This Weekend in Baseball History June 21st-23rd

Sunday’s scores in bold.

Mets (37-41) 3 AT Cubs (42-35) 5 – On Friday Jeff McNeil homered and had the go-ahead RBI. The Mets Bullpen gave up 2 hits over 4.1 scoreless innings in the 5-4 win. On Saturday Pete Alonso hit his 26th blast of the season which beat out Cody Bellinger’s record for rookie homers before the All-Star break. Zack Wheeler gave up 1 run over 7 innings and the Mets had 12 hits in the 10-2 win. On Sunday Javier Baez hit a 3-run shot in the 8th to give the Cubs the lead and the win. Pete Alonso broke the Mets Rookie home run record with his 27th of the year. Mickey Calloway lost his temper with a reporter after the game and it seems his days are numbered.

Marlins (30-46) 6 AT Phillies (39-38) 4 – On Friday Aaron Nola gave up 1 earned run over 8 innings while striking out 10, and Sandy Alcantara pitched 7.2 innings of 1-run ball. Bryan Holaday homered in the Marlins 2-1 win. On Saturday Wilkin Castillo picked up his first hit in about 10 years in one of the sweeter stories of the season. The Marlins Bullpen tossed 4 scoreless innings in the 5-3 win. On Sunday Jordan Yamamoto won his 3rd consecutive game to open his career. J.T. Riddle, Garrett Cooper, and Brian Anderson went deep for the Marlins who completed the sweep and handed the Phillies their 7th straight loss.

Braves (46-32) 4 AT Nationals (37-40) 3 F/10 – On Friday Dallas Keuchel made his 2019 debut, but the Nationals played spoiler. Yan Gomez went deep, and Anthony Rendon had the go-ahead RBI in the 4-3 win. On Saturday Freddie Freeman drove in 5 and Dansby Swanson drove in 4 for the Braves. The Braves scored 13 runs on 14 hits in the 13-9 win. On Sunday Josh Donaldson and Ronald Acuna Jr. hit jacks to put the Braves up, but the Nationals came back and tied it in the 7th. Johan Camargo went deep in the 10th to win it for the Braves who have quickly built a 6.5 game lead in the NL East.

Padres (38-40) 10 AT Pirates (36-40) 11 F/11 – On Friday Eric Lauer allowed 1 earned run over 7 innings and Joe Musgrove did the same while striking out 8. Jose Osuna singled home the winning run in the 7th in the 2-1 win. On Saturday Jose Osuna homered and the Pirates collected 10 hits in the win. Manny Machado homered for the 2nd straight game in the 6-3 loss. On Sunday the Padres led 7-4 going into the 9th before the Pirates scored 3 times to force extras. In the 11th the Padres scored 3, but again the Pirates came back, and this time won it on a bases loaded walk. The 2 teams combined for 21 runs on 30 hits in the Pirates 4th victory in a row.

Astros (49-30) 9 AT Yankees (49-28) 4 – On Friday Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres went deep for the Yankees. The Yankees Bullpen pitched 4 scoreless innings allowing just 2 hits in the 4-1 win. On Saturday Giancarlo Stanton had 2 hits and 4 RBI to lead the Yankees to their 8th straight win. Masahiro Tanaka gave up 2 runs over 6 innings in the 7-5 win. On Sunday the Astros ended the Yankees 8-game win streak with 4 homers. Tyler White hit a grand slam, and Justin Verlander allowed 3 runs over 7 innings in the Astros win.

Blue Jays (29-49) 6 AT Red Sox (42-37) 1 – On Friday Rafael Devers drove in a run in the 8th to tie it and Christian Vazquez won it with a 2-run walk-off blast. The Red Sox had 14 hits in the 7-5 extra inning win. On Saturday The Blue Jays came back from being down 6-0. Freddy Galvis and Rowdy Tellez went yard in the 8-7 win. On Sunday Marcus Stroman shut out the Red Sox through 6 innings. Eric Sogard homered, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had 3 hits in the win.

Tigers (26-47) 3 AT Indians (42-35) 8 – On Friday Carlos Santana, Jordan Luplow, and Tyler Naquin went deep for the Indians. 5 Indians had multi-hit games in the 7-6 win. On Saturday Aaron Civale gave up just 2 hits over 6 scoreless innings in his MLB debut. Jose Ramirez and Oscar Mercado had RBI hits in the Indians 2-0 win. On Sunday Bobby Bradley and Francisco Lindor doubled as part of a 5-run 2nd. Zach Plesac had another great outing this time giving up 1 run over 7 innings as the Indians swept the Tigers.

White Sox (36-39) 4 AT Rangers (42-36) 7 – On Friday Zack Collins had his 1st big league homer and RBI. Yolmer Sanchez brought home the winning run in the 10th with a safety squeeze in the 5-4 win. On Saturday Nomar Mazara hit 2 jacks for his 3rd in 2 games. The Rangers had 14 hits in the 6-5 win. On Sunday Adrian Sampson pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball to earn the win. Delino DeShields Jr. had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs as the Rangers scored 7 runs on 11 hits.

Reds (36-40) 5 AT Brewers (42-36) 7 – On Friday Jose Iglesias had 4 hits and Yasiel Puig and Nick Senzel homered. Christian Yelich hit his 29th homer and has an OPS over 1.200, but the Brewers lost 11-7. On Saturday Yasmani Grandal went deep and had an RBI double for the Brewers. The Brewers Bullpen 4.1 no-hit innings in the 6-5 win. On Sunday Travis Shaw homered to start off a 5-run 3rd as the Brewers beat the Reds. Brandon Woodruff won his 9th game as he struck out 12 batters over 7 innings and gave up 3 runs.

Twins (50-27) 1 AT Royals (27-51) 6 – On Friday Miguel Sano tied the game in the 8th with a late homer and Eddie Rosario had 3 hits. The Twins had 13 hits in the 8-7 win. On Saturday Miguel Sano and C.J. Cron went deep for the 2nd game in a row. Cron and Eddie Rosario had RBI hits in the 10th as part of the 5-3 extra inning win. On Sunday Alex Gordon doubled and Hunter Dozier homered in a 5-run 3rd. Homer Bailey pitched 5.1 innings of 1-run ball, and Eddie Rosario hit his 20th blast of the season in the loss.  

Angels (39-40) 6 AT Cardinals (40-37) 4 – On Friday Michael Wacha pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball to earn the win. Marcell Ozuna homered and drove in 3 runs with 3 hits in the 5-1 win. On Saturday Albert Pujols homered in front of Cardinals fans for the first time since 2011. Dakota Hudson gave up 1 run over 7 innings and Marcell Ozuna hit his 20th jack of the year in the Cardinals 4-2 win. On Sunday Night Baseball Tyler Skaggs held the Cardinals scoreless through 5 and the Angels led 2-0 going into the 9th. Both runs came off Tommy La Stella RBI singles, but then the Angels scored 4 in the 9th to seemingly put the game to bed. Jose Martinez homered with 2 outs and the Cardinals scored 4 runs with 2 outs before succumbing with 2 men on.

Giants (33-43) 2 AT Diamondbacks (39-40) 3 F/10 – On Friday Alex Dickerson hit a grand slam and tripled home 2 runs to end the night with 6 RBI. Kevin Pillar homered and drove in 4 runs in the 11-5 win. On Saturday Alex Dickerson hit 2 RBI doubles and Mike Yastrzemski delivered the knockout punch with a 2-run shot in the 9th. The Giants Bullpen gave up 2 hits over 5 scoreless innings in the 7-4 win. On Sunday both pitchers went 6 innings giving up 2 runs and it was tied at 2 going into extras. Tim Locastro hit a walk-off single in the 10th to end the Diamondbacks 6-game losing streak.

Rays (45-33) 8 AT Athletics (41-38) 2 – On Friday Willy Adames homered and had 3 hits and Brandon Lowe knocked in 2 runs with 3 hits. The Rays used 6 pitchers to hold the A’s to 3 runs in the 5-3 win. On Saturday Matt Chapman went deep and had an RBI double. Mike Fiers pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball in the 4-2 win. On Sunday after the Opener Ryan Yarbrough gave up 1 run over 6 innings in the win. Everyone in the Rays Lineup had a hit except for Willy Adames, Avisail Garcia and Joey Wendle led the way with 3 hits each in the win.

Orioles (22-56) 3 AT Mariners (35-47) 13 – On Friday the Mariners scored 8 runs over the first 3 innings and scored another 2 in the 5th. Mallex Smith and J.P. Crawford each had 3 hits in the 10-9 win. On Saturday Jonathan Villar homered and had 3 RBI to help snap the 10-game losing streak. Andrew Cashner gave up 2 runs over 6 innings in the 8-4 win. On Sunday the Mariners put up an 8-spot in the 3rd inning and scored 12 runs in the first 4 innings. J.P. Crawford homered and had 4 hits with 4 RBI in the Mariners win.

Rockies (40-37) 3 AT Dodgers (54-25) 6 – On Friday Walker Buehler improved to 8-1 after he hurled 9 innings of 2-run ball and struck out 16 batters. Cody Bellinger hit his 25th bomb and Matt Beaty walked it off with a 2-run shot in the 9th in the 4-2 win. On Saturday Alex Verdugo homered in the 5th and then again in the bottom of the 11th to give the Dodgers their 2nd straight walk-off win. Hyun-Jin Ryu only allowed 1 earned run through 6 innings in the 5-4 extra inning win. On Sunday Will Smith hit a 3-run shot in the bottom of the 9th to give the Dodgers a 3rd consecutive walk-off win. More than that, all 3 were homers and all 3 were by rookies! Kenta Maeda pitched 7 innings of 2-run ball in the Dodgers 6th win in a row.

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