Last Night in Baseball History July 2nd

Scores in bold.

Orioles (24-61) 3 AT Rays (50-36) 6 – Charlie Morton struck out 12 batters over 7 innings of 1-run ball as he picked up his 9th win. Brandon Lowe was 3-3 with a homer and 2 RBI and Tommy Pham also had 2 RBI for the Rays. The win for the Rays was their 4th in a row, while the Orioles dropped their 3rd straight.

Phillies (45-40) 2 AT Braves (50-36) 0 – Dallas Keuchel gave up 2 runs over 7 innings but was tagged with the loss after Aaron Nola threw 8 shutout innings. The Phillies runs came courtesy of an RBI double from Jay Bruce in the 4th. The Phillies second straight win puts them 4.5 games back from the Braves in the NL East.

Yankees (54-29) 2 AT Mets (39-47) 4 – James Paxton gave up 1 run over 6 innings but was bested by Zach Wheeler and the Mets. Wheeler allowed 2 runs over 6.1 innings and the Mets scored 3 in the 8th to take the lead for good. J.D. Davis homered and doubled for the Mets in the win.

Red Sox (45-40) 10 AT Blue Jays (32-54) 6 – Rafael Devers homered twice and had 6 RBI on 4 hits to lead the Red Sox over the Blue Jays. David Price was the winning pitcher after throwing 6 innings of 2-run ball, but it was the offense that was the story. Christian Vazquez homered and had 3 hits for the Red Sox who scored 10 runs on 15 hits in the win.

Brewers (46-40) 4 AT Reds (39-44) 5 F/11 – Eugenio Suarez reached 20 homers in the 1st to give the Reds an early 2-0 lead. Christian Yelich hit yet another homer to give him 31 on the season and was joined by Eric Thames and Mike Moustakas in the homer department. Yasiel Puig went deep in the 7th and Joey Votto tied the game in the 8th with an RBI double. In the 11th Jose Iglesias singled with Puig on second, but on a bad throw by Yelich, Puig scampered home with the walk-off run. The Reds Bullpen pitched 4.1 no-hit innings in the win.

Marlins (32-51) 2 AT Nationals (43-41) 3 – Patrick Corbin wore number 45 for his friend Tyler Skaggs. He used that emotion to throw 7 innings of 1-run ball as the Nationals beat the Marlins. The Marlins started the scoring with an RBI single from Garrett Cooper, but the Nationals answered with 2 runs off a Juan Soto blast. The Marlins tied it in the 8th and then Trea Turner walked it off with an RBI double in the bottom of the 9th.

Cubs (45-41) 1 AT Pirates (41-43) 5 – Joe Musgrove gave up 1 hit over 3 innings before a rain-delay ruined his start. The Pirates used 5 Relievers to hold the Cubs to 1 run over the final 6 innings. Starling Marte had an RBI double and Adam Frazier had 4 hits including a 3-run shot to hand the Cubs their 3rd straight loss.

Angels (43-43) 9 AT Rangers (46-39) 4 – The loss of Tyler Skaggs loomed over this game and made it hard to care about the baseball. A loss of a young life is a quick and painful reminder of how important our lives are and how inconsequential baseball is. The Angels got production up and down the Lineup in the win. Jonathan Lucroy had 3 RBI and Kole Calhoun went deep as the Angels had 8 hits and 11 walks. The Rangers 3rd consecutive loss dropped them behind the A’s in the AL West.

Astros (54-32) 9 AT Rockies (44-41) 8 – Yuli Gurriel homered and doubled in the early innings as the Astros led 5-2 after 4. The Rockies put up a 5-run 5th and tacked on another in the 6th to take an 8-5 lead. RBI doubles from Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman put the Astros within one, and they took the lead on Yuli Gurriel’s second bomb of the night. Altuve had 4 hits and Gurriel drove in 4 as the Astros won their 4th game in a row.

Indians (46-38) 9 AT Royals (29-57) 5 – Jorge Soler is a strange player because he is hitting .240 and yet has 23 homers and 17 doubles with 57 RBI. He only has 1 error, but analytics show he is a bad defender. Although he homered again, he isn’t the story because the Indians put up a 5-spot in the 3rd on their way to the win. Jake Bauers had 4 hits and 3 RBI and Tyler Naquin also had 4 hits in the win.

Twins (53-31) 6 AT Athletics (47-39) 8 – Miguel Sano and Matt Olson homered and then Chris Herrmann hit a grand slam to give the A’s the lead. Jason Castro hit 2 homers and Mark Canha went deep as the 2 teams hit 6 homers. The A’s won their 4th straight game and moved ahead of the Rangers into a tie with the Indians for the second AL Wild Card spot.

Cardinals (41-42) 4 AT Mariners (38-51) 5 – Jose Martinez went deep as the second batter of the game, but the Mariners answered with 2 runs in the 2nd. Omar Narvaez homered in the 5th to give the Mariners a 3-run lead. Jose Martinez and Yairo Munoz hit jacks to tie the game. In the 8th Tim Beckham hit a solo shot to take the lead and the Mariners went on to win.

Giants (38-47) 10 AT Padres (42-43) 4 – Tyler Beede gave up 1 run over 7 innings to earn the win. Evan Longoria homered twice and finished the game with 4 hits and 5 RBI. Franmil Reyes hit his 25th blast of the season in the loss. 4 Giants had games with 3 hits or more as the team scored 10 runs on 17 hits for their 3rd win in a row.

Diamondbacks (43-44) 4 AT Dodgers (58-29) 5 – Eduardo Escobar doubled, and Nick Ahmed hit a 2-run homer as the D-backs jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Enrique Hernandez tied the game in the 4th with a long ball but the D-backs scored again in the 5th to retake the lead. Closer Greg Holland came on in the 9th and got 2 outs before falling apart. He walked 4 straight batters before giving way to another Reliever who promptly walked in the winning run.

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