Mitch Moreland and Manny Machado each hit two home runs in their teams wins on Sunday. Read all about it in the MLB Recap.
MLB Recap: Orioles 5 – Nationals 2 (Suspended)
Anthony Santander and Hanser Alberto drove in two runs each for the Orioles, as the team took a 5-2 lead over the Nationals on Sunday before the game was suspended during the top of the sixth inning.
Starling Castro hit his first home run of the season for Washington.
The game is set to resume on Friday, this time In Baltimore, as the teams were already scheduled for a weekend series.
MLB Recap: Rays 4 – Yankees 3
Michael Perez hit an RBI single, with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, to complete the Rays rally on Sunday.
Perez hit a sacrifice fly in the Rays victory on Friday night, making Sunday’s go-ahead single, the second time this weekend, he’s led the team to victory.
“A good birthday weekend for him,”Rays manager Kevin Cash said
James Paxton took a No-Hitter into the seventh inning for the Yankees but was unable to capitalize on it, falling 4-3 to Tampa Bay. Jose Martinez hit a lead-off double in the seventh to break Paxton’s no-no, and two batters later Mike Brosseau crushed a two-run shot that ended the shutout.
For the third time this series, the Rays starter exited early, this time it was Charlie Morton, who exited with right shoulder inflammation one batter into the third inning.
The Yankees scored their first run after Mike Ford was hit by Morton with the bases loaded, bringing home DJ LeMahieu.
With the win on Sunday, Tampa Bay (8-8) now becomes the first team to beat the Yankees (10-6) in a series in the 2020 season, after winning three of the four games. The Rays will head to Boston for a series starting on Monday, while New York gets a day off before a home series against the Braves.
MLB Recap: Braves 5 – Phillies 2 (Game One, F/7)
Friday nights game was postponed due to rain, and pushed to Sunday, forcing the teams to play a doubleheader. In the first game, the Braves walked away victorious, following a 5-2 win in seven innings.
Andrew McCutchen drove in the first run of the game, to give the Phillies an early 1-0 advantage. It would take Atlanta a few innings to answer back, but they never let go of the lead once they did.
Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning, part of a five-run inning for the Braves. An Adam Duvall pinch-hit bases-loaded double cleared the bases to give the Braves a four-run lead. McCutchen responded by driving in a run via a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth.
Both teams relied heavily on their bullpen in the game, with Atlanta using six pitchers, and the Phillies using five. The Braves walked away 10-6 after the first game, while the Phillies stood 4-5.
MLB Recap: Braves 8 – Phillies 0 (Game Two, F/7)
Spencer Howard made his long-anticipated debut for the Phillies in game two, but that was nowhere near enough, with the Braves properly welcoming Howard: A trouncing. Atlanta defeated Philadelphia 8-0 in the seven-inning second game, to sweep the doubleheader.
Ronald Acuña Jr. hit two home runs in the second game, after one in the first, while Freddie Freeman chipped in a two-run shot and an RBI, as the Braves offense came to life against Howard and Phillies pitching staff.
“I don’t think Ronald needed anybody else on his team today…He kind of took care of everything. Pretty amazing to watch. He is a talent that doesn’t come around very often in this game. It seems like he does more special things every single year. “Freeman said
Max Fried pitched five scoreless innings of four-hit ball to collect his third win.
Sean Newcomb will start for the Braves (11-6) in the fourth and final game of the series, while Aaron Nola gets the nod for the Phillies (4-6).
MLB Recap: Mets 4 – Marlins 2
Jacob DeGrom worked his way into and out of trouble Sunday, pitching the Mets to victory over the Marlins, and giving them their first series.
DeGrom allowed two runs on seven hits, striking out six and walking two, in the Mets 4-2 victory.
Rookie shortstop, Andres Gimenez had three hits on the day for the Mets, while scoring three of the teams four runs.
“We’re having fun watching him play. And this kid, he’s a sponge…Every day he’s learning more and more, and his abilities are getting better and better.”Mets manager Luis Rojas on Gimenez
Jesus Aguilar hit a two-run home run off of DeGrom for the Marlins only runs of the day.
The Mets (7-9) stay at home for a series with the Nationals that starts on Monday, while the Marlins (7-3) head to Buffalo to take on the Blue Jays starting Tuesday.
MLB Recap: Red Sox 5 – Blue Jays 3
Mitch Moreland had a multi-homer game for the Red Sox in Sundays 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays.
Moreland, who now has six home runs in only 31 at-bats, was mobbed by teammates after hitting his second home run, a walk-off.
“I’m pretty sure we broke a few rules…I felt some guys patting me. I’m not going to say who, but some guys might have been hugging me. Obviously, got the ice bath. So maybe that killed off of it. Washed the germs off.”Moreland said
Nathan Eovaldi and Matt Shoemaker pitched six innings while giving up three runs and two home runs. But the pitchers differ In the number of batters they struck out. Shoemaker fanned six, while Eovaldi hit double digits, with ten.
Cavan Biggio and Bo Bichette each hit solo home runs for Toronto, while Rafael Devers hit a solo shot for Boston.
Toronto (5-8) heads to their temporary home in Buffalo to take on the Marlins on Tuesday, while the Red Sox (6-9) stay at home for a series with the Rays.
MLB Recap: Tigers 2 – Pirates 1
Spencer Turnbull pitched seven innings for the Tigers, who brought out the brooms on Sunday for the series sweep, following their 2-1 victory over the Pirates.
Miguel Cabrera drove in the game-deciding run in the eighth inning, leading Turnbull to earn his second victory. Turnbull ended the night allowing one run on five hits, striking out four and walking two. Steven Brault started for the Pirates in place of Joe Musgrove, who was scratched from the start due to ankle soreness. Brault pitched two hitless innings, walking one and striking one batter out.
Cabrera’s RBI was career number 1,702, placing him tied for 26th all-time in the major leagues.
“What helps Miggy this year is we’ve got some big guys around him now, and teams have to go after him a little more…In big situations, I’d rather have him up there than anybody on our team.”Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said
Pittsburgh’s (3-13) upcoming series against the Cardinals has been canceled due to more positive COVID tests for St. Louis. Detroit (8-5) heads home to take on the White Sox.
MLB Recap: Royals 4 – Twins 2
Making a delayed season debut due to coming down with COVID, Hunter Dozier had an immediate impact, hitting a two-run single in his first at-bat for the Royals.
Brady Singer earned his first win after pitching five innings, giving up two runs on five hits, striking out four and walking two batters. Besides Dozier, Maikel Franco, and Salvador Perez gave the Royals offense a boast in the 4-2 victory over the Twins. Franco hit a solo home run in the sixth while Perez hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Max Kepler double in the Twins first run, while their second one came on a Jorge Polanco Ground out.
“In general, the offense is probably a little flat…Why that is, couldn’t give you an exact answer. But I think that’s probably a point of emphasis and something we can focus on.”Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said
Kansas City (7-10) has now won four straight, including three against the Twins via a series sweep, while Minnesota (10-6) has now lost four consecutive games. The Twins head to Milwaukee on Monday, while the Royals head to Cincinnati for a series starting Tuesday.
MLB Recap: Brewers 9 – Reds 3
The old Christian Yelich is back, for now, as the former MVP homered, tripled, and drew a bases-loaded walk.
Yelich was not the only Brewers player to bust out of a slump during the teams 9-3 drubbing of the Reds. Justin Smoak had three hits in five at-bats, driving in two runs, raising his season average to .182.
“When you’re struggling, you can try and do too much trying to swing your way out of it, but that’s not usually how it works…Usually, it’s guys putting together good at-bats, and that’s how it comes.”Yelich said
Keston Hiura also had three hits in five at-bats for Milwaukee, scoring two of the teams runs, while driving in three. Despite the offensive explosion, starter Brandon Woodruff did not win after exiting following the fourth inning. Reds ace Sonny Gray took his first loss after pitching 5.1 innings, giving up four runs on six hits, while walking three batters and striking out seven.
Milwaukee (6-7) welcomes the Twins on Monday, while the Reds (7-9) head back home for a series with the Royals.
MLB Recap: Rangers 7 – Angels 3
Its not everyday a fielder is assessed a four-base error. Count Angels rookie left fielder Jo Adell as one of the few recipients, as a routine fly ball bounced off his glove and over the wall on Sunday in the teams 7-2 loss at the hands of the Rangers.
Initially, the play was ruled a home run for Nick Solak, his first of the season, but was changed by the official scorer two innings later. Solak would still garner two hits on the day, and once again, scored later in the game on an error.
“I think I deserve a home run for sure,”Solak said regarding the official ruling of a four-base error
Both teams used six pitchers in the contest. Angels starter Andrew Heaney was unable to make it out of the fourth inning, going 3.2 innings while giving up five runs on eight hits, while striking out four. Five pitchers combined to throw 4.1 innings while giving up two runs on two hits.
Lance Lynn earned his second victory after going five innings, letting up two runs on four hits, striking out six and walking three.
Tommy La Stella knocked out a two-run homer off Lynn, while the Rangers scored most of their runs via singles.
Texas’ sweep of Los Angeles, has the team sitting at 6-8, while the Angels sit in last place in the AL West, at 5-11.
MLB Recap: Dodgers 6 – Giants 2
The Dodgers scored three runs in the seventh and eighth innings, as they came from behind to defeat the Giants on Sunday night, 6-2.
Mookie Betts and A.J. Pollock hit three-run home runs for Los Angeles, while Mike Yastrzemski hit a two-run single for San Francisco.
“When we can string together a little more consistent at-bats, we can do some damage,”Pollock said
Giants reliever Tyler Rogers earned his third loss of the season after giving up the go-ahead run on the Pollock homer.
San Fran (7-10) heads to Houston on Monday to face the Astros, while the Dodgers (11-5) stay at home for a series with the Padres.
MLB Recap: Athletics 7 – Astros 2
Losing has taken a heavy toll on the Astros, as the benches cleared in their 7-2 loss at Oakland, completing the series sweep.
A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano got hit by a pitch in the seventh inning, off the hands of Humberto Castellanos. Laureano argued with Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron on his way to first, before throwing his helmet to the ground and charging Houston’s dugout.
Astros catcher Dustin Garneau managed to tackle Laureano before a punch could be thrown. Laureano and A’s catcher Austin Allen were ejected, while Astros manager dusty Baker was ejected a half-inning earlier for arguing balls and strikes.
“I was just trying to stop the situation before punches were really thrown and stuff got out of hand… That’s really what my whole goal was for that incident.”Garneau said
Three Athletics batters hit home runs, while Yuli Gurriel hit a two-run shot scoring the Astros only runs of the night.
Oakland (12-4) has now won nine-straight games and will look to make it double digits as they head to the Angels on Monday. Meanwhile, the reeling Astros (6-9), losses of their last five, heads home to take on the Giants.
MLB Recap: Padres 9 – Diamondbacks 5
Fernando Tatis Jr. Is on fire, as the shortstop hit a home run in his third straight game, one of six long balls the Padres would smash in their 9-5 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Manny Machado looked like the man who signed a mega-contract two offseason ago, as he hit two home runs during the game, both coming within the first two innings of the game.
A no-hit bid by Padres pitcher Dinelson Lamet was broken up midway through the seventh. Lamet finished the night pitching 6.2 innings, allowing one run on one hit, striking out 11.
Madison Bumgarner, who lost for the third time this season, has yet to record a win since signing with Arizona in the offseason.
Arizona attempted a comeback in the top of the ninth, scoring four runs courtesy of two-run homers off the bats of Nick Ahmed and Andy Young.
The Padres are now 9-7, sitting 2.5 games back in the NL West, with Arizona (6-10) currently residing as the division’s cellar-dweller.
MLB Recap: Mariners 5 – Rockies 3
In his first major league win, Justus Sheffield pitched six shutout innings, leading the Mariners to a 5-3 victory over the Rockies Sunday night.
“I really didn’t want to mess around.”Sheffield said
Sheffield struck out seven during the game. Seattle reliever Dan Altavilla blew the shutout, giving up the three runs in only two-thirds of an inning.
Dylan Moore hit his third home run of the season, a two-run shot, in the first inning to put the Mariners on the board. Trevor Story would be the one to break the shutout in the seventh, singling home Garrett Hampson.
Seattle (6-11) heads to Texas for a series with the Rangers starting Monday, while Colorado (11-4) returns home to face Arizona.
MLB Recap: Indians 5 – White Sox 4 (F/10)
An almost hour-long rain delay could not stop the Indians and White Sox on Sunday night, as the game went into extra innings.
The lead changed four times before extra innings, as Jose Abreu put Chicago on the board first a solo shot in the second. Cleveland responded with two runs in the third before James McCann homered, and Yasmani Grandal doubled in a run for the White Sox in the sixth.
A Franmil Reyes double tied the game at three in the eighth inning.
Delino DeShields Jr. hit a perfect suicide squeeze to score Jose Ramirez in the top of the 10th inning, Mike Freeman then singled home Carlos Santana to give the Indians a two-run lead. McCann drove in a run in the bottom of the 10th, but it was too little too late, as the White Sox fell 5-4 in 10 innings.
Cleveland is now 10-7 and will play host to the Cubs on Tuesday, as the White Sox (8-8) head to Detroit on Monday for a series with the Tigers.
Mitch Moreland: 2-4, 2 home runs, 3 RBI’s, 2 runs scored
Justus Sheffield: 6 innings pitched, 4 hits allowed, 7 strikeouts
Spencer Turnbull: 7 innings pitched, 5 hits allowed, 1 earned run, 4 strikeouts
Manny Machado: 2-4, 2 home runs, 2 RBI’s, 2 runs scored