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Mets (20-22) 6 AT Nationals (18-25) 7 – Gerardo Parra and Kurt Suzuki doubled home runs in a 4-run first for the Nationals. Robinson Cano hit a ground-rule double and Michael Conforto went deep to tie it up for the Mets. Gerardo Para then hit a 2-run shot in the 5th and Kurt Suzuki tacked on another run in the 7th to put the Nats ahead for good. Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil left the game with minor injuries.
Brewers (27-19) 11 AT Phillies (24-19) 3 – Christian Yelich hit home runs number 17 and 18. Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas went deep to lead the Brewers in pounding the Phillies. Zach Davies gave up 1 run over 6 innings improving to 5-0 on the year, he also added 2 hits and an RBI. The Brewers scored 11 runs on 13 hits and won their 3rd in a row.
Athletics (20-25) 17 AT Tigers (18-24) 3 – Jurickson Profar hit a grand slam as part of a 6-run 3rd. The A’s then scored 3 in the 6th, 4 in the 7th, and 2 each in the 8th and 9th. When the offensive onslaught mercifully ended every one of the A’s starter had a hit and Josh Phegley led the team with 4 hits and 4 RBI. This is only half the story though, because while the A’s offense was putting up a football score Chris Bassitt was dealing. Bassitt pitched 8 shutout innings and only gave up 4 hits. Dawel Lugo hit a 3-run shot in the 9th to at least avoid the shutout.
Rangers (19-22) 16 AT Royals (15-29) 1 – Three separate Rangers banged out 4 hits in an absolute blowout. Rougned Odor went deep twice and drove in 4 to lead the Rangers to 16 runs on 21 hits. The Royals actually led this game after 3 innings before the Rangers tied it up in the 4th at 1. The Rangers then scored 15 runs over the final 5 innings. Lance Lynn pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball to hold the Royals during the rout.
Orioles (14-29) 7 AT Indians (23-19) 14 – Jason Kipnis hit his first 2 jacks of 2019 and drove in 6 runs to lead Cleveland. Carlos Gonzalez had 3 hits to lead the Indians who had 14 hits. Trey Mancini homered and drove in 3 in the loss. Trevor Bauer had another rough outing and in his last 7 games he has an ERA of 4.40. The Bullpen for the Indians stepped up and held the Orioles scoreless over 4 innings.
Cubs (25-16) 2 AT Reds (20-24) 4 – The Cubs got to Luis Castillo for 2 runs in the 1st. Castillo ended up pitching 5.1 innings and the Bullpen gave up just 2 hits the rest of the way. Jose Peraza homered, and Eugenio Suarez drove in 2 runs to give the Reds the series win. After starting the season 1-8 the Reds are playing better and look like a competitive team.
Cardinals (23-21) 2 AT Braves (23-21) 10 – The night after his sparkling debut, Austin Riley went 3-4 with an RBI. Freddie Freeman went deep and had 3 hits and 2 RBI as the Braves scored 10 runs on 13 hits. Julio Teheran pitched 5 shutout innings for the Braves who now trail the Phillies by a game and a half. Marcell Ozuna hit his 13th dinger for the Cards who dropped another one to prolong the slump.
Blue Jays (17-26) 2 AT White Sox (20-22) 4 – Dylan Covey and Marcus Stroman let up just 1 run in a surprisingly well pitched game. The White Sox Bullpen didn’t allow a hit over the final 3.1 innings to hold the game. Freddy Galvis homered, and Toronto scored on an error in the 6th to tie the game. Ryan Cordell used a suicide squeeze to push across the go-ahead run.
Twins (28-15) 11 AT Mariners (22-24) 6 – C.J. Cron and Byron Buxton homered in the 4th as part of a 7-run inning. Miguel Sano had 2 hits and an RBI in his return from injury. Cron ended up with 4 hits and 2 RBI to lead a Twins offense that scored 11 runs on 16 hits to win their 3rd in a row.
Pirates (21-20) 3 AT Padres (23-21) 4 – Ian Kinsler hit a 3-run shot in the 6th to decide the game and Eric Lauer gave up 1 earned run over 5.2 innings. Franmil Reyes hit his 13th jack of the year for San Diego. Trevor Williams had to leave with an injury in a blow to Pittsburgh. Gregory Polanco homered in the loss.