The Chicago White Sox win both of their games against the Detroit Tigers with Adam Eaton involved in both winning runs, while the Chicago Cubs get back to beating on the Milwaukee Brewers, and the New York Yankees complicate their motives and ambitions by winning too much, again beating the San Francisco Giants.
Detroit Tigers 3 Chicago White Sox 4: A game renewed for just one inning gave fans something to see. Tied 3-3 before the rain delay a day before, the White Sox won when Adam Eaton’s single to left drove in Avisail Garcia.
Detroit Tigers 4 Chicago White Sox 5: Part II was also won by the White Sox, with Jose Quintana starting and David Robertson blowing the lead, but still getting the win thanks to a Melky Cabrera walk off single in the 9th, scoring Adam Eaton.
Chicago Cubs 6 Milwaukee Brewers 5: The Brewers started with four runs, the Cubs responded with five, including a three-RBI double by Anthony Rizzo (75 RBIs this season), while Joe Nathan, just called up to start playing, got the win, striking out three in his relief inning.
San Francisco Giants 2 New York Yankees 5: The Yankees are suddenly two games above .500, but it might not stop the trades on their way. Nathan Eovaldi struck out 6 in 6.2 innings, while solo home runs from Carlos Beltran and Mark Texeira set the pace in an impressive win against a good team.
Seattle Mariners 0 Toronto Blue Jays 2: J.A. Happ struck out 6 while getting his 13th win this season, a career high, as the Mariners got shut out, held to just one hit the entire game. A home run from Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson grounding into double play delivered the runs.
Arizona Diamondbacks 9 Cincinnati Reds 8: The Diamondbacks finally don’t drop a lead (scored first again), as Yasmany Tomas hit a couple of home runs, Paul Goldschmidt hit his 17th of the season, and Welington Castillo hit one for deep as well.
New York Mets 3 Miami Marlins 0: Steven Matz finally wins one, his first since May, allowing four hits in six innings to help in the Marlins shutout. The Mets had only six hits, two by Michael Conforto, but RBIs by Jose Reyes, James Loney and Yoenis Cespedes did the job.
Cleveland Indians 3 Baltimore Orioles 5: The game was tied 3-3 when the game entered the ninth, but Nolan Reimold won it on a walk off home run, driving in two on his pinch hit stint, after Darren O’Day was perfect with 3 strikes in the ninth inning to pick up the win.
Minnesota Twins 7 Boston Red Sox 8: Rick Porcello didn’t have the cleanest of performances, but he did strike out 8, and remains unbeaten at home this season. Hanley Ramirez impressed with a third inning home run (13th of the season) scoring three to kick off the Red Sox point collecting.
San Diego Padres 10 Washington Nationals 6: Shawn Kelley blew the lead, and Jonathan Papelbon lost the game. Home runs by Alex Dickerson and Ryan Schimpf tied the game in the 8th, an RBI single by Yangervis Solarte, and a three-RBI double from Alexei Ramirez in the 9th won the game.
Philadelphia Phillies 4 Pittsburgh Pirates 5: Matt Joyce hit a two-run homer in the 6th to tie the game at 4-4, and a pinch hit home run by Adam Frazier got the walk off win, being his first overall this season.
Los Angeles Angels 3 Houston Astros 13: Tim Lincecum hit a new low, not getting out of the second inning, while Jose Altuve hit a couple of home runs to make 17 this season, finishing with six RBIs. Mike Fiers got the win, not doing great work in 7 innings (9 hits, only two k’s), but on a day like this, it didn’t matter.
Texas Rangers 2 Kansas City Royals 1: A second straight win for the Rangers, coming back from one run behind, winning on a Delino DeShields home run in the 7th inning, while Keone Kela did the best job among the relievers with two k’s in one inning.
Tampa Bay Rays 2 Oakland Athletics 3: A good day for Billy Butler, starting out with an RBI single, and carrying on with a game winning home run in the 8th inning, his third home run of the season. After Ryan Dull blew the lead, Ryan Madson did a great job in relief.
Atlanta Braves 2 Colorado Rockies 7: The Rockies complete the sweep, as Trevor Story gets two hits and two RBIs, while Nolan Arenado and Brandon LeMahieu hit home runs. Tyler Chatwood walked 8 batters (struck out 6) and still got the win.
Adrian Gonzalez 9 St. Louis Cardinals 6: Howie Kendrick hit a two run homer to cap off nine runs in the first two innings, but the most impressive of all was Adrian Gonzalez, starting the game with a grand slam home run. Mike Mayers lasted 1 1/3 innings and became the first pitcher to allow nine or more runs with fewer than two innings pitched in his debut since at least 1913. Scott Kazmir, also hitting an RBI single, got the win for five innings of work.
American League Standings
|American League East||W||L||Pct.||GB||Home||Road|
|Boston Red Sox||55||41||0.573||1½||34–22||21–19|
|Toronto Blue Jays||55||44||0.556||3||28–22||27–22|
|New York Yankees||50||48||0.510||7½||29–22||21–26|
|Tampa Bay Rays||38||60||0.388||19½||19–30||19–30|
|Kansas City Royals||48||49||0.495||8||31–17||17–32|
|Chicago White Sox||48||50||0.490||8½||26–24||22–26|
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||43||55||0.439||13½||22–26||21–29|
National League Standings
|National League East||W||L||Pct.||GB||Home||Road|
|New York Mets||52||45||0.536||5||26–20||26–25|
|St. Louis Cardinals||52||46||0.531||7½||25–30||27–16|
|San Francisco Giants||58||40||0.592||—||29–17||29–23|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||56||44||0.560||3||30–18||26–26|
|San Diego Padres||43||56||0.434||15½||23–25||20–31|