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Padres (18-14) 11 AT Braves (15-16) 2 – Ian Kinsler homered and had 3 hits, and the Padres annihilated the Braves. They scored 5 in the 5th and 5 in the 6th. The Padres had a season high 17 hits and 11 runs.
Reds (13-18) 0 AT Mets (16-15) 1 – Pitchers keep hitting homers, but Noah Syndergaard homered and pitched a shutout which hasn’t been done since 1983. He also punched out 10 batters and only gave up 4 hits. Yesterday after Jesse Winker made the game-winning catch he mocked Mets fans by waving at him, so yesterday they waved at him after his ejection. If not for Blooper and Machado that would’ve been the best thing this week.
Rockies (15-17) 11 AT Brewers (17-16) 6 – On Wednesday the Rockies had 10 hits and 11 runs so yesterday they topped that with 14 hits and 11 runs. The Rockies scored 7 runs in the first 2 innings. Nolan Arenado is on fire as he added 3 more hits and his 9th blast of the year.
Astros (18-14) 2 AT Twins (19-10) 8 – A ton of experts chose the Twins to represent the AL Central in the playoffs and it was seen as a slight to an Indians team that is declining. The Twins aren’t just benefitting from Indians struggles, this is a surging ball club that has won 6 of its last 7 games. Jason Castro went deep and drove in 4, and the Twins put up a 6-spot in the 4th. Jose Berrios gave up 2 runs over 7 for his 5th win.
Rays (20-11) 3 AT Royals (11-21) 1 – Brandon Lowe hit a 2-run shot in the 9th to give Tampa their 20th victory. Lowe had just been named AL Rookie of the Month for April. Charlie Morton struck out 9 over 6.2 innings of 1-run ball. The Royals were 0-9 with runners in scoring position.
Cardinals (20-11) 1 AT Nationals (13-17) 2 – After a 2-and-a-half-hour rain delay Stephen Strasburg became the fastest pitcher to reach 1500 strikeouts. Strasburg struck out 9 and gave up 1 run over 6.2 innings. The Cards loaded the bases in the 8th but failed to score. In a 1-run game the Cardinals were done in by some defensive miscues.
Red Sox (14-18) 4 AT White Sox (14-15) 6 – Down 1 in the 9th, Nicky Delmonico hit a walk-off jack. Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez each had 3 hits to help the Red Sox to the early lead. In the battle of the Sox it was the White Sox who had the upper hand.
Blue Jays (14-17) 2 AT Angels (15-17) 6 – Tyler Skaggs gave up 2 runs over 6 innings and the Bullpen was near perfect for the remaining 3. Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout went deep to lead LA to the sweep and a 4-game winning streak.