Braves 3 – Phillies 1
Both pitchers pitched well with Brandon McCarthy going 5 2/3 letting up only one and Vince Velasquez striking out nine in 4 1/3. Velasquez would let up two with only one earned on an Ozzie Albies solo shot. The Braves move back up 1.5 games and are set to square off in the rubber match tomorrow.
Nationals 2 – Padres 1
Another pitcher’s duel with Lauer throwing six and striking out seven with one run on a Bryce Harper home run. Hellickson went 5 1/3 with 5 Ks and letting up a homer to Franchy (great name) Cordero. Michael Taylor would break the tie with a double to walk-off and then celebrated accordingly.
Indians 10 – Cubs 1
Bad day for Chatwood as he still can’t throw a strike and walked six letting up four over 2 2/3. Mike Montgomery who is usually reliable then let up six in 2 1/3 and it never got better for the Cubs who scores their only run on an Ian Happ homer in the ninth.
Blue Jays 5 – Angels 3
The Blue Jays came out hot and put up a 5 spot in the first however only one of them was earned with the rest coming off a Chris Young error and a subsequent two-run blast from Kendrys Morales. J.A. Happ went seven strong only letting in two runs.
Red Sox 4 – Rays 2
Chris Sale dominated (again) as he threw 7 2/3 striking out nine and letting up one run on a Willy Adames solo shot. Mookie Betts also stayed hot going 2-4 with 3 RBIs on a 3-run jack, his 16th of the year.
Marlins 5 – Mets 1
Caleb Smith pitches great for the Marlins, striking out 8 in 6 2/3 and letting up one earned. On the other side, Zach Wheeler also pitched well, with nine strikeouts and only one earned run, but three in total. JT Realmuto was 3-5 with two RBIs.
Reds 7 – Pirates 2
The Reds take a game from a divisional opponent as Matt Harvey had another nice start as a Red throwing six innings letting up only one run. On the other side, Jamison Taillon let up six in six innings with eight strike outs. Scooter Gennet stayed red hot with a 2-3 6 RBI day that included a double and a grand slam.
Brewers 1 – DBacks 0
A pitchers duel here but neither got to the sixth and it came down to the Brewer’s bullpen which has been so good this year to hold a 1-0 lead, the only run coming off of a Domingo Santana sac fly.
Rangers 6 – Yankees 4
Cole Hamels threw seven strong striking out seven and only letting in two. Domingo German on the other hand got rocked letting in six in only 3 2/3 innings. It will be interesting to see how he does as the Yanks’ fifth starter.
White Sox 3- Orioles 2
Yolmer Sanchez continued his good season with a 3-5 day with an RBI. James Shield also pitched nicely letting in two over six but Kevin Gaussman was way better in the loss, giving the Orioles 6 1/3 strong innings and striking out 10.
Twins 6 – Tigers 0
Brian Dozier was 2-4 with 3 RBIs and Lance Lynn got the start and the win throwing 6 2/3 scoreless before the bullpen finished them off.
Other Scores because I’m at work and not supposed to be Blogging:
Astros 11 – Giants 2
Royals 5 – Cardinals 1
Mariners 3 – Athletics 2
Dodgers 5 – Rockies 3
Dodgers stay hot, watch out NL West.