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After losing seven straight games to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks appeared headed for eight in a row until they pulled off a pair of comebacks Monday night. Welington Castillo doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Arizona erased a four-run deficit in a 10-6 victory over its NL West rival. Castillo doubled against reliever Pedro Baez (1-1) to drive in Jake Lamb with none out.
Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 7:20 am
Josh Reddick and Ike Davis quickly helped the Oakland Athletics put a difficult weekend behind them. Reddick and Davis hit two-run homers in the first inning to back seven scoreless innings from Kendall Graveman, and the A’s snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Monday night. ”That was really big,” Graveman said.
Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 6:17 am
Mike Trout showed off practically every aspect of his MVP talent against the New York Yankees, from his early homer to his late stolen base with a couple of jaw-dropping catches in between. Trout and C.J. Cron homered, Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun added run-scoring doubles, and the Angels beat the Yankees 4-1 Monday night for their fifth victory in seven games. Trout hit his 20th homer of the season in the third inning against CC Sabathia (3-8), crushing a drive to the base of the fake rock pile beyond center field.
Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 5:56 am
Houston’s young hitters were disciplined Monday night against a veteran pitcher struggling with command, and it propelled the Astros to a win over the top team in the American League. Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers in a 6-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the AL, Houston snapped Kansas City’s four-game winning streak.
Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 4:22 am
Billy Hamilton ran the Minnesota Twins into a hole so big they couldn’t get out of it. The speedy leadoff hitter scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a huge lead, and the Reds held on for an 11-7 victory over the Twins on Monday night. The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate for five runs and a 9-1 lead in the third inning, when Mike Pelfrey (5-5) failed to retire any of the four batters he faced.
Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 3:47 am
The Texas Rangers went 72 games without hitting four home runs before realizing their potential for power against Bud Norris and the Baltimore Orioles. Mitch Moreland homered twice, and the Rangers warmed up for Josh Hamilton’s return with an 8-1 blowout Monday night. ”It’s the type of offense that we know our club can be,” manager Jeff Banister said.
Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 3:45 am
Somewhere around the fourth inning, Cody Anderson realized he was chasing perfection. ”I kind of knew that everything was going pretty smooth,” Cleveland’s rookie right-hander said after taking a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning of his second major league start on Monday night. Anderson, facing the Tampa Bay Rays for the second time in eight days, didn’t allow a baserunner until Grady Sizemore homered against his old team on a 1-2 pitch with one out in the seventh.
Posted on 30 June 2015 @ 3:37 am