All you need to know about what took place across the league on Saturday is right here in the Just Baseball Highlight Reel.
Reds 1, Blue Jays 3
Alek Manoah once again dominated in a start for the Toronto Blue Jays. Pitching against a weak Reds lineup, Manoah allowed just one run on an RBI double by Joey Votto in the top of the fourth inning. Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette got that run back though, hitting a solo homer in the bottom half.
Manoah kept the Reds off the board from there, giving the Blue Jays eight strong innings. Bichette ended up being the hero though, hitting his second home run of the day in the seventh, putting Toronto up for good.
White Sox 5, Yankees 7
You know what is hard to overcome?
Giving up a grand slam in the second inning.
Dallas Keuchel allowed six runs over four innings pitched on six hits and three walks, without recording a single strikeout. Bottom line: He wasn’t fooling anyone.
Jose Abreu hit a three-run homer, the White Sox scored five runs, but they would never take a lead, dropping the first game of their series to the Yankees.
Diamondbacks 7, Cubs 6
Frank Schwindel and Patrick Wisdom got the scoring going early, hitting back-to-back homers for the Chicago Cubs in the bottom of the second inning.
Chicago added two more runs in the third and starting pitcher Justin Steele kept Arizona off the board through the first five innings, striking out nine D-Backs hitters.
The Diamondbacks finally got on the board in the top of the seventh inning when Alek Thomas hit an RBI single. Then in the eighth, Pavin Smith led off the inning with a homer.
Jake McCarthy later had an RBI double in that inning, then Daulton Varsho tied the game with an RBI single. But Varsho wasn’t done. Arizona’s budding star doubled home two in extra innings and then came home to score himself on a throwing error by Andrelton Simmons.
The Cubs almost came back and won it, scoring two runs on RBI hits by Simmons and Jonathan Villar, but they came up a run short and lost 7-6.
Mets 5, Rockies 1 (Game 1)
Two batters into the game, the New York Mets had a 2-0 lead. First Brandon Nimmo singled, then Starling Marte brought him home with his fourth homer run of the season.
In the second inning, the Mets doubled their lead when Patrick Mazeika drove in two with a double.
Francisco Lindor drove in a run in the top of the sixth to give the Mets a 5-0 lead. Carlos Carrasco kept the Rockies off the board through five, but then gave up a lead off double and single before exiting with one out in the sixth.
Adam Ottavino yielded a run (attributed to Carrasco), but limited the damage and the Mets bullpen held the lead from there.
Mets 3, Rockies 11 (Game 2)
The New York Mets have been hit with the injury bug when it comes to their starting rotation, as Max Scherzer just joined Tylor Megill and Jacob deGrom on the IL. This has put Trevor Williams in the starting rotation, which did not go well for the Mets on Saturday.
As much as Williams struggled, Adonis Medina’s woes were even worse, as the reliever yielded five runs off six hits in just 1.1 innings of work. The Rockies scored seven in the bottom of the sixth, which put the Mets away for good.
With the Mets and Rockies having split their doubleheader on Saturday, they will play a rubber match game on Sunday to decide who wins the series.
Padres 2, Giants 1
Joe Musgrove vs. Carlos Rodon lived up to the billing, as the Padres and Giants played a low-scoring game in the pitcher’s duel. Rodon gave up the first run, allowing a home run to Manny Machado in the top of third.
San Diego added a second run on a RBI sac bunt in the sixth, giving Musgrove a two-run cushion. The Padres ace kept the Giants off the board through seven innings and ultimately won his fifth game of the season.
Once the Giants got to face the Padres bullpen, they drew a bit closer, as Wilmer Flores hit a home run. But that was all they would get offensively in the loss.
Mariners 5, Red Sox 6
The Seattle Mariners jumped all over Garrett Whitlock on Saturday, racking up six hits and four runs in the top of the first inning. The Boston Red Sox were already trailing 5-0 when they finally got on the board in the bottom of the third inning with a Rafael Devers solo home run.
Devers would homer again in the bottom of the fifth, cutting the deficit to 5-3 with the two-run shot.
After Devers’ second home run, JD Martinez doubled, Xander Bogaerts singled, then Bobby Dalbec drove in a run with single. Trevor Story capped off the rally with a sac fly that tied the game.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Christian Vazquez gave the Red Sox the lead and put the Mariners away for good with an RBI single.
Dodgers 7, Phillies 4
Remember last weekend, when the Philadelphia Phillies went into the Dodgers house and took three of four games? Well the Dodgers remembered that too and this weekend, they are out for revenge.
Los Angeles won 4-1 on Friday night, before winning by a three-run margin again on Saturday.
Jean Segura got the Phillies on the board in the bottom of the second inning with an RBI double, but Mookie Betts tied it up in the next half inning, hitting a solo home run. The Phillies then got home runs from Alec Bohm and Kyle Schwarber to take a 4-1 lead.
Betts would double in two, before Will Smith tied the game with a solo home run in the top of the sixth. Then Betts flashed the leather, keeping the game tied by gunning down a runner at the plate in the bottom of the seventh.
The Dodgers ran away with the game late, scoring three runs in the final two innings to cruise to a 7-4 victory.
Braves 4, Marlins 3
Elieser Hernandez had one of his best starts of the season, allowing just one run on a homer to William Contreras through five innings pitched. Contreras wasn’t done though.
With the Braves already staked to a 3-1 lead, Contreras hit his second home run of the day to give Atlanta the commanding 4-1 lead.
The Marlins threatened late, scoring a run in the eighth and another in the ninth, but the Braves were able to escape with another victory. They will look to complete a sweep of the Marlins Sunday afternoon.
Cardinals 5, Pirates 4
The St. Louis Cardinals ended up matching the Pirates run total for the entire game when they scored four runs in the top of the second inning. Pittsburgh got two runs back in the bottom of the second, before the Cards extended their lead to 5-2 on a Tommy Edman single in the fourth.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Pirates cut the deficit to just one run when Bryan Reynolds thrilled the home crowd with a two-run inside the park home run.
The Cardinals bullpen shut the door from there, getting the final 13 outs without allowing another run, or even another hit.
Rays 6, Orioles 1
Through the first four innings, Randy Arozarena was a one-man wrecking crew, blasting two home runs that gave the Rays an early 3-0 lead.
The Rays scored three more runs before the Baltimore Orioles got on the board, as Kevin Kiermaier capped the scoring with his fifth home run of the season.
The Orioles finally got on on the board in the eighth inning, when Trey Mancini singled home Austin Hays. That is not the hit people will remember from this game though.
Rangers 1, Astros 2
Justin Verlander was awesome again. Six innings, eight strikeouts, no walks, six hits and no runs allowed, as the ageless wonder won his MLB-leading sixth game of the season.
The Astros scored a run on an RBI single by Yordan Alvarez in the first, then another on a wild pitch in the fifth. Those two runs were enough, with the Rangers only scoring one run in the top of the eighth.
Twins 9, Royals 2
Starting pitcher Brad Keller gave the Royals seven innings, but yielded four runs on five hits and three walks, before handing it off to the Kansas City bullpen. Over the final two innings, the Royals bullpen gave up five runs in what turned out to be a lopsided loss.
Nationals 1, Brewers 5
The Washington Nationals had nine hits in this one, but only scored one run. That run came on a home run by Lane Thomas, which amounted to the only offense the Nats would produce all day.
Brandon Woodruff gave the Brewers six strong innings, allowing just that one run, while striking out six batters without issuing a single free pass. On the other side, Patrick Corbin gave up five runs on eight hits, as the left-hander picked up his seventh loss of the season.
Sunday brings another full slate of MLB action, with every team set to play. The Yankees and White Sox will play a doubleheader, bringing the game total to 16 to close out the weekend. First pitch of Cardinals vs. Pirates is at 11:35 ET today to lead off your MLB action.