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Mets 8 Nationals 2
Stephen Strasburg balks and gifts a run to Mets. Mets add insurance with homeruns in top of 4th and 5th by Yoenis Céspedes and Michael Conforto. Jacob deGrom escapes a bases loaded jam in the 6th and Jay Bruce seals the deal with a Grand Slam.
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 5, 2018
Phillies 5 Marlins 0
Nick Pivetta, Adam Morgan, Luis Garcia and Hector Neris combined for 12 K’s, Zero Walks and 9-scoreless innings.
Rockies 3 Padres 1
All the scoring happened in 9th, which means their was some defensive gems in the game. Rockies take 3 of 4 from Padres.
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 5, 2018
Red Sox 3 Rays 2 (12 Innings)
The Rays scored on a two-run homer from Matt Duffy off of Carson Smith. The Sox tied it in the ninth to take it into extras. Hanley Ramirez hits a walk-off single in the 12th.
Rangers 6 Athletics 3
The Rangers may have won 6-3 but the magic # was 25. Adrián Beltré passes Rod Carew for 25th all-time in most hits in MLB, ending the day with 3,055 in his career and counting.
With 3,054 hits, Adrián Beltré continues to cement his legend status. pic.twitter.com/G9SHtc8RhB
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) April 5, 2018
Cubs 8 Brewers 0
Jon Lester bounced back and the offense lighted it up with 13-hits and 8-runs. Maybe hitting coach Chili Davis wasn’t the Red Sox offensive problem last year. The Brewers might have lost the game with poor defense, but now the watch is on their Closer and All-Star Corey Knebel, who left with a lower leg injury in the ninth.
This is bad news for the Brewers as Corey Knebel goes down with an injury. pic.twitter.com/wpJGeBnbi9
— Justus Cleveland (@JustusCleveland) April 6, 2018
Twins 4 Mariners 2
An Eagle attacks Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton. But leaving 11 runners on base is what really cost them the win. Mitch Garver, Twins backup catcher gets his first career homerun.
— Mariners (@Mariners) April 5, 2018
Tigers 9 White Sox 7
Not short on offense, with the teams combining for 28-hits. The story was the Tigers 3-run rally in the 9th to send the game into extras, adding 2-runs in the 10th to hand the Sox a tough Home Opener defeat. What can you say, the box score says it all.
Orioles 5 Yankees 2
Aaron Judge hit his second homerun of the year, but Adam Jones countered and along with Trey Mancini collected 4 of the O’s 5 RBI’s stopped the Birds 5-game skid.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) April 6, 2018
Pirates 5 Reds 2
This can be summed up in three words: Polanco Power’s Pirates.
Diamondbacks 3 Cardinals 1
Peralta and pitching were the story today.
And there you have it.