Joc Pederson‘s pinch-hit home run gave the LA Dodgers (64-52) a 2-1 lead over the host Colorado Rockies in the seventh. It was the 18th long-ball for Pederson who remained in the game and struck out to end the ninth after the Dodgers scored three for the 8-5 win.
Kevin Pillar was 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base as the Toronto Blue Jays (52-62) broke the visiting Boston Red Sox’s (81-35) winning streak with an 8-5 win.
Alex Bregman was 1-for-5 out of the lead-off spot as the Houston Astros (73-43) lost to the Seattle Mariners, 8-6. Here’s a nice story on “Astros’ Leader In Helping Others? The Alex Bregman He Won’t Let You See.”
Ryan Braun was 0-for-4 as the Milwaukee Brewers (66-52) lost to the visiting San Diego Padres, 8-4. Robert Stock did not appear for the Padres (46-71). Here’s a not-so-nice story asking if Braun should be reduced to a part-time player. Sad.
Danny Valencia did not appear for the Baltimore Orioles (35-80) who lost to the host Tampa Bay Rays, 5-4.
Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies were off yesterday.
On the DL:
- Ian Kinsler, Boston
- Max Fried, Atlanta Braves
- Richard Bleier, Orioles
- Ryan Sherriff, St. Louis Cardinals