Alex Bregman hit two solo homers to raise his season total to 19, but the main story is how he was involved in the bizarre way the Houston Astros (62-32) beat the visiting Oakland A’s, 6-5, in 11 innings. Bregman was 2-for-5 with a walk.
Kevin Pillar was 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as the Toronto Blue Jays (42-48) beat the host Atlanta Braves (50-40), 6-2. Max Fried did not appear for the Braves.
Ian Kinsler was 1-for-5 with an RBI as the LA Angels (47-45) beat the visiting Seattle Mariners, 9-3.
Ty Kelly was 0-for-4 as the starting left fielder for the NY Mets (36-53) in their 7-3 loss to Gabe Kapler’s visiting Philadelphia Phillies (51-39).
Danny Valencia did not appear for the Baltimore Orioles in their 6-5 walk-off win over the visiting NY Yankees.
Joc Pederson did not appear for the LA Dodgers (49-42) in their 4-1 loss to the host San Diego Padres.