Where have all the home runs gone? Long time asking. After Friday’s glut, only one.
That was #8 for Joc Pederson, who blasted his seventh of June and fifth in his last seven games. This time it was a two-run, two-out job off the Ageless Wonder, Bartolo Colon, in the second inning. The LA Dodgers beat the visiting Texas Rangers, 12-5. Pederson, batting out of the eighth spot in the lineup, also cracked two doubles and scored an additional run.
Danny Valencia — batting cleanup and playing third — was 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as the Baltimore orioles (19-47) lost to the visiting Boston Red Sox, 6-4. Richard Bleier did not appear in the game for Baltimore.
Alex Bregman was 1-for-4 with a walk as the Houston Astros (43-25) beat the host Oakland A’s, 6-3.
Kevin Pillar had one of the Toronto Blue Jays’ (30-37) five hits in their 4-1 loss to the host Tampa Bay Rays.
Ian Kinsler was 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored as the LA Angels (37-31) fell to the host Seattle Mariners, 6-3.
Ryan Braun did not appear for the Milwaukee Brewers (40-27) in their 4-0 shutout of the visiting Chicago Cubs. Just a day of rest.
Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies beat the visiting Colorado Rockies, 5-4.