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Pirates (26-26) 1 AT Reds (25-29) 8 Double Header – In game 1 Josh Bell hit his 17th homer to lead the Pirates. The game was tied 4-4 before a 4-run 8th from Pittsburgh. In game 2 Sonny Gray gave up 1 run over 6 innings, and Jose Iglesias hit a grand slam in a 6-run 1st. Derek Dietrich and Yasiel Puig also went deep for Cincy.
Marlins (17-34) 3 AT Nationals (22-32) 2 – Max Scherzer gave up 1 run over 6 innings, but Jose Urena got the win with 7 innings of 2-run ball. Miguel Rojas had a sacrifice fly in the 8th to give the Marlins the lead. The Marlins managed to salvage the last game of the 4-game series, and the Nationals fall back to 10 games under .500 on Memorial Day.
Padres (28-26) 2 AT Yankees (35-18) 5 – The Yankees used an Opener and struck out 11 while giving up just 2 runs. Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, and Brett Gardner all went deep for New York. It was the 16th of the year for Sanchez and the 10th for Frazier. The Yankees have won 18 of their last 23 and are fighting for the best record in baseball.
Tigers (19-32) 3 AT Orioles (17-37) 5 – Renato Nunez hit a 2-run homer in the 1st to give the O’s the early lead. Jonathan Villar also went deep in the win. Both of these teams are far out of contention on Memorial Day.
Blue Jays (21-33) 3 AT Rays (32-19) 8 – Yonny Chirinos struck out 7 and pitched a no-hitter through 5 innings. Austin Meadows went yard and had 3 hits and 3 RBI. Travis d’Arnaud had 3 hits as well, for the Rays who scored 8 runs on 14 hits. The Rays made highlights all over the field with Kevin Kiermaier making an unreal catch and Ji-Man Choi hitting a little league homer.
Cubs (30-22) 5 AT Astros (36-19) 6 – Gerrit Cole gave up a 2-run homer to Anthony Rizzo in the 1st but finished with 12 strikeouts over 6 innings and the win. The Astros scored 5 runs in the 3rd and Yuli Gurriel led the team with 3 hits. The Astros improved to 22-14 against teams that have more wins than losses and they are now 21-7 at home.
Diamondbacks (28-26) 3 AT Rockies (25-27) 4 F/11 – Nick Ahmed hit a blast in the 7th to put the Diamondbacks up 3-1. Nolan Arenado singled home 2 runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game. In the 11th Ian Desmond doubled and was brought home by another Rockies walk-off. Raimel Tapia had the winning hit on a single through the infield. After the 7th the Rockies used 4 pitchers to lock down the final 4 innings.
Indians (26-27) 5 AT Red Sox (29-25) 12 – Sandy Leon homered to cap a 6-run 5th inning. The Red Sox scored in the 3rd and then every inning afterwards as well. J.D. Martinez went deep twice for Boston who scored 12 runs on 13 hits. The Indians lost their 3rd in a row and are 10 behind the Twins although only 2.5 out of the Wild Card.
Angels (24-29) 5 AT Athletics (29-25) 8 – The A’s have won 10 in a row if we ignore the suspended game, if we count it it could be 11. The A’s Bullpen shut down the Angels for the final 4 innings to seal the win. Matt Chapman hit his 14th bomb of the year and was joined by Jurickson Profar and Josh Phegley who also went deep.
Brewers (31-24) 5 AT Twins (36-17) 4 – Byron Buxton hit a 3-run shot in the 2nd to put the Twins up 4-0. The Brewers scored 3 in the 3rd and then an Orlando Arcia homer put them ahead in the 8th. The Brewers Bullpen shut down the Twins with 6 strikeouts over 4.1 innings, but had a scary moment when Jeremy Jeffress appeared to hurt himself after catching a comebacker.
Mets (26-27) 5 AT Dodgers (36-18) 9 – Cody Bellinger made an incredible catch and threw out a runner at 3rd and home in the same game. He also hit his 19th homer but somehow that was the least impressive thing he did all game. Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez went deep in a 6-run 6th. Every Dodger in the Lineup had a base hit as they collected 17. Kershaw struggled but the Dodgers don’t lose when he’s on the mound.
Rangers (25-26) 2 AT Mariners (24-32) 6 – Mallex Smith stole 2nd 3rd and then home in one of the more impressive displays on the base paths we’ve seen this year. Daniel Vogelbach hit a bomb for his 15th of the season. The Mariners Bullpen held the Rangers scoreless through the final 3.1 innings with 5 strikeouts.