Recapping MLB Saturday: Three Walk Off Wins Highlight the Day
Arizona 4, Cincinnati 3 It looked the Reds had it won when they scored 2 in the top of the 9th, but Aroldis Chapman didn't have it last night, blowing the save without recording an out. Jason Kubel hit the game winning single.
Philadelphia 8, N.Y. Mets 7 Jonathan Papelbon had just blown a save of his own, but no worries, as Kevin Frandsen came up in the bottom of the 9th and hit a moonshot to win the game.
San Francisco 2, Miami 1 (11 innings) Yep, one more walk-off win, this time the Giants in extra innings. Hector Santiago was the hero with a bloop single with the bases loaded.
Detroit 10, Boston 3 Max Scherzer improves to 11-0 as the Tigers pound Boston early and often. Amazingly, Cabrera was just 1-for-3 despite the onslaught.
Toronto 4, Baltimore 2 Jose Bautista hit one just around the foul pole in the 8th inning to give the Jays the win. Guess what Jays fans? Your team isn't last in the AL East anymore! That dishonor goes to...
N.Y. Yankees 7, Tampa Bay 5 ...the Rays, who couldn't hold on to a late lead (note the Rays are still above .500). It's not all bad news for Tampa though, as Wil Myers hit his first career homer, and a grand slam to boot.
Texas 4, St. Louis 2 The Rangers took four off Shelby Miller early in the game and held on from there.
L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 1 Zach Greinke dominated the Padres, going 8 innings and striking out 8. Even better, he avoided being in another brawl. Yasiel Puig went 0-for-3 with 2 walks.
Milwaukee 2, Atlanta 0 For the second straight game, the Brewers shut out the Braves 2-0. Baseball is a funny game.
Colorado 7, Washington 1 The Rockies chased out Dan Haren early, and the Nats couldn't get on the board until the 9th. That tends to result in a loss. Both teams are now at exactly .500.
Pittsburgh 6, L.A. Angels 1 Three homers by Pittsburgh, including Pedro Alvarez's 18th (?!), and a good outing from Francisco Liriano? That's just how the Pirates roll these days.
Cleveland 8, Minnesota 7 The Twins gave up 6 runs in the first and were down 8-3 going into the 7th before a furious rally that fell just short.
Chicago White Sox 3, Kansas City 2 A top of the 9th single, walk, sac fly, sac fly manufactured the eventual winning run for the White Sox.
Seattle 7, Oakland 5 A three run Raul Ibanez homer tied in the 7th, and a 2 RBI single by Nick Franklin proved to win it for the M's in the 8th.
Houston 4, Chicago Cubs 3 The Astros took the lead in the 9th when Justin Maxwell scored on a squeeze bunt by Ronny Cedeno.