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Royals (41-75) 4 AT Red Sox (61-56) 5 F/10 – So 2 weeks ago the Red Sox and Royals got rained out, but they were tied, so last night was the conclusion of the game which lasted 12 minutes. Brock Holt won the game in the bottom of the 10th with a walk-off single. This reminds me of when Juan Soto got his first hit before his MLB debut.
Giants (63-65) 0 AT Cubs (69-58) 1 – The day before it was 12-11, but last night it ended up being a 1-0 pitching duel. Anthony Rizzo had the lone RBI of the game when he scored Jason Heyward on a single in the 4th. Jeff Samardzija allowed 1 run on 2 hits over 7 innings but took the loss because Kyle Hendricks allowed 3 hits over 7 shutout innings. The Giants outhit the Cubs 4-2 but dropped their 4th in a row. The Cubs have won 5 straight and still hold a slim lead over the Cardinals.
Nationals (70-57) 7 AT Pirates (52-75) 1 – Max Scherzer came back from injury and pitched 4 innings of 1-run ball. The Nationals Bullpen allowed just 3 hits over the final 5 innings to lock down the win. Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick had RBI in the 1st inning and Adam Frazier cut the lead in half with a solo shot. Kendrick homered in the 8th to start off a 4-run inning, and Anthony Rendon hit his 28th homer in the win. The Nationals Lineup banged out 14 hits in the 7-1 win.
Rays (75-54) 5 AT Orioles (41-87) 2 – This game was held up because of rain, but it didn’t seem to affect the Rays pitching. The Rays gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits to shut the Orioles down. Both of the Orioles runs came in the first when Willy Adames made a pair of errors. Austin Meadows homered in the 3rd and Adames homered to tie the game just before the delay. Adames came back with a 2-RBI single in the 6th to give the Rays the lead.
Indians (74-54) 0 AT Mets (67-60) 2 F/8 – Yet another game that was impacted by rain. This was an 8-inning affair that ended with the Mets on top for another win. Noah Syndergaard allowed just 2 hits over 6 shutout innings to earn the win. The only runs of the game came in the 4th when Wilson Ramos doubled home 2 runs in the 4th. The Mets completed the sweep against the Indians (a good team) and have won 5 in a row.
Marlins (45-81) 2 AT Braves (77-52) 3 – Sandy Alcantara did not allow an earned run over 7 innings and only gave up 3 hits. Mike Soroka allowed 2 runs over 7 innings, but the Braves offense came through late. Starlin Castro gave the Marlins a 2-1 lead with a 2-run double in the 7th, but Freddie Freeman tied it with his 34th homer of the year. Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a walk-off single in the 9th for the Braves 5th win in a row.
Rockies (58-70) 5 AT Cardinals (68-58) 6 – Marcell Ozuna, Paul DeJong, and Dexter Fowler all went deep to give the Cardinals an important win. The Cardinals were down 5-2 before scoring 2 runs in the 6th and 2 more in the 7th. The Bullpen held up to shut down the Rockies over the last 3 innings. Nolan Arenado hit his 32nd homer in the loss and raised his RBI total to 99.
Tigers (38-87) 3 AT Astros (82-47) 6 – Gerrit Cole struck out 12 hitters over 7 shutout innings while surrendering just 2 hits. Cole won his 15th game and lowered his ERA to 2.75. Alex Bregman hit his 31st bomb of the season and Yordan Alvarez doubled home a run. The Astros scored 3 more in the 7th and led 6-0 going into the 9th. John Hicks and Niko Goodrum homered to make it a 3-run game but that was as close as the Tigers would get.
Rangers (63-66) 1 AT White Sox (58-69) 6 – Ross Detwiler pitched 6 innings of 1-run ball while striking out 8 hitters and giving up 3 hits. Yoan Moncada and James McCann went deep in a 4-run 3rd. The White Sox scored 6 runs on 10 hits while holding the Rangers to 1 run on 3 hits.
Yankees (83-46) 3 AT A’s (74-53) 5 – The A’s won 3 of 4 from the Astros and then swept the Yankees. Tanner Roark allowed 2 runs over 6.1 innings to earn his 8th win. Mark Canha and Matt Chapman had RBI hits as the A’s jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 3 innings. Gleyber Torres made it interesting late with 2 blasts. Torres had 4 hits and 2 RBI and hit his 30th and 31st homers of the year. The Yankees have lost their last 4 while the A’s have 3 wins in a row.
Blue Jays (52-78) 2 AT Dodgers (85-44) 3 – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered, and Jacob Waguespack allowed just 1 hit over 7 shutout innings. The Blue Jays enjoyed a 2-run lead going into the 9th before Corey Seager doubled home 2 runs to tie it and Enrique Hernandez walked it off with a single. It was the Dodgers 12th walk-off of the season and their 85th win.