First in the box, Jorge Soler and his power swing are back in action. He hits his 11th in KC’s win over the Orioles 6-5. Adalberto Mondesi and Alex Gordon each chip in with 3 hits apiece. All three batters in the .290’s region.
Gerrit Cole gives up 3 solo home runs in the 3-1 Yankees loss to the Tigers. New York scores their lone run by way of Giancarlo Stanton’s 8th blast. Matthew Boyd gives up just 4 hits, 1 run and strikes out 10 through 8 innings of work to grab his first win.
Franklin Barreto hits a 2-run shot in the bottom of the 9th, but Oakland comes up just shy of Tampa by a score of 6-5. Blake Snell gives up 3 runs on 5 hits through 7 innings to pick up his 3rd victory.
Carlos Correa hits a 3-run bomb while George Springer and Jose Altuve add solo shots in Houston’s dismantling of Seattle 10-0. Lance McCullers shakes off back to back stinkers and gives up 4 hits, 0 runs, and strikes out 12 through 6 1/3 to get his 2nd win. Seattle Catcher, Tom Murphy does a little dance around a big hat with his 4 K’s.
Washington thumps the Brewers 9-2. Juan Soto with his 10th jack and Victor Robles with a 3 for 5 day adding 4 RBI.
Dinelson Lamet gives up a sac fly to Tyler O’Neil in the 5th inning and that’s all the offense needed in St Louis’ 1-0 victory over the Padres. Miles Mikolas goes 6 2/3 giving up only 4 hits and fanning 6 en route to his first win.
The Marlins are the only team in the NL not to have 10 wins, but they remedy that today as they beat the Mets in completely boring fashion 3-2. Jonathan Villar goes 2 for 3 with a run scored and Caleb Smith pitches 6 innings giving up both runs, but doesn’t factor in the decision.
Kyle Hendricks picks up his 4th win as the Cubs beat the Diamondbacks 6-4. Hendricks gives up 3 runs over 7 innings and Craig Kimbrel gets 5 outs for his 5th save of the year.
In transaction news, the Tigers designate Ivan Nova for assignment; and the Marlins sign former major leaguer, Pedro Alvarez to a minor league deal. Alvarez last played in the majors in 2018 for the Baltimore Orioles.
DID YOU KNOW? Alvarez was drafted by YOUR Boston Red Sox in the 14th round of the 2005 draft. Alvarez did not sign with the team and instead went to Vanderbilt. During his 2007 season all he did was hist .397 with 17 home runs, 65 RBI, 72 runs scored, a .467 on base percentage, and a .706 slugging percentage. He was then selected by the Pirates in the 1st round (2nd overall) in the 2008 draft. Methinks he probably made a few more dollars that way. Good luck, Pedro!
That doesn’t for Thursday’s baseball highlights.