Highlights Galore on Friday Night in Baseball
Tampa Bay 10, N.Y. Yankees 6 This was a blowout until the 9th, where the Yankees actually got the tying run on desk. The bigger problem was CC Sabathia getting shelled again, giving up 7 runs in 5 innings. Tampa, meanwhile, remains red hot and takes over 1st place in the AL East because...
Baltimore 6, Boston 0 Chris Tillman went 7 shutout innings and struck out 8, a career high. Adam Jones hit two home runs to opposite field. It was a good night in Birdland.
Atlanta 4, St. Louis 1 Mike Minor's under-the-radar season continued, giving up just 1 run in 7 innings and outdueling Adam Wainwright.
Cleveland 11, Texas 8 (11 innings) Cleveland led 7-1 and 8-4 at certain points but coughed it up. They were saved in the 11th by a walk-off home run by Ryan Raburn of all people.
Detroit 2, Philadelphia 1 In another great pitching matchup, Doug Fister (8 IP, 1 R, 0 ER) was just a little better than Cole Hamels (7 IP, 2 ER).
L.A. Dodgers 2, Cincinnati 1 A 2 run homer by Hanley Ramirez was all Clayton Kershaw needed.
N.Y. Mets 11, Washington 0 (Game 1) The first game of yesterday's doubleheader got away from the Nationals in many ways. Jenrry Mejia made his first start of the year and threw 7 shutout innings. Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with 2 homers and 5 RBIs. The Nats gave up 6 in the 9th, 3 by a flu-ridden Drew Storen, who was then sent down to AAA that night. Naturally....
Washington 2, N.Y. Mets 1 (Game 2) The Nats win the nightcap on a Ryan Zimmermann walk-off homer. Their last three games: walk-off homer, blown out, walk-off homer. Also, Ross Ohlendorf, who's wind-up looks like this, struck out more batters than Matt Harvey because baseball is weird.
Arizona 10, San Diego 0 The Diamondbacks keep pace with the Dodgers on the strength of Randall Delgado's 3 hit shutout. The offense clearly showed up as well, as did Gerardo Parra's glove.
Oakland 6, L.A. Angels 4 Jed Lowrie's 3-for-4, 3 RBI day led the A's. The Angels scored two in the 9th and got the tying run at the plate. That run was in the form of Josh Hamilton, who struck out to end the game.
Toronto 12, Houston 6 Things looked OK for the Astros until the bullpen imploded and gave up 8 runs in the 7th. Edwin Encarnacion became the first Blue Jay in 20 years to hit two home runs in one inning, the second being this grand slam.
Miami 2, Pittsburgh 0 Not a great night for Pittsburgh. The Marlins left 10 on base, so it could've been worse, and the Pirates let Henderson Alvarez and the Miami bullpen shut them out. Also, Giancarlo Stanton did a Giancarlo Stanton thing.
Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 1 4th win in a row for the Royals, who are just 2 games below .500. I say this so you're not surprised if they're buying in the next few days.
Chicago Cubs 3, San Francisco 2 This is a stomach punch way to lose a game.
Minnesota 3, Seattle 2 (13 innings) King Felix could not have been happy after going all 9, giving up just one run, and striking out 11. Unfortunately, the Mariners offense didn't show up either, and in the 13th, Chris Colabello hit his first career home run to put the Twins ahead, which they held in the bottom half despite a Kendrys Morales homer.
Colorado 8, Milwaukee 3 Three runs in the second, and five in the fourth (assisted by bad defense) by the Rockies, and that pretty much did it.