With three MOTs out, two relievers, and Scott Feldman starting every fifth game, there’s slim pickings when it comes to reporting on who did what.
The Houston Astros keep tinkering with Alex Bregman‘s spot in the lineup. Last night they had him last in the order where he went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly. He cracked his fifth homer (his second in two games), scored twice, and drove in a pair to help the Astros (37-16) beat the host Minnesota Twins (26-22), 7-2. Craig Breslow did not appear for the Twins,
Richard Bleier allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning for the Baltimore orioles (26-24) who lost to the visiting NY Yankees, 8-3.
Kevin Pillar was 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored as the Toronto Blue Jays (25-27) beat the the visiting Cincinnati Reds, 6-4. He’s been in a bit of a rough spot, with just two hits in his last 20 at bats (the aftereffects of his suspension for his anti-gay slur?) and has seen his batting average drop from .315 on May 13 to .278. Feldman did not appear in the game for the Reds.
Danny Valencia was 0-for-4 with a walk –ending a seven-game hitting streak — for the Seattle Mariners (24-29) who beat the host Colorado Rockies, 10-4.
Tags: Alex Bregman, Danny Valencia, Kevin Pillar, Richard Bleier