Recapping MLB Friday: Blue Jays Stay Hot by Walking it Off
Toronto 7, Baltimore 6 On a night where the ball was flying out of the park, it was a mere single that won it for the Jays. Rajai Davis hit a single off Pedro Strop (in the game for some reason) to win it in the bottom of the 9th.
Don't look now, but Toronto has won 9 in a row and has made it to .500 for the year.
Texas 6, St. Louis 4 The Rangers take the first game of the 2011 World Series rematch after scoring two off Trevor Rosenthal in the top of the 9th.
Pittsburgh 5, LA Angels 2 Gerrit Cole went 6 1/3, gave up 2 runs, struck out 5, and hit 100 mph multiple times. Don't fret completely Angels fans. Mike Trout is still awesome at least.
NY Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 2 The Yankees slowly but surely got to Roberto Hernandez to pull away, led by the first career home run by Zoilo Almonte, whose name is Zoilo Almonte.
Boston 10, Detroit 6 The Red Sox got to Doug Fister early and held on from there. The Tigers got back into it thanks to a Miguel Cabrera homer, until their bullpen inevitably coughed up more runs.
Milwaukee 2, Atlanta 0 Seven shutout innings by Wily Peralta lead the Brewers past the team that used to make their home in Milwaukee. The Braves could only manage 2 hits all night.
Arizona 11, Cincinnati 5 Four runs in both the 5th and 6th, with Paul Goldschmidt homers in both, put the game in hand for the D'Backs.
Washington 2, Colorado 1 Stephen Strasburg went 7 innings and struck out 9. The Nats move to one game above .500, the Rockies one game below.
N.Y. Mets 4, Philadelphia 3 An RBI double by Juan Lagares in the 6th gave the Mets a lead they would not relinquish, and send Cole Hamels to his 11th loss of the season.
Oakland 6, Seattle 3 Nine runs, all scored via the homer. Cespedes was responsible for two of them, including the dagger in the ninth to turn a one run lead into three.
San Diego 5, LA Dodgers 2 The Padres get to Clayton Kershaw for 4 runs and the bullpen pitched well enough to win after starter Clayton Richard left the game with shoulder pain after just two pitches. Yasiel Puig was 2 for 4 (both singles) with a run scored and an outfield assist.
Miami 6, San Francisco 3 A three run 8th broke the tie for the Marlins. Steve Cishek gets the save despite putting runners on 2nd and 3rd.
Cleveland 5, Minnesota 1 Seven innings, one run, and seven strikeouts for Scott Kazmir, partying like it's 2007 for one night at least.
Chicago Cubs 3, Houston 1 Matt Garza dominated, allowing solo homers by Rizzo, Barney, and Scott Hairston to hold up.
Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 1 Jeremy Guthrie was shelled, and that was all she wrote.