This Weekend in Baseball History May 24th-26th

Sunday’s scores in bold.

Reds (24-28) 10 AT Cubs (30-21) 2 – On Friday Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo went deep to give the Cubs a 4-0 lead. Eugenio Suarez took the game for the Reds with a 2-run bomb in the 9th for a 6-5 win. On Saturday the Reds led early, but homers from Addison Russell and Albert Almora gave the Cubs the lead. The Reds would tie it at 6, but David Bote hit the knockout blow in the 8-6 win. On Sunday Tanner Roark held the Cubs scoreless through 5 innings and struck out 9. The Reds scored 10 runs on 17 hits in the win.

Dodgers (35-18) 11 AT Pirates (25-25) 7 – On Friday Walker Buehler improved to 5-1 with 6 solid 1-run innings. David Freese hit a grand slam and Cody Bellinger hit his 18th homer in the 10-2 win. On Saturday Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up 2 runs over 6 innings to improve to 7-1 with a 1.65 ERA. The Dodgers hit 8 doubles in the 7-2 win. On Sunday Joc Pederson hit his 15th homer as part of a 6-run 6th. The Dodgers had 12 hits in the win to complete the sweep.

Marlins (16-34) 6 AT Nationals (22-31) 9 – On Friday the two teams combined for 22 runs on 29 hits in a wild back and forth game. The Marlins coughed up leads 0f 4-1, 8-4, and 9-8. Juan Soto hit the homer to put the Nationals up for good in the 12-10 win. On Saturday Patrick Corbin twirled a 4-hit shutout. The Nationals scored their 5 runs in the 4th in the 5-0 win. On Sunday Howie Kendrick homered and singled to start the Nationals off on a 9-0 lead. The Nats had 15 hits in the win.

Padres (28-25) 1 AT Blue Jays (21-32) 10 – On Friday hunter Renfroe hit his 12th jack of the year in the 8th inning. Joey Lucchesi struck out 11 in the Padres 6-3 win. On Saturday Hunter Renfroe and Wil Myers each went deep twice as the Padres had 7 homers. The Padres had 20 hits in the 19-4 win. On Sunday Cavan Biggio homered and had 3 hits. Justin Smoak went deep twice in the rout.  

Rays (31-19) 6 AT Indians (26-26) 3 – On Friday Shane Bieber struck out 10 over 5 innings, and the Bullpen held the Rays scoreless over 4 innings. Jordan Luplow homered for the Indians in the 3-1 win. On Saturday Charlie Morton struck out 10 over 6 innings of 1-run ball. Brandon Lowe homered and doubled in the 6-2 win. On Sunday Austin Meadows homered and was 4-4 with 3 RBI from the leadoff spot. The Rays held the Indians scoreless through 7 innings in the win.

Tigers (19-31) 3 AT Mets (26-26) 4 – On Friday JaCoby Jones drove in 4 for the Tigers who scored 9 runs on 14 hits. Miguel Cabrera went deep and had 2 RBI in the 9-8 win. On Saturday Tomas Nido hit a walk-off homer in the 13th. Wilson Ramos hit 2 homers and drove in 4 in the 5-4 win.  On Sunday Adeiny Hechavarria hit a 3-run shot to put the Mets up. Zack Wheeler gave up 3 runs over 7.1 innings in the win.

Red Sox (28-25) 4 AT Astros (35-19) 1 – On Friday Jake Marisnick went yard as the Astros built a 4-0 lead. The Red Sox hit 3 homers, but the Astros held them at bay during the 4-3 win. George Springer left with a hamstring injury. On Saturday the Astros led 3-1 going into the 8th but blew the save. Carlos Correa hit a walk-off single to save the Astros in the 4-3 win. On Sunday Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball. Rafael Devers homered in the win.

White Sox (23-29) 0 AT Twins (36-16) 7 – On Friday the Twins reached rare heights with their 100th homer before June. Max Kepler had 3 hits and 4 RBI and Eddie Rosario had 4 hits and 3 RBI. Jose Berrios gave up 1 earned run over 6.2 innings in the 11-4 win. On Saturday Kyle Gibson tossed 7 innings of 1-run ball and struck out 9. Ehire Adrianza homered and had 3 hits with 4 RBI in the 8-1 win. On Sunday Jake Odorizzi struck out 9 over 5.1 scoreless innings and he only allowed 1 hit. Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario went deep in the shutout win.

Phillies (31-22) 1 AT Brewers (30-24) 9 – On Friday Christian Yelich reached 20 homers and the Brewers led early 4-2. The Phillies fought back and Andrew McCutchen’s double put the Phillies ahead in the 6-4 win. On Saturday Jake Arrieta gave up 2 runs over 8 innings. Rhys Hoskins homered and had 3 hits in the 7-2 win. On Sunday Brandon Woodruff struck out 10 over 8 brilliant innings and he had 2 hits and 2 RBI. Ben Gamel homered twice and Christian Yelich homered again for the Brewers.

Braves (30-24) 4 AT Cardinals (26-26) 3 F/10 – On Friday Mike Foltynewicz went 6 innings without allowing an earned run. Dansby Swanson hit 2 homers in the 5-2 win. On Saturday Jedd Gyorko hit his 1st homer of 2019 as part of a 4-run 8th. Paul Goldschmidt and Matt Carpenter each had 3 hits in the 6-3 win. On Sunday Night Baseball the Cards led 3-0 after 8 innings but gave up 3 runs in the 9th. In extras Brian McCann worked a walk to give the Braves the lead for good.

Orioles (16-37) 7 AT Rockies (24-27) 8 – On Friday the Rockies scored 8 runs on 14 hits, but the day belonged to Trevor Story. Story homered twice and his second was a 3-run walk-off homer to end the game at 8-6. On Saturday the teams combined for 15 runs on 27 hits. Pedro Severino had 4 hits in the 9-6 win. On Sunday it was another typical Coors Field game in Denver. Tony Wolters won the back and forth game with a sacrifice fly. Nolan Arenado went deep and is clearly back to MVP form.

Rangers (25-25) 6 AT Angels (24-28) 7 – On Friday Drew Smyly got his first win since 2016 and Hunter Pence had the go-ahead hit in the 4-3 win. On Saturday Kole Calhoun homered in the 3rd, but the Rangers scored 2 runs to lead it 2-1 in the 9th. Calhoun doubled home a run and Jared Walsh had the walk-off in the 3-2 win. On Sunday Mike Trout went deep in the 1st and doubled in a 6-run 7th. The Rangers scored 1 in the 9th and came up a run short.

Mariners (23-32) 1 AT Athletics (28-25) 7 – On Friday Matt Olson, Mark Canha, and Stephen Piscotty went deep for the A’s. Piscotty was 3-4 in the 6-2 win. On Saturday Domingo Santana hit 2 homers, but it wasn’t enough to top the surging A’s. Matt Chapman went deep in the 6-5 win. On Sunday Matt Chapman and Josh Phegley went deep to lead the A’s to the sweep. Brett Anderson gave up 1 run over 6.1 innings in the win.

Diamondbacks (28-25) 6 AT Giants (21-31) 2 – On Friday Ildemaro Vargas homered in the 1st and the D-backs didn’t have a scoreless inning until the 8th. The Diamondbacks had 21 hits in the 18-2 win. On Saturday the Diamondbacks picked up right where they left off with 10 runs in the first 5 innings. Taylor Clarke recorded his 1st big league win in the 10-4 win. On Sunday the Diamondbacks scored 6 runs in the first 4 innings to finish off the Giants. Luke Weaver left with an injury in the win.

Yankees (34-18) 7 AT Royals (18-34) 8 F/10 – On Saturday the teams played a double-header. In game 1 Luke Voit homered to put the Yankees ahead. Brett Gardner had 3 hits in the 7-3 win. In game 2 the Yankees put up a 5 spot in the 2nd. Austin Romine had 3 hits and 2 RBI in the 6-5 win. On Sunday Martin Maldonado hit a 3-run shot and the Royals led 7-1. The Yankees clawed back, and Aaron Hicks singled to tie the game in the 9th. Whit Merrifield hit a walk-off single for the Royals.

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