All you need to know about what took place across the league on Friday is right here in the Just Baseball Highlight Reel.
Rays 8, Mariners 7
Twenty-four hits, 15 runs and a whole lot of drama in between. Our game of the day was between the Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners, as the two teams traded blows in a thrilling matchup.
Eugenio Suarez drew first blood, blasting his fifth homer of the season in the bottom of the first inning to give the Mariners an early lead. That lead was erased in the second inning, when the Rays used a walk and four hits to hang three runs on the board and take back the lead.
The Rays and Mariners went back-and-forth all game. Jarred Kelenic hit his third homer of the season in the top of the 8th, but the Mariners still trailed by a run.
The Rays scored three runs on a homer by Manuel Margot in the top of the ninth, which proved to be the difference in the game.
White Sox 4, Red Sox 2
The Chicago White Sox rallied to take a three-run lead in the third inning and never looked back. Jose Abreu drove in the first run of the day on a sac fly, then Luis Robert put the White Sox up for good with a two-run homer, his fourth of the year.
The Red Sox mustered two runs on six hits, but could not draw within a run of the White Sox in this one.
Brewers 6, Braves 3
The Milwaukee Brewers were cruising from the jump, scoring two runs on a Rowdy Tellez double in the first inning. Luis Urias flashed the leather to help preserve that lead in the second inning, making this web gem of a play.
The Atlanta Braves were able to tie the game up in the fourth inning, as Ronald Acuna Jr. started the scoring with his first home run of the season.
The Braves tacked on another run in that inning, but a Brewers four-run sixth inning would ultimately prove to be the difference in the game. Dansby Swanson did hit his second home run of the year in the ninth inning, as the Braves shortstop looks to improve after a rough start to the 2022 season.
Tigers 2, Astros 3
The Detroit Tigers got on the board first in the second inning, but the Houston Astros quickly erased that lead in the bottom half. Trailing 1-0, Houston got home runs from Chas McCormick and Martin Maldonado to take a 3-1 lead.
Astros starter Luis Garcia held the Tigers to two runs (1ER) on two hits over seven strong innings pitched. Houston’s bullpen kept the Tigers off the board in the final two innings, as the Astros moved to 16-11 on the season.
Athletics 1, Twins 2
There is a youth movement currently going on in Minnesota. Two of the Twins top 10 prospects shared the starting lineup Friday, Jose Miranda made the biggest impact, blasting his first MLB home run in the second inning.
Byron Buxton homered in the bottom of the fifth, which was all the runs they needed. Minnesota held the Athletics to just four hits and one run.
Worth noting that Royce Lewis has accomplished a great feat, recording his first MLB hit in his first start on Friday night.
Nationals 0, Angels 3
Nine hits altogether in this one. Mike Trout’s two-run double in the fifth was the best bit of offense either team offered, as the Angles ultimately cruised to a shutout victory.
Rockies 1, Diamondbacks 4
C.J. Cron doubled home Connor Joe in the first inning, but that was all the Rockies were able to put on the board. Arizona tied the game on a Seth Beer sac fly in the bottom of the second, before later breaking the game open in the eighth.
The Diamondbacks cashed in three late runs, thanks to home runs by Daulton Varsho and David Peralta, which ultimately won them the game.
Marlins 2, Padres 3
In the battle of Sandy Alcantara vs. Yu Darvish, Darvish won, allowing just a two-run homer to Jesus Aguilar over seven innings of work. Meanwhile Alcantara allowed three runs on five hits and did not make it out of the fifth inning.
The best highlight of the game did not come on the offensive side however. It was Jesus Sanchez making an incredible diving catch to rob Jurickson Profar of an extra-base hit.
Cardinals 3, Giants 2
The game remained scoreless through the first four innings, but Harrison Bader broke the drought in the top of the fifth inning with a two-run homer.
Bader’s two-run homer did not last too long though, as Darin Ruf drove in two runs in the bottom half with a single that tied the game. St. Louis pulled ahead late though, when Dylan Carlson drove in Brendan Donovan with an RBI single.