Today’s MLB Recap

Adam Wainright becomes major's first 10 game winner, as his Cards win 2-1.

Adam Wainright becomes major’s first 10 game winner, as his Cards win 2-1.

St. Louis at New York Mets

W: A. Wainwright (10-3)    L: M. Harvey (5-1)    S: E. Mujica (19)

St. Louis Cardinals (43-23) beat the New York Mets (24-27) 2-1. This game was a pitcher’s duel. Everyone knew that from the start, as Adam Wainwright (10-3) outpitched Matt Harvey (5-1). Adam Wainwright became the first pitcher in the majors to collect his 10th win. Wainwright threw 7 shutout innings, bringing his ERA down to 2.18 on the season. The loss for Harvey was the first of the season.e pitched very well, just did not get the run support, which has been the case for him most of this season. Harvey pitched 7 innings, allowing 1 earned run, with 7 strikeouts. His ERA is now at 2.04 on the season. Matt Carpenter had an RBI triple in the 3rd inning to open up the game. Later on in the 8th inning Allen Craig homered for the second consecutive game. The Mets lone run came on a Marlon Byrd in the 9th inning off of Edward Mujica, who picked up his 19th save.

Julio Borbon wins it with walk-off single in 14th

Julio Borbon wins it with walk-off single in 14th

 

Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs

W: H. Rondon    L: J. Broxton (2-2)

Things just seem to keep going into extras for Chicago, last night the Blackhawks won in triple OT against the Bruins, and today the Cubs beat the Reds in 14 innings. Julio Borbon was the hero in this game. Borbon delivered the walk-off single in the 14th inning, scoring Starlin Castro. The starting pitching matchup for this game was Matt Latos (6-0, 3.08 ERA) against Jeff Samardzjia (3-7, 3.46 ERA). Latos pitched 6 innings, allowing 4 runs, while Samardzjia pitched 6 innings allowing 5 earned. The Reds led from the 5th inning, until Darwin Barney singled home Nate Schierholtz in the 8th inning. No runs were allowed until Borbon delivered the game winner. The Reds fall to 40-27 on the season, as the Cubs improve to 26-38 on their season. This snaps the Reds 12 game winning streak at wrigley Field.

Rockies lose to Tulo and game.

Rockies lose to Tulo and game.

Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies

W: C. Stammen (4-2)    L: M. Belisle (4-3)    S: R. Soriano (17)

The positive side of things is that the Nationals (33-32) climbed back over the .500 mark. On the other side the Rockies (35-32) lost Troy Tulowitzki (.347 avg. 16 HR, 51 RBI) for 4-6 weeks with a broken right rib. Carlos Gonzalez was also injured, as he was hit by a foul ball in the left foot, by teammate Jordan Pacheco. He is listed as day-to-day. Dexter Fowler also exited the game after being hit by a Ross Detwiler pitch to his hand. Fowler is also listed as day-to-day. Those are three huge players to lose, and I am sure that the Rockies are hoping to get CarGo and Fowler back soon. The starters for this game were Ross Detwiler (2-4, 3.02 ERA) vs. Jeff Francis (2-4, 5.87 ERA). Detwiler pitched 5 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 earned runs, while striking out 2. Francis went 6 inning allowing 5 hits, 2 earned, striking out 8. Neither factored into the decision as the Nationals came from behind in the 7th and 8th innings. The tying run was scored on a balk by Wilton Lopez. Ian Desmond collected 4 hits, while scoring the tying run, and adding an insurance run, singling in Ryan Zimmerman. Zimmerman also homered, and doubled in the go-ahead run in the 8th. Soriano closed the game out, picking up his 17th save.

Nate Freiman delivers walk-off in 18th.

Nate Freiman delivers walk-off in 18th.

New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics

W: J. Chavez (1-0)    L: P. Claiborne (0-1)

In the longest game of the day, The Oakland Athletics (41-27) downed the New York Yankees (37-29) 3-2 in 18 innings. The hero of this game was Nate Freiman, who singled home John Jaso. The Starters of this matchup were Hiroki Kuroda (6-5, 2.78 ERA) against Jarrod Parker (5-6, 4.45 ERA). The game was decided much later than the two of these pitchers were around for. Kiroda pitched 8 very good inning, allowing only 2 hits, 2 earned runs, striking out 3. Parker pitched equally as good, also going 8 innings deep, allowing 5 hits, 2 earned runs, striking out 2. Robinson Cano picked up 3 hits, 2 doubles (14) and a home run (16).

Chris Davis drives in the game winner in the 13th to lift the O's.

Chris Davis drives in the game winner in the 13th to lift the O’s.

Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles

W: T. McFarland (1-0)    L: A. Wilson (1-1)

Another game that was decided in extra innings. The Orioles (38-29) beat the Red Sox (41-27) 5-4 in 12 innings. The starters for this game were Felix Doubront (4-3, 4.91 ERA) against Kevin Gausman ( 0-3, 7.66 ERA). Doubront pitched 4 2/3 innings allowing 7 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned, striking out 5. Gausman pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing 6 hits, 2 earned, striking out 5. Danny Valencia collected 2 hits, including a double (5) and a home run (4) in the 3rd inning. David Ortiz hit his 14th home run, follwed up by the next hitter Mike Carp, who hits his 7th. The Orioles star this season, Chris Davis, once again played hero, singling in Nick Markakis, for the game-winner in the 12th.

Giants pour in 10 runs, rout the pirates 10-0.

Giants pour in 10 runs, rout the pirates 10-0.

San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates

W: M. Cain (5-3)    L: C. Morton (0-1)

In a game that was not decided in extra innings, The San Francisco Giants (34-31) beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (39-27) 10-0. This was one of two games today that were decided by more than 2 runs. The Giants scored in 5 different innings, including a 5 run 6th inning. The starters were Matt Cain (5-3) 4.70 ERA) and Charlie Morton (0-1, 3.60 ERA) Morton pitched 5 innings, allowing 7 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned, and added 5 strikeouts. Cain pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing just 2 hits, no runs, and striking out 3. Hunter Pence hit the only home run (11), while picking up 2 hits and 3 RBI.

James Shields returns to Tampa Bay, as his Royals rout Rays 10-1.

James Shields returns to Tampa Bay, as his Royals rout Rays 10-1.

Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays

W: Ervin Santana (5-5)    L: J. Hellickson (4-3)

It was the return of James Shields to Tropicana Field. Shields will not pitch in the series, but was given a standing ovation by the Rays crowd during the game. His current team the Royals (31-33) blew away the Rays (35-31) 10-1. The Royals exploded for 8 runs in the 6th inning, and that was pretty much the game. The starters for this game were Ervin Santana (5-5, 2.74 ERA) and Jeremy Hellickson (4-3, 5.67 ERA). Hellickson got rocked for 8 runs in 5 2/3 innings, while striking out 4. Santana pitched very well, going for 7 2/3 innings, 1 run, no earned, and 3 k’s.

Emilio Bonifacio scores 2 runs, Jays beat the Rangers 3-1.

Emilio Bonifacio scores 2 runs, Jays beat the Rangers 3-1.

Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers

W: E. Rogers (2-2)    L: N. Cotts (2-1)    S: C. Janssen (14)

The Toronto Blue Jays have been playing some better baseball of late. They were a favorite to make it to the World Series this year, but have been underperforming. The Blue Jays (29-36) did manage to beat Texas (38-28) and their ace Yu Darvish. Esmil Rogers (2-2, 3.21 ERA) was opposing the strikeout king of this year Yu Darvish (7-2, 2.64 ERA). Darvish did not receive the loss, and pitched very well to put his team in a position to win. He pitched 7 strong innings, allowed 3 hits, 1 earned, striking out 9, pushing his total to 127 on the season, leading Max Scherzer of Detroit by 21. Edwin Encarnacion doubled (10) to left field, knocking in Bonifacio and Jose Bautista to put the Jays up by 2 in the 8th. They would hold on for the win.

Ben Revere goes 4-6 with a triple and 2 runs scored, as he beats his former team 3-2.

Ben Revere goes 4-6 with a triple and 2 runs scored, as he beats his former team 3-2.

Philadelphia Phillies at Minnesota Twins

W: C. Lee (8-2)    L: J. Burton (0-4)    S: J. Papelbon (12)

Ben Revere collects for hits against his former team and the Phillies (32-35) snap a 5 game losing streak, as they beat the Twins (29-34) 3-2. Revere had 4 hits, including a triple, and 2 runs, and Cliff Lee was magnificent on the mound for the Phils. Cliff Lee (8-2, 2.55 ERA) pitched 7 innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 earned runs, and struck out 6, as he collected the win. The starter for the Twins, Kevin Correia (5-4, 3.97 ERA) did not receive a loss, as he pitched 5 innings, allowing 8 scattered hits, 1 earned, striking out 6. Jimmy Rollins knocked in Ben Revere on a fielder’s choice, to score the winning run in the 8th inning.

AL East

Boston 41-27

Baltimore 38-29  2.5 GB

New York 37-29  3 GB

Tampa Bay 35-31  5 GB

Toronto  10.5 GB

AL Central

Detroit 36-28

Cleveland 32-33  4.5 GB

Kansas City 31-33  5 GB

Minnesota 29-34  6.5 GB

Chicago 28-35  7.5 GB

AL West

Oakland 39-27

Texas 38-28  2 GB

Seattle 29-38  11.5 GB

Los Angeles 28-38  12 GB

Houston 23-44  17.5 GB

NL East

Atlanta 39-27

Washington  5.5 GB

Philadelphia 32-35  7.5 GB

New York 24-37  12.5 GB

Miami 19-46  19.5 GB

NL Central

St. Louis 43-23

Cincinnati 40-27  3.5 GB

Pittsburgh 39-27  4 GB

Milwaukee 27-38  15.5 GB

Chicago 26-38  16 GB

NL West

Arizona 37-29

San Francisco 34-31  2.5 GB

Colorado 35-32  2.5 GB

San Diego 32-34  5 GB

Los Angeles 28-37  8.5 GB

Matt Rea – Multi-Sport Contributor – TitleTown Sports Network

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