Last Night in Baseball History May 21st

Scores in bold.

Athletics (24-25) 5 AT Indians (25-22) 3 – Mark Canha and Jurickson Profar went deep to lead Oakland. The A’s Bullpen pitched 5.1 innings and only gave up 1 hit and 1 walk. The Athletics are still under .500 but have played well of late and are looking to make a run. Francisco Lindor homered for the Indians who seem to fall further back from the Twins with each passing day.

Yankees (30-17) 11 AT Orioles (15-33) 4 – Clint Frazier homered twice to lead the Yankees to another big offensive day. Gary Sanchez homered for the second day in a row and had 4 RBI second only to Frazier’s 5. The Yankees scored 11 runs on 12 hits and have won ten straight at Camden Yards. The Orioles dropped their 4th in a row and are in danger of somehow being even worse than last season.

Rockies (21-25) 5 AT Pirates (24-21) 0 – German Marquez was brilliant through 8 innings. He struck out 7 and allowed just 3 hits in the shutout. Trevor Story hit his 11th blast of the year and Charlie Blackmon had a big RBI triple in the win. Marquez put a stop to a 4-game losing streak for Colorado as they look to turn things around.

Phillies (28-20) 2 AT Cubs (28-18) 3 – After good pitching from both sides, Andrew McCutchen singled home 2 runs to give the Phillies a 2-1 lead in the 7th. In the 9th the Cubs loaded the bases and scored the tying run on a fielder’s choice. Javier Baez pinch-hit and lined the walk-off to right. Zach Eflin gave up 1 run over 6 innings and Jose Quintana pitched 6 shutout innings. Kris Bryant scored twice and had 3 hits in the win as the Cubs moved to 10 games over .500.

Red Sox (25-23) 3 AT Blue Jays (20-28) 10 – Rowdy Tellez went yard twice for the Blue Jays. Marcus Stroman gave up 1 run over 6 innings and got his 2nd win of the year. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. collected 2 more hits but also committed his 4th error. The Jays scored 10 runs on 11 hits to rout Boston. The assumption is the Red Sox have too much talent to play this poorly and that’s true, but they can’t afford to fall too far behind Tampa and New York.

Dodgers (32-17) 7 AT Rays (27-18) 3 – The Dodgers have won Kershaw’s last 14 regular season starts. Last Night he gave up 2 runs over 6.1 innings and struck out 9 to improve to 4-0. It was a strange game due to the fact that no homers were hit. The Dodgers had 12 hits 9 of which were singles. The Rays are now 2 games back from the Yankees and have lost 6 of their last 10.  

Marlins (14-3) 5 AT Tigers (18-27) 3 F/11 – Harold Ramirez and Brian Anderson homered to give the Marlins a 4-2 lead going into the 9th. Miguel Cabrera singled home a run and the Tigers scored another on a sac fly to save the game and head to extras. In the top of the 11th Chad Wallach doubled home the winning run and the Marlins won their 4th straight.

Nationals (19-29) 5 AT Mets (22-25) 6 – Trea Turner and Juan Soto hit RBI doubles in the 8th to give the Nationals a 5-4 lead. Pete Alonso hit his 16th homer in the bottom half of the inning and then Amed Rosario hit a walk-off single. Zack Wheeler pitched 7 innings and gave up 3 runs and J.D. Davis hit a 3-run blast for New York.

Reds (22-26) 3 AT Brewers (28-22) 0 – Sonny Gray struck out 9 over 6 shutout innings. Phillip Ervin had an RBI double as part of a 3-run 1st inning. The Reds were held scoreless after that, but thanks to their pitching it didn’t matter. The Reds have allowed 165 runs this year which is second in baseball behind Tampa.

Mariners (23-28) 3 AT Rangers (23-23) 5 – Lance Lynn struck out 11 hitters over 7 innings of 2-run ball. Joey Gallo went deep for the 15th time this year to give Texas a 5-2 lead in the 8th. Nomar Mazara had 3 hits including 2 doubles as the Rangers 3-5 hitters had 6 hits and 3 RBI. Omar Narvaez had 3 hits and homered in the loss. The Mariners have fallen into last place in the division despite their incredible start, while the Rangers move to .500 and are second place.

White Sox (21-26) 1 AT Astros (33-16) 5 – Justin Verlander dominated for 8 innings last night and now has a record of 8-1. He struck out 12 and gave up just 1 hit which was a solo shot from Jose Abreu. Yuli Gurriel homered early and the Astros scored 4 in the 5th.

Braves (26-23) 3 AT Giants (21-26) 4 – Freddie Freeman singled in a run in the 7th to give the Braves a 3-1 lead. In the 9th the Giants were down to their final out when they started stealing bases and hitting singles to make things interesting. Kevin Pillar had an RBI single to make it a 1-run game and Joe Panik had the walk-off single with men on 2nd and 3rd. the Braves were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left 9 on.

Twins (32-16) 8 AT Angels (22-26) 3 – Mike Trout homered, and the Angels led 3-0 after 5 innings. The Twins scored 3 in the 6th and 4 in the 7th and then tacked on 1 more in the 8th to score 8 unanswered. Marwin Gonzalez homered and had 3 RBI in the win. The Twins wins double their losses and according to Sarah Langs (great writer for MLB.com) it’s the earliest the Twins have been 16 games over .500 since 2001.

Diamondbacks (25-24) 2 AT Padres (25-24) 3 – Eduardo Escobar and John Ryan Murphy went deep to give the Diamondbacks a 2-0 lead. Zach Greinke was dealing until the 6th when Manny Machado hit an RBI single and Eric Hosmer followed with a 2-run shot. The D-backs spoiled another good pitching performance and their losing streak is at 4 games. The Padres move a game over .500 and the 2 teams are tied for second in the NL West.

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