Another week of baseball begins….NOW
Cleveland scores a run in the top of the 14th as they beat the Orioles 4-3. Shane Bieber goes 7 1/3 giving up 2 runs while striking out 14 in the no-decision.
Jonathan Schoop, CJ Cron and Miguel Cabrera go a combined 6-12 with 3 RBI in the Tigers’ 5-3 victory over the Twins. Cabrera now with 2,834 career hits and is just 5 shy of tying Charlie Gehringer for 50th all-time.
The Yankees keep their winning streak alive thanks to a 16th inning 2-run shot off the bat of Aaron Judge, his 7th on the year. Judge was 0-6 with 5 strikeouts prior to the blast. Both starters pitch well for their respective teams with Jordan Montgomery 1 unearned over 7 innings and 1 earned over 6 1/3 for Blake Snell. Yankees outlast the Rays 3-1.
The Blue Jays pick up their 12th win of the year by taking out the Rangers 5-4. Randal Grichuk goes 3 for 3 with a 3-run home run and Nate Pearson gives up 4 runs over 5 innings to pick up his 3rd victory.
Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve both go 3 for 4 with home runs off of Clay Buchholz as the Astros beat the Royals 6-4.
Typical Mike Trout day today…He goes 3 for 4 with 2 long balls, now with 12 on the year, and 4 RBI as the Angels beat the Nationals 8-3. Albert Pujols now officially moves past Willie Mays on the all-time home run list as he rounds the bags for the 661st time. A-Rod is next at 696. It’s possible with his contract through 2022, but we’ll see.
Monte Harrison blasts 2 out of the park in the Marlins’ 7-5 victory over the Reds. Sonny Gray didn’t have a particularly good outing as he gives up 6 runs over 5 1/3 to see his ERA go up half a run to 4.33.
Keston Hiura warming up, he goes 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and a run scored as the Brewers whack the Cubs 8-3.
JT Riddle goes 2 for 4 with a 3-run shot off of St. Louis reliever, Jim Johnson as the Pirates pound the Cardinals 13-2. Pirates’ starter, Hector Noesi, in his 2020 debut, pitches 7 innings of shutout ball while striking out 8. Miles Mikolas gets shelled giving up 7 runs in 3 1/3. His ERA jumps from 1.73 to 3.68. OUCH!
David Dahl and Nolan Arenado are the new tag team champs! They hook up to go 6-10 with 2 home runs, 8 RBI and 5 runs scored as the Rockies go toe to toe with the Giants and win 13-12.
Tomas Nido with a pinch-hit RBI single in the top of the 11th to lift the Mets up 3-2 over the Diamondbacks.
And lastly, Eloy Jimenez goes 2 for 5 with his 7th home run to go along with 3 RBI, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Padres. The consistent attack by San Diego, led by Francisco Mejia’s 3 hits and Eric Hosmer, Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. all adding 2 hits each puts the southern California boys up 7-3 over the White Sox. On a side-note, Luis Robert was thrown out at the plate and then taken out of the game. A diagnosis is pending.
The Red Sox get in on the Mark Reynolds major league tour as they sign him to a minor league deal;
Pittsburgh activates Gregory Polanco; and
The Rangers activate Elvis Andrus.
That’s your Monday trip around the diamond!