Pitching dominates Saturday in baseball [MLB Daily Recap]
Boston 7, Baltimore 3 In non-Ortiz news, Stephen Drew hit two home runs off Scott Feldman, and the O's offense never got going.
Tampa Bay 1, N.Y. Yankees 0 Chris Archer is for all intents and purposes the 6th starter for the Rays. Yesterday he completely shut down the Yankees with what's known as a Maddux. A Maddux is a complete game shutout with less than 100 pitches.
Atlanta 2, St. Louis 0 An Andrelton Simmons 2 run double in the 8th broke the scoreless tie, backing up 7 innings of 2 hit shut out ball by Julio Teheran.
Cleveland 1, Texas 0 Michael Bourn hit a homer off Yu Darvish on the second pitch Darvish threw. That proved to be enough. Justin Masterson threw 7 2/3 shutout innings.
L.A. Dodgers 4, Cincinnati 1 It was a big game for Korean fans, as Hyun-Jin Ryu faced Shin Soo-Choo for the first time in the big leagues. Ryu's team won on the strength of his 7 innings, 1 earned run, and 9 strikeouts. Puig was 2-for-3 and in his first at-bat walked, tagged up to 2nd, stole 3rd, and was driven in by Hanley Ramirez. Or as he calls it, Saturday.
Oakland 3, L.A. Angels 1 A pinch-hit home run by Derek Norris in the 7th turned out to be the winning runs, although an RBI double by Jed Lowrie two batters later provided some nice insurance.
Kansas City 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Poor Chris Sale. He throws a complete game, gives up just one run, strikes out 7...and loses because Wade Davis shut down his team's crappy offense. Kansas City was helped by this great defensive play in the 9th.
Earlier in the game, Gordon Beckham had a, well, interesting catch himself.
Pittsburgh 7, Miami 4 Five Pirates had multiple hits. Guess which one doesn't belong: Starling Marte, Neil Walker, Andrew McCutchen, Garrett Jones, Michael McKendry.
Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 1 Bizarro Nationals season continues as Dan Haren finally has a good start (7 IP, 1 ER) and Denard Span hits a home run. Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond also hit homers, which makes more sense.
Detroit 10, Philadelphia 0 Raul Valdes got the spot start for Cliff Lee (stiff neck), and it did not go well, as the score indicates. Miguel Cabrera came back from his day-to-day injury and hit his 32nd homer, while Max Scherzer pitched 6 scoreless innings to pick up win #15.
Chicago Cubs 1, San Francisco 0 It took to the 9th inning for the tie to be broken, by a Nate Schierholtz home run.
San Diego 12, Arizona 3 Tyler Skaggs got bombed for 7 runs, and it really didn't get any better for the D'Backs.
Minnesota 4, Seattle 0 RIP Mariners's Offensive Hot Streak. Getting shut down by Samuel Deduno and company shows that the scoring blip is over.
Houston 8, Toronto 6 The teams combined for six homers. Josh Johnson gave up 7 runs in 5.2 innings to balloon his ERA to 6.08. Ouch.
Milwaukee 7, Colorado 5 The Brewers led 6-0 after 3 innings, and held on a Rockies comeback and an hour plus rain delay in the 9th.