We’re gearing you up for the weekend with a little Friday evening baseball magic!
Starting us off we have the Angels breaking a 3-3 tie in the top of the 9th with an RBI double by Jason Castro and the Angels eventually take this one by a final of 5-3. Ryan Mountcastle continuing his impressive rookie campaign with his 6th home run and raising his average to .310.
The AL East may be coming back to reality with the Yankees smoking the Red Sox 9-4. Red Sox tie it up 4-4 in the top of the 7th, but the Yankees explode for 5 runs in their half of the 7th. Masahiro Tanaka collects his 4th win giving up 4 runs over 7 1/3 while Ryan Weber gets shellacked for 7 earned over 6 1/3 to see his ERA flirt with the 6.00 mark.
Carlos Santana hits his 3rd home run of the year in the top of the 10th to put the Indians up 7-6 over the Tigers and that’s how this one ends.
Mike Minor gives up 2 runs on 5 hits through 5 innings to pick up his 3rd win of the year as the Rangers top the Rays 4-3.
Byron Buxton hits a 4th inning grand slam and Willians Astudillo goes 3 for 5 with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored in the Twins’ rout of the Royals 12-2. Homer Bailey picks up his 6th win giving up 2 runs over 7 innings of work.
Seattle puts up 4 in the top of the 9th to get on top of the Astros, but their lead was short-lived as back to back RBI singles by Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley end this game 5-4 in the Astros’ favor. Zack Greinke was masterful in the no-decision pitching 8 innings of 3-hit shutout baseball while adding 11 strikeouts.
The young guns in Toronto may be heating up…Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio each with big blasts and Vlad Guerrero Jr. chips in with 3 hits as the Blue Jays embarrass the A’s 9-2. Matt Shoemaker gives up 2 runs over 5 1/3 for his first victory of the year. He’s now 1-6. Perhaps he should look into being a uhhhh shoemaker.
Catcher, Raudy Reed goes 2 for 5 with his first long ball in Washington’s 8-2 victory over the Cubs. Aaron Sanchez gives up 2 runs over 7 innings to even his record at 1-1. Sanchez trying to shake off last year’s 3-14 performance.
Josh Bell knocks 2 more out of the park and now has 5 home runs over his last 5 games. He finishes the day with 4 RBI in the Pirates’ 9-2 victory over Philly. Mitch Keller continues to impress and moves to a perfect 4-0 on the year.
Freddie Freeman blasts his 11th, but that’s all the offense the Braves can muster against Jose Urena and company. Urena otherwise only gave up 2 singles, on his way to his first victory. The Marlins win this one 2-1. Mike Soroka leaves the game after just 8 pitches. No word yet on what his ailment is.
Christian Yelich has been relatively quiet for the Brewers of late, but today he goes 2 for 3 with his 6th round tripper of the year. Unfortunately for the Brew Crew, Christian Walker hits a 9th inning shot to put the Diamondbacks up for good 3-2. Ketel Marte goes 2 for 3 with his 7th home run and adds 2 stolen bases for good measures.
Michael Conforto pops his 8th out of the park in the Mets’ 4-2 win over the Cardinals today. Steven Matz gives up 2 runs over 7 1/3 to earn his first victory of the year.
Eugenio Suarez, Nick Castellanos, and Freddy Galvis all go yard and Shogo Akiyama kicks in a 4 for 5 day as the Reds destroy the Rockies 13-2. Luis Castillo gives up a David Dahl solo shot for his only earned run through 6 innings on his way to victory number 4.
Corey Seager breaks a 2-2 tie in the 7th with an RBI single. San Diego can’t get to Dodger relievers Caleb Ferguson or Kenley Jansen and this one ends 3-2. Walker Buehler leaves the game after 3 1/3 and Justin Turner also exits after getting plunked by a Zach Davies pitch in the 5th.
Nomar Mazara hits a 3-run shot in the first inning and Dallas Keuchel picks up his first victory in a White Sox uni by giving up 2 runs over 6 1/3. Chicago beats the Giants 6-3.
Minnesota releases Mark Reynolds and his 298 big league home runs;
Mets activate Pete Alonso; and
Giants designate Mark Trumbo for assignment.