. In the 11th the A’s scored 3 to seemingly put the game away. In the bottom of the inning Brandon Drury hit a 3-run shot to tie it and Justin Smoak singled in a run to walk it off. The Jays have won 3 in a row and 7 of their last 10 to move to 500.  

Brewers (15-14) 2 AT Mets (14-13) 5 – On Friday The Brewers thrashed the Mets after the rain delay. The Brewers collected 10 runs on 10 hits to beat deGrom and the Mets 10-2. On Saturday Christian Yelich hist his 14th dinger and had 3 hits on the day. Pete Alonso had 3 hits and 3 RBI for the Mets in the 8-6 loss. On Sunday Steven Matz gave up 2 runs over 7 innings. J.D. Davis drove in the go-ahead run and the Mets avoided the sweep.

Rays (18-9) 5 AT Red Sox (11-17) 2 – On Saturday Charlie Morton shut out the Red Sox through 6 innings. Yandy Diaz homered for the Rays and Mookie Betts homered for the Sox in the 2-1 loss. On Sunday Chris Sale and Tyler Glasnow pitched well but Sale is 0-5 and Glasnow moved to 5-0. Daniel Robertson homered to lead Tampa, who at +44, have the best run differential in the majors.

Rockies (13-15) 7 AT Braves (13-14) 8 – On Friday Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado homered and the Rockies won their 9th in 11 games. The Rockies had 8 runs on 12 hits in the 8-4 win. On Saturday The Rockies put up 5 runs in the 9th when Charlie Blackmon doubled, and Trevor Story homered. Nolan Arenado also homered in the 9-5 win to keep the Rockies hot. On Sunday Ozzie Albies homered twice for Atlanta. Josh Donaldson hit the deathblow in the 8th with a 3-run blast.

Indians (15-12) 1 AT Astros (17-11) 4 – On Friday Francisco Lindor hit 2 blasts and crossed the 100-homer mark. The Astros left 11 men on base in the 6-3 loss. On Saturday Tony Kemp hit a pinch-hit walk-off homer in the 11th. Carlos Correa homered in the 4-3 win. On Sunday Night Baseball Carlos Santana homered to give the Tribe an early lead. In the 7th Yuli Gurriel doubled home a run and then Robinson Chirinos hit a 3-run bomb to left to lead Houston.

Orioles (10-19) 1 AT Twins (16-9) 4 – On Friday Nelson Cruz homered twice and the Twins homered 5 times. Eddie Rosario went deep for his 11th homer of the year in the 6-1 win. On Saturday Max Kepler hit 2 bombs and the Twins homered 5 times for the second straight game. The Twins had 10 hits in the 9-2 win. On Sunday Kyle Gibson pitched 7 great innings to lead the Twins to the sweep. Max Kepler and Byron Buxton went deep for Minnesota.

Tigers (12-14) 1 AT White Sox (11-14) 4 – On Friday the 2 teams combined for 23 runs and 36 hits. Tim Anderson walked off the game with a solo homer. Miguel Cabrera homered and had 4 hits for Detroit and Jose Abreu had 4 hits and drove in 5 to lead the Sox to a wild 12-11 win. On Sunday Reynaldo Lopez struck out 14 over 6 scoreless. The White Sox held the Tigers to a run on 2 hits and struck out 20 batters. It was the Tigers 4th loss in a row.

Angels (12-17) 7 AT Royals (9-19) 3 – On Friday Albert Pujols homered to pass Lou Gehrig in RBI. Kole Calhoun also went deep in the 5-1 win. On Saturday Hunter Dozier had 4 hits and 4 RBI including his 2 RBI triples. The Royals had 15 hits in the 9-4 win. On Sunday Matt Harvey gave up 1 run over 7 innings. Albert Pujols passed Barry Bonds on the all-time RBI list. Justin Bour hit a 3-run blast to lead LA.

Reds (11-16) 2 AT Cardinals (17-10) 5 – On Friday Anthony DeSclafani pitched 6 scoreless innings. Yasiel Puig drove in 3 to lead the Reds to a 12-1 blowout. On Saturday Marcell Ozuna went deep and drove in 5 runs in the 6-3 win. On Sunday Jack Flaherty threw 7 shutout innings. Yadier Molina drove in 3 and the Cards won their 8th game of their last 10.

Cubs (14-12) 6 AT Diamondbacks (16-13) 5 F/15 – On Friday the D-backs extended their win streak to 5 games. Adam Jones had 3 hits and Wilmer Flores drove in 3 in the 8-3 win. On Saturday David Bote had 2 homers and the Cubs routed the Diamondbacks. Yu Darvish pitched well as the Diamondbacks were held to just 2 hits in the 9-1 loss. On Sunday the 2 teams left 26 men on base. Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras homered for the Cubs and Eduardo Escobar went deep twice for Arizona. A Ben Zobrist double in the 15th gave the Cubs the lead and despite a mini comeback the Cubs held on for the series win.

Rangers (14-13) 14 AT Mariners (18-13) 1 – On Friday Mitch Haniger won the game in the 11th with a groundout. Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in 4 runs to lead the Mariners to a 5-4 win in 11. On Saturday the Rangers busted out 20 hits and 15 runs. Mike Minor struck out 13 over 7 strong innings. 3 Rangers had 3 RBI and Logan Forsythe led with 4 in the 15-1 shellacking. On Sunday the Rangers rolled over the Mariners for the second night in a row. Lance Lynn pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball and Hunter Pence drove in 4 runs in the blowout.

Pirates (12-14) 6 AT Dodgers (19-11) 7 – On Friday Cody Bellinger hit his 13th homer of the year. Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up 2 runs over 7 innings and struck out 10 in the Dodgers 6-2 win. On Saturday Clayton Kershaw picked up his first win of the year with 7 strong innings. Joc Pederson drove in 2 with an RBI triple in the 3-1 win. On Sunday the Dodgers finished off the sweep for their 4th win in a row. Melky Cabrera homered twice to give Pittsburg the early lead and ended up with 4 hits, but the Dodgers stormed back to hand the Pirates their 8th straight loss. Cody Bellinger hit home run number 14 and drove in 3 in the win.

Yankees (17-11) 11 AT Giants (11-17) 5 – On Friday Luke Voit went deep and drove in 3. The Yanks got to Madison Bumgarner and had 15 hits in the 7-3 win. On Saturday Gary Sanchez destroyed a ball for a grand slam. J.A. Happ pitched 7 scoreless innings in the Yankees 6-4 win. On Sunday the Yankees won again to complete the sweep and now have wins in 11 of their last 13 games. Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez went deep as part of a 14-hit attack.

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