This Weekend in Baseball History June 28th-30th

Sunday’s scores in bold.

Indians (45-38) 2 AT Orioles (24-59) 0 – On Friday the Orioles blasted the Indians with a 13-run attack. Chance Sisco had 3 hits and 5 RBI while Anthony Santander had 3 hits and 4 RBI. John Means gave up 1 hit over 5 innings in the 13-0 win. On Saturday the Orioles won 13-0 for the second day in a row. Andrew Cashner pitched 7 shutout innings and Renato Nunez drove in 4 runs in the blowout. On Sunday Shane Bieber put an end to the Orioles fun weekend as he struck out 11 hitters over 8 innings in the win. Both runs came off of Carlos Santana RBI singles.

Royals (29-55) 7 AT Blue Jays (31-53) 6 – On Friday Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit 2 homers as the Blue Jays scored all 6 of their runs in their last 3 innings. Randal Grichuk and Eric Sogard went deep in the 6-2 win. On Saturday Cavan Biggio hit a grand slam and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went deep to lead the Jays. Danny Jansen walked it off with a 2-run shot in the 9th for the Blue Jays 7-5 win. On Sunday the Blue Jays scored 5 in the 3rd but were answered with a 5-run 3rd by the Royals. Jorge Soler hit his 22nd blast as the Royals took one from the Jays.

Cubs (45-39) 6 AT Reds (38-43) 8 – On Friday the Reds rode a 4-run 4th and a Joey Votto 4-hit night to the win. Sonny Gray gave up 2 runs over 6.2 innings in the 6-3 win. On Saturday Jose Quintana pitched 6 scoreless innings and benefited from a Javier Baez grand slam. Jason Heyward went yard in the 6-0 win. On Sunday Eugenio Suarez hit a 3-run shot in the 1st and the Reds scored 4 in the 8th as the Reds outhit the Cubs in the win.

Phillies (44-40) 13 AT Marlins (32-50) 6 – On Friday Brian Anderson hit an RBI double and then hit a 2-run homer. Garrett Cooper had 3 hits and 2 RBI in the 6-2 win. On Saturday the Marlins put up 6 runs in the 7th as part of a day where they scored 9 runs on 15 hits. Neil Walker homered and drove in 3 runs in the 9-6 win. On Sunday Bryce Harper went deep and the Phillies ended a tough month with a win. Harper had 3 hits and 4 RBI as the Phillies put up 13 runs on 17 hits in the win.

Rangers (46-38) 2 AT Rays (48-36) 6 – On Friday Lance Lynn struck out 10 hitters over 8 shutout innings to hand the Rangers their 6th straight win. Rougned Odor had 3 hits in the 5-0 shutout win. On Saturday Brendan McKay made his much-anticipated debut and was worth the wait. McKay gave up 1 hit over 6 innings to earn his 1st win. Avisail Garcia, Willy Adames, and Travis d’Arnaud went deep in the 5-2 win. On Sunday the Rays won another game because of solid pitching. Blake Snell struck out 12 batters over 6 innings of 2-run ball. Joey Gallo hit his 20th homer as the Rangers dropped their second in a row to the Rays.

Nationals (42-41) 2 AT Tigers (27-52) 1 – On Friday Anibal Sanchez pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball while striking out 8. Juan Soto homered, and Fernando Rodney saved his first game as a National to preserve the 3-1 win. On Saturday Miguel Cabrera had 3 hits and 3 RBI to lead the Tigers who snapped an 8-game losing streak. Shane Greene saved his 22nd game and has a 0.87 ERA after the 7-5 win. On Sunday Max Scherzer struck out 14 hitters over 8 innings while surrendering 1 run and 4 hits. Anthony Rendon’s 19th bomb proved to be the difference in the low scoring win.

Braves (50-35) 5 AT Mets (38-47) 8 On Friday Mike Soroka gave up 2 runs over 6.1 innings to improve his record to 9-1. Pete Alonso hit his 28th bomb in the 6-2 loss. On Saturday Nick Markakis and Austin Riley hit back-to-back jacks in the 8th to take the lead. Dansby Swanson and Ronald Acuna Jr. each had 3 hits in the 5-4 win. On Sunday Night Baseball the Mets rode a 5-run 8th as the Mets ended a 7-game losing streak. Todd Frazier homered, and Pete Alonso picked up his 63rd and 64th RBI as the Mets offense had 13 hits in the win.

Mariners (37-51) 1 AT Astros (53-32) 6 – On Friday Austin Nola hit his first MLB homer to put the Mariners on top. Josh Reddick went deep in the 8th and Yuli Gurriel won it with a walk-off blast in the 10th. The Astros Bullpen let up just 2 hits over the final 4 innings in the 2-1 extra inning win. On Saturday Yuli Gurriel hit his 2nd walk-off in as many nights with an RBI double in the 10th. Daniel Vogelbach hit his 20th bomb in the 6-5 extra inning loss. On Sunday Gerrit Cole struck out 10 hitters over 7 innings of 1-run ball in the win. Yordan Alvarez drove in 3 runs and Jose Altuve had 3 hits as the Astros swept away the Mariners.

Twins (53-30) 3 AT White Sox (39-42) 4 – On Friday Miguel Sano hit 2 homers and drove in 4 runs, but the White Sox prevailed. James McCann and Eloy Jimenez went yard in the 6-4 win. On Saturday Nelson Cruz and Max Kepler each hit 2 jacks as the Twins crushed the White Sox. The Twins scored 10 runs on 13 hits and hit 5 homers in the 10-3 win. On Sunday Lucas Giolito gave up 1 hit over 5 scoreless innings to earn his 11th win. Yoan Moncada hit a 2-run shot and had 3 hits in the White Sox win.

Pirates (39-43) 1 AT Brewers (45-39) 2 – On Friday Chris Archer left after 4 innings with an injury, but the Pirates Bullpen tossed 5 scoreless innings to close out the game. Kevin Newman went deep and had 2 RBI in the 3-2 win. On Saturday Brandon Woodruff reached 10 wins with 7.2 innings of 1-run ball. Eric Thames tripled home a run and homered to lead the Brewers to the 3-1 win. On Sunday Zach Davies pitched 5.1 innings of 1-run ball and hit an RBI single. Eric Thames went deep for the 2nd game in a row giving the Brewers the lead in the 8th.

Dodgers (57-29) 10 AT Rockies (44-40) 5 – On Friday the Rockies jumped all over Hyun-Jin Ryu scoring 8 runs in the 5th inning. The Rockies scored 13 runs on 18 hits and 7 Rockies had multi-hit games. Nolan Arenado and Max Muncy each hit their 20th homer in the 13-9 Coors’ Field affair. On Saturday Charlie Blackmon hit his 19th blast and the Rockies scored 3 in the 6th to take the lead. Jon Gray allowed just 2 earned runs over 6.2 innings in the 5-3 win. On Sunday the Dodgers scored 10 runs on 14 hits including a 6-run 6th. Joc Pederson had 3 hits and 3 RBI for the Dodgers who didn’t need a homer in the win.

Athletics (46-39) 12 AT Angels (42-43) 3 – On Friday Matt Olson homered in the 1st and 3rd and Mark Canha went deep in the 7th for the A’s. Mike Fiers pitched 6.2 innings of 1-run ball as the A’s won 7-2. On Saturday Brett Anderson pitched 7.2 scoreless innings as the A’s shut out the Angels. Marcus Semien doubled home a run and was followed by Matt Chapman’s 20th homer in the A’s 4-0 shutout. On Sunday Matt Chapman went 3-5 with a homer and 6 RBI. The A’s scored 12 runs on 11 hits to win their 3rd straight over the Angels. Shohei Ohtani hit 2 long balls in the loss.

Cardinals (41-41) 5 AT Padres (42-41) 3 F/11 – On Friday Michael Wacha gave up just 2 runs over 7 innings but ended up with the loss as the Cardinals were held to just 1 run. Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eric Hosmer went yard in the 6th to propel the Padres to the 3-1 win. On Saturday Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes each hit 2 jacks and the Padres jumped out to a 7-run 2nd inning. The Padres scored 12 runs on 12 hits in the 12-2 rout. On Sunday Manny Machado hit his 20th bomb and the Padres led early 3-0. The Cardinals scored 5 unanswered including an 11th inning home run by Matt Wieters to take the game.

Diamondbacks (43-43) 4 AT Giants (36-47) 10 – On Friday Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey each had 3 hits in the Giants win. The Giants put together 12 hits in the 6-3 win. On Saturday The Diamondbacks used 3 RBI singles to push their lead to 4-0 after 8 innings and won despite a Stephen Vogt 3-run shot in the 9th. Zack Greinke won his 9th game with 7 shutout innings in the 4-3 win. On Sunday Madison Bumgarner struck out 9 over 7 innings of 1-run ball to earn the win. Kevin Pillar had 4 hits and 5 RBI, and the Giants used a 6-run 7th to propel them over the Diamondbacks as the 2 teams split the 4-game series.

Yankees (54-28) 12 AT Red Sox (44-40) 8 – On Saturday we got some English baseball. It turns out the ball travels in London because the 2 teams combined for 30 runs and both teams scored 6 runs in 2 separate innings. D.J. LeMahieu had 4 hits and 5 RBI from the Leadoff spot in the 17-13 win. On Sunday there was another London offensive explosion as the Yankees put up a 9-run 7th and only won by 4. The Yankees scored 12 runs on 13 hits to sweep the London series and win their 5th straight.

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