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Indians (22-19) 9 AT White Sox (19-22) 0 – Carlos Carrasco tossed another gem, this time he pitched 7 scoreless innings. Jordan Luplow hit 2 homers to lead the Indians on a 5-homer night. The Indians scored 9 runs on 11 hits in the shutout victory.
Cubs (25-14) 3 AT Reds (18-24) 1 – Kyle Hendricks gave up 1 run over 8 innings and collected 3 hits and 2 RBI. Kris Bryant also had 3 hits as part of the 11-hit performance. The Cubs won their 3rd straight and are 9-4 against their own division.
Mets (20-20) 6 AT Nationals (16-25) 2 – Noah Syndergaard gave up 2 runs over 8 innings to shut down the Nationals. Wilson Ramos hit a grand slam in the 1st to give the Mets the early lead. Victor Robles hit a 2-run shot which accounted for the Nats offense. The Mets won their 3rd in a row and only trail the Phillies by 3 and a half games.
Brewers (25-19) 6 AT Phillies (24-17) 1 – Brandon Woodruff shut out the Phillies through 6 innings. Keston Hiura (MLB #20 on Top 100 Prospects List) made his debut and had 2 hits and a walk. Yasmani Grandal homered and had 2 hits and 3 RBI to lead an offense that had 12 hits. The Brewers are 9-2 when playing an NL East team.
Rays (25-15) 4 AT Marlins (10-30) 0 – Charlie Morton pitched 6 scoreless frames and only let up 3 hits. Avisail Garcia homered and had 3 hits and 3 RBI for the Rays. The Rays are 13-5 on the road this year and are barely hanging on to a 1-game lead over the Yankees. The Marlins have dropped their 6th straight and lost 9 of their last 10.
Rockies (20-21) 5 AT Red Sox (22-20) 4 F/11 – On a night of strong pitching performances Chris Sale stands tallest. He struck out 17 hitters over 7 innings. The Rockies used 2-run homers from Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon to rally back and take the lead. Mitch Moreland singled home a run in the 8th to force extra innings where Mark Reynolds singled in the go-ahead run.
Astros (28-15) 11 AT Tigers (18-22) 4 – No offense has been as hot as the Astros lately. George Springer hit an inside the parker for his 16th homer and Carlos Correa hit his 10th. The Astros scored 11 runs on 14 hits for their 7th win in a row and their +83-run differential tops the majors.
Cardinals (23-19) 14 AT Braves (21-21) 3 – The Cardinals hit three 3-run homers on their way to a rout of the Braves. The Cards got a hit from every member of the Starting Lineup and recorded 13 of them. Hopefully for the Cardinals the win will snap them out of their recent funk.
Angels (20-22) 3 AT Twins (26-15) 4 – Mitch Garver homered but later had to leave the game with a leg injury. Shohei Ohtani had 3 hits for the Angels who had 11 hits but only 3 runs. The Twins Bullpen (and a great throw by Byron Buxton) held the Angels scoreless over the final 3.1 innings.
Rangers (17-22) 5 AT Royals (15-27) 11 – Within 2 innings the Royals led 9-0 even though they had 0 homers. Whit Merrifield and Jorge Soler had 3 hits for a Royals team that belted 14 hits half of which were doubles. The Rangers lost their 5th straight in the matchup of league doormats.
Pirates (21-18) 6 AT Diamondbacks (23-20) 2 – Joe Musgrove gave up 1 hit over 7 shutout innings. Josh Bell has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball and hit 2 more homers to give him 12. The Pirates managed 6 runs despite being 0-8 with runners in scoring position. The D-backs offense went missing again as they only scored 1 in the 8th and 1 in the 9th.
Blue Jays (17-24) 7 AT Giants (17-24) 3 – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 1st and 2nd homers of his career and they both were bombs. Vladdy finished with 3 hits and 4 RBI in the monster game. The Blue Jays scored 3 in the 1st and 3 more in the 6th to help seal the win.
Athletics (19-25) 3 AT Mariners (22-23) 4 – Daniel Vogelbach, Tim Beckham, and Mitch Haniger each hit jacks in the Mariners victory. Mike Leake gave up 1 earned run over 6.2 innings and the Mariners won despite 2 errors. The Mariners completed a 2-game sweep over the disappointing A’s.
Padres (22-20) 3 AT Dodgers (28-16) 6 – Joc Pederson hit his 13th homer and Cody Bellinger hit his 15th in a 4-run 3rd. Cody Bellinger became the 1st player this year to record 40 RBI. Clayton Kershaw improved to 3-0 while throwing 7 innings of 3-run ball. The Dodgers improved to 20-9 against righthanded pitchers.