George Brett and Mike Schmidt say “Cheers to the weekend!”
The Yankees get a much needed victory over the Rays today 11-5. Mike Tauchman with number 9 and Giancarlo Stanton with 19. Odd stat of the day, Stanton has played in EVERY game so far this season. WOW! Masahiro Tanaka with win number 7 giving up 2 runs over 6 2/3.
Baltimore crushes the Astros 12-3. Rio Ruiz with his 8th bomb and DJ Stewart with his 7th. Zack Greinke not getting much support as he drops to 5-4 with a 3.28 ERA.
The Rangers sneak by the Blue Jays 2-1. Todd Frazier blasts his 7th and Lance Lynn gives up 1 run over 6 2/3 on his way to win number 4. Matt Shoemaker pitches well, but drops to 1-9.
The Brewers take out the Red Sox 5-3. Corbin Burnes gives up 2 runs over 7 innings for his 4th win and some chap by the name of Tyler Viza takes the loss for Boston. So long, chum.
Adam Plutko gives up 1 run over 8 2/3 in Cleveland’s 3-1 victory over the Royals. Hunter Dozier hits his 15th in the loss.
Mike Trout hammers out number 18 as the Angels beat the Twins 7-3.
Casey Mize continues his solid rookie campaign by giving up just 1 run over 8 innings in Detroit’s 4-1 victory over the White Sox. Mize now 6-4 with a 3.41 ERA. Dylan Cease, on the opposite end of the spectrum, drops to 2-8 with a 5.81 ERA.
St. Louis doubles up the Pirates 4-2. Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter combine to go 4-8 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Jack Flaherty rolls to 11-0 tossing the first 7 1/3 giving up 2 runs.
Steven Matz goes 8 strong giving up just 1 unearned run along the way as the Mets best the Nationals 6-1. Michael Conforto crushes number 16 and Pete Alonso adds his 10th.
The Marlins blank the Mariners 5-0. Sandy Alcantara enjoys a 7 inning performance allowing just 2 hits for his 4th victory. Matt Joyce with his 6th home run leads the offense.
Anthony Rizzo hits his 10th round tripper in the Cubs’ 3-1 victory over the Reds. Tyler Chatwood gives up 1 run over 7 innings for win number 4.
Travis d’Arnaud singles home Freddie Freeman in the bottom of the 9th and that’s all the scoring in this one as Atlanta beats Philly 1-0. Bryse Wilson left the game after throwing just 36 pitches. A diagnosis is pending. Vince Velasquez strikes out 8 over 7 shutout innings in the no-decision.
Frenando Tatis Jr. hits his 12th home run and Trent Grisham adds a 3-5 day with his 6th blast and 4 RBI as the Padres down the Diamondbacks 6-3.
Mookie Betts with number 16 and Enrique Hernandez with a 3-run double in the Dodgers’ victory over Colorado 5-2. Ross Stripling pitches 6 innings of shutout ball for win number 2.
Cincinnati gets Nate Jones back from his rehab assignment;
Diamondbacks put Junior Guerra on the 15-day IL with a shoulder strain;
Dodgers place Blake Treinen on the 15-day IL with an elbow strain; and
San Francisco designates the Fat Panda, Pablo Sandoval for assignment. The 33 year old was hitting .333 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI in 48 at bats. Don’t get any ideas, Boston!