A beautiful Saturday afternoon filled with all your baseball boxscore needs!
Starting us off we have Justin Verlander just being Justin Verlander. He strikes out 8 over 8 2/3 innings and gives up just 1 Yankee run as the Astros take this one 6-1.
Miguel Sano gets back to crushing it as he goes 3-4 with his 14th home run in the Twins’ 4-2 victory over the Indians. Jose Berrios goes 7 1/3 giving up 2 runs to even his record at 4-4.
The Rays shut out the O’s 7-0 thanks in part to Blake Snell holding Baltimore to just 1 hit over the first 7 2/3 to give him his 4th victory. Brandon Lowe and Austin Meadows both with 2-run blasts today.
Mick Solak with a walk-off RBI single off of Darwinzon Hernandez as the Rangers top the Red Sox 5-4. Boston manages 14 hits, 3 from Rafael Devers, but just can’t get the big ones when it matters.
The Royals take their second game in a row against the Dodgers 7-2. Hunter Dozier with his 9th home run and Ryan McBroom goes 3-4 with his first long ball and 3 RBI.
Toronto wins again and is no longer sporting the worst record in the majors as they hammer the lowly White Sox 18-6. Every Blue Jay starter with at least 1 hit and 1 run scored, and only starting catcher, Caleb Joseph, was held without an RBI in this one. One of the few bright spots for the Jays this season, Nate Pearson, continues to win, picking up his 4th win of the year.
Andrelton Simmons was 2-4 with his 7th home run in the Angels’ 4-2 victory over the A’s. Khris Davis manages to go 1-4, but his average is down to .297. Andrew Heaney whiffs 9 over 6 innings giving up a 2-run double to Matt Chapman to pick up his 4th win.
Mallex Smith and Tom Murphy combine to go 6-10 with a home run and 6 RBI in Seattle’s 9-5 victory over the Tigers.
Over in the NL, Shogo Akiyama is getting comfortable in the majors. Akiyama 3–5 with a walk-off 2-run shot in the bottom of the 11th as the Reds outlast the Brewers 12-10. The single-season hits leader in the Nippon Professional Baseball League is now hitting .284 with 6 home runs and 21 RBI against major league pitching.
Ronald Acuna Jr. makes his one hit count today with a 3-run bomb off of Trevor Cahill as the Braves beat the Giants 5-2. Max Fried moves to 4-3 by tossing 7 2/3 of 1-run ball.
Yadier Molina Keeps on hitting! Today he goes 2-3 with a 2-run blast off of Jake Arrieta as the Cardinals hold the Phillies scoreless 3-0. Jack Flaherty extends his perfect record to 7-0 giving up 3 hits over 6 2/3 while striking out 11.
Is Monte Harrison for real? Harrison has a 5-6 performance with a grand slam and 6 RBI to see his numbers settle at .324, 8 HR and 21 RBI in just 71 at bats. Brian Anderson also adding a grand slam in the same inning as Harrison’s in the Marlins’ absolute destruction of the Rockies 21-3. Stat line of the day, and it’s not a good one, Jake McGee gives up 6 hits, 2 home runs and 4 earned runs without retiring a single batter. Our condolences, Jake.
Eric Gonzalez goes 3-4 with his 1st home run and 2 RBI as the Pirates top the Mets 3-2.
Trea Turner goes yard in back to back games and Starlin Castro adds 3 hits with 4 RBI in Washington’s 9-1 win over the D’backs. Joe Ross gives up the 1 run over 8 innings to bring his record to 5-3.
And bringing up the rear, Manny Machado is having himsef an MVP type season, hitting his 13th dinger while driving in 4 in San Diego’s 5-2 win over the Cubs.
Minnesota releases Tyler Clippard;
Royals activate Jorge Soler while designating Bubba Starling for assignment;
White Sox place Michael Kopech on the 15-day IL with a strained forearm; and
Blue Jays claim Nick Markakis off of waivers as he’ll continue his pursuit to join the 3,000 hit club!