Last Night in Baseball History May 13th

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Brewers (24-19) 4 AT Phillies (24-16) 7 – Odubel Herrera and J.T. Realmuto had RBI doubles in the 7th to lead the Phils. Bryce Harper struggled at the plate but made a superb catch in right. Lorenzo Cain had 5 hits in the loss. The Phillies won their 3rd in a row and are 8-2 against teams over .500.

Astros (27-15) 8 AT Tigers (18-21) 1 – The Astros used 5 pitchers to hold the Tigers to 1 run on 5 hits. Alex Bregman hit another homer and now has 13 on the year. The Astros hit 4 homers as part of an 11-hit performance. They have won 6 in a row and 9 of their last 10.

Angels (20-21) 5 AT Twins (25-15) 4 – Shohei Ohtani hit his first homer of 2019 and Tommy La Stella hit his 10th. La Stella, Trout, and Pujols each had 3 hits for the Angels, who ended up with 15. Jorge Polanco and Marwin Gonzales hit 2-run homers for the Twins, but the Angels Bullpen threw 4 scoreless with 6 strikeouts to hold the win.

Indians (21-19) 2 AT White Sox (19-21) 5 – Yoan Moncada hit 2 homers off of Shane Bieber in the win. Reynaldo Lopez surrendered just 2 hits in 7.2 innings and only gave up an earned run. Jose Abreu and Wellington Castillo also went deep for Chicago who won their 3rd in a row. Francisco Lindor had both hits and RBI for Cleveland.

Pirates (20-18) 3 AT Diamondbacks (23-19) 9 – Robbie Ray became the 2nd fastest lefty ever to reach 800 strikeouts. Eduardo Escobar tripled and homered and finished with 3 hits and 3 RBI. The D-backs Bullpen struck out 8 over 4 innings of 1-run ball. The Pirates had 13 hits but were 4-17 with runners in scoring position and left 12 on.

Athletics (19-24) 5 AT Mariners (21-23) 6 F/10 – The A’s and Mariners traded homers throughout the day. Khris Davis hit 2 and Mitch Haniger and Danial Vogelbach hit their 10th of the year. Tied 4-4 the game went into extras where Ramon Laureano went deep to take the lead in the 10th. The Mariners responded with 2 runs to walk it off. Omar Narvaez had the winning hit.

This Weekend in Baseball History May 10th-12th

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Brewers (24-18) 1 AT Cubs (24-14) 4 – On Friday the Brewers used 6 pitchers to shutout the Cubs. Gio Gonzales pitched 5.2 innings and Ryan Braun hit a homer to lead the Brewers to a 7-0 win. On Saturday Willson Contreras hit a walk-off blast in the 15th to give the Cubs the division lead back. The teams combined to go 0-13 with runners in scoring position and left 20 men on base in the Cubs 2-1 extra inning victory. On Sunday Night Baseball Jon Lester pitched 6.2 innings without giving up an earned run. Kris Bryant homered and had 3 hits for the Cubs who have won 12 of their last 14.

Angels (19-21) 1 AT Orioles (14-26) 5 – On Friday Mike Trout went deep and drove in 3, and Andrelton Simmons had 4 hits. The Angels had 12 hits in the 8-3 win. On Saturday Albert Pujols hit 2 homers in his assault on Willie Mays. The Angels Bullpen pitched 5 scoreless innings in the 7-2 win. On Sunday John Means gave up 1 run over 6 innings and the Orioles hit 4 homers. Mike Trout went deep in the loss for the Angels.

White Sox (18-21) 5 AT Blue Jays (16-24) 1 – On Friday Randal Grichuk and Teoscar Hernandez went deep to give the Jays an early 4-1 lead. Daniel Hudson gave up a run as the Opener, but then the Bullpen gave up 2 runs over 8 innings in the 4-3 win. On Saturday Ivan Nova gave up 1 run over 6 innings. James McCann had 4 hits in the 7-2 win. On Sunday Yonder Alonso and Tim Anderson each hit jacks as part of a 5-run 4th. Lucas Giolito struck out 8 over 7 innings of 1-run ball to grab the win.

Mariners (20-23) 2 AT Red Sox (22-19) 11 – On Friday the Red Sox had an offensive explosion and dominant pitching performance. Mitch Moreland and Rafael Devers drove in 4 runs each, and Eduardo Rodriguez threw 7 shutout innings in the 14-1 rout. On Saturday Jay Bruce hit his 12th blast as part of a 4-run first, but the Red Sox put up 8 runs in the 3rd. Rafael Devers had 3 hits in the 9-5 win. On Sunday J.D. Martinez homered twice and Michael Chavis drove in 5 runs for Boston. The Red Sox put on another offensive show to complete the sweep and win their 5th in a row.

Yankees (24-16) 7 AT Rays (24-15) 1 – On Friday Gio Urshela had the go-ahead RBI and the Yankees Bullpen struck out 6 batters over 4 scoreless innings. Tyler Glasnow left with an injury in the 4-3 loss. On Saturday Yandy Diaz hit two homers and drove in 4 runs from the leadoff spot. The Rays used their Opener strategy to hold the Yankees to 2 runs in the Rays 7-2 victory. On Sunday Masahiro Tanaka held the Rays to 1 run through 7 innings. Blake Snell struck out 12 over 5.2 innings in the loss. The Yankees won the series and are just half a game back.

Marlins (10-29) 1 AT Mets (19-20) 4 – On Friday Ahmed Rosario hit a grand slam and the Mets scored 8 runs in the 1st inning. Zack Wheeler struck out 11 over 7 innings of 2-run ball in the 11-2 blowout. On Saturday Jacob deGrom struck out 8 and only gave up a run over 7 strong innings. Peter Alonso hit his 12th blast in the 4-1 win.

Tigers (18-20) 5 AT Twins (25-14) 3 – On Friday Jake Odorizzi gave up just 1 hit over 7 dominant innings. Mitch Garver and Max Kepler homered, and Jorge Polanco drove in 3 in the 6-0 shutout win. On Saturday the teams played a double header. In game 1, Ronny Rodriguez homered twice, and the Tigers scored 2 in the 9th in the 5-3 win. In game 2, C.J. Cron had 4 hits and drove in 3 in the Twins 8-3 win. On Sunday Nicholas Castellanos went deep and had 3 hits for Detroit. Daniel Norris gave up 2 runs over 6.1 innings in the win which split the series.

Rangers (17-21) 5 AT Astros (26-15) 15 – On Friday Justin Verlander shut down the Rangers, allowing just 1 hit through 7 innings. Robinson Chirinos, Yuli Gurriel, and Jake Marisnick went yard in the 3-0 win. On Saturday Aledmys Diaz hit a grand slam. Gerrit Cole struck out 12 over 6 innings, and the Astros put up 13 hits in the 11-4 win. On Sunday George Springer was 5-5 with 4 RBI and Alex Bregman was 3-5 with 5 RBI, both had multi-homer games. The Astros had 15 runs on 18 hits to complete the sweep and their 5th win in a row.

Phillies (23-16) 6 AT Royals (14-27) 1 – On Friday Alex Gordon homered twice to lead the Royals. Homer Bailey gave up a run over 5 innings and the Bullpen struck out 8 over the remaining 4 in the 5-1 win. On Saturday Zach Eflin pitched a complete game shutout only allowing 4 hits. The entire Phillies Lineup besides one, recorded a base hit in the 7-0 shutout win. On Sunday Cole Irvin had a special MLB debut. He tossed 7 innings of 1-run ball to record his 1st win. The Phillies backed him with a 6-run 5th for the win.

Pirates (20-17) 10 AT Cardinals (22-19) 6 – On Friday Adam Wainwright and Trevor Williams gave up 1 run over 7 innings. Starling Marte provided the go-ahead RBI in the 8th in the 2-1 win. On Saturday Gregory Polanco tripled home a run and Josh Bell did the same with a single to give the Pirates a lead. The Pirates won 2-1 for the second day in a row. On Sunday Josh Bell hit a homer and was 4-4 with 5 RBI. The Pirates scored 10 runs on 14 hits for their 3rd win in a row.

Padres (22-19) 7 AT Rockies (19-21) 10 – On Friday every one of the starting Rockies got a hit. Trevor Story and Ian Desmond had 3 hits each to lead the Rockies in the 12-2 thrashing. On Saturday the Padres scored the go-ahead run on a fielder’s choice. Wil Myers and Hunter Renfroe went deep to lead San Diego to a 4-3 win. On Sunday Charlie Blackmon hit 2 bombs and the Rockies had 10 hits. The Rockies scored 4 in the 2nd and 5 in the 7th in the win.

Indians (21-18) 5 AT Athletics (19-23) 3 – On Friday Matt Chapman hit a walk-off homer in the 12th to win it for the A’s. Josh Phegley had 3 hits in the 4-3 extra inning win. On Saturday Ramon Laureano gave the A’s a second walk-off win in as many days. The A’s used an Opener to great effect, holding the Indians to 2 runs. Trevor Bauer didn’t allow an earned run and struck out 10 over 7 innings in the 3-2 loss. On Sunday Roberto Perez hit a 3-run shot in the 6th to give Cleveland the lead. The Indians 5-3 win avoided the sweep.

Braves (21-20) 5 AT Diamondbacks (22-19) 3 – On Friday Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a bomb for the go-ahead run in the 8th. Dansby Swanson had 3 hits and the D-backs were held to just 4 hits in the 2-1 loss. On Saturday Kevin Gausman pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball for the win. Brian McCann and Johan Camargo had big homers in the 6-4 win. On Sunday The Braves Bullpen threw 4 scoreless innings to hold onto the series win. The Diamondbacks were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on.

Nationals (16-24) 0 AT Dodgers (27-16) 6 – On Friday Kenta Maeda gave up just 1 hit over 6 strong innings. Joc Pederson hit his 11th and 12th homer in the 5-0 shutout victory. On Saturday Gerardo Parra endeared himself with Nationals fans with a grand slam for his first hit in the new uniform. Walker Buehler tossed 7 scoreless in the 5-2 loss. On Sunday Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched a no-hitter into the 8th and finished with 8 shutout innings and 9 strikeouts. Corey Seager hit a grand slam for the team with the most wins in baseball.

Reds (18-23) 5 AT Giants (17-23) 6 – On Friday Luis Castillo struck out 11 over 6 scoreless innings. Nick Senzel and Yasiel Puig each drove in 2 runs in the 7-0 win. On Saturday Eugenio Suarez hit his 12th homer to tie it and then in the 7th Derek Dietrich singled home a run to take the lead for good. The Reds Bullpen pitched 5 shutout innings and struck out 8 in the 5-4 win. On Sunday the Giants were down 4-2 going into the 7th when they scored 2 runs and then 2 more in the 8th. Pablo Sandoval homered and had 3 hits in the win.

Last Night in Baseball History May 9th

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White Sox (16-20) 0 AT Indians (20-16) 5 F/5 – Carlos Carrasco threw a 5-inning shutout in a rain-shortened game in Cleveland. Jordan Luplow went deep twice for the Indians who held the White Sox to just 2 baserunners in the game.

Angels (17-20) 13 AT Tigers (16-18) 0 – Albert Pujols hit a solo shot in the 3rd to become just the 3rd player ever to reach 2,000 career RBI. After a successful 1st inning by the Opener, Felix Pena pitched 7 scoreless innings and only gave up 3 hits. Tommy La Stella hit 2 home runs and drove in 4 runs. The Angels hit 5 home runs and had 16 hits in the blowout.

Marlins (10-27) 1 AT Cubs (22-13) 4 – Yu Darvish started, but only got through 4 innings because he threw 97 pitches to do it. Mike Montgomery came on in relief and shut down the Marlins for the remaining 5 innings. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo went yard to lead the Cubs offense. The Cubs maintained their hot pace as they won their 3rd in a row and are holding off a Brewers team that has won their last 6 games.

Giants (16-21) 11 AT Rockies (17-20) 12 – It actually was snowing to start this game, but apparently snow doesn’t stop Coors Field. The teams combined for 23 hits and 20 runs in a back and forth game. Nolan Arenado went 3-4 with a homer and 3 RBI. Tyler Austin homered twice and drove in 6 RBI in the loss. The Rockies offense scored 3 runs in the 1st and 6th and 4 runs in the 2nd.

Reds (16-22) 3 AT Athletics (17-22) 0 – Tanner Roark pitched 6 shutout innings for the Reds who only allowed 6 hits in the shutout. Derek Dietrich hit his 10th blast of the year and 2 innings later Eugenio Suarez hit his 11th. Chris Bassitt pitched into the 8th and struck out 9 but surrendered 3 runs in the loss. Although the Reds sit in last place, they have a +23-run differential which is 8th in baseball.

Mariners (20-20) 1 AT Yankees (22-15) 3 – The Yankees used 5 pitchers to hold the Mariners to 1 run. Cameron Maybin and Gio Urshela had RBI hits for New York. Mike Leake pitched 7 strong innings in the loss and Domingo Santana homered for their lone run.

Rangers (17-18) 2 AT Astros (23-15) 4 – Josh Reddick did his best JBJ impression and took away what would’ve been a 3-run go-ahead homer. Wade Miley gave up 2 runs over 6 innings, and George Springer hit his 13th blast. Hunter Pence’s resurgence continued as he hit a 2-run shot for the Rangers runs.

Braves (18-20) 2 AT Diamondbacks (22-16) 3 F/10 – It was a matchup of 2 good young pitchers. Mike Soroka gave up 1 run over 6 innings and Luke Weaver pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball. The game looked over with the D-backs down to their last out, but David Peralta hit a home run to tie it and send the game into extras. In the bottom of the 10th Ketel Marte hit a bloop single for the walk-off win.

Nationals (15-22) 6 AT Dodgers (25-15) 0 – Patrick Corbin shut down the Dodgers through 7 innings yielding only 3 hits. Howie Kendrick hit a 3-run shot in the 1st to give the Nats the early lead. The Dodgers were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left 9 on base. They also committed 3 errors on a frustrating night. The win snapped a 4-game losing streak for the Nationals.

Last Night in Baseball History May 8th

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Rangers (17-17) 9 AT Pirates (17-16) 6 – Joey Gallo became the first player ever to record his 100th homer before his 100th single. Hunter Pence had another 4-RBI night with a pinch-hit grand slam in the 8th, and Elvis Andrus had 3 hits. Josh Bell hit a mammoth shot that landed in the Allegheny River. The Rangers scored 4 in the 8th and 3 in the 9th to take the lead and secure it.   

Diamondbacks (21-16) 3 AT Rays (23-13) 2 F/13 – Wilmer Flores dunked a base hit into center to score the winning run in the 13th. Kevin Kiermaier singled in the 9th to send it to extras where the Rays couldn’t complete the sweep. The Rays Bullpen threw 7 shutout innings and struck out 10 until they gave up the winning run.

Nationals (14-22) 3 AT Brewers (23-16) 7 – Christian Yelich hit his MLB-leading 16th homer as part of a 4-run 1st inning for the Brewers. Mike Moustakas and Manny Pina went deep to give the Brewers an early 7-0 lead. Brandon Woodruff picked up his 5th win with 6 innings of 1-run ball and 9 strikeouts. The Brewers won their 6th in a row at the expense of the Nats who dropped their 4th straight.

Phillies (21-15) 5 AT Cardinals (21-16) 0 – Jerad Eickhoff dominated the Cardinals with 8 scoreless innings of 3-hit ball. Cesar Hernandez doubled and homered and finished with 3 hits and 3 RBI. The Phils won again today and improved to 7-2 against teams with records over 500.

Mets (17-20) 2 AT Padres (21-17) 3 – Hunter Renfroe’s 9th jack came in the 7th inning to give the Padres the lead. Matt Strahm gave up 2 runs over 6.1 innings and Kirby Yates picked up his MLB-leading 15th save. Eric Hosmer also went yard for the Padres who are 12-3 in day games.

White Sox (16-19) 3 AT Indians (19-16) 5 – Jose Ramirez hit a 2-run walk-off homer to top the White Sox. The Indians put together 12 hits and held the Sox to just 3 runs. Jose Abreu hit his 9th bomb of the year in the loss.

Mariners (20-19) 10 AT Yankees (21-15) 1 – Yusei Kikuchi pitched 7.2 innings of 1-run ball and held the Yankees to 3 hits. The Mariners offense exploded for 10 runs on 14 hits. Edwin Encarnacion hit his 12th blast and Ryon Healy had a homer and 4 hits. The win was much needed for the Mariners, who after their hot start have had a rough stretch losing 8 of their last 9.

Twins (23-12) 9 AT Blue Jays (15-22) 1 – Eddie Rosario leads the AL with 13 homers and Jorge Polanco leads the AL in batting average after going 5-5. Kyle Gibson struck out 11 batters over 6 innings of 1-run ball, and C.J. Cron had 4 hits. The Twins piled on 18 hits while holding Toronto to just 2. It was the 5th straight loss for the Blue Jays.

Angels (16-20) 3 AT Tigers (16-17) 10 – David Fletcher homered to lead off the game, but the next 8 runs belonged to the Tigers. Ronny Rodriguez was 3-4 with 4 RBI and JaCoby Jones homered for the Tigers. Every starter except 1 got a hit for Detroit who totaled 10 runs on 10 hits. Matthew Boys gave up 1 run over 6 innings. Jonathan Lucroy homered and drove in 2 for the Angels who are 5-11 on the road.

Marlins (10-26) 2 AT Cubs (21-13) 3 F/11 – Last game ended with a Kris Bryant walk-off homer; this game ended with a Jason Heyward walk-off blast in the bottom of the 11th. Kyle Hendricks pitched 8 innings and gave up 0 earned runs. Jose Urena pitched 7 innings and gave up 1 earned run. The Cubs have won 9 of their last 10.

Royals (13-25) 0 AT Astros (22-15) 9 – Brad Peacock struck out 12 over 7 scoreless innings and only surrendered 3 hits. Michael Brantley homered twice, and George Springer hit his 12th homer of the year. The Astros scored 9 runs on 11 hits and held the Royals to just 3 hits in the shutout win. The win moved the Astros to 12-4 at home.

Red Sox (19-19) 2 AT Orioles (13-24) 1 F/12 – Andrew Benintendi’s blast in the 12th proved to be the winning run, but it is Jackie Bradley Jr. who will be remembered. JBJ jumped to rob a walk-off in a surreal defensive gem. Chris Sale had his best start of the season when he struck out 14 batters over 8 innings of 1-run ball. Sale recorded an immaculate inning in the 7th and only allowed 3 hits. Mookie Betts also homered for the Sox who are back to 500.

Reds (15-22) 4 AT Athletics (17-21) 5 F/13 – Stephen Piscotty hit the walk-off blast in the 13th to win it for the A’s. The A’s Bullpen pitched 7 scoreless innings and allowed 3 hits to hold the game for Piscotty. The Reds tallied 4 runs in the 2nd but couldn’t hold the lead the night after being no-hit.

Braves (18-19) 4 AT Dodgers (25-14) 9 – The Dodgers used 3 homers and 9 runs to sweep the Braves. Max Muncy went deep and had 3 hits to lead LA. Justin Turner hit another homer after his 3-homer night. The Dodgers have the most wins in the MLB with 25 and have the best home record with a 15-4 showing so far.  

Last Night in Baseball History May 7th

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White Sox (16-18) 2 AT Indians (18-16) 0 – Lucas Giolito struck out 8 batters over 7.1 scoreless innings. Francisco Lindor and Jason Kipnis had all 5 of the Indians hits. The Indians 3rd straight loss puts them 4 games behind the surging Twins. Yoan Moncada and James McCann drove in RBI for the Sox.

Mariners (19-19) 4 AT Yankees (21-14) 5 – Edwin Encarnacion hit his 11th blast of the year and it was the Mariners who led 4-1 going into the bottom of the 8th. The Yankees scored 1 in the 8th and then used a Gio Urshela homer and a DJ LeMahieu walk-off hit to send the Mariners packing. Every win the Yanks pick up adds to an unfathomable run given the crazy amount of injuries they are dealing with.

Rangers (16-17) 4 AT Pirates (17-15) 5 – Gregory Polanco hit his first homer of the year which ended up being the deciding runs. Hunter Pence came through with all of the Rangers offense, he went deep and drove in 4 runs with 3 hits. The Pirates have quietly won 3 in a row and for some reason are 7-1 against American League teams this year.

Red Sox (18-19) 8 AT Orioles (13-23) 5 – J.D. Martinez and Mitch Moreland each homered and drove in 3 runs. It was home run number 200 for Martinez. The Orioles -68 run differential is only better than the Marlins and another 100-loss season seems likely.

Twins (22-12) 3 AT Blue Jays (15-21) 0 – Jose Berrios is 6-1 after pitching 7 scoreless innings. It was the second shutout in a row for Minnesota who moved to 10 games over 500. Mitch Garver homered and was 3-3 with 2 RBI to sink Toronto who lost their 4th straight.

Diamondbacks (20-16) 3 AT Rays (23-12) 6 – The Rays used the opener and held the D-backs to 3 runs. Taylor Clarke made his first MLB start and held the Rays to 2 runs over 6 innings. Brandon Lowe went deep on the first pitch the Rays saw and the team scored 3 in the 7th 5o hand the Diamondbacks their 3rd loss in a row.

Angels (16-19) 5 AT Tigers (15-17) 2 – Shohei Ohtani picked up an RBI in his 2019 debut. The Angels Bullpen finished off the game’s final 3.2 innings with 4 strikeouts and 0 runs allowed. The Tigers were held to just 2 runs on 5 hits.

Nationals (14-21) 0 AT Brewers (22-16) 6 – The Brewers used an opener and used 3 pitchers to hold the Nats to just 5 hits. Lorenzo Cain had 3 RBI which all came in the Brewers 6-run 7th. The Brewers have won their last 5 games.

Phillies (20-15) 11 AT Cardinals (21-15) 1 – Bryce Harper hit a grand slam and Rhys Hoskins hit homer number 11 in a 4-hit day. Aaron Nola held the Cards to 1-run over 6 innings. The Phillies banged out 12 hits and held the Cardinals to just 4. The Cardinals made 2 costly errors and failed to get a runner in scoring position, although Matt Wieters went deep.

Marlins (10-25) 2 AT Cubs (20-13) 5 – Kris Bryant hit a walk-off 3-run shot for the first place Cubs. Jon Lester didn’t allow an earned run over 6 innings and the Marlins were held to 2 runs. Albert Almora Jr. had 2 hits and went deep from the lead off spot.

Royals (13-24) 12 AT Astros (21-15) 2 – Ryan O’Hearn and Whit Merrifield hit grand slams as part of an offensive onslaught for the Royals. Merrifield ended up with 4 hits and 5 RBI to lead the Royals to a 13-hit day. Danny Duffy put the run support to good use, pitching 6.2 innings of 2-run ball.

Giants (16-20) 14 AT Rockies (16-20) 4 – Mac Williamson went yard for his first of the year, and Joe Panik had 3 hits as the Giants offense exploded. The Giants had 16 hits and 14 runs and had 2 separate innings where they scored 5. It is certainly surprising to see these 2 teams with the same record, but the Rockies have stumbled out of the gate and the Giants have played above expectations.

Reds (15-21) 0 AT Athletics (16-21) 2 – Mike Fiers used 131 pitches to throw the 300th no-hitter in MLB history. Fiers became the 35th pitcher to record 2 no-nos. Jurickson Profar hit a homer and drove in both RBI on the special night. The Reds reached base 3 times, twice with walks and once by errors, but obviously none of them scored.

Braves (18-18) 0 AT Dodgers (24-14) 9 – Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched a shutout and only gave up 4 hits. Justin Turner hit 3 home runs and drove in 6 runs to prove 2/3rds of the RBI. The Dodgers collected 11 hits in the shutout to improve to 14-4 at home.

Mets (17-19) 7 AT Padres (20-17) 6 – Peter Alonso crushed a ball in the 9th to put the Mets up for good and finished the game with 3 hits and 4 RBI. Robinson Cano had 4 hits including hit number 2,500. Franmil Reyes hit his 11th homer in the loss.

Last Night in Baseball History May 6th

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Giants (15-20) 4 AT Reds (15-20) 12 – Nick Senzel homered twice in the first 2 innings. Jose Iglesias knocked in 4 runs with 3 hits and the Reds had 2 innings where they put up 5 runs. Eugenio Suarez pushed his homer total to 10, and Pablo Sandoval went deep in the loss.

White Sox (15-18) 9 AT Indians (18-15) 1 – Ivan Nova gave up 1 run over 7 innings even though he surrendered 8 hits. Yoan Moncada went deep and drove in 4 runs for the White Sox, who had 13 hits. Tim Anderson stole his 12th base of the year, maybe he is like Jackie. The Indians were 1-13 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on base.

Mariners (19-18) 3 AT Yankees (20-14) 7 – Incredibly the Yankees are still finding ways to win. Luke Voit his 10th bomb of the year and even Brett Gardner went deep. After celebrating his 3,000th strikeout last week, C.C. Sabathia is now 2 wins from 250. The Yankees Bullpen threw 4 scoreless innings and only gave up 2 hits.

Red Sox (17-19) 1 AT Orioles (13-22) 4 – Jonathan Villar hit a grand slam in the 2nd to provide the O’s offense. John Means let up 3 hits and 1 run over 7 strong innings. The Red Sox offense had been really hot coming into the night, but only managed 1 run on 3 hits. It is of course early, but the Red Sox have fallen 4 back from the Yankees and 6 back from Tampa, both teams who are capable of winning near 100.

Twins (21-12) 8 AT Blue Jays (15-20) 0 – Martin Perez struck out 9 over 7 dominant innings to move to 5-0. Perez gave up just 2 hits and moved his ERA down to 2.83. Eddie Rosario hit his 12th blast of the year. Nelson Cruz and Jorge Polanco each had 3 hits in the shutout win.

Diamondbacks (20-15) 1 AT Rays (22-12) 12 – Blake Snell returned to Cy Young form as he was perfect through 5. He ended up coming out after 6 scoreless innings and 9 strikeouts while giving up just 1 hit. Tommy Pham hit a grand slam and the Rays stomped on the D-backs. Avisail Garcia went deep and drove in 3 runs with 3 hits. The Rays scored 12 runs on 13 hits.

Nationals (14-20) 3 AT Brewers (21-16) 5 – The Nationals made 4 errors. Ben Gamel and Orlando Arcia each had 3 hits to lead the Brewers offense. Howie Kendrick and Adam Eaton went deep for the Nats, but the Brewers picked up their 4th straight win.

Marlins (10-24) 6 AT Cubs (19-13) 5 – The Marlins came into the 9th down 1 but scored 3 to take the game and end the Cubs winning streak. Jon Berti hit his first MLB home run in the win. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant went deep for the Cubs. The Marlins became the last team to reach 10 victories.

Phillies (19-15) 0 AT Cardinals (21-14) 6 – Miles Mikolas shut down the Phillies through 7 superb innings. Matt Carpenter, Yadier Molina, and Paul DeJong went yard to lead the Cards. The Cardinals scored all 6 of their runs in the 4th and 5th innings. The Phillies only managed 5 hits in total.

Royals (12-24) 4 AT Astros (21-14) 6 – George Springer had a homer and a double and now has 11 homers on the year. Carlos Correa also went deep and extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Robinson Chirinos hit a blast in the 6th to give the lead to the Astros for good. The Astros now have a 3-game winning streak.

Braves (18-17) 3 AT Dodgers (23-14) 5 – The Dodgers scored early, and a Chris Taylor double put them up 5-0. Nick Markakis and Freddie Freeman homered for the Braves, but they couldn’t complete the comeback. The Dodgers 23rd win leads the Majors.

Mets (16-19) 0 AT Padres (20-16) 4 – Jacob deGrom gave up just 2 runs over 7 innings but was outpitched by Chris Paddack. Paddack threw 7.2 innings of shutout ball while striking out 11 Mets. Hunter Renfroe homered, and Eric Hosmer knocked in 2 runs to lead the Padres. The Mets had just 4 hits and dropped their 4th in a row.

This Weekend in Baseball History May 3rd-5th

Sunday’s Scores in bold.

Cardinals (20-14) 5 AT Cubs (19-12) 13 – On Friday Kyle Hendricks pitched an 81-pitch shutout. He gave up only 4 hits in the masterpiece. Anthony Rizzo hit a 3-run shot and finished with 3 hits in the 4-0 win. On Saturday Taylor Davis (look up Taylor Davis camera) hit a grand slam for his first major league home run. Javier Baez hit his 11th homer of the year in the 6-5 win. On Sunday Night Baseball the Cubs continued their run as the hottest team in the league. Kris Bryant hit a grand slam as part of a 13-run barrage. The Cardinals dropped their 4th straight and slipped into second place behind the Cubs who have peeled off 7 straight wins.  

Athletics (15-21) 3 AT Pirates (16-15) 5 F/13 – On Friday Josh Phegley went 4-5 with a homer and 8 RBI! The A’s scored 14 runs on 16 hits in the 14-1 blowout. On Saturday Josh Bell went deep twice, but the Pirates were still down a run late. Kevin Newman had a 2-run triple in the 7th to give the Pirates the 6-4 win. On Sunday strong pitching held both teams at 1 through 12 innings. Kendrys Morales and Stephen Piscotty had RBI hits to give the A’s a 2-run lead. In the bottom of the inning Adam Frazier singled in a run to tie it and then Starling Marte hit a 3-run shot to walk it off for the Pirates.

Twins (20-12) 1 AT Yankees (19-14) 4 – On Friday James Paxton left early with an injury but the Bullpen only gave up 2 runs in the remaining 6 innings. Gary Sanchez hit his 10th and 11th homers in the 6-3 win. On Saturday Jake Odorizzi pitched 6 shutout innings and Mitch Garver homered and had 3 hits. The Twins had 12 hits in the 7-3 win. On Sunday Domingo German recorded his 6th win by pitching 6.2 innings of 1-run ball. Mike Tauchman homered in the rain-shortened win.  

Rays (21-12) 0 AT Orioles (12-22) 3 – On Friday Tyler Glasnow pitched 7 shutout innings to grab his MLB-leading 6th win and drop his ERA to 1.47. Mike Zunino went deep, and Tommy Pham had 3 hits in the 7-0 shutout. On Saturday Dylan Bundy gave up just 3 hits over 7.1 innings. Dwight Smith Jr. went deep in the 3-0 win.

Nationals (14-19) 1 AT Phillies (19-14) 7 – On Friday Rhys Hoskins hit a 3-run blast to give the Phillies the lead for good. Jean Segura also homered in the 4-2 win. On Saturday Kurt Suzuki and Victor Robles went deep in the 8th to put the Nats up in a game featuring plenty of offense. The 2 teams combined for 18 runs on 25 hits, the Nationals came away with the 10-8 win. On Sunday Zach Eflin gave up 1 run over 7 innings for the Phillies. The Phillies scored 5 runs in the 6th on their way to the win.

Braves (18-16) 3 AT Marlins (9-24) 1 F/10 – On Friday The Braves used 5 pitchers to hold the Marlins to 2 runs. Josh Donaldson drove in 3 with 3 hits, and Freddie Freeman and Brian McCann went yard in the 7-2 win. On Saturday the Braves scored 5 in the 6 and 4 more in the 7th. Ozzie Albies hit a grand slam and Ronald Acuna had 4 hits. Mike Soroka didn’t allow an earned run through 7 innings in the 9-2 win. On Sunday Julio Teheran pitched 6 shutout innings. Ender Inciarte doubled in the go-ahead run in the 10th to complete the Braves sweep.  

Giants (15-19) 6 AT Reds (14-20) 5 – On Friday the craziest game of the year played out. The Reds grabbed an 8-0 lead after just 3 innings and scored 3 more, but the Giants managed to tie it at 11 in the 9th. Evan Longoria homered in the 11th for the winning run. Derek Dietrich homered twice and had 6 RBI in the 12-11 loss.  On Saturday The Reds dressed like the early 1900s but hit like the present day. Top prospect, Nick Senzel, hit his first homer (after being robbed by Kevin Pillar) as part of a 5-homer day for the Reds. Yasiel Puig homered and had 3 hits in the 9-2 win. On Sunday the Reds hit back-to-back-to-back homers on 3 pitches in the 1st. The Giants fought back, and a Brandon Crawford home run put them up in the 9th. Kyle Farmer hit the Reds 4th bomb of the day, but it wasn’t enough.

Mariners (19-17) 10 AT Indians (18-14) 0 – On Friday Yusei Kikuchi struck out 10 over 7 innings of 1-run ball and Shane Bieber gave up 1 run over 7.2 innings. Jay Bruce hit his 10th bomb, but Tyler Naquin had a pinch-hit walk-off single to win it 2-1.  On Saturday The Mariners hit 4 homers, but Carlos Santana hit the go-ahead jack in the 8th. On Sunday Erik Swanson picked up his first win with 6 scoreless innings. The Mariners held the Indians to 2 hits and picked up 12 of their own. Jay Bruce hit a grand slam and Edwin Encarnacion went deep for the number one offense in the majors.

Royals (12-23) 2 AT Tigers (15-16) 5 F/10 – On Friday Matthew Boyd gave up 2 runs over 7 strong innings. The Tigers scored 3 in the 1st and never trailed. Jorge Soler homered in the 4-3 loss. On Saturday the Royals scored 4 in the 1st and 6 in the 8th on their way to a blowout win. Alex Gordon drove in 5 runs and the team had 19 hits in the 15-3 shellacking. On Sunday Hunter Dozier homered in the 8th to tie the game, but Brandon Dixon made a beautiful catch in the top of the 10th and hit a 3-run shot in the bottom of the frame. Spencer Turnbull had another good start when he threw 7 innings of 1-run ball.

Blue Jays (15-19) 2 AT Rangers (16-16) 10 – On Friday Mike Minor was brilliant through 8 innings and Trent Thornton was great through 7, but neither received any run support. The Blue Jays finally scored in the 12th on a sacrifice bunt. The Rangers were 4-38 in the 1-0 loss. On Saturday Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in 4 runs from the 9th spot in the Lineup. The Rangers scored all 8 of their runs in the 1st 3 innings in the 8-5 win. Vlad Guerrero Jr. knocked in his first RBI. On Sunday Asdrubal Cabrera and Rougned Odor combined for 4 hits and 7 RBI. The Rangers scored 10 runs on 12 hits.

Red Sox (17-18) 9 AT White Sox (14-18) 2 – On Friday Chris Sale struck out 10 over 6 scoreless innings. Rafael Devers and Michael Chavis homered to give Boston an early 5-0 lead. The Red Sox never trailed in the 6-1 win. On Saturday the Red Sox offense exploded. They had 10 hits in a row as part of a 9-run 3rd. Michael Chavis homered twice, had 4 hits, and drove in 3 runs. The Red Sox pounded out 21 hits in a 15-2 demolition. On Sunday Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam and the Red Sox continued their impressive firework display. The Red Sox put up a 7-spot in the 8th, as recently as May 2nd they had a run differential of -25, today its 0.

Mets (16-18) 2 AT Brewers (20-16) 3 – On Friday Lorenzo Cain and Ryan Braun homered to lead the Brewers. Christian Yelich is still healing, but the Brewers had 10 hits and shut down the Mets in the 3-1 win. On Saturday they played 2 games in 1. The Mets scored in the top of the 18th, but Ryan Braun’s 6th hit won it for the Brewers. Pete Alonso went deep for his 10th of the year in the 4-3 loss. On Sunday Christian Yelich made his return hard to miss as he absolutely demolished his 15th homer. Zach Davies improved to 4-0 with 7.2 strong innings. All 3 games were close, but the Brewers took all 3 and as the famous expression goes “a sweep is a sweep.”

Diamondbacks (20-14) 7 AT Rockies (16-19) 8 – On Friday Coors Field lived up to its billing. The Diamondbacks held a 4-0 lead and then the Rockies scored 4 in the 4th. They led 10-6 going into the 9th and gave up 3 runs. Ketel Marte homered from both sides of the plate for the 3rd time this year in the 10-9 win. On Saturday Luke Weaver pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball to hold the Rockies. Carson Kelly hit his first MLB homer in the 9-2 win. On Sunday Raimel Tapia hit a bases-clearing triple as part of a 5-run 8th for the Rockies to complete an impressive comeback. The win made sure the Rockies avoided the sweep  

Dodgers (22-14) 5 AT Padres (19-16) 8 – On Friday Manny Machado homered off Clayton Kershaw in the 1st as the Padres jumped out to a 2-0 lead. The Dodgers scored 1 run in 4 different innings to claw back. Max Muncy’s RBI single in the 9th gave the Dodgers the winning run in the 4-3 win. On Saturday Manny Machado hit 2 more homers and drove in 3. Max Muncy hit a 3-run shot as part of a 5 run 6th. Alex Verdugo took a bases-loaded walk in the 9th in the 7-6 win. On Sunday It was the Padres turn to come back. In the bottom of the 9th Hunter Renfroe hit a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam. Max Muncy and Chris Taylor went deep for the Dodgers in the loss.

Astros (20-14) 10 AT Angels (15-19) 4 – On Saturday the Astros routed the Angels in Mexico. Alex Bregman went yard twice, him and Michael Brantley each drove in 4 runs. The Astros scored 14 runs on 14 hits in the 14-2 blowout. On Sunday the series in Mexico produced some more offense for the Astros. Alex Bregman hit a grand slam and the Astros collected 13 hits and 3 more homers.