Not a great night for the boys, a collective 3-for-21 and a poor pitching performance.
Ian Kinsleris RBI single in the second inning gave the Detroit Tigers (19-19) a 2-1 lead over the host Baltimore Orioles (23-15) in a game they would go on to win 5-4. Kinsler added another single and was caught stealing for the second time this year in the victory. Richard Bleier came on to get the final out in the seventh and gave up a lead-of double in the eighth before he was removed.
Alex Bregman contributed a single and a run scored for the Houston Astros (29-12), who beat the host Miami Marlins, 3-0.
Joc Pederson was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, but the LA Dodgers (23-18) still beat the host San Francisco Giants, 6-1. Looks like his “promotion” to the leadoff spot didn’t pay off.
Kevin Pillar was 0-for-4 for the Toronto Blue Jays (17-24) in their 8-4 loss to the host Atlanta Braves.
Danny Valencia was 0-for-4 as the Seattle Mariners shut out the host Oakland As, 4-0.
Remember when I asked if Scott Feldman could put up three good outings in a row for the Cincinnati Reds? Turns out he couldn’t. He was roughed up for seven runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks (he also struck out four) in just 2.2 innings. The Reds (19-20) would go on to lose to the host Chicago Cubs, 7-5.
The game between Craig Breslow‘s Minnesota Twins (19-16) and the visiting Colorado Rockies was postponed.
Ryan Braun remains on the disabled list for the Milwaukee Brewers (23-18) who beat the host San Diego Padres, 3-1.Tags: Alex Bregman, Danny Valencia, Ian Kinsler, Joc Pederson, Kevin Pillar, Richard Bleier, Scott Feldman