Indians and White Sox Steal the Show Friday Night [MLB Friday Recap]
Cleveland 19, Chicago White Sox 10 (Game 1) The box score says it's all. Trevor Bauer couldn't get out of the first inning, but his Indians still won thanks to an onslaught. The most impressive pitcher for the White Sox this game was Casper Wells, who is an outfielder. Wells's fastball sat at 91 and touched 93 with movement, and he had a nice 84 mph curveball that struck out a guy. Wells might have found a new line of work last night.
Cleveland 9, Chicago White Sox 8 (Game 2) The second game looked like more of the same after the Indians scored 4 in the first, and the White Sox left the bases loaded. Then things settled down until Chicago took an 8-5 lead in the 8th. Addison Reed came in to close and promptly blew it, giving up 4 runs, the last on a Nick Swisher homer to put the Indians ahead.
Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 3 The team of stars came to play. Max Scherzer struck out 9 in 7 innings to go to 12-0. Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-4 with two home runs, and Prince Fielder did this.
Baltimore 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 The O's were no hit through 5, but got to CC Sabathia in the 6th for three runs, than took the lead in the 7th with a homer by Nate McLouth. Kevin Gausman came into the game in relief of starter TJ MacFarland and was excellent, earning his first major league win.
Atlanta 3, Arizona 0 Julio Teheran struck out 10, as the Braves become the first team to shut out the Diamondbacks this year.
Boston 7, Toronto 5 Andrew Bailey proved he can blow games in the 7th too, but Boston came back with two in the bottom half of the inning. Koji Uehara threw a perfect 9th for the save, much to the relief of Red Sox Nation.
Pittsburgh 10, Milwaukee 3 Gerritt Cole gave up three in the first but settled down from there. The Pirates picked him up with seven in the second, giving Cole his 4th straight win. The Pirates have the best record in baseball because YOLO.
Texas 4, Cincinnati 0 Getting shut out was bad enough for the Reds. Having Johnny Cueto leave the game in the 2nd inning due to an injury is worse.
Oakland 6, St. Louis 1 Cyborg Bartolo Colon gave up 1 run in 8 innings against the high powered Cardinals attack. The A's offense tagged Shelby Miller for 5 in the 2nd, which proved more than enough.
Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Matt Harvey went 7 innings, gave up just one run, and struck out 11. Naturally, the Mets bullpen blew it and Harvey ended up with a no-decision. Friends don't let friends use pitcher wins.
Seattle 5, Chicago Cubs 4 (10 innings) Mike Zunino is a Well Regarded Mariners Hitting Prospect, which is usually a kiss of death. This walk-off single might help beat that.
LA Angels 4, Houston 2 The Angels broke a tie in the 8th and picked up insurance in the 9th. The real highlight was a defensive battle between Mike Trout...
...and Brandon Barnes.
Colorado 4, San Francisco 1 Jhoulys Chacin shut down the Giants for 8 innings. Michael Cuddyer homered in the 3rd to extend his hitting streak to 25 games.
San Diego 9, Miami 2 Ricky Nolasco did not help his trade value after giving up 6 runs (5 earned) in 5 innings. Edinson Volquez did help his value though after going 6 innings, giving up 2, striking out 8, and somehow only walking one. Note it was against the Marlins though.
Philadelphia 16, LA Dodgers 1 The Dodgers goes down hard. Chris Capuano is bombed, and Skip Schumaker ended up being the second position player who pitched last night. He went an inning and didn't give up a run despite walking two batters.
Kansas City 9, Minnesota 3 Eric Hosmer hit two home runs, Billy Butler hit one, and Mike Moustakas hit one. Royals fans rejoice and call George Brett the greatest hitting coach ever.
(Photo credit: USA Today via South Side Sox)