Carlos “So Smooth” Santana hits his 6th home run, but it’s pinch hitter, Bobby Bradley, that’s the hero today with an RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th as the Indians stop the Reds 3-2.
Josh Donaldson with number 10 and 4 RBI and Eddie Rosario adds his own 4 RBI as the Twins take out the Orioles 12-5. Kenta Maeda moves to 6-1 giving up 2 runs over 6 2/3.
Ryan McMahon hits a home run in the top of the 9th to tie things up at 5, but Danny Mendick sends everyone home in the bottom of the inning with his 2nd home run of the year as Chicago wins their 4th in a row topping the Rockies 6-5.
Kyle Tucker blasts 2 long balls to give him 13 on the year and Framber Valdez gives up 1 run on 2 hits over 6 1/3 as the Astros beat the Blue Jays 5-1. Tanner Roark moves to 1-8 in the loss with an ERA just over 7.00. Don’t let the door hit ya, Tanner!
Alex Verdugo with home run number 5 and Andrew Benintendi continues to excel in the leadoff spot with 2 more hits, raising his average to .351. Red Sox pick up a game on 1st place Tampa when this one ends 5-2.
You just can’t keep Mike Trout out of the highlights. Today he crushes his 14th home run and sees his average settle at .339. Things not going as swimmingly for rookie, Jo Adell, as he has himself another 0-4 day, picking up 2 more strikeouts and adding a double play to his stat box. It wasn’t all bad news for KC today though. Hunter Dozier cracks his 10th home run, but his team falls to the Angels 3-2.
Khris Davis knocks his 11th ball out of the park, a 3-run shot, but it’s his only hit on the day and his average drops to .294. I guess everyone wins in that scenario. Oakland beats Texas 5-3.
Evan Longoria 2-4 with a double and RBI triple as the Giants defeat the Tigers 3-0. Kevin Gausman strikes out 9 and gives up 6 hits over 7 2/3 to even his record at 4-4.
Corey “C-Dizzle” Dickerson (I swear, I didn’t make that up) hits a 1st inning 2-run shot off of Joey Lucchesi as the Marlins cruise to a 4-1 victory over the Padres. Sandy Alcantara gives up just the 1 run over 6 innings to earn his 3rd win.
Odd to see Trea Turner in the cleanup spot, but it worked today as he goes 3-4 with his 6th blast and Juan Soto adds his 15th in Washington’s 7-1 victory over the Mariners. Patrick Corbin with the line of the day as he fans 10 over 7 innings while giving up 3 hits, including J.P. Crawford’s 2nd home run of the year, as he pushes his record to 4-1.
The Cubs shoot down the Pirates 5-1. Tyler Chatwood pitches 7 1/3 innings giving up 1 run on 8 hits to bring his ERA down from 7.29 to 6.39.
Ketel Marte and Nick Ahmed both see pitches from Jake deGrom that they blast out of the yard as the Diamondbacks crush the Mets 6-1. Zac Gallen moves to 4-2 giving up 1 run over 6 2/3 and now has a 2.79 ERA. deGrom drops to 4-4 on the year in the loss.
Cole Hamels with his first start of the year. He tosses 98 pitches over 5 innings giving up 2 runs to pick up win number 1. Johan Camargo belts out a 3-run home run as the Braves top the Cardinals 5-3.
Going to catch a little flack with this one I’m sure. Gleyber Torres hits a 2-run bomb in the 9th inning, but that’s all the Yankees can muster against the Brewers. How fitting that former Red Sox utility man, Brock Holt, hits a 2-out 3-run jack in this one? Milwuakee tops New York 5-2.
Clay Bellinger goes 3-4 with his 18th round tripper and even starting pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, cranks one out today, his 2nd of his career, but the Phillies, led by Rhys Hoskins and his 17th, a grand slam, take out the Dodgers in today’s final match-up 10-6.
The Brewers put Eric Sogard on the 10-day IL; and
The Dodgers put Dustin May on the 60-day IL with a torn flexor tendon. He COULD miss 7 months of action. May was 5-0 with a 1.81 ERA in AAA.
That’s your Wednesday trip around the diamond!