The Red Sox get their revenge on the Indians today by winning 6-1. JD Martinez 4-5 with his 12th home run and Xander Bogaerts adds a 3-5 day with his 11th long ball. Eduardo Rodriguez pitches 7 innings of 3-hit shutout ball to pick up win number 8 and bring his ERA under the 4.00 mark at 3.89.
This is just what the Royals needed, a series with the White Sox. KC pounds the south side guys 16-4. Hunter Dozier was star of the day going 3-5 with his 14th homer and 5 RBI. Brad Keller gives up 2 earned runs over 6 1/3 innings to even his record at 4-4.
Texas scores 3 in the 6th highlighted by a 2-run double off the bat of Elvis Andrus as the Rangers beat the Angels 3-1. Kyle Gibson keeps rolling giving up 1 run over 6 1/3 for win number 5.
What’s gotten into Jorge Polanco?? Another 2-4 day adding his 12th home run to go along with 4 RBI. He now has 7 dingers in his last 5 games. Jake Odorizzi picks up win number 6 giving up 1 run over 7 innings as the Twins beat the Rays 5-2.
Sean Manaea strikes out 7 in 8 innings giving up just 1 run as the A’s come out victorious over the Tigers. Mark Canha blasts number 9 and Khris Davis was 1-3 and still at .276.
The Yankees erupt for 6 runs in the 7th to take down the Mariners 9-3. Luke Voit (10), Gio Urshela (12) and Giancarlo Stanton (18) all leave the yard while Gerrit Cole does the rest, fanning 8 over 7 1/3 giving up 3 runs to move to 4-5 on the year.
The Pirates mount a comeback in the later innings, but it’s just not enough to take out the Reds. Shogo Akiyama whacks his 9th ball over the fence and Trevor Bauer gives up 3 runs over 7 innings for his 7th victory. Cincinnati wins 4-3.
Trea Turner was 3-5 with his 11th home run and 2 RBI and brings his average to an even .300. Turner’s blast was of the walk-off variety in Washington’s 8-7 comeback win against the Brewers.
Justin Verlander imposes his will on the Mets today. Verlander whiffs 6 over 8 innings of shutout work while Robert Osuna tosses a perfect 9th for his 10th save. Jake deGrom gives up 1 run over 7 innings in the tough luck loss. Houston wins this one 1-0.
Garrett “don’t call me Gary” Cooper (would you believe his real nickname is “Coopaloop”??) extends his hitting streak to 22 games as he goes 2-3 with 3 RBI in Miami’s 5-0 blanking of the Phillies. Caleb Smith strikes out 10 over 7 innings for win number 4.
Baltimore sneaks by the Cubs 4-3. Ryan Mountcastle 3-5 with 2 RBI while John Means gives up 1 run in 5 innings for his 4th win. Jon Lester drops to 3-6 in the loss.
The Cardinals scored 5 runs in the 1st inning and then took the rest of the day off. Dexter Fowler with his 3rd home run while Alex Reyes pitches the first 6 of St. Louis’ 5-0 shutout victory over the Blue Jays.
Arizona pounds out 20 hits as they demolish Colorado 9-0. Ketel Marte with his 13th blast, Kole Calhoun with his 11th and Eric Thames with his 1st as a Diamondback and 9th of the year. Robbie Ray strikes out 10 over 6 2/3 on his way to win number 4.
Yasiel Puig and Tommy Pham both hit their 8th home runs as the Padres top the Giants 3-1. Dinelson Lamet evens his record at 3-3 by pitching 6 innings of shutout baseball.
And finally, Gavin Lux hits his 7th long ball and Will Smith goes 3-4 with 2 RBI as the Dodgers take out the Braves 5-1.
Kansas City officially releases Clay Buchholz;
Toronto signs Kyle Davies;
The Cubs waste no time and sign Clay Buchholz; and
The Orioles trade 30 year old closer Mychal Givens to Toronto for 18 year old minor league catcher, Gary David and 24 year old minor league outfielder, Josh Palacios.
That’s your Tuesday trip around the bases!