Last Night in Baseball History July 1st

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Royals (29-56) 4 AT Blue Jays (32-53) 11 – Freddy Galvis hit 2 homers before the Royals even got on the board and the Blue Jays beat the Royals easily on Canada Day. Randal Grichuk had 4 hits and 4 RBI and Cavan Biggio had 3 hits with 4 RBI. The Blue Jays scored 11 runs on 18 hits and had 4 hitters who had 3 or more hits in the game. Clayton Richard picked up his 1st win of the year allowing 3 runs over 6 innings.

Cubs (45-40) 5 AT Pirates (40-43) 18 – Josh Bell hit 3 jacks on the day as the Pirates cruised past the Cubs. Bell finished with 4 hits and 7 RBI and was joined by Colin Moran and Adam Frazier who each had 5 hits. The Pirates scored 18 runs on 23 hits and only failed to score in one inning in the lopsided win.

Brewers (46-39) 8 AT Reds (38-44) 6 – Keston Hiura went deep in the 5th to start the scoring and Lorenzo Cain homered to begin a 5-run 7th. Christian Yelich hit a 2-run shot for his 30th of the year, on the 1st of July. Eugenio Suarez hit 2 homers and had 3 hits with 4 RBI in the loss. The win was the 3rd in a row for the Brewers who now enjoy a full game lead on the Cubs in the NL Central.

Orioles (24-60) 3 AT Rays (49-36) 6 – Ji-Man Choi and Avisail Garcia hit RBI singles in the 1st to give the Rays a 2-0 lead. The Orioles scored 1 in the 4th and 2 in the 6th to take the lead. Kevin Kiermaier hit a 3-run shot in the bottom half of the inning to give the Rays the lead for good. It was the 3rd straight victory for the Rays who are a win away from 50.

Giants (37-47) 13 AT Padres (42-42) 2 – Jeff Samardzija pitched 8 innings of 2-run ball and the Giants offense was explosive. Evan Longoria, Austin Slater, and Kevin Pillar all went deep as everyone in the Lineup got at least one hit. 5 Giants had multi-hit games as the Giants scored 13 runs on 14 hits in the blowout win.

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.

Last Night in Baseball History June 27th

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Mets (37-45) 3 AT Phillies (43-38) 6 – The scoring didn’t start until the 6th when Bryce Harper homered, but Todd Frazier homered, and the Mets answered with 3 runs in the 9th. The Phillies rallied for 5 runs in the 9th for the win. Maikel Franco went deep to tie it and Jean Segura hit a 3-run shot to walk it off. Aaron Nola struck out 10 hitters over 7 scoreless innings for the Phillies who won their 4th straight game at the expense of the Mets who dropped their 5th straight.

Rangers (45-36) 3 AT Tigers (26-50) 1 – Joey Gallo hit his 18th and 19th homers of the year to lead the Rangers to the win. Ariel Jurado shut out the Tigers over 7 innings. The Rangers won their 5th consecutive victory and handed the Tigers their 7th loss in a row. Hunter Pence was voted in as the starting DH for the AL All-Stars.

Rays (46-35) 5 AT Twins (52-28) 2 F/18 – Luis Arraez singled home a run as the Twins scored 2 in the 1st, but the Rays quickly answered with 2 runs in the 2nd. The next run didn’t come until 16 innings later. The Rays scored 3 runs in the top of the 18th to take a wild extra inning win. The Twins got a good start from Martin Perez who threw 7 innings of 2 run ball and was backed by a Bullpen that gave up 3 runs over 11 innings. The Rays used 8 Relievers after the Opener to hold the Twins scoreless over 16 innings. The Rays used 9 pitchers to strike out 22 hitters. Jorge Polanco was voted in as the starting SS for the AL All-Stars.

Pirates (38-41) 10 AT Astros (50-32) 0 – Kevin Newman and Corey Dickerson hit the first of 5 homers on the night. The Pirates scored 4 runs in the 1st and 2 in the 3rd and 8th. They scored 10 runs on 14 hits in the win. Joe Musgrove shut out the Astros for 6 innings as the Pirates smashed the Astros for the second night in a row. Alex Bregman was voted in as the starting 3B and will be joined by starting Outfielders George Springer and Michael Brantley for the AL All-Stars.

Mariners (37-48) 2 AT Brewers (43-38) 4 – Orlando Arcia went deep to cap off a 4-run 4th inning. Chase Anderson gave up 1 run over 5.1 innings to earn the win for the Brewers. Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun, and Eric Thames each had multi-hit games. Christian Yelich was voted in as a starting Outfielder for the NL All-Stars.

Braves (48-34) 7 AT Cubs (44-37) 9 – Kyle Schwarber led off the bottom of the 1st with a home run, but the Braves scored the next 6 runs. The Cubs scored 3 in the 4th and 4 in the 5th to secure the win. Jason Heyward had 2 hits and drove in 3 runs to lead the Cubs who scored 9 runs on 10 hits. Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuna Jr. were voted in as starting 1B and OF for the NL All-Stars. Willson Contreras and Javier Baez were voted in as starting C and SS for the NL All-Stars.

Nationals (40-40) 8 AT Marlins (30-49) 5 – Miguel Rojas doubled home 2 runs to give the Marlins the lead, but the Nationals would come back to sweep the Marlins. Matt Adams and Victor Robles went deep during the Nats 5-run 6th. Rojas went 4-5 with 2 RBI in the loss.

Dodgers (56-27) 12 AT Rockies (42-39) 8 – Cody Bellinger hit his 27th bomb and Max Muncy hit 2 as the Dodgers offense went off. The Dodgers hit 6 home runs and scored 12 runs on 17 hits. Chris Taylor had 4 hits and Muncy had 3 while driving in 3 in the win. Nolan Arenado was voted in as the starting 3B for the NL All-Stars. Cody Bellinger was voted in as a starting OF for the NL All-Stars.

Diamondbacks (42-41) 5 AT Giants (34-46) 1 – Alex Young had a major league debut to remember. He gave up 1 run on 3 hits over 5 innings to pick up the win. The Bullpen backed him up with 4 no-hit innings of relief. Nick Ahmed and Carson Kelly went deep to lead the D-backs over the Giants. Ketel Marte was voted in as the starting 2B for the NL All-Stars.

Athletics (43-39) 3 AT Angels (42-40) 8 – Kole Calhoun and Shohei Ohtani went deep as the Angels scored 7 runs over the 2nd and 3rd innings. Everyone in the Lineup picked up a hit for the Angels who ended up with 12. Griffin Canning was the winning pitcher after throwing 6 innings of 2-run ball as the Angels won their 4th straight game. Mike Trout was voted in as a starting OF for the AL All-Stars and finished with the most votes.

Last Night in Baseball History June 26th

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White Sox (37-41) 8 AT Red Sox (44-38) 7 – The Red Sox came back from deficits of 3-0 and 5-2. The Red Sox took the lead in the 8th where they scored 3 runs and took a 7-6 lead. Jose Abreu hit his 19th homer of the season in the 9th to give the White Sox the win. Abreu had 3 hits and drove in 4 runs for the White Sox who ended their 4-game losing streak.

Blue Jays (29-52) 7 AT Yankees (52-28) 8 – The injuries continue to mount for the Yankees, but so do the wins. Homers by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Danny Jansen put the Jays up 5-0, but the Yankees came back with 3 in the 2nd and 2 more in the 4th. Gurriel hit another bomb and Cavan Biggio tied the game at 7 in the top of the 9th with an RBI single. Gleyber Torres won it with a walk-off single for the red-hot Yankees.

Royals (28-53) 3 AT Indians (44-36) 5 – Jake Bauers and Tyler Naquin went deep in the 4th to give the Indians a 4-0 lead. Francisco Lindor had 3 hits and scored twice in the win. Trevor Bauer struck out a dozen batters over 6.2 innings of 1-run ball allowing just 3 hits.

Padres (40-40) 10 AT Orioles (22-58) 5 – The Padres hit 5 homers and scored 10 runs on 11 hits in the win. Franmil Reyes hit 2 jacks and now has 22 on the year, and Hunter Renfroe went deep and now has 24. Eric Hosmer also produced with 3 hits and 4 RBI in the Padres win.

Dodgers (55-27) 2 AT Diamondbacks (41-41) 8 – Eduardo Escobar hit a 3-run shot as part of a 4-run first for the Diamondbacks. Cody Bellinger hit home run number 26 in the loss. The D-backs Bullpen pitched 4 scoreless innings allowing just 2 hits as they took 2 of 3 from the Dodgers. The Dodgers have allowed 300 runs this year which is 2nd best in baseball.

Rockies (42-38) 6 AT Giants (34-45) 3 – Pablo Sandoval doubled home a run and went yard, but David Dahl hit a grand slam to lead the Rockies to the win. Dahl later added another RBI to finish the day with 5. The Rockies Bullpen allowed just 1 hit over 4 shutout innings to close out the win.

Mets (37-44) 4 AT Phillies (42-38) 5 F/10 – Dominic Smith and Jeff McNeil went deep, and the Mets led 4-1 going into the 7th. Jean Segura was responsible for the lone Phillies run and added another 2 to the total during a 3-run 7th. In the 10th Jay Bruce hit a walk-off double to give the Phillies the extra inning win. The loss was the 4th in a row for the Mets who still haven’t won after the reporter incident.

Nationals (39-40) 7 AT Marlins (30-48) 5 – There wasn’t much scoring through the first 5 innings as the Marlins led 1-0. Matt Adams hit a 3-run blast and the Phillies scored 4 in the 6th and 3 more in the 9th. The Marlins scored 4 in the bottom of the 9th but couldn’t complete the comeback. Patrick Corbin struck out 9 and gave up 1 run over 7 innings in the win.

Rangers (44-36) 4 AT Tigers (26-49) 1 – Mike Minor continued his impressive season with a complete game victory over the Tigers. Minor gave up 1 run over 9 innings and just 5 hits to win his 8th game and lower his ERA to 2.40. Willie Calhoun, Jeff Mathis, and Danny Santana all hit solo shots in the 5th to give the Rangers the lead on their way to their 4th consecutive victory. The Tigers have dropped 6th straight and 10 of their last 11 games.

Athletics (43-38) 2 AT Cardinals (40-39) 0 – Adam Wainwright gave up 2 runs over 6.2 innings, but Daniel Mengden pitched 6 scoreless innings. Along with Mengden the A’s used 3 Relievers to hold the Cardinals scoreless. Both of the A’s runs came off of solo shots courtesy of Beau Taylor and Matt Chapman.

Reds (36-42) 1 AT Angels (41-40) 5 – Yasiel Puig and Justin Bour traded homers in the 5th and the game was tied at 1 going into the 8th. David Fletcher singled home a run and Justin Bour’s second homer was a 3-run shot to cap the 4-run 8th. The Angels held the Reds to 1 run on 5 hits to complete the 2-game sweep.

Rays (45-35) 4 AT Twins (52-27) 6 – Eddie Rosario and C.J. Cron singled home runs in the 1st as the Twins jumped out to a 3-run lead. Kevin Kiermaier, Tommy Pham, and Willy Adames all went deep to give the Rays the lead going into the bottom of the 7th. Nelson Cruz hit a bases clearing double in the 7th to give the Twins the lead for good.

Pirates (37-41) 14 AT Astros (50-31) 2 – Josh Bell hit his 21st bomb of the year as the Pirates scored early and often against the Astros. The Pirates scored 14 runs on 15 hits including a 6-run 9th. Kevin Newman and Corey Dickerson each had 4 hits and 3 RBI for the Pirates. Dario Agrazal got the win in just his 2nd big league game. He pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball in the win.   

Mariners (37-47) 4 AT Brewers (42-38) 2 – J.P. Crawford has been one of the hottest players in the game over the last 2 weeks. He is hitting .362 with 17 RBI in his last 15 games. He continued the hotness last night with a 3-hit game. Crawford twice doubled home runs and hit an RBI triple in the win. Mike Moustakas hit his 23rd blast of the season and Ben Gamel hit an inside-the-park homer in the loss.

Braves (48-33) 5 AT Cubs (43-37) 3 – Brian McCann and Nick Markakis went deep to give the Braves a 5-0 lead after just 3 innings. Homers from Willson Contreras and Kris Bryant were not enough for a comeback. Dallas Keuchel got his first win as a Brave when he gave up 3 runs over 5.2 innings.  

Vanderbilt won the College World Series last night as Mason Hickman gave up 1 run over 6 innings and the bats came alive to score 8 runs on 9 hits.

Last Night in Baseball History June 25th

Scores in bold.

Mets (37-43) 5 AT Phillies (41-38) 7 – After homers from Ahmed Rosario and Dominic Smith the Mets led 4-1, but a 5-run 6th for the Phillies gave them the lead. The Phillies hit 4 homers and got 3 scoreless innings from the Bullpen. Jeff McNeil had 4 hits as the Mets had 12 but were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on.

Blue Jays (29-51) 3 AT Yankees (51-28) 4 – D.J. LeMahieu went deep to lead off the bottom of the 1st which gave the Yankees the record of 28 straight games with a homer. Aaron Judge made it back-to-back a few pitches later and Gleyber Torres hit another one the next inning. Edwin Encarnacion hit his 24th bomb of the year in the Yankees win.

Padres (39-40) 8 AT Orioles (22-57) 3 – Manny Machado had a successful return to Baltimore as he homered, and the Padres won. Fernando Tatis Jr. went deep as part of the Padres 4-run 2nd. Manuel Margot also went yard and drove in 3 runs for the Padres who scored 8 runs on 12 hits. Logan Allen had a fine second start as he won again, Allen gave up 2 runs over 6 innings in the win.

White Sox (36-41) 3 AT Red Sox (44-37) 6 – Xander Bogaerts hit a 2-run shot in the 5th to give the Red Sox the lead and ultimately the win. Rafael Devers was 4-4 and David Price gave up 2 earned runs over 6 innings in the win. It was the 4th straight loss for the White Sox.

Nationals (38-40) 6 AT Marlins (30-47) 1 – Max Scherzer struck out 10 hitters over 8 innings of 1-run ball in another dominant performance. Trea Turner hit a 3-run blast in the 4th for the Nationals who also scored 3 in the 3rd.

Rangers (43-36) 5 AT Tigers (26-48) 3 – Ronald Guzman’s long ball in the 6th put the Rangers up 4-0 on the way to the win. Jesse Chavez didn’t allow an earned run over 6.1 innings and struck out 7. Every one of the Rangers Lineup had a hit as they reached 12. It was the 3rd win in a row for Texas and the 5th consecutive defeat for Detroit.

Royals (28-52) 8 AT Indians (43-36) 6 – There was back and forth scoring through the first few innings and it was tied going into the bottom of the 6th. Tyler Naquin went deep in that inning and Carlos Santana did so in the 7th to put the Indians up 6-3. Nicky Lopez singled home a run in the 9th to put the Royals a run closer and then Hunter Dozier hit a grand slam for the Royals win.  

Braves (47-33) 3 AT Cubs (43-36) 2 – Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies homered to lead Atlanta over Chicago. Wilson Contreras doubled home 2 runs in the loss. The Cubs used 3 pitchers to hold the Braves to 3 hits while the Braves used 4 pitchers to hold the Cubs to 4 hits.

Rays (45-34) 4 AT Twins (51-27) 9 – Jonathan Schoop homered, and the Twins jumped out to an 8-0 lead after 5. Mitch Garver went deep and had 3 hits with 3 RBI and Eddie Rosario had 4 hits in the win. The Twins scored 9 runs on 15 hits as they knocked around Blake Snell and the Rays.

Pirates (36-41) 1 AT Astros (50-30) 5 – The Astros became the latest super team to reach the 50-win mark. Yuli Gurriel and Alex Bregman hit jacks to lead the Astros offense in the win. Bregman had 3 hits and Gerrit Cole gave up 1 run over 6 innings.

Mariners (36-47) 8 AT Brewers (42-37) 3 – Daniel Vogelbach hit his 19th bomb of the year and the Mariners led 7-1 going into the bottom of the 5th. The Brewers would score 2 in the bottom half of the inning, but the early deficit was too much to return from. The Mariners Bullpen threw 4 no-hit innings to seal the win.

Athletics (42-38) 7 AT Cardinals (40-38) 3 – Matt Olson homered in the 2nd, but the Cardinals came back with 3 runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. Chad Pinder and Marcus Semien went deep as part of a 6-run 5th inning that gave the A’s the lead and the game. The A’s used 5 Relievers who pitched 5.2 scoreless innings in the win.

Rockies (41-38) 2 AT Giants (34-44) 4 – The Giants scored first but an Ian Desmond homer in the 4th tied the game. The Giants came up in the bottom of the 4th and scored runs on RBI singles by Donovan Solano and Madison Bumgarner. David Dahl doubled home a run to bring the Rockies within 1 but a Tyler Austin put the game out of reach. Bumgarner struck out 11 hitters over 6 innings of 2-run ball in the win.

Dodgers (55-26) 3 AT Diamondbacks (40-41) 2 – Enrique Hernandez homered to lead off the game, but the Diamondbacks answered with 2 RBI hits by David Peralta. Justin Turner went deep in the 6th to tie it and later in the inning Chris Taylor had the go-ahead double to put the Dodgers in front. Ross Stripling went 3 innings, so the Dodgers used 4 Relievers who gave up just 2 hits and a walk over 6 scoreless. The Dodgers reached 55 wins before anyone else and before any other NL team reached 50.

Reds (36-41) 1 AT Angels (40-40) 5 – Joey Votto went deep to give the Reds the lead in the 1st but it was the last run they would score. Tommy La Stella hit an inside-the-park homer and Luis Rengifo hit a 3-run shot. Andrew Heaney pitched 5.1 innings of 1-run ball, and the Bullpen held the Reds scoreless over the remaining 3.2 innings. In a strange play, Wilfredo Tovar scored from 2nd on a routine fly ball to left.

Last Night in Baseball History June 24th

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Blue Jays (29-50) 8 AT Yankees (50-28) 10 – The Yankees seem to play better when behind and yesterday was no different. Down 2 after the first, The Yankees put up 3 runs in the 5th and 7 in the 6th. Giancarlo Stanton hit his 1st homer of the year and D.J. LeMahieu had 4 hits in the win. C.C. Sabathia got the win by throwing 6 innings of 2-run ball as the Yankees won their 50th game of 2019.

Mets (37-42) 7 AT Phillies (40-38) 13 – The only thing more of a mess than the Phillies 7-game losing streak is the entire Mets organization. Jean Segura went deep and had 4 hits, and Maikel Franco went deep and drove in 3 runs. The Phillies hit 4 homers and scored 13 runs on 19 hits.

White Sox (36-40) 5 AT Red Sox (43-37) 6 – The Red Sox scored a run each in the final 5 innings including a walk-off single from Marco Hernandez. Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts homered for Boston in the win. The White Sox loss was their 3rd straight and they are now 5.5 games out of a Wild Card spot.

Braves (46-33) 3 AT Cubs (43-35) 8 – Willson Contreras homered in the 2nd and almost caused a brawl in the aftermath. He singled home a run in the 4th and the Cubs broke it open with a 5-run 5th. Jon Lester didn’t allow an earned run over 6 innings to earn his 7th win.

Royals (27-52) 2 AT Indians (43-35) 3 F/10 – Whit Merrifield homered in the 4th to start the scoring, but Jose Ramirez answered with an RBI double in the bottom half of the inning. Bobby Brandley had an RBI double in the 6th to put the Indians ahead but the Royals tied it in the 8th and the game went to extras. Jason Kipnis hit a walk-off blast for Cleveland which won its 4th game in a row.

Dodgers (54-26) 5 AT Diamondbacks (40-40) 8 – The Dodgers jumped out to a 3 run lead in the 1st but Christian Walker hit a 3-run shot to bring the Diamondbacks back into the game. Zack Greinke went deep off Clayton Kershaw and settled down after a rocky 1st. The D-backs scored 4 in the 8th to put the game out of reach and with the win they got back to .500.

Rockies (41-37) 2 AT Giants (33-44) 0 – Jon Gray pitched 6 scoreless innings as the Rockies shut out the Giants. The Rockies didn’t manage much offense themselves in the pitching duel. David Dahl hit a 2-run blast in the 3rd to decide the game. The Rockies are now the sole owners of the second Wild Card spot.

This Weekend in Baseball History June 21st-23rd

Sunday’s scores in bold.

Mets (37-41) 3 AT Cubs (42-35) 5 – On Friday Jeff McNeil homered and had the go-ahead RBI. The Mets Bullpen gave up 2 hits over 4.1 scoreless innings in the 5-4 win. On Saturday Pete Alonso hit his 26th blast of the season which beat out Cody Bellinger’s record for rookie homers before the All-Star break. Zack Wheeler gave up 1 run over 7 innings and the Mets had 12 hits in the 10-2 win. On Sunday Javier Baez hit a 3-run shot in the 8th to give the Cubs the lead and the win. Pete Alonso broke the Mets Rookie home run record with his 27th of the year. Mickey Calloway lost his temper with a reporter after the game and it seems his days are numbered.

Marlins (30-46) 6 AT Phillies (39-38) 4 – On Friday Aaron Nola gave up 1 earned run over 8 innings while striking out 10, and Sandy Alcantara pitched 7.2 innings of 1-run ball. Bryan Holaday homered in the Marlins 2-1 win. On Saturday Wilkin Castillo picked up his first hit in about 10 years in one of the sweeter stories of the season. The Marlins Bullpen tossed 4 scoreless innings in the 5-3 win. On Sunday Jordan Yamamoto won his 3rd consecutive game to open his career. J.T. Riddle, Garrett Cooper, and Brian Anderson went deep for the Marlins who completed the sweep and handed the Phillies their 7th straight loss.

Braves (46-32) 4 AT Nationals (37-40) 3 F/10 – On Friday Dallas Keuchel made his 2019 debut, but the Nationals played spoiler. Yan Gomez went deep, and Anthony Rendon had the go-ahead RBI in the 4-3 win. On Saturday Freddie Freeman drove in 5 and Dansby Swanson drove in 4 for the Braves. The Braves scored 13 runs on 14 hits in the 13-9 win. On Sunday Josh Donaldson and Ronald Acuna Jr. hit jacks to put the Braves up, but the Nationals came back and tied it in the 7th. Johan Camargo went deep in the 10th to win it for the Braves who have quickly built a 6.5 game lead in the NL East.

Padres (38-40) 10 AT Pirates (36-40) 11 F/11 – On Friday Eric Lauer allowed 1 earned run over 7 innings and Joe Musgrove did the same while striking out 8. Jose Osuna singled home the winning run in the 7th in the 2-1 win. On Saturday Jose Osuna homered and the Pirates collected 10 hits in the win. Manny Machado homered for the 2nd straight game in the 6-3 loss. On Sunday the Padres led 7-4 going into the 9th before the Pirates scored 3 times to force extras. In the 11th the Padres scored 3, but again the Pirates came back, and this time won it on a bases loaded walk. The 2 teams combined for 21 runs on 30 hits in the Pirates 4th victory in a row.

Astros (49-30) 9 AT Yankees (49-28) 4 – On Friday Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres went deep for the Yankees. The Yankees Bullpen pitched 4 scoreless innings allowing just 2 hits in the 4-1 win. On Saturday Giancarlo Stanton had 2 hits and 4 RBI to lead the Yankees to their 8th straight win. Masahiro Tanaka gave up 2 runs over 6 innings in the 7-5 win. On Sunday the Astros ended the Yankees 8-game win streak with 4 homers. Tyler White hit a grand slam, and Justin Verlander allowed 3 runs over 7 innings in the Astros win.

Blue Jays (29-49) 6 AT Red Sox (42-37) 1 – On Friday Rafael Devers drove in a run in the 8th to tie it and Christian Vazquez won it with a 2-run walk-off blast. The Red Sox had 14 hits in the 7-5 extra inning win. On Saturday The Blue Jays came back from being down 6-0. Freddy Galvis and Rowdy Tellez went yard in the 8-7 win. On Sunday Marcus Stroman shut out the Red Sox through 6 innings. Eric Sogard homered, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had 3 hits in the win.

Tigers (26-47) 3 AT Indians (42-35) 8 – On Friday Carlos Santana, Jordan Luplow, and Tyler Naquin went deep for the Indians. 5 Indians had multi-hit games in the 7-6 win. On Saturday Aaron Civale gave up just 2 hits over 6 scoreless innings in his MLB debut. Jose Ramirez and Oscar Mercado had RBI hits in the Indians 2-0 win. On Sunday Bobby Bradley and Francisco Lindor doubled as part of a 5-run 2nd. Zach Plesac had another great outing this time giving up 1 run over 7 innings as the Indians swept the Tigers.

White Sox (36-39) 4 AT Rangers (42-36) 7 – On Friday Zack Collins had his 1st big league homer and RBI. Yolmer Sanchez brought home the winning run in the 10th with a safety squeeze in the 5-4 win. On Saturday Nomar Mazara hit 2 jacks for his 3rd in 2 games. The Rangers had 14 hits in the 6-5 win. On Sunday Adrian Sampson pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball to earn the win. Delino DeShields Jr. had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs as the Rangers scored 7 runs on 11 hits.

Reds (36-40) 5 AT Brewers (42-36) 7 – On Friday Jose Iglesias had 4 hits and Yasiel Puig and Nick Senzel homered. Christian Yelich hit his 29th homer and has an OPS over 1.200, but the Brewers lost 11-7. On Saturday Yasmani Grandal went deep and had an RBI double for the Brewers. The Brewers Bullpen 4.1 no-hit innings in the 6-5 win. On Sunday Travis Shaw homered to start off a 5-run 3rd as the Brewers beat the Reds. Brandon Woodruff won his 9th game as he struck out 12 batters over 7 innings and gave up 3 runs.

Twins (50-27) 1 AT Royals (27-51) 6 – On Friday Miguel Sano tied the game in the 8th with a late homer and Eddie Rosario had 3 hits. The Twins had 13 hits in the 8-7 win. On Saturday Miguel Sano and C.J. Cron went deep for the 2nd game in a row. Cron and Eddie Rosario had RBI hits in the 10th as part of the 5-3 extra inning win. On Sunday Alex Gordon doubled and Hunter Dozier homered in a 5-run 3rd. Homer Bailey pitched 5.1 innings of 1-run ball, and Eddie Rosario hit his 20th blast of the season in the loss.  

Angels (39-40) 6 AT Cardinals (40-37) 4 – On Friday Michael Wacha pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball to earn the win. Marcell Ozuna homered and drove in 3 runs with 3 hits in the 5-1 win. On Saturday Albert Pujols homered in front of Cardinals fans for the first time since 2011. Dakota Hudson gave up 1 run over 7 innings and Marcell Ozuna hit his 20th jack of the year in the Cardinals 4-2 win. On Sunday Night Baseball Tyler Skaggs held the Cardinals scoreless through 5 and the Angels led 2-0 going into the 9th. Both runs came off Tommy La Stella RBI singles, but then the Angels scored 4 in the 9th to seemingly put the game to bed. Jose Martinez homered with 2 outs and the Cardinals scored 4 runs with 2 outs before succumbing with 2 men on.

Giants (33-43) 2 AT Diamondbacks (39-40) 3 F/10 – On Friday Alex Dickerson hit a grand slam and tripled home 2 runs to end the night with 6 RBI. Kevin Pillar homered and drove in 4 runs in the 11-5 win. On Saturday Alex Dickerson hit 2 RBI doubles and Mike Yastrzemski delivered the knockout punch with a 2-run shot in the 9th. The Giants Bullpen gave up 2 hits over 5 scoreless innings in the 7-4 win. On Sunday both pitchers went 6 innings giving up 2 runs and it was tied at 2 going into extras. Tim Locastro hit a walk-off single in the 10th to end the Diamondbacks 6-game losing streak.

Rays (45-33) 8 AT Athletics (41-38) 2 – On Friday Willy Adames homered and had 3 hits and Brandon Lowe knocked in 2 runs with 3 hits. The Rays used 6 pitchers to hold the A’s to 3 runs in the 5-3 win. On Saturday Matt Chapman went deep and had an RBI double. Mike Fiers pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball in the 4-2 win. On Sunday after the Opener Ryan Yarbrough gave up 1 run over 6 innings in the win. Everyone in the Rays Lineup had a hit except for Willy Adames, Avisail Garcia and Joey Wendle led the way with 3 hits each in the win.

Orioles (22-56) 3 AT Mariners (35-47) 13 – On Friday the Mariners scored 8 runs over the first 3 innings and scored another 2 in the 5th. Mallex Smith and J.P. Crawford each had 3 hits in the 10-9 win. On Saturday Jonathan Villar homered and had 3 RBI to help snap the 10-game losing streak. Andrew Cashner gave up 2 runs over 6 innings in the 8-4 win. On Sunday the Mariners put up an 8-spot in the 3rd inning and scored 12 runs in the first 4 innings. J.P. Crawford homered and had 4 hits with 4 RBI in the Mariners win.

Rockies (40-37) 3 AT Dodgers (54-25) 6 – On Friday Walker Buehler improved to 8-1 after he hurled 9 innings of 2-run ball and struck out 16 batters. Cody Bellinger hit his 25th bomb and Matt Beaty walked it off with a 2-run shot in the 9th in the 4-2 win. On Saturday Alex Verdugo homered in the 5th and then again in the bottom of the 11th to give the Dodgers their 2nd straight walk-off win. Hyun-Jin Ryu only allowed 1 earned run through 6 innings in the 5-4 extra inning win. On Sunday Will Smith hit a 3-run shot in the bottom of the 9th to give the Dodgers a 3rd consecutive walk-off win. More than that, all 3 were homers and all 3 were by rookies! Kenta Maeda pitched 7 innings of 2-run ball in the Dodgers 6th win in a row.