Sunday’s Scores in bold.
Nationals (12-15) 3 AT Cardinals (18-10) 6 – Harrison Bader homered as part of a 6-run 5th. Bader also made some great defensive plays. After scoring 3 runs on 3 hits in the 2nd, the Nats were held to just 1 hit for the rest of the game. Yadier Molina extended his hitting streak to 16 games, and the Cards have now won 3 in a row.
Athletics (14-17) 4 AT Red Sox (12-17) 9 – The Red Sox answered a 4-run 2nd with a 6-run 3rd. Michael Chavis drove in 3 runs and Mookie Betts had 3 hits. The Red Sox Bullpen held the A’s scoreless through 4.1 innings. The A’s dropped their 4th straight game.
Reds (12-16) 5 AT Mets (14-14) 4 – Jesse Winker’s 8th homer came in the 9th to give the Reds the lead for good. The Reds benefited from a 4-run 2nd and their Bullpen shut out the Mets for 5.1 innings.
Padres (16-13) 1 AT Braves (14-14) 3 – Mike Soroka gave up 1 run over 6 innings to lead Atlanta. Ozzie Albies homered and drove in 2 runs. The Braves won their 2nd in a row and are just 2 games back from Philly in the NL East.
Astros (17-12) 0 AT Twins (17-9) 1 – Jake Odorizzi was better than Justin Verlander last night. Odorizzi threw 7 scoreless and only gave up 4 hits. Ehire Adrianza went deep for the first time this year to provide all of the offense. The Twins won their 4th in a row and their 8th in the last 10.
Rockies (13-16) 1 AT Brewers (16-14) 5 – Jesus Aguilar went deep twice for the first 2 homers of his season. Aguilar finished with 3 hits and drove in 4 runs. Zack Davies pitched a shutout through 5.1 innings and the Brewers held the Rockies to just 4 hits.
Orioles (10-20) 3 AT White Sox (12-14) 5 – Yonder Alonso and Tim Anderson homered for the White Sox who won their 3rd straight. Chris Davis had 2 hits and drove in 2 in the loss. The Orioles were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and dropped their 4th straight. The Orioles are one of 3 teams with 20 losses, there has not been a 20-game winner yet, but several teams are on the brink.
Rays (19-9) 8 AT Royals (9-20) 5 – The entire Rays lineup recorded a hit and the Rays picked up their 3rd win in a row. Tommy Pham, Ji-Man Choi, and Yandy Diaz each drove in 2. The Rays put up 8 runs on 11 hits over the hapless Royals.
Dodgers (19-12) 2 AT Giants (12-17) 3 – Evan Longoria hit a bases-clearing double in the 7th. The Dodgers 4 game win streak was snapped, but Cody Bellinger picked up an RBI and is fast approaching 40.