Jarred Cosart's historic debut leads Astros [MLB Friday Night Recap]
Houston 2, Tampa Bay 1 David Price threw an 87 pitch complete game and took the loss. Why? Two runs by the Astros in the first, and a fantastic debut by Jarred Cosart. One of Houston's top prospects, Cosart took a no-hitter into the 7th, and ended up with 8 shutout innings and just one hit allowed. He was helped by some great, if bizarre, defensive work.
The Rays finally made it interesting in the 9th after Cosart left, but it wasn't enough.
(Photo credit: AP via SI.com)
Detroit 7, Texas 2 The Tigers got to starter Justin Grimm immediately, scoring 5 in the first and 2 in the second. Miguel Cabrera picked up his 95th RBI.
Baltimore 8, Toronto 5 It was a vintage Earl Weaver game for the Orioles: Pitching (mostly), defense (as shown by the play below), and the 3 run homer (one each by Jones and Hardy). Chris Davis also did it again, his 35th homer of the year.
Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 2 The Reds scored three in the first, which turned out to be enough as Bronson Arroyo gave up just one run and three hits. Chapman didn't have his best and gave up a run, but escaped the late jam.
Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Mets 2 (11 innings) For a few minutes, it looked like the Mets might be involved in yet another marathon game. Thank you Jody Mercer for preventing that in the 11th.
Boston 4, Oakland 2 The Red Sox have the most wins of any team in baseball, and the second best win percentage overall. Dustin Pedroia's two RBI single put Boston ahead in the 8th, and Andrew Bailey and Koji Uehara finished the game out with no issues.
St. Louis 3, Chicago Cubs 2 The Cardinals are the team with the best overall record as they nip their rivals. The winning run came in the 3rd as a Matt Carpenter double brought in Rob Johnson, who had a pinch hit triple.
Arizona 2, Milwaukee 1 The Diamondbacks are now a respectable 5 games above .500 and lead the division by 2.5 games. Patrick Corbin struck out 10, and the bullpen held on by a thread. The Brewers left the bases loaded in the 7th and 8th. This helped Arizona.
Colorado 3, L.A. Dodgers 0 Juan Nicasio threw seven shutout innings to outpitch Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers fall to .500, but still 2nd in the division.
N.Y. Yankees 2, Minnesota 0 Even with a rain delay of over an hour, Hiroki Kuroda and the Yankees bullpen combined to shut down the Twins. Twins fans did have this great play by Aaron Hicks though.
Miami 8, Washington 3 Stephen Strasburg's line: 2 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 2 K. Oops.
Cleveland 3, Kansas City 0 The Indians are 49-44 and not out of it yet, just so you know. Corey Kluber threw 7 2/3 shutout innings and struck out 8.
Seattle 8, L.A. Angels 3 The Mariners have actually been scoring runs lately. Raul Ibanez hit two more home runs and now has 24 on the year.
San Francisco 10, San Diego 1 The struggling Giants get what they needed: a team struggling just as bad as them. Buster Posey had 5 RBIs.
The White Sox and Phillies were also scheduled to play but were rained out. They will play two today.