August already? Where did the time go?
Alex Bregman cracked home run #12, a solo shot, and drove in another run but the Houston Astros (69-37) still lost to the visiting Tampa Bay Rays, 6-4.
Ryan Braun was 1-for-4 and drove in the first run of the game on a ground out to help the Milwaukee Brewers (56-52) beat the visiting St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2. He also had an assist to throw out a runner at the plate in the top of the third to keep the Cards off the scoreboard for the moment.
Kevin Pillar was 1-for-3 with two walks as the Toronto Blue Jays (50-57) beat the host Chicago White Sox (41-63), 8-4. Pillar also stole a base (#13), was caught stealing (#5), and had an assist on a play at the plate. Brad Goldberg did not appear for the Sox.
Danny Valencia singled twice in five at-bats, scored one, and drove in another as the Seattle Mariners (55-53) outlasted the host Texas Rangers, 8-7.
Joc Pederson was 0-for-2 with a walk and was hit by a pitch as the LA Dodgers (75-31) held off the host Atlanta Braves, 3-2.
Ryan Lavarnway singled as a pinch hitter in the Oakland As’ (47-60) 10-4 loss to the visiting San Francisco Giants.
Ian Kinsler was 1-for-4 as the Detroit Tigers (47-58) edged the host NY Yankees, 4-3. He’s the only laggard still in single-digit home runs.
Richard Bleier did not appear for the Baltimore Orioles (52-54) in their 7-2 win over the visiting KC Royals.
Nothing new to reports on Cincinnati Reds’ starter Scott Feldman.
Tags: Alex Bregman, Danny Valencia, Ian Kinsler, Joc Pederson, Ryan Braun, Ryan Lavarnway