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Royals (18-36) 3 AT White Sox (25-29) 4 Double Header – Game 1 was suspended yesterday during the bottom of the 5th inning with the score tied 1-1. Yolmer Sanchez had the tying hit in the pouring rain and had some fun doing it. He rolled around in the mud and gave himself a Gatorade shower. The next day he hit a walk-off single giving him both RBI in the 2-1 win. In game 2 Alex Gordon hit a 3-run shot in the 1st to put the Royals up early, but the White Sox came back to win. Lucas Giolito struck out 10 hitters and gave up 3 runs over 8 innings.
Padres (29-26) 5 AT Yankees (35-19) 4 – Eric Hosmer hit a 3-run homer and the Padres went up 4-0 in the 1st inning. Gary Sanchez hit his 17th bomb of the year and the Yankees scored 3 in the 7th but it wasn’t enough to beat the Padres. The win pushed the Padres to second place in the NL West.
Pirates (26-27) 6 AT Reds (26-29) 11 – Every year a few players have breakout seasons that were hard to see coming. We might want to refer to this as the Derek Dietrich phenomenon. Dietrich hit 3 homers and drove in 6 runs in the Reds win. The Reds finished with 11 runs and 11 hits including a 5-run 5th. Kevin Newman hit a grand slam for his 1st MLB home run.
Cardinals (26-27) 3 AT Phillies (32-22) 4 – Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna homered in the 1st to give the Cardinals a 3-0 lead. Bryce Harper doubled home 2 runs in the 3rd, and Cesar Hernandez hit a 2-run shot to take the lead. The Phillies Bullpen struck out 5 batters over 4 scoreless innings.
Tigers (20-32) 3 AT Orioles (17-38) 0 – Matthew Boyd pitched 6 shutout innings and struck out 8 batters. The Orioles were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left 8 men on base. The Tigers weren’t much better but picked up enough offense for the win. Niko Goodrum went deep for Detroit.
Giants (21-32) 3 AT Marlins (18-34) 11 – Trevor Richards gave up 1 run and 2 hits over 7 innings for the Marlins. Jorge Alfaro and Garrett Cooper each had 2 hits and 3 RBI and they both went deep. The Marlins scored 11 runs on 14 hits and have won 8 of their last 11. The Giants have dropped 6 in a row.
Indians (27-27) 7 AT Red Sox (29-26) 5 – Michael Chavis and Steve Pearce had RBI knocks in the 8th to give the Red Sox a 5-2 lead. Roberto Perez and Greg Allen went deep to tie it and Jordan Luplow drove in 2 with a double to give the Indians their first lead of the game. Zach Plesac made his MLB debut and gave up 1 run over 5.1 innings. David Price tossed 6 scoreless innings and although the Red Sox scored 5, they left 8 on base and were 3-15 with runners in scoring position.
Blue Jays (21-34) 1 AT Rays (33-19) 3 – Avisail Garcia hit an inside-the-park homer and Austin Meadows hit one out of the park for Tampa. The Rays used the Opener and didn’t give up a run until the 9th. The Rays won their 4th game in a row and are just a game behind the Yankees.
Nationals (23-32) 5 AT Braves (30-25) 4 – Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 over 7 innings of 2-run ball and the Bullpen held the lead for him. Howie Kendrick homered and had 3 hits to lead the Nats who had 11 hits. Austin Riley had 3 hits and went deep again. Riley is hitting .365 with 6 homers and 16 RBI.
Brewers (31-25) 3 AT Twins (37-17) 5 – Zach Davies pitched 6 shutout innings but was matched by Devin Smeltzer who had an impressive debut. Max Kepler and C.J. Cron doubled home runs and then Eddie Rosario hit his 17th blast to cap a 5-run 7th. Keston Hiura and Yasmani Grandal went deep but it wasn’t enough to come back against the Twins.
Cubs (30-23) 6 AT Astros (37-19) 9 – Alex Bregman hit home runs number 16 and 17 to lead the Astros over the Cubs. Michael Brantley doubled as part of a 4-run 4th for Houston who had 11 hits. David Bote homered twice for the Cubs who hit 5 homers in the loss. The Cubs have lost 3 in a row and lead the Brewers by just half a game in the NL Central.
Diamondbacks (28-27) 2 AT Rockies (26-27) 6 – The Diamondbacks lost another late game as they seem unable to nail down the last few innings. Chris Iannetta had a big 2-run homer through the rain to put Colorado ahead. Antonio Senzatela gave up 2 runs over 6 innings to lead the Rockies to their 3rd win in a row. The Rockies are just 2 games behind San Diego for second place in the NL West.
Angels (25-29) 6 AT Athletics (29-26) 4 – David Fletcher and Tommy La Stella had big RBI hits in the 2nd to put the Angels up 4-1. Ramon Laureano and Matt Olson homered to tie the game up, but it was Shohei Ohtani who had the winning hit scoring 2 runs. The loss snapped the A’s winning streak.
Rangers (26-26) 11 AT Mariners (24-33) 4 – Ronald Guzman hit a 3-run shot to finish a 7-run 5th inning for Texas. The Rangers scored 11 runs on 11 hits and used the Opener in the win. The loss drops the Mariners further into last place, a stunning turnaround for a team that started the year 15-2.
Mets (27-27) 7 AT Dodgers (36-19) 3 – Cody Bellinger hit his 20th homer of the year to catch Christian Yelich. Michael Conforto hit his first career grand slam and drove in 5 runs. Todd Frazier went deep and, Ahmed Rosario drove in a run with a triple. Steven Matz got the win with 6 innings of 2-run ball.