All you need to know about what took place across the league on Wednesday is right here in the Just Baseball Highlight Reel.
Braves 5, Red Sox 3
Orlando Arcia had three hits on the night, but none bigger than his last. Red Sox pitcher Ryan Brasier gifted a 95 mph fastball down the middle, and Arcia unwrapped it. As if the heartbreaking Celtics loss wasn’t enough for Boston fans on Wednesday night.
Boston jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Trevor Story got the monkey off his back going yard for the first time since joining the Red Sox.
After going up 3-0 in the third, the the Red Sox offense could not generate another run. Atlanta’s offense also got going in the third off a Travis Demeriette home run and a Matt Olson double.
The Red Sox now fall to 11-20. After an exciting run last year, many are wondering if the Red Sox begin to think about moving assets, and not in a way of getting better.
Pirates 5, Dodgers 3
The Dodgers can’t get out of Pittsburgh fast enough, dropping the series to the Pirates. Los Angeles started rookie Ryan Pepoit who went three innings of one-hit ball.
Buccos rookie Jack Suwinski started the scoring leaving the yard making it 1-0.
Edwin Rios, following a three-hit game last night, delivers in the clutch with a three run double, his first of the year.
Daniel Vogelbach, who’s been a great addition this season, came up clutch delivering his fifth of the season to give the Pirates the 4-3 edge.
David Bednar was called upon in the eighth for the two-inning save and he did exactly that. Bednar remains one of the most underrated bullpen arms in the game.
Reds 14, Brewers 11
The Reds offense is an absolute juggernaut. Right?!
Cincinnati took their second-straight series, this time topping the first place Brewers while scoring a season-high 14 runs.
Tyler Stephenson seems to be mentioned here often. Three hits, four RBI including two doubles to help push the Reds ahead. After going up 1-0, Tyler Naquin cleared the bases.
Reds load bases in second when Stephenson came up big with a two-run double. Stephenson is now 7-for-12 with the bases loaded in his career.
Christina Yelich added a three-run long ball to cut into the deficit and ended the day with his third career cycle, all of which came against the Reds. Hunter Renfroe added two home runs in this offensive explosion.
After a six-run bottom of the eighth, the Reds allowed six Brewers to cross the plate in the ninth before closing it out.
Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3
The Yankees complete the two-game sweep against the divisional rival Toronto Blue Jays. After Teoscar Hernandez pushed across the first run of the game, Gleyber Torres took advantage of the short porch making it 3-1.
Torress was not finished driving in runs. In the sixth inning, Torres drove in two on a base knock giving him five RBI on the day.
Aroldis Chapman walked a batter, allowed a hit and a run making things interested, but got out of the jam. The Yankees have gone 6-4 against the Blue Jays. These two teams will be much-watch television the rest of the way, in what should be a close divisional race.
Guardians, White Sox (Postponed)
Announced only hours before first pitch, this matinee matchup was postponed due to COVID. A storyline to keep an eye on.
Phillies 4, Mariners 2
The Phillies called up Bailey Falter to start on Wednesday giving them 4.2 innings allowing only one run. That one run was off the bat of Julo Rodriguez who drove in Adam Frazier giving the Mariners the early 1-0 lead.
The Phillies four runs all came off of one Rhys Hoskins swing. A Grand Slam in the fourth made it three-straight with home runs for Hoskins. The streaky hitter is starting to heat up after a cold start.
J.P. Crawford flashed the leather with this smooth double play.
Ty France drove in a run late in the game but the Mariner offense, which has struggled this season, could not make up the deficit. France’s two-hit game was his 10th multi-hit game on the season.
Marlins 11, Diamondbacks 3
Merill Kelly has been a huge part of the Diamondbacks success in 2022, however, his shaky first inning allowing three runs put the Diamondbacks in a hole.
The Diamondback got one back when rookie Alek Thomas (Just Baseball #27 Prospect) left the yard for the first time in his career.
Jordan Luplow entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth, tying the game with his second home run in as many days.
Tied in the 9th, the fish flipped a switch scoring eight off Mark Melancon and J.B. Wendelken. Jacob Stallings, 4-for-4 with runners in scoring position this series, gave the Marlins the edge with an RBI single. Jazz Chisholm did what Jazz does best – put on a show.
Giants 7, Rockies 1
Alex Cobb earned the win in San Francisco going 5.1 innings surrendering three hits, one run, and striking out six.
The Giants won in a more “old school fashion” collecting only one extra-base hit, a Brandon Crawford home run. Nine singles and five walks can still wins games, apparently.
Chad Kuhl was served his first loss of the season. Kuhl recorded eight strikeouts, but allowed seven hits, three walks, and five runs. We all knew Chad Kuhl wasn’t going to pitch at a Cy Young level ALL year.
Cubs 7, Padres 5
The Cubs did not wait long to take the lead as Willson Contreras homered in the top of the first making it 1-0. Luke Voit stepped up to the plate in the second and delivered his first home run as a Padre.
Frank Schwindel, who was inches away from a ninth inning Grand Slam Tuesday night, knocked in two with his fourth double of the season.
In the seventh, the Padres came back to tie it up on solo shots from Eric Hosmer and Voit’s second of the game.
Alfonso Rivas, who has done nothing but produce since joining the Cubs, came up clutch in the eighth driving in two making it 7-5.
Nationals 8, Mets 3
I love it when the fans are gifted Pete Alonso and Juan Soto home runs in the same game. Alonso’s top of the first shot put the Mets up 3-0 before Soto delivered in the bottom of the inning making it 3-2.
Washington manufactured a few runs off singles and a sacrifice fly before Nelson Cruz sent one to the seats that put the Mets away.
Rays 4, Angels 2 (10 innings)
After Tuesday night’s beat down, the Halo’s should have saved some runs for Wednesday night. Shohei Ohtani against Shane McClanahan lived up to the hype.
Ohtani went six, allowing two hits and one run. McClanahan topped the MVP pitching seven innings of shutout baseball, striking out 11.
The Rays generated offense from the bottom of the order, where batters six through nine were the only one’s to record a hit. Kevin Kiermaier homered for the third time this season to start the scoring.
Down 2-0 in the eighth, the Angels put out the bat signal calling upon their star off the bench. Taylor Ward entered, and added to his 2022 highlight reel by hitting his first career pinch-hit home run to tie the game.
In the 10th inning, rookie Vidal Brujan broke the tie, making it 3-2 before a Harold Ramirez single made it 4-2, for good measure.
Athletics 9, Tigers 0
Zach Logue, in his second career start since being brought over in the Matt Chapman trade, pitched a gem at Comerica Park. Seven scoreless innings of five-hit ball with six strikeouts.
Oakland scored on three sacrifice fly’s, a few singles, and a double from Kevin Smith and Ramon Laureano.
Laureano put up his best game since returning from a suspension going 1-for-3 with an RBI, two walks, a stolen base, and two runs scored. His bat can certainly help spark this Athletics lineup.
The Tigers dropped the series to Oakland. The offense simply has not been there all season. Could be a long summer in the Motor City.
Astros 5, Twins 1 (Suspended in 4th – Rain)
Rain did what the Twins couldn’t – stop the Astros offense. Resumption will happen today (Thursday) at 12:10 pm. I’ll drop some highlights while you wait.
Cardinals 10, Orioles 1
Miles Mikolas has been exactly what (and more) the Cardinals were told they still needed. His magnificent season continued Wednesday going seven innings of four-hit baseball allowing only a run lowering his ERA to 1.49 on the season.
Juan Yepez has done nothing but hit since getting called up. The rookie gave the Cardinals the early lead and they never looked back.
Thank you, @Cardinals for putting together multiple highlights in one video. Due to the high score, I will skip the break downs and let you enjoy the videos.
The Cardinals move to 17-13, two games back of the first place Brewers in the NL Central.
Royals 8, Rangers 2
The Royals elected to go with a bullpen game, and it paid off. Using six different pitchers, including Kric Bubic who recorded the final out, but still surrendered a run in relief.
Exhale Royals fans, Whitt Merrifield finally had a game worth talking about. The second baseman went 3-for-4 with a home run, stolen base, RBI, and four runs scored.
Bobby Witt Jr. added a hit and three RBI to help push the Royals past the Rangers.
The two Rangers runs came on solo home runs from Brad Miller and Corey Seager.
What a day of baseball. No one-run games, a game with 25 runs, and for the second night in a row, a walk-off home run. Don’t forget, 12:10 p.m. ET for the Astros and Twins game resuming in the fourth inning. Only eight games are on the slate, but we will have action from noon until after midnight.