Sunday’s scores in bold.
Brewers (57-56) 2 AT Cubs (60-51) 7 – On Friday
Jose Quintana gave up 2 runs over 6 innings. Jason Heyward and Javier Baez went
deep to lead the offense in the 6-2 win. On Saturday Cole Hamels pitched 5
scoreless innings and allowed just 4 hits. Albert Almora Jr. homered and had 2 other
hits in the 4-1 win. On Sunday Yu Darvish came through with a win as the Cubs
swept the Brewers. Darvish gave up 1 run over 5 innings and struck out 8
batters. Christian Yelich opened the scoring with his 37th blast, but
Jason Heyward answered with a homer and an RBI triple. Anthony Rizzo had 4 hits
to lead a Cubs offense that put up 14 hits.
White Sox (48-61) 10 AT Phillies (58-53) 5 – On
Friday the White Sox and Phillies played a 15-inning game that involved
position players pitching and pitchers playing the field. Jose Abreu homered in
the 3rd and had the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the 15th.
The Phillies used 8 pitchers while the White Sox used 9 in the 4-3 win. On
Saturday Aaron Nola struck out 10 hitters over 7 innings of 1-run ball. Bryce
Harper and Rhys Hoskins went deep in the 3-2 win. On Sunday Leury Garcia hit a
grand slam to cap off a 5-run 2nd. Eloy Jimenez and Tim Anderson also
hit long balls in the White Sox win.
Mets (55-56) 13 AT Pirates (48-63) 2 – On
Friday the Pirates scored 5 in the 4th and added 3 more in the 7th
off of Starling Marte’s 3-run shot. The Pirates had 10 hits in the 8-4 win. On
Saturday Jeff McNeil and Wilson Ramos homered to lead the Mets. Ramos had 4
hits and 6 RBI in the 7-5 win. On Sunday the Mets rolled to another convincing
win. Michael Conforto and J.D. Davis started the scoring with blasts in the 1st.
Jeff McNeil also went deep as the Mets scored 13 runs on 16 hits. Todd Frazier
and Robinson Cano had 3 hits each in the blowout. Noah Syndergaard allowed just
1 run on 3 hits over 7 strong innings.
Red Sox (59-55) 4 AT Yankees (72-39) 7 – On
Friday J.D. Martinez hit a homer in the 1st but was answered in the
bottom of the inning by a grand slam from Gleyber Torres. James Paxton allowed
just 2 hits over 6 innings in the 4-2 win. On Saturday the 2 teams played a
double header. In game 1 the Yankees took advantage of a 7-run 4th
to beat the Red Sox. D.J. LeMahieu went 3-5 with 4 RBI in the 9-2 win. In game
2 Gleyber Torres hit 2 jacks as the Yankees beat the Red Sox again. The Yankees
had 13 hits in the 6-4 win. On Sunday Night Baseball the Yankees swept the Red
Sox and seemingly put their 2019 to bed. Aaron Judge went yard in the 1st
and Gio Urshela started a 6-run 3rd with a homer. The Yankees won
their 5th in a row while the Red Sox have dropped 8 in a row.
Blue Jays (45-69) 5 AT Orioles (38-73) 6 – On
Friday Freddy Galvis and Brandon Drury hit homers for the Blue Jays. Galvis had
3 hits in the 5-2 win over the Orioles. On Saturday Jonathan Villar and Trey
Mancini went yard as the Orioles fought back to beat the Blue Jays. Mancini had
4 RBI in the 6-4 win. On Sunday the Orioles built up a 6-2 lead that included 2
bases loaded walks. The lead held despite 3 runs from the Jays in the 7th.
Trey Mancini had 2 hits and 2 RBI as the Orioles and Blue Jays split the 4-game
Angels (56-57) 2 AT Indians (66-45) 6 – On
Friday Yasiel Puig had a couple of RBI hits for the Indians. Mike Clevinger gave
up 1 run on 3 hits in 6.1 innings while striking out 8 batters in the 7-3 win.
On Saturday Jason Kipnis hit a 2-run blast and Francisco Lindor hit a 3-run
shot in a 5-run 5th. Carlos Santana also went deep in the 7-2 win.
On Sunday Shane Bieber was on his game. He threw the complete 9 innings while
allowing just 2 runs on 5 hits and striking out 8 to earn his 11th
win. Oscar Mercado, Francisco Lindor, and Jason Kipnis all went deep to lead
Cleveland. The win was the 3rd in a row for the Indians, while the
Angels suffered their 4th straight loss.
Reds (52-58) 6 AT Braves (66-47) 4 F/10 – On Friday
Alex Wood won his first game of the year with the Reds after throwing 6.2
innings of 2-run ball. Joey Votto homered and had 3 RBI in the 5-2 win. On
Saturday Ronald Acuna Jr. walked it off with an RBI single in the 10th.
Dallas Keuchel gave up 3 runs over 7 innings in the 5-4 extra-inning win. On
Sunday Sonny Gray shut out the Braves for 7 innings. Josh Donaldson and Ronald
Acuna Jr. went yard to tie the game at 3 and send it to extras. Tucker Barnhart
hit a 3-run shot in the 10th to put the game away.
Tigers (32-75) 4 AT Rangers (57-54) 9 – On
Friday Rougned Odor and Hunter Pence homered as the Rangers held off a late
rally from the Tigers. Lance Lynn won his 14th start as he pitched 7
innings of 1-run ball with 10 strikeouts in the 5-4 win. On Saturday Rougned
Odor hit his 20th homer, it came in the bottom of the 10th
sending the Rangers home happy. The Rangers Bullpen gave up 1 hit over 5.1
innings in the 5-4 win. On Sunday Willie Calhoun had the big hit for the
Rangers, a bases clearing triple to give them the lead for good. Danny Santana homered,
and Shin-Soo Choo had 3 hits. The Rangers Bullpen did not allow an earned run
over the final 4.2 innings. The Rangers completed the sweep and have won 4 in a
Mariners (47-67) 1 AT Astros (73-40) 3 –On
Friday the Astros hit 6 homers as they rolled over the Mariners. Wade Miley won
his 10th start and George Springer had 4 hits in the 10-2 win. On
Saturday the Astros combined to throw a no-hitter and it was in Aaron Sanchez’s
debut. Michael Brantley had 3 hits and 4 RBI and Jose Altuve went deep in the
9-0 win. On Sunday Justin Verlander won his 15th game of the season.
He struck out 10 over 6 innings and allowed 1 run on 3 hits. Alex Bregman had 2
hits and Yordan Alvarez and Carlos Correa had RBI in the win. The Astros swept
the Mariners and have won 4 straight games.
Royals (40-73) 0 AT Twins (69-42) 3 – On Friday
the Twins broke open a back-and-forth game with a 5-run 7th. Hunter
Dozier homered twice, and Nelson Cruz had 3 hits and 5 RBI in the 11-9 win. On
Saturday Nelson Cruz reached 30 homers by belting 3 of them. Kyle Gibson won his
11th game by pitching 6.2 innings and allowing 2 earned runs in the
11-3 win. On Sunday Devin Smeltzer allowed just 2 hits over 6 shutout innings
for the win. Jason Castro hit a solo shot and Eddie Rosario had 2 RBI for the
Twins who held the Royals to 2 hits. The Twins swept the Royals handing them their
6th consecutive loss.
Giants (56-56) 2 AT Rockies (52-60) 6 – On
Friday Ryan McMahon hit a 2-run blast to tie the game and the Rockies took the
lead on an RBI double from Ian Desmond. McMahon had 3 hits and Trevor Story
also homered in the 5-4 win. On Saturday Scooter Gennett hit his 1st
homer of the season to cap a 4-run 1st. The Rockies fought back to take
the lead in the 6th but Buster Posey had the go-ahead RBI with a 2-run
double in the 8th in the 6-5 win. On Sunday Donovan Solano homered
in the 1st and 3rd but the Rockies offense was too much
for the Giants. Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado went deep in the 1st
and Arenado added a second homer with a blast in the 5th. The
Rockies Bullpen allowed just 2 hits over 4 scoreless innings.
Nationals (58-53) 5 AT Diamondbacks (56-56) 7 –
On Friday the Nationals used 5 pitchers to hold the Diamondbacks to 1 hit. Matt
Adams doubled home 2 runs and Juan Soto homered in the 3-0 win. On Saturday the
Diamondbacks responded with 18 runs on 15 hits. Eduardo Escobar hit 2 dingers
and recorded 7 RBI in the 18-7 win. On Sunday Adam Jones and Ketel Marte each
had 3 hits to lead the Diamondbacks to a series win. Jones ended up with 4 RBI
while Marte dashed around the bases for an inside-the-park homer. Although they
sit at .500, the D-backs are just 2.5 games out of a Wild Card spot.
Padres (51-60) 10 AT Dodgers (74-40) 11 – On
Friday Eric Lauer gave up 2 runs on 3 hits over 6 innings. Eric Hosmer and Wil
Myers had 3 hits to lead the offense in the 5-2 win. On Saturday Walker Buehler
was dealing. He earned his 10th win by striking out 15 hitters in a complete
game. Justin Turner went deep and had an RBI hit in the 4-1 win. On Sunday the
Dodgers and Padres played a wild back-and-forth game that finally ended on a
Max Muncy double. Muncy had 4 hits and 3 RBI as the Dodgers scored 11 runs on
11 hits. Eric Hosmer hit a grand slam for the Padres who scored 10 runs on 12
Marlins (42-67) 2 ATRays (65-48) 7 – On
Saturday Eric Sogard homered twice and Austin Meadows tied the game with a home
run in the 7th. Willy Adames went deep to give the Rays the 8-6 win.
On Sunday Yonny Chirinos got his 9th win after tossing 5 innings of
1-run ball. Michael Brosseau homered and ended up with 3 hits and 2 RBI. New acquisition,
Jesus Aguilar, went deep as the Rays rolled to their 6th win in a
Cardinals (58-52) 2 AT Athletics (64-48) 4 – On
Saturday Mike Fiers allowed 1 run in 5.2 innings to earn his 10th
win. Chad Pinder hit a 3-run shot and the A’s scored 8 runs on 11 hits in the 8-3
win. On Sunday Dustin Garneau doubled home 2 runs and Jurickson Profar went
deep. Tanner Roark made his first start for the A’s and earned the win. Roark
gave up 1 run on 4 hits over 5 innings. The A’s have won 3 in a row and are
just half a game back from an AL Wild Card spot.