We’re running out of words to write about the almost unbeatable Chicago Cubs. Besides them, the New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and surprisingly the Tampa Bay Rays look like the hottest teams in Baseball.
Los Angeles Dodgers 4 Toronto Blue Jays 2: Kenley Jansen picked up his 11th save of the season (0.68 ERA) following Howie Kendrick breaking the tie with an RBI single and a similar RBI from Corey Seager.
Kansas City Royals 4 Cleveland Indians 5: Josh Tomlin improved to 5-0 although it was another one of those less than smooth starts. Home runs from Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli helped him remain unbeaten.
Texas Rangers 8 Detroit Tigers 3: Bobby Wilson had himself a great day with three hits, none of them better than a Grand Slam home run in the 8th inning. It was his first home run of the season.
Washington Nationals 3 Chicago Cubs 4: The Cubs made an interesting choice of walking Bryce Harper six times in this game, and it paid off. They eventually won in extra innings: A Kris Bryant RBI got them there, while a home run by Javier Baez in the 13th inning won them the game.
Milwaukee Brewers 5 Cincinnati Reds 4: The Reds had a 4-1 lead heading into the 5th, but a home run and RBI double from Jonathan Lucroy did most of the damage.
Philadelphia Phillies 6 Miami Marlins 5: The Phillies twice came back from behind to beat Miami, finally doing it in the 8th inning, with rookie Tyler Goeddel Andres Blanco driving home the two runs that won them the game.
Oakland Athletics 3 Baltimore Orioles 11: Chris Tillman improved to 4-1, striking out 7 in 6.1 innings. The Orioles got six home runs from their players, including two by Manny Machado, finishing the game with six RBIs.
Arizona Diamondbacks 5 Atlanta Braves 3: The Diamondbacks won in extra innings, when Chris Herrmann hit his second home run of the game to drive in two, finishing with three RBIs, bringing him to 10 this season.
Minnesota Twins 1 Chicago White Sox 3: The White Sox get back to winning with a fantastic performance by Jose Quintana, striking out five in seven innings, improving to 5-1 this season with a 1.38 ERA. RBIs from Todd Frazier, Austin Jackson and DIoner Navarro brought them the victory after the Twins took the lead.
Seattle Mariners 1 Houston Astros 5: Collin McHugh woke up on the right side of the bed, allowing just one run in seven innings while striking out five. The Astros kept putting players in scoring positions, not letting another Robinson Cano home run get in their way.
Pittsburgh Pirates 10 St. Louis Cardinals 5: Gerrit Cole got the win, striking out seven in six innings, while the offense came from Gregory Polanco and John Jaso hitting a home run each, and Chris Stewart added two RBIs with a double and a single.
Tampa Bay Rays 3 Los Angeles Angels 1: A strong performance on the mound by Matt Andriese, giving up only four hits and one run in seven innings. Brad Miller hit a two run homer, Curt Casali hit one as well.
Colorado Rockies 2 San Francisco Giants 0: Jeff Samardzija striking out nine wasn’t enough. Eddie Butler got the win with six k’s in six innings, while Mike Arenado and Gerardo Parra provided the game winning RBIs.
New York Mets 4 San Diego Padres 3: Matt Harvey struck out 10 in six innings, while the finish from Antonio Bastardo and Jeurys Familia provided excellent closure.
Boston Red Sox 5 New York Yankees 1: Steven Wright played a complete game on the mound, striking out 7 and allowing just three hits. Offense came, once again, courtesy of David Ortiz, hitting two home runs, making it to nine this season.