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Cardinals (27-28) 5 AT Phillies (33-23) 3 – Marcell Ozuna and Matt Wieters went deep in the 2nd to give the Cards the early lead. Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter added longballs to help the Cardinals stave off a sweep. Dakota Hudson pitched 6 innings allowing just 1 run on 4 hits. A loss tonight against the Cubs would drop the Cardinals to 8-19 for the month of May. That would be their worst May as a franchise for a team that has been around since the 1800s.
Giants (22-33) 3 AT Marlins (19-35) 1 – Tyler Beede and Sandy Alcantara had a pitching duel through 6 innings. The Marlins led 1-0 going into the 7th when Mike Yastrzemski singled home a run to tie it. Brandon Crawford produced the go-ahead hit in the 8th with a ground-rule double to put the Giants up by 2. The win snapped a 7-game losing streak for San Francisco.
Diamondbacks (28-29) 10 AT Rockies (28-27) 11 F/10 – It was a classic Coors Field game in Colorado. The Diamondbacks scored 3 in the 1st only to give up 3 in the bottom half of the inning. Arizona scored 1 in the 2nd and 1 in the 3rd but gave up 2 runs in each inning and another run in the 5th. The Rockies led 8-5 going into the 8th but let up a 5-spot to put them down 10-8 but they came back with 2 runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie it. Daniel Murphy hit a walk-off single in the 10th to give Colorado the sweep and their 5th win a row. Trevor Story and David Dahl had 4 hits each as the Rockies had 18.
Brewers (32-25) 11 AT Pirates (27-28) 5 – Mike Moustakas went deep twice, and Milwaukee led 5-1 after just 3 innings. Moustakas ended the game with 4 hits and 4 RBI to lead a Brewers offense that scored 11 runs on 18 hits. Yasmani Grandal also went yard and had 4 hits, and Lorenzo Cain drove in 4 runs with 3 hits in the win. The win puts the Brewers just a half game behind the Cubs.
Twins (37-18) 3 AT Rays (35-19) 14 – This series features two of the premier teams in baseball. The Rays singled and doubled their way to an 11-0 lead with 6 in the 3rd and 5 in the 4th. Charlie Morton now holds a 6-0 record after pitching 7 innings of 2-run ball. Every member of the Rays Lineup produced a hit and Avisail Garcia went 3-4 with an RBI. Austin Meadows continued his productive year with 2 hits and 4 RBI, Meadows is hitting .361 with an OPS of 1.123. The win was the Rays 6th straight.
Royals (19-37) 4 AT Rangers (27-27) 2 – The 2 teams traded homers throughout the game, but Jorge Soler’s was a 3-run bomb which gave the Royals the lead for good. Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara went deep for Texas and Adalberto Mondesi hit the other blast for Kansas City. Jakob Junis was the winning pitcher as he tossed 6 innings of 2-run ball. Mondesi went 3-3 with a walk and an RBI.
Indians (28-28) 4 AT White Sox (27-29) 10 – Jose Abreu hit his 15th blast of the year and Eloy Jimenez had 3 hits in the White Sox win. The White Sox Bullpen didn’t allow an earned run over the final 3.2 innings and only surrendered 1 hit. The White Sox have been stumped by Carlos Carrasco a couple of times this year but last night they figured him out. Leury Garcia had 3 of the White Sox 15 hits to give the team their 4th consecutive victory.
Angels (27-29) 9 AT Mariners (24-35) 3 – Kole Calhoun and Cesar Puello hit homers for the Angels who rolled to a convincing win. Mike Trout had 2 hits and drove in 3 RBI, he also walked twice. 6 Angels had multi-hit games as the team scored 9 runs on 15 hits. The Angels won their 3rd in a row at the expense of Seattle who have lost 3 in a row and dropped 12 of their last 14.
Mets (27-29) 0 AT Dodgers (38-19) 2 – Max Muncy doubled home a run in the 1st and Enrique Hernandez added an RBI single in the 8th for the Dodgers only 2 runs. Luckily Hyun-Jin Ryu was pitching so 2 runs were more than enough for the win. Ryu improved to 8-1 with 7.2 shutout innings and he only allowed 4 hits. Jason Vargas gave up just 1 run over 7 innings for the Mets but was tagged with the unfair loss. The Dodgers 38 wins are the most in baseball as they look for their 3rd NL pennant in a row.