Prof: Most of the excitement for the night was done in the front offices, but a few teams still had an idea to play a game today, including a few that went into extra innings.
Red Sox 2, Mariners 1 – Prof: My boy Craig Kimbrel is back! And he picks up right where he left off, saving the game for Boston. Mookie Betts seals the deal with a home run.
Brewers 3, Padres 7 – The Padres scored 5 in the 5th, but let’s be honest, now that these two teams have traded away any player of interest, does anyone really care?
Twins 12, Indians 5 – Prof: Dang! Getting rid of Nolasco must’ve pepped up the Twins because they just put the smackdown on the current AL Central leaders. Max Kepler hit three home runs. He’s the first European born player in MLB history to do so in a single game. (For those who don’t know, Kepler is German.)
Royals 3, Rays 0 – Danny Duffy had a no hitter through 7 but lost it to a leadoff double in the 8th. Chris Archer managed to remain a Ray, and pitched very well but still ended up with the loss.
Marlins 0, Cubs 5 – Prof: Kyle Hendricks keeps on rolling. A complete game gives the bullpen a much needed night off. Anthony Rizzo continues to make a strong case for NL MVP, going 3-3.
Nationals 14, Diamondbacks 1 – Prof: Sometimes I wonder if the Snakes bit themselves. The Gritty Ones were no match for Stephen Strasburg. Daniel Murphy takes one look at Rizzo’s numbers and says “Anything you can do, I can do better.”
Yankees 6, Mets 5 F/10 – The Yankees outlast the Mets with a sac fly in the 10th.
Blue Jays 1, Astros 2 F/14 – Correa walked this one off with a double in the bottom of the 14th. This is the second consecutive extra innings loss for the Jays, a game which featured 40 strikeouts.