Ian Kinsler was 0-5 as the Detroit Tigers (60-85) went into the record books as the team that gave the host Cleveland Indians (90-56) their 21st straight win, 5-3. In fact it was Kinsler who made the final out of the game, lining to left in the record-setting event. Craig Breslow did not appear for the Indians. Manager Brad Ausmus was ejected again, this time in the third inning for trying to come to the aid of his catcher, James McCann, who was tossed for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Quinn Walcott.
St. Louis Cardinals’ rookie pitcher Ryan Sherriff had his first bad outing of his young career, he allowed to inherited runners to score, along with two of his own, by giving up a grand slam to the Cincinnati Reds’ Eugenia Suarez in the fifth inning of a 6-0 loss. The Cards are 76-9.
Danny Valencia was 1-for-4 and drove in a run on a sac fly as the Seattle Mariners (73-73) beat the host Texas Rangers, 8-3. He also made his 11th error of the season.
Alex Bregman was 1-for-4, splitting his time between thirds and second base defensively, as the Houston Astros (87-58) lost to the host LA Angels, 9-1.
Kevin Pillar was 1-for-4 as the Toronto Blue Jays (68-78) lost to the visiting Baltimore Orioles (72-74), 2-1. He struck out with the tying run on base to end the sixth inning and was smart not to throw the bat in disgust, thereby earning himself an ejection. Richard Bleier did not appear for the Orioles.
Ryan Braun did not appear for the Milwaukee Brewers (77-69) in their 8-2 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. Joc Pederson did not appear for the LA Dodgers (92-56), who beat the host San Francisco Giants, 4-1.
Max Fried did not appear for the Atlanta Braves (66-78) in their 8-2 win over the host Washington Nationals.
Tags: Alex Bregman, Brad Ausmus, Danny Valencia, Ian Kinsler, Kevin Pillar, Ryan Sherriff