Last Night in Baseball History July 3rd

Scores in bold.

Tigers (27-54) 6 AT White Sox (41-42) 9 F/12 Double Header – In game 1 Dylan Cease made his MLB debut and picked up his 1st win. James McCann, Yolmer Sanchez, and Ryan Cordell each had 2 hits and 2 RBI for the White Sox in the 7-6 win. In game 2 the White Sox scored 3 in the 7th to force extras and then Yoan Moncada saved them in the 10th with his 2nd homer of the game. Jose Abreu hit his 20th homer on the walk-off 2-run shot. Moncada, Abreu, and Ryan Cordell each went deep and had 2 hits and 3 RBI.

Marlins (32-52) 1 AT Nationals (44-41) 3 – Stephen Strasburg struck out 14 batters over 7.1 shutout innings. He threw 110 pitches, had an immaculate inning, and allowed just 2 hits in the gem. Brian Dozier and Matt Adams went deep late as the Nationals won their 3rd straight game.

Cubs (45-42) 5 AT Pirates (42-43) 6 – Victor Caratini homered, and Addison Russell had an RBI hit to put the Cubs up early. Josh Bell doubled home a run and Melky Cabrera hit a blast to put the Pirates in the lead. Javier Baez hit his 22nd bomb of the year but was countered by Josh Bell who hit his 26th. Caratini went deep for the second time in the contest, but the Pirates walked it off with 2 runs in the 9th. Corey Dickerson’s walk-off sac fly gave the Pirates their 3rd win in a row at the expense of the Cubs who have lost 4 straight.

Red Sox (45-41) 3 AT Blue Jays (33-54) 6 – Lourdes Gurriel, Danny Jansen, and Brandon Drury all went deep in the Blue Jays win over the Red Sox. Drury and Freddy Galvis each had 3 hits for the Blue Jays who ended up with 11. Christian Vazquez homered for Boston in the loss.

Brewers (46-41) 0 AT Reds (40-44) 3 – Sonny Gray struck out 12 batters over 8 brilliant shutout innings. Gray allowed just 4 hits and 1 walk and all 4 of the hits were singles. Yasiel Puig hit his 19th home run of the season in the 2nd and the Reds scored 2 more in the shutout victory. Puig had 2 hits and 2 RBI, he also scored 2 of the 3 runs. The Brewers are wasting a good opportunity to put some distance between them and the Cubs.

Orioles (25-61) 9 AT Rays (50-37) 6 – Rio Ruiz hit a 3-run shot to give the Orioles the lead, but the Rays would get some runs including Michael Brosseau’s first MLB homer. It was tied 3-3 going into the 9th when the Orioles put up a 6-spot in the top of the 9th and the Rays scored 3 in the bottom half of the inning. Renato Nunez hit a 3-run blast to cap the 6-run inning. John Means allowed 2 earned runs over 7 innings lowering his ERA to 2.50.

Yankees (55-29) 5 AT Mets (39-48) 1 – Domingo German picked up his 10th win after throwing 6 innings of 1-run ball as the Yankees bounced back in the Subway series. Didi Gregorius and Gio Urshela went deep for the Yankees to start a new home run streak for the team. Jeff McNeil went yard for the Mets in the loss.

Phillies (45-41) 2 AT Braves (51-36) 9 – Josh Donaldson hit a 3-run shot in the 4th for the Braves. In the 6th Bryce Harper homered and J.T. Realmuto singled home a run to bring the Phillies within one. Austin Riley and Matt Joyce homered for the Braves in the bottom of the 6th as they scored 6 runs in the inning. Bryse Wilson gave up 2 runs over 6 innings to pick up his first win of the season and get the Braves back in the win column.

Angels (44-43) 6 AT Rangers (46-40) 2 – Every once in a while, Mike Trout takes over a game and yesterday was one of those games. Trout hit a 3-run shot in the 3rd and a solo shot in the 6th to record 4 RBI. The Angels Bullpen tossed 4 no-hit innings while striking out 8 hitters to close out the game. It was announced that Tommy La Stella will be out for 8-10 weeks with a fractured tibia.  

Astros (55-32) 4 AT Rockies (44-42) 2 – Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel homered as the Astros scored all their runs in the first 3 innings. It was Bregman’s 23rd of the season. Wade Miley threw 6 innings of 1-run ball to earn the win. The win was the 5th in a row for the Astros who are tied with the Yankees with the most wins in the AL.

Indians (47-38) 4 AT Royals (29-58) 0 – Mike Clevenger struck out 9 hitters over 6 scoreless innings while allowing just 4 hits. Carlos Santana and Roberto Perez each homered in the win. Danny Duffy gave up 2 runs over 6.2 innings but was tagged with the loss. The win was the 3rd straight for the Indians while the Royals have dropped their last 3.

Giants (39-47) 7 AT Padres (42-44) 5 – Evan Longoria and Alex Dickerson homered as part of a 3-run 3rd but the Padres led 4-3 after 5 thanks to a Fernando Tatis Jr. bomb. Donovan Solano, Pablo Sandoval, and Brandon Belt hit back-to-back-to-back RBI doubles as the Giants scored 4 in the 6th. Hunter Renfroe hit his 25th blast of the year in the loss. The Giants won their 4th straight as the Padres dropped 4 in a row.

Twins (54-31) 4 AT Athletics (47-40) 3 F/12 – Ramon Laureano hit a 3-run shot in the 2nd to put the A’s in front. The Twins scored 1 in the 6th and 1 in the 7th before Jorge Polanco tied it in the 8th with a homer. Mitch Garver singled home a run in the 12th and the Twins held the lead to win it in extras. The Twins Bullpen shut out the A’s over the final 6 innings in the win.

Cardinals (42-42) 5 AT Mariners (38-52) 2 – Mike Leake shut out the Cards for 7.2 innings while Adam Wainwright gave up 2 runs in 5 innings. Dylan Moore went deep, and the Mariners tacked on another run in the 6th as they entered the 9th with a 2-0 lead. Tommy Edman’s 3-run shot capped a 5-run 9th for the Cardinals who completed a surprising comeback win.

Diamondbacks (43-45) 4 AT Dodgers (59-29) 5 F/10 – Cody Bellinger hit his 28th homer and the Dodgers scored 3 runs in the 2nd. The Diamondbacks fought back as Christian Walker went deep and they tied it in the 7th. Carson Kelly homered in the 9th to give the Diamondbacks a 5-4 lead and a chance for the Bullpen to redeem themselves after the walking debacle. 2 quick hits to start the inning tied it and Cody Bellinger hit his 2nd homer of the game to provide the Dodgers with 5 walk-offs in their last 5 homer games.

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