Nothing too dramatic around Baseball as the New York Yankees pick up a win in Fenway Park over the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs continue to lead the NL Central by beating the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers look unbeatable after a shutout against the Detroit Tigers.
Arizona Diamondback 0 Minnesota Twins 5: Jose Berrios starred in a shutout performance, striking out 7 in 7 innings while giving up only 2 hits. Max Kepler finished with a couple of RBIs with a 4th inning, 2-run single.
Chicago White Sox 7 Texas Rangers 17: A total of 20 hits and 4 home runs, including 2 by Rougned Odor led the demolition of the White Sox in Arlington. Shin Soo Choo had a big day as well, with 4-of-6 at the plate and finishing with 3 RBIs.
Cincinnati Reds 11 Atlanta Braves 8: Two teams thinking about the future provided plenty of offense, including a grand slam home run by Scooter Gennett for the Reds and 3 homers for the Braves, who trailed for most of the game, never coming close after Gennett’s big hit.
Cleveland Indians 5 Kansas City Royals 0: Trevor Bauer did give up 7 hits in his day of work, but that didn’t amount to anything. Meanwhile, the Indians rocked Jason Vargas, including Austin Jackson with 2 hits and an RBI.
Los Angeles Angels 5 Baltimore Orioles 1: A big day for Mike Trout and Luis Valbuena. Each hit a couple of home runs, as the Angels keep themselves in the Wild Card picture.
Los Angeles Dodgers 3 Detroit Tigers 0: The Dodgers win their 6th in a row with a shutout in Detroit, giving up only 4 hits through 9 innings while Adrian Gonzalez stood out on offense with the run that opened the game.
Miami Marlins 1 New York Mets 8: The Mets scored 8 runs on 8 hits, including homers from Wilmer Flores, Kevin Plawecki (1st of the season) and Dominic Smith. Rafael Montero, in an awful season, got the W in the shutout performance.
Milwaukee Brewers 6 Colorado Rockies 3: The game with tied at 3-3 entering the 9th, but Jesus Aguilar hit a 2-run, go-ahead home run to give the Brewers a win that puts them back in 2nd place behind the Cubs in the NL Central.
New York Yankees 4 Boston Red Sox 3: CC Sabathia was terrific in his return from injury, allowing only 4 hits while striking out 4 in 6 innings of work. Most of the offense came from Tyler Austin with a 3-run homer.
Oakland Athletics 0 Houston Astros 3: Collin McHugh picked up the win in the shutout after 6 innings of work. Alex Bregman had a couple of hits, including his 15th home run of the season.
Seattle Mariners 7 Tampa Bay Rays 6: The Mariners scored 7 run through 4 innings to build enough of a cushion and win the game, with a Mitch Haniger Grand Slam home run providing most of the firepower.
St. Louis Cardinals 4 Pittsburgh Pirates 6: The Pirates keep things interesting in the NL Central, which mostly helps the Cubs. Adan Frazier stood out with 3 hits and his 4th home run of the season, a 2-run homer in this case.
Toronto Blue Jays 3 Chicago Cubs 4: Jose Quintana gave another strong performance, this time against an AL team, striking out 8 in 6 innings, while the bat of Ian Happ, including his 18th home run, gave the Cubs their second straight win.
Washington Nationals 1 San Diego Padres 3: Yangervis Solarte hit a 2-run homer to start the game and the Padres managed to hold on from there. Travis Wood gave up only 3 hits in his 7-inning start, getting the win and improving to 2-1.
Philadelphia Phillies 12 San Francisco Giants 9: A lot of offense from two bad teams, including a grand slam home run by Ty Kelly in a pinch hitting appearance.
American League Standings
|Boston Red Sox||70||52||0.574||—||39–22||31–30|
|New York Yankees||66||56||0.541||4||35–22||31–34|
|Tampa Bay Rays||60||65||0.480||11½||31–32||29–33|
|Toronto Blue Jays||59||64||0.480||11½||34–29||25–35|
|Kansas City Royals||61||61||0.500||7½||32–29||29–32|
|Chicago White Sox||46||74||0.383||21½||25–31||21–43|
|Los Angeles Angels||63||60||0.512||13||33–26||30–34|
National League Standings
|New York Mets||54||67||0.446||19||27–35||27–32|
|St. Louis Cardinals||63||60||0.512||2½||35–27||28–33|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||87||34||0.719||—||51–14||36–20|
|San Diego Padres||55||68||0.447||33||33–29||22–39|
|San Francisco Giants||50||75||0.400||39||29–33||21–42|