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White Sox (16-18) 2 AT Indians (18-16) 0 – Lucas Giolito struck out 8 batters over 7.1 scoreless innings. Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis had all 5 of the Indians hits. The Indians 3rd straight loss puts them 4 games behind the surging Twins. Yoan Moncada and James McCann drove in RBI for the Sox.
Mariners (19-19) 4 AT Yankees (21-14) 5 – Edwin Encarnacion hit his 11th blast of the year and it was the Mariners who led 4-1 going into the bottom of the 8th. The Yankees scored 1 in the 8th and then used a Gio Urshela homer and a DJ LeMahieu walk-off hit to send the Mariners packing. Every win the Yanks pick up adds to an unfathomable run given the crazy amount of injuries they are dealing with.
Rangers (16-17) 4 AT Pirates (17-15) 5 – Gregory Polanco hit his first homer of the year which ended up being the deciding runs. Hunter Pence came through with all of the Rangers offense, he went deep and drove in 4 runs with 3 hits. The Pirates have quietly won 3 in a row and for some reason are 7-1 against American League teams this year.
Red Sox (18-19) 8 AT Orioles (13-23) 5 – J.D. Martinez and Mitch Moreland each homered and drove in 3 runs. It was home run number 200 for Martinez. The Orioles -68 run differential is only better than the Marlins and another 100-loss season seems likely.
Twins (22-12) 3 AT Blue Jays (15-21) 0 – Jose Berrios is 6-1 after pitching 7 scoreless innings. It was the second shutout in a row for Minnesota who moved to 10 games over 500. Mitch Garver homered and was 3-3 with 2 RBI to sink Toronto who lost their 4th straight.
Diamondbacks (20-16) 3 AT Rays (23-12) 6 – The Rays used the opener and held the D-backs to 3 runs. Taylor Clarke made his first MLB start and held the Rays to 2 runs over 6 innings. Brandon Lowe went deep on the first pitch the Rays saw and the team scored 3 in the 7th 5o hand the Diamondbacks their 3rd loss in a row.
Angels (16-19) 5 AT Tigers (15-17) 2 – Shohei Ohtani picked up an RBI in his 2019 debut. The Angels Bullpen finished off the game’s final 3.2 innings with 4 strikeouts and 0 runs allowed. The Tigers were held to just 2 runs on 5 hits.
Nationals (14-21) 0 AT Brewers (22-16) 6 – The Brewers used an opener and used 3 pitchers to hold the Nats to just 5 hits. Lorenzo Cain had 3 RBI which all came in the Brewers 6-run 7th. The Brewers have won their last 5 games.
Phillies (20-15) 11 AT Cardinals (21-15) 1 – Bryce Harper hit a grand slam and Rhys Hoskins hit homer number 11 in a 4-hit day. Aaron Nola held the Cards to 1-run over 6 innings. The Phillies banged out 12 hits and held the Cardinals to just 4. The Cardinals made 2 costly errors and failed to get a runner in scoring position, although Matt Wieters went deep.
Marlins (10-25) 2 AT Cubs (20-13) 5 – Kris Bryant hit a walk-off 3-run shot for the first place Cubs. Jon Lester didn’t allow an earned run over 6 innings and the Marlins were held to 2 runs. Albert Almora Jr. had 2 hits and went deep from the lead off spot.
Royals (13-24) 12 AT Astros (21-15) 2 – Ryan O’Hearn and Whit Merrifield hit grand slams as part of an offensive onslaught for the Royals. Merrifield ended up with 4 hits and 5 RBI to lead the Royals to a 13-hit day. Danny Duffy put the run support to good use, pitching 6.2 innings of 2-run ball.
Giants (16-20) 14 AT Rockies (16-20) 4 – Mac Williamson went yard for his first of the year, and Joe Panik had 3 hits as the Giants offense exploded. The Giants had 16 hits and 14 runs and had 2 separate innings where they scored 5. It is certainly surprising to see these 2 teams with the same record, but the Rockies have stumbled out of the gate and the Giants have played above expectations.
Reds (15-21) 0 AT Athletics (16-21) 2 – Mike Fiers used 131 pitches to throw the 300th no-hitter in MLB history. Fiers became the 35th pitcher to record 2 no-nos. Jurickson Profar hit a homer and drove in both RBI on the special night. The Reds reached base 3 times, twice with walks and once by errors, but obviously none of them scored.
Braves (18-18) 0 AT Dodgers (24-14) 9 – Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched a shutout and only gave up 4 hits. Justin Turner hit 3 home runs and drove in 6 runs to prove 2/3rds of the RBI. The Dodgers collected 11 hits in the shutout to improve to 14-4 at home.
Mets (17-19) 7 AT Padres (20-17) 6 – Peter Alonso crushed a ball in the 9th to put the Mets up for good and finished the game with 3 hits and 4 RBI. Robinson Cano had 4 hits including hit number 2,500. Franmil Reyes hit his 11th homer in the loss.