All you need to know about what took place across the league on Wednesday is right here in the Just Baseball Highlight Reel.
Game One: White Sox 1, Guardians 11
Dallas Keuchel threw some batting practice to the Cleveland Guardians. The left-hander gave up 10 hits, 10 runs (8 earned), walked one and had no strikeouts. Keuchel gave up nine runs in the second inning and did not record a single out in the frame. Yikes.
Phillies 9, Rockies 6
The Phillies did not get swept!
After dropping the first two games in their series against the Colorado Rockies, the Phillies finally bashed their way to a win at Coors Field.
The Rockies jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but the Phillies took the lead after a pair of home runs by Nick Castellanos and Alec Bohm in the top of the fourth. Colorado regained the lead by scoring two in bottom of the fifth, but Kyle Schwarber erased that lead in the top of the sixth.
After Schwarber tied it in the sixth, Philadelphia extended a big lead in the seventh, scoring five runs to put the Rockies away for good.
Braves 1, Dodgers 5
The Atlanta Braves are just the latest team to suffer at the hands of the buzz saw that is known as the Los Angeles Dodgers. Freddie Freeman homered against his old team again, as did Edwin Rios, giving the Dodgers the early 3-0. Cody Bellinger added to it in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI triple.
Tony Gonsolin allowed just one hit in six innings of scoreless work for the Dodgers. Atlanta did not score until the top of the ninth, when an RBI double by Marcell Ozuna gave the Braves their lone run.
Reds 0, Padres 6
Despite Tommy Pham’s best efforts, the San Diego Padres were able to grab the brooms in this one, sweeping the Reds handedly. MacKenzie Gore gave the Padres a solid start, as the young left-hander struck out seven in five scoreless innings pitched.
Jurickson Profar got the scoring going in the top of the fourth, blasting a two-run homer.
After Profar’s homer, the floodgates started to open, as San Diego scored in four of their last five chances at the plate before sending the Reds packing.
Game Two: White Sox 1, Guardians 2
Someone check on the odds for Jose Ramirez to win this year’s MVP.
Ramirez is on fire and he delivered again for the Guardians in the second game of their doubleheader against the White Sox.
Ramirez already has 20 RBIs. TWENTY! And it’s only 4/20.
Oscar Mercado got the second RBI of the day for the Guardians when he doubled in the bottom of the fourth. Two runs was enough for Cleveland, as Triston McKenzie and a combination of four different relievers held the White Sox to just three hits and one run.
Orioles 1, Athletics 0
If the Oakland Athletics fans don’t care to show up, why should we care to find highlights from a 1-0 game against the Baltimore Orioles?
Rays 8, Cubs 2
If only the rain could have come a few hours sooner for Marcus Stroman.
This one was rained out and ruled an official game in the middle of the sixth inning, as the skies mercifully saved the Cubs bullpen. Stroman gave up eight runs (7 ER) off eight hits and two walks. He struck out seven, but was pulled from the game with one out in the top of the fifth.
On a positive note, Stroman added to his early-season case to win this year’s Gold Glove, making a crazy play on a come-backer.
Cardinals 2, Marlins 0
Sandy Alcantara deserved better.
The Marlins ace was absolutely spectacular against a really tough St. Louis Cardinals lineup, allowing just four hits and no runs over eight strong innings pitched.
Unfortunately for Alcantara he got zero support. No run support and no relief from the pen. After 98 pitches, Alcantara was pulled from his masterpiece in the top of the ninth and Anthony Bender promptly blew his shutout.
Angels 6, Astros 0
Want to watch Niko Goodrum commit a baseball sin?
Shohei Ohtani was absolutely incredible on the mound in Houston. The reigning MVP flirted with perfection, allowing his first baserunner in the bottom of the sixth inning. He finished off the frame and ended his day with six shutout innings and 12 strikeouts.
Yankees 5, Tigers 3
The Yankees won 5-3, but who really cares about all that. We are watching history!
Future first ballot Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera is on the verge of joining the 3,000-hit club and he took three massive leaps closer to doing that on Wednesday night.
Everyone keep your eyes peeled for this afternoon’s game between the Yankees and the Tigers, as Cabrera will look to deliver his 3,000th knock in front of his Detroit fans at 1:10 pm. ET.
Diamondbacks 11, Nationals 2
Out of respect for Erick Fedde we have chosen not to show any highlights for this game. As the score would indicate, he got rocked.
Giants 5, Mets 2
You can’t just go beating the San Francisco Giants two games in a row and think they aren’t going to get you back. The Giants wasted no time getting revenge on the Mets, scoring three runs off Chris Bassitt in the first inning.
Bassitt allowed a home run to Brandon Belt in the top of the second, giving the birthday boy something he could handle over the heart of the plate.
Carlos Rodon looked like a Cy Young candidate again for San Francisco, striking out eight over five scoreless innings pitched. The Mets threatened in the later innings, but ultimately could not overcome the deficit.
Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1
Jose Berrios allowed a run in the first inning, but settled down from there to keep the Boston Red Sox off the board across six innings pitched. Meanwhile the Blue Jays provided Berrios with plenty of run support, as Raimel Tapia’s first home run of the season highlighted a five-run second inning for Toronto.
The bullpen pitched three scoreless innings in relief of Berrios and the Blue Jays cruised to a win. These teams will play a rubber match game today.