Last Night in Baseball History June 18th

Scores in bold.

Angels (37-37) 3 AT Blue Jays (26-47) 1 – Tyler Skaggs pitched 7.1 innings of 1-run ball and allowed just 3 hits. The Blue Jays started the scoring with a homer from Lourdes Gurriel Jr., but the Angels quickly answered with long balls from Kole Calhoun and Brian Goodwin. The Angels have won 6 of their last 8 and their last 2 in a row to move to .500 on the season.

Tigers (26-43) 5 AT Pirates (32-40) 4 – Josh Bell hit his 20th jack of the year in the 2nd to give the Pirates the early lead, but the Tigers scored 4 runs over the next few innings. Jung-Ho Kang and Kevin Newman tripled home runs and the score was tied 4-4 in the 7th before the Tigers pushed across the go-ahead run in the 8th. The Pirates beat themselves with 3 errors and going 1-10 with runners in scoring position while leaving 9 on.  

Astros (48-26) 3 AT Reds (33-38) 4 – Jesse Winker and Derek Dietrich went deep as the Reds jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning. Kyle Farmer added some needed insurance with a homer of his own in the 7th, in the 9th Alex Bregman hit his 20th bomb, but it wasn’t enough to take down the Reds. Anthony DeSclafani gave up 1 run over 5.1 innings as the Reds were able to beat the Astros on a Justin Verlander day. The win clinched the 3-game set for Cincinnati who won their 3rd in a row.

Mets (35-38) 10 AT Braves (43-31) 2 – Jacob deGrom struck out 10 over 8.1 innings of 2-run ball. The Mets offered plenty of offensive help in the form of 10 runs on 15 hits. Pete Alonso hit his 24th blast and finished the day with 4 hits, 3 RBI, and 2 walks. Jeff McNeil also went yard and added 3 hits in the big Mets win.

Indians (38-34) 10 AT Rangers (39-34) 3 – Zach Plesac has been great through his first 5 starts in the majors. He tossed 7 innings of 1-run ball in the win over the Rangers. The Indians scored early and often including a 4-run 3rd and a 3-run 7th as part of a 10-run and 14-hit performance. Jason Kipnis had 2 hits and 3 RBI and Jose Ramirez also knocked in 3 and homered in the blowout win.  

White Sox (35-36) 3 AT Cubs (39-33) 1 – Cole Hamels gave up 1 run over 7 innings and struck out 8 but left with a no-decision after the White Sox used 5 pitchers to hold the Cubs to a run. Kyle Schwarber hit a homer in the 1st to put the Cubs up early and they kept that lead until the 6th. The White Sox scored on a Tim Anderson single and throwing error, and Eloy Jimenez hit a 2-run shot in the 9th to give the White Sox the lead and the win.

Marlins (26-45) 6 AT Cardinals (37-35) 0 – Jordan Yamamoto threw 7 scoreless innings last time out in his MLB debut so in this start he pitched better. Yamamoto gave up only 2 hits this time and struck out 7 as opposed to his last start when he gave up 3 hits and struck out 5. Starlin Castro and Brian Anderson went deep to lead the Marlins wo scored 2 in the 7th and 3 in the 8th in the win.

Rays (43-30) 3 AT Yankees (45-27) 6 – The Yankees and Rays traded runs early and it was the Rays who led 2-1 after 4 and a half. The Yankees scored 3 in the 5th all on singles and Cameron Maybin homered in his 4th straight game. Edwin Encarnacion hit his first Yankees homer which was his 22nd on the year. Aroldis Chapman saved his 19th game and improved his ERA to 1.30 and he has struck out 39 hitters over 27.2 innings. The win was the 4th straight for New York who now lead Tampa by 2.5 games.

Red Sox (40-35) 3 AT Twins (48-24) 4 F/17 – Rafael Devers singled home a run in the 4th and went deep in the 7th to give the Red Sox a 2-1. Max Kepler had an RBI single in the 8th to tie the game and send it to extras. Mookie Betts went yard in the 13th to take the lead, but the Red Sox quickly gave it up in the bottom of the 13th. The game finally ended on a Max Kepler walk-off single in the 17th. The Red Sox were 1-13 with runners in scoring position and left 14 on.

Rockies (38-34) 8 AT Diamondbacks (38-36) 1 – Antonio Senzatela gave up a run through 6.2 innings to stifle the Diamondbacks. Nolan Arenado homered and doubled and now has 18 dingers and 60 RBI. Arenado had 3 hits and 3 RBI, and Charlie Blackmon also had 3 hits. The Rockies scored 8 runs on 12 hits.

Orioles (21-52) 2 AT Athletics (38-36) 16 – Brett Anderson gave up an earned run through 7 innings and the A’s exploded offensively. The A’s hit 6 homers and put up a 10-spot in the 6th. Ramon Laureano went 4-5 with 3 RBI as the A’s put up 16 runs on 15 hits. Beau Taylor hit his first MLB homer in the blowout win.

Royals (25-48) 9 AT Mariners (31-46) 0 – Homer Bailey pitched 7.2 innings of shutout baseball in the win. Jorge Soler hit his 20th bomb and Whit Merrifield hit 2 jacks to lead the Royals. Merrifield went 3-4 and drove in 6 runs and Adalberto Mondesi stole his 27th base. The Royals scored 9 runs on 13 hits as they won their 3rd in a row.

Brewers (40-33) 1 AT Padres (37-37) 4 – Logan Allen had a spectacular debut to lead the Padres to the win. Allen gave up just 3 hits over 7 shutout innings, and the offense was led by Manny Machado’s ground rule double and a homer by Francisco Mejia. Giants (31-40) 0 AT Dodgers (49-25) 9 – Clayton Kershaw improved to 7-1 with 7 scoreless innings giving up only 3 hits. Joc Pederson hit his 19th bomb and Enrique Hernandez hit a grand slam as part of a 6-run 7th. The Dodgers scored 9 runs on 14 hits in the shutout win.

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