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Giants (25-36) 3 AT Mets (30-32) 7 – Ahmed Rosario and Dominic Smith hit back-to-back homers to give the Mets an early lead. Brandon Belt and Pablo Sandoval answered back with homers of their own to give the lead to the Giants. Todd Frazier hit a strange go-ahead home run, he swung with 1 hand and dropped to a knee, but just got it out. Zack Wheeler gave up 3 runs over 7 innings and was backed by his offense which had 13 hits.
Braves (33-29) 1 AT Pirates (30-31) 6 – Chris Archer allowed 1 run over 6 innings to earn the win for Pittsburgh. Freddie Freeman hit his 16th blast of the year, but after that it was all Pirates who scored 3 in the 2nd and 3 in the 8th. Josh Bell hit 3 doubles and drove in 2 runs in the win. The Braves signed Dallas Keuchel for 13 million dollars, and it seems he will hit Free Agency again after the season.
Rays (37-23) 6 AT Tigers (23-36) 1 – The Rays Opener was one of the most important stories coming into this season and it has proven to help them in game after game. Ryne Stanek holds a 2.88 ERA over 34.1 innings and Jalen Beeks is 5-0 with a 2.76 ERA over 49 innings. Yesterday they used 5 pitchers to hold the Tigers to 1 run. Travis d’Arnaud went deep twice to lead the Tampa offense which had 14 hits.
Red Sox (33-29) 7 AT Royals (19-43) 5 – Mookie Betts homered, and Eduardo Nunez had 3 hits to lead Boston to victory. The Royals had 15 hits but were 2-12 with runners in scoring position with 10 men left on base. The Red Sox won their 4th in a row while the Royals lost their 6th straight game.
Reds (28-33) 1 AT Cardinals (31-29) 3 – Dakota Hudson pitched 6.1 innings of 1-run ball as the Reds only managed 5 hits. Matt Carpenter singled home the first run of the game in the 3rd but was answered by a sacrifice fly from Tucker Barnhart. Paul DeJong hit a go-ahead 2-run homer in the 7th to life the Cards to the win.
Marlins (23-37) 1 AT Brewers (35-28) 5 – Freddy Peralta held the Marlins to just 1 run over 6 innings and struck out 9 in the win. Christian Yelich hit his 23rd bomb of the year and was joined by Mike Moustakas who went deep twice to bring his total to 18. Yelich had 3 hits and drove in 2 for the Brewers who finally stopped the Marlins. The win tied the Brewers with the Cubs at the top of the NL Central.
Rockies (32-29) 3 AT Cubs (34-27) 1 – Peter Lambert had a 5.07 ERA in 11 starts this year in Triple-A, so naturally he dominated in his 1st MLB start. Lambert struck out 9 Cubs over 7 innings of 1-run ball allowing just 4 hits. David Dahl had an RBI single and Ian Desmond doubled him home in the 4th. Javier Baez cut the lead in half with an RBI single, but Chris Iannetta scored last with a sacrifice fly.
Astros (43-21) 8 AT Mariners (26-40) 7 F/14 – Alex Bregman hit his 18th homer and the Astros led 5-1 going into the bottom of the 7th. The Astros kept scoring but so did the Mariners who tied the game with an Edwin Encarnacion RBI. Each team scored a run in the 10th and the game kept going until Myles Straw scored on a Yuli Gurriel sacrifice fly in the top of the 14th. Josh James and Chris Devenski each threw 2 scoreless innings in extras to nail down the win, strangely they each gave up 3 walks with 4 strikeouts and no hits allowed.
Yankees (39-22) 6 AT Blue Jays (23-39) 2 – The Yankees scored 4 in the 2nd and 2 in the 4th to jump out to a 6-0 lead over the Blue Jays. D.J. LeMahieu had 3 hits and 2 RBI while Aaron Hicks and Gio Urshela went deep for the New York. J.A. Happ gave up 1 run over 7 strong innings to end the Yankees 3-game losing streak. Aroldis Chapman nailed down his 18th save and has an ERA of 1.46 with 34 strikeouts over 24.2 innings.
Twins (41-20) 5 AT Indians (31-31) 4 – Max Kepler led off the game and put up a ridiculous stat line. Kepler went 4-4 with 3 homers and 4 RBI. Jose Berrios gave up 1 earned run over 6 innings to improve to 8-2 on the season. The Twins have the highest slugging percentage ever by close to 20 points and lead their division by 10.5 games.
Orioles (19-43) 3 AT Rangers (32-28) 4 – Hunter Pence homered to lead Texas to the win. Ariel Jurado gave up 3 runs over 6 innings for the quality start and the win. Trey Mancini went yard and had 3 hits for the Orioles in the loss. Surprisingly, the Rangers are tied with the Red Sox in the Wild Card race.
Athletics (31-31) 7 AT Angels (30-33) 4 – The A’s scored 3 in the 4th and 3 in the 5th to jump out to a 6-1 lead on their way to a win over the Angels. Stephen Piscotty went deep and had 2 hits with 2 RBI in the win. Mike Trout homered for the second game in a row to pick up his 16th dinger of the year.
Nationals (28-34) 4 AT Padres (32-31) 5 – Hunter Renfroe hit his 18th bomb of the year in Fernando Tatis Jr’s return. The Padres Bullpen threw 4 shutout innings to lock down the win. It was a needed win for the Padres who have scuffled a bit lately.