Not much in the way of starting pitching this afternoon, but here are today’s highlights on a light schedule.
Danny Santana and Ronald Guzman go a combined 8 for 10 in Texas’ 7-2 romp over Cleveland.
Luis Robert goes 3 for 4 with his 3rd home run of his career and Lucas Giolito pitches 5 innings of 1-run ball, but it’s all for naught as the Rays hit back to back doubles in the 9th for some insurance and win this one 4-2.
The Red Sox get trounced by the Angels 10-1. Justin Upton goes 4 for 5 with his 7th home run of the year. To pick up his 3rd win, Julio Teheran tosses 6 innings giving up just 1 run. Nathan Eovaldi gets lit up for 5 runs over 5 2/3 innings to see his ERA reach 5.33.
George Springer fresh off his leftover taco binge, deposits his 9th blast into the stands, but it’s the Mariners scoring 7 runs in the 6th, highlighted by a J.P. Crawford 3-run shot, that keeps the Mariners on top of the Astros 7-6.
Kole Calhoun goes 3 for 4 with his 7th home run in the Diamondback’s 7-5 victory over the Nationals. Juan Soto hits his 12th in the loss.
Omar Narvaez doesn’t settle for just 1 home run as he hits 2 today. He contributes 5 of the Brewers’ runs in their 9-5 victory over the Marlins. Old friend, Brock Holt gets in on the action adding 3 hits in this one.
Mike Moustakas cranks his 13th blast, hits a 3-run triple, and falls just a double shy of the cycle as the Reds outslug the Rockies 14-10. Interesting stat in this one…Colorado reliever, Wes Parsons, pitches 3 1/3 innings and somehow manages 3 at bats. More interesting, he gets 3 hits, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Way to go, Wes!
Ivan Nova is officially released by the Tigers;
Milwaukee’s Corey Knebel returns from his rehab stint;
San Diego signs Zach Duke to a minor league deal;
The Blue Jays sign Mark Lowe;
Orioles place Alex Cobb on the 15-day IL;
KC puts Jake Junis on the 60-day IL with an elbow strain; and
The Red Sox option Ryan Brasier and Tanner Houck and recall Matt Hall and Josh Taylor.
That’s your daily trip around the diamond. Come back tomorrow to see who does what in the wonderful world of MLB.