The Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers open our latest highlight reel, as both teams won in dramatic walk-off fashion. Here is everything you might have missed from yesterday’s MLB action.
Brewers 7, Braves 6 (11 innings)
A wild night in Milwaukee as nine innings was not enough to settle this one. Each team collected 10 hits, but the Brewers got the last one. Keston Hiura, recently recalled from Triple-A, was behind 1-2 in the count when Spencer Strider’s 91 mph pitch left the bat at 108 mph and landed 404 feet later.
The Brewers had to come back in this one as an Austin Riley swing turned into a souvenir making it 3-0. Marcell Ozuna launched his own before the Brewers bats came back.
A few singles and double set up a Kolten Wong triple, tying the game at 4-4 in the ninth.
Each team scored in the 10th and 11th, with the Hiura’s shot ending the game.
Rangers 6, Angels 5 (10 Innings)
A wild game in the wild west as the Rangers come back in extras to win on a Nate Lowe walk off.
The Angels started the offense powered by home runs from Jared Walsh and Mike Trout.
Texas clawed back, tying the game at 2-2 in the sixth off a Jonah Heim double before Brad Miller went deep to give the Rangers their first lead. Kole Calhoun also left the yard giving the Rangers a 4-2 lead heading into the ninth when Walsh double-dipped for his second of the night.
A defensive blunder gave the Angels a lead in extras before Nate Lowe sent the fans home with a Texas-sized smile on their face.
Rays 6, Tigers 1
We love to talk about the “Willy Adames” trade, but let’s not forget the piece that came back to Tampa: Drew Rasmussen. Rasmussen earned the win going five innings of four-hit ball striking out seven. Yet another successful Rays starter.
Tigers starter Eduardo Rodriguez last 0.1 innings surrendering four hits, three runs, and two walks. The lone highlight of the day came from Spencer Torkelson who hits his fourth of the year and added a double.
Isaac Paredes, acquired from the Tigers for Austin Meadows, put up a big game against his former team. Paredes left the yard twice, once in the third and again in the eighth.
The Rays might not be the sexiest team in the league, but they are one of the best. Wednesday they moved to 23-15, still trailing the first place Yankees.
Rockies 5, Giants 3
Rockies legend Charlie Blackmon started the game with a lead-off home run, his first lead-off shot in three seasons.
The local kid Kyle Freeland was on the bump for Colorado and logged a quality start. His numbers will not jump off the page but with a runner on second, down one with no outs in the sixth, Freeland retired three in a row keeping the Rockies in this one.
San Francisco scored on two singles and two sacrifice flies. They now lead the league in sacrifice flies!
Tied 3-3 in the eighth, Yonathan Daza (batting over .400 the past week) singled scoring Connor Joe top put Colorado ahead.
Fan Favorite C.J. Cron added his 10th home run of the year traveling 454 feet, the longest home run of the night. The Rockies move to 18-19, one game away from .500.
Twins 14, Athletics 4
Minnesota went to Oakland and put up 14 runs without a single home run. Every starter besides Byron Buxton collected a hit. Luis Arraez had three hits, including two doubles, a stolen base, and knocked in two.
Sonny Gray retuned to Oakland, where he began his career, going six innings allowing two runs and collecting his first win.
Gary Sanchez is a streaky hitter and man oh man is he on fire right now. Two hits and three RBI on the day.
The White Sox are playing much better, the the Twins continue to win and hold a three-game lead on first place.
Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 3
Sometimes all it takes to humble a team is a four game series in Dodger stadium. The Diamondbacks got a taste of that medicine as the Dodgers complete the sweep.
The Dodgers jumped on Zach Davies early, putting up five runs and chasing him after four innings. Arizona was up 2-1 when Justin Turner and his hot bat stepped up to the plate. One pitch later, 4-2 Dodgers.
David Price saw some action and dipped into the fountain of youth to pull off 1.1 innings of no-hit ball, striking out three before handing the ball over to Daniel Hudson for the save.
Red Sox 5, Astros 1
Jose Altuve started the game with a home run to center field, giving Boston fans flashbacks of Houston’s Tuesday night six-home run performance. However, the home run was the only run scored for the Astros.
Nick Pivetta was dealing. A complete game, two-hitter and struck out eight. Exactly what the Red Sox needed. After a slow start, Pivetta has bounced back allowing just two earned runs over his past 21 innings.
The Red Sox took the lead in the bottom of the first after Xander Bogaerts left the yard, his fourth of the season.
Rafael Devers doubled scoring Enrique Hernandez to push the lead to 3-1. A couple RBI singles led to the final score of 5-1. A big win for Boston
Reds, Guardians (Postponed)
The Ohio Cup will have to wait another day. Rain pushed this to 1:10 pm est Thursday.
Nationals 5, Marlins 4 (10 innings)
Another extra inning thriller on the night. Washington didn’t waste time jumping on Pablo Lopez for three runs before he left after three innings.
Up 3-1 the Nationals let the Marlins come back on a sacrifice fly before smooth jazz played throughout the stadium.
Jazz would later add a sacrifice fly to tie the game before the Nationals sent the Marlins fans home with a frown.
Catcher Keibert Ruiz had three hits on the night, including two doubles and knocked in the go-ahead run.
Phillies 3, Padres 0
The Phillies took care of business thanks to an outstanding outing by Zack Wheeler. Seven innings of four-hit ball striking out nine helped lower his ERA to 3.49.
There was not a lot of offensive flare to this one. J.T. Realmuto singled in Rhys Hoskins in the first making it 1-0. In the third, Hoskins continued his hot streak, homering for the seventh time this season.
Corey Knebel entered the game in the ninth and shut the door, earning his eighth save.
Yankees 3, Orioles 2
The Yankees had a rare offensive flop Wednesday, and still found a way to win. Gleybar Torres started the scoring with an RBI double giving the Yankees the lead.
Baltimore has had a number of poor defensive plays this year, this one costing them two runs.
Gerrit Cole lasted seven innings, and an extended bullpen appearance once again held the lead. Clay Homes entered in the eighth and finished the game allowing a single hit. The Yankees still have a single digit in the “L” column.
Mariners 5, Blue Jays 1
The Blue Jays offense is officially on “concerned” alert. One extra-base hit will not cut it in baseball these days. Credit to Marco Gonzales, who went six innings allowing only one run.
In the third inning, the Mariners walked the bases loaded but limited Toronto to the one run. The game remained tied until the fifth, when Cal Raleigh homered to left-center field giving Seattle the edge.
Up one, Ty France saw 94 high in the zone and put it over the wall. France had three hits, his 14th multi-hit game of the year.
About the only highlight for Toronto was Vlad extending his hitting streak to 15 games.
Cardinals 11, Mets 5
The Mets will celebrate a win, but everyone’s mind is on Max Scherzer who left the game early due to injury.
I feel like I mention Jeff McNeil on every highlight reel and there’s a good reason why. He simply produces, as he did in the first to make it a 2-0 lead for the Mets.
Cardinals pitcher/DH Albert Pujols pushed a single through the right side scoring two tying the game in the second. A few singles and sacrifice flies made it 6-2 Mets. Nolan Arenado cut the lead to 6-4 off a two-run home run in the 8th, his ninth on the year.
Brandon Nimmo tripled and Pete Alonso homered but lets focus on the Pujols stolen base.
Keep an eye out on Ryan Finkelstein’s twitter to stay up to date on the Mad Max injury updates.
Pirates 3, Cubs 2
Few teams have rolled with a bullpen game as many times as the Pirates, and it has worked in their favor. In terms of highlights, the Pirates and Cubs did not provide many.
Ian Happ homered in the first, giving the Cubs a 1-0 lead before two Pirates RBI singles made it 2-1 Pittsburgh.
Rookie outfielder Jack Suwinki broke the tie in the fifth with a basket ball off lefty Drew Smyly.
The Bucco’s went to David Bednar for the two-inning save, as they have done several times this season. Once again, success. Bednar earns his eighth save of the year.
Royals 6, White Sox 2
Not many people expected the White Sox to drop a game to Kansas City with Lucas Giolito on the bump. Well, that’s exactly what happened.
Bobby Witt Jr. broke the 1-1 tie in the third inning with his fourth home run of the season.
Tim Anderson, who had three hits, singled to right field scoring Adam Engel and tying it at 2-2. The sixth inning was big for Kansas City. Emmanuel Rivera tripled home a run to give the Royals a lead before a sacrifice fly made it 4-2.
One of Just Baseball’s favorite rookies, MJ Melendez, added a couple more runs with his eighth inning two-run home run.
Tomorrow is a light schedule, but there is an additional game due to today’s Reds/Guardians rain out. As an added bonus tonight, here’s the five longest home runs.