Last Night in Baseball History May 20th

Scores in bold.

Red Sox (25-22) 12 AT Blue Jays (19-28) 2 – The Red Sox had a Lineup of Mitch Moreland, Xander Bogaerts, and Rafael Devers as their 3-4-5 hitters. The 3 each had 3 hits and Bogaerts and Devers had 3 RBI as well. Michael Chavis hit his 9th homer and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his 1st. Everyone in the Lineup had a hit for the Sox who collected 16 in total. David Price allowed 2 unearned runs through 5 innings giving up only 3 hits. The Red Sox are 11-4 in their last 15 games as they try to erase a rocky start.

Athletics (23-25) 6 AT Indians (25-21) 4 – Matt Chapman hit a 2-run shot in the 9th to provide some necessary insurance runs for the A’s. Matt Olson and Jurickson Profar also went deep in the win. The win was a needed one for a struggling A’s team that is clawing back to .500. The Astros have built an 8.5 game lead, but there are still plenty of games left and of course the 2 wild card spots up for grabs. The Indians dropped 5 games behind the Twins, surely that race is no where near over.

Yankees (29-17) 10 AT Orioles (15-32) 7 – Hanser Alberto and Renato Nunez homered, and the Orioles built a 6-1 lead after 5 innings. The Yankees scored 2 in the 6th and 2 in the 7th and Gleyber Torres went deep for the second time to make it a 1-run game. Aaron Hicks tied it in the 9th with a sac fly and Gary Sanchez hit a 3-run blast to give the Yankees the lead. The Yankees are a full game ahead of the Rays and have won 12 of their last 16.

Nationals (19-28) 3 AT Mets (21-25) 5 – The Mets have been a dumpster fire on and off the field the past week so winning feels more important than ever. Ahmed Rosario and Pete Alonso went deep, and the Mets jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Anthony Rendon homered and the Nats began to chip away at the lead, but a Juan Soto RBI made it 4-3 which was as close as they would get. The Mets used their Starter, Wilmer Font, for 4 innings and then left the rest of the game to the Bullpen. For Alonso, it was his 15th bomb of the year.

Phillies (28-19) 5 AT Cubs (27-18) 4 F/10 – Jake Arrieta gave up 1 run over 6 innings in his return to Wrigley. Daniel Descalso tripled in 2 runs and scored on an error to give the Cubs a 4-3 lead in the 8th. Jean Segura singled home the tying run in the 9th and J.T. Realmuto went deep in the 10th. Despite Rhys Hoskins and Bryce Harper struggling, the Phillies have a 4-game win streak and are 9 over .500.

Mariners (23-27) 9 AT Rangers (22-23) 10 – Mike Minor pitched 6 innings of 2-run ball and struck out 11 hitters, but then he left the game. With Minor still pitching, Asdrubal Cabrera homered twice as the Rangers compiled a 7-run lead. Hunter Pence and Joey Gallo went deep to make it 10-2 Texas in the 7th. Tim Beckham hit a grand slam in the 8th to make it a 4-run game. Edwin Encarnacion doubled home a run and then Daniel Vogelbach hit a 2-run shot to bring the game to within 1, but that’s as far as they would get. Every Ranger got a hit as the team totaled 15 hits and 10 runs.

White Sox (21-25) 0 AT Astros (32-16) 3 – The Astros used 5 pitchers to shut out the White Sox. Brad Peacock struck out 9 over 5 innings. Jake Marisnick and Tyler White homered to lead Houston to the shutout win. The Astros have won 14 of their last 16 games and have the best record and run differential in MLB.

Braves (26-22) 4 AT Giants (20-26) 1 – The Braves young core was on full display again in another win. Mike Soroka pitched 8 dazzling innings giving up just 1 run on 2 hits. Ronald Acuna Jr. went deep twice from the leadoff spot and Austin Riley added another homer. The Braves have won 8 of their last 10 games and sit just 2.5 games back from Philadelphia.

Twins (31-16) 3 AT Angels (22-25) 1 – Miguel Sano came back from injury a few days ago and didn’t take long to make an impact. He hit a 2-run blast in the 8th to give the Twins the lead. Jake Odorizzi continued his strong campaign with 5 shutout innings. Rookie Luis Arraez had 3 hits in the win. The Twins have won 6 of their last 7 and lead Cleveland by 5.5 games.

Diamondbacks (25-23) 1 AT Padres (24-24) 2 – Chris Paddack has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this year. He threw 6 innings of 1-run ball to drop his ERA to 1.93. Franmil Reyes hit his 15th blast of the year to put the Padres ahead. The Diamondbacks had the bases loaded with 1 out in the 7th but failed to score. The team was 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left 7 on dropping their 3rd in a row. The Padres have also scuffled lately but are back to .500.  

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