Adam Wainwright earned his 200th career victory as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0. Wainwright pitched seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out three batters. He joined Bob Gibson and Jesse Haines as the only Cardinals pitchers to reach the 200-victory milestone with the team. Willson Contreras hit a home run in the fourth inning to provide the game’s only run. John King and Ryan Helsley contributed to the Cardinals’ victory by pitching in relief.
In another game, the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-1. Zack Wheeler pitched six strong innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out five. Philadelphia hit five home runs in the game, with Johan Rojas, Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto, Nick Castellanos, and Kyle Schwarber all going deep. Three of the home runs came against Atlanta starter Kyle Wright, who struggled in his second start since returning from injury.
The Baltimore Orioles staged a stunning comeback to defeat the Houston Astros 8-7. Cedric Mullins hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to secure the victory for Baltimore. Ryan O’Hearn and Austin Hays started the rally with back-to-back singles. O’Hearn had a remarkable game, going 5-for-5 with two RBIs and a run. The Orioles have now won three games in a row.
The San Diego Padres held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-9. Garrett Cooper, Luis Campusano, and Eguy Rosario all hit home runs to help the Padres build an eight-run lead. The Rockies made a late comeback, scoring two runs in the sixth, eighth, and ninth innings. However, they fell short as Brenton Doyle flied out with the tying runs on base. Josh Hader recorded the final out to earn his 30th save of the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-3. J.D. Martinez had a big game for the Dodgers, hitting two home runs and driving in five runs. Miguel Rojas also hit a home run for Los Angeles. Lance Lynn pitched five innings, allowing three runs on a home run by Jake Rogers. The Dodgers have won four games in a row and are currently 3 1/2 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the race for the best record in the National League.
The Kansas City Royals came from behind to defeat the Cleveland Guardians 6-4. Drew Waters hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to lead the Royals to victory. Trevor Stephan struggled for the Guardians, hitting a batter and walking three in the eighth inning. Waters broke out of a slump with his double. Jackson Kowar earned the win for the Royals, and James McArthur recorded his first career save.
The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Minnesota Twins 7-3. Rookie pitcher Connor Phillips had a strong outing, throwing seven innings and allowing just two runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out seven batters to earn his first career win. The Twins missed an opportunity to lower their magic number in the American League Central. The Cleveland Guardians lost earlier in the day, leaving the Twins’ magic number at five.
The New York Mets edged the Miami Marlins 2-1. Jeff McNeil hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the top of the ninth inning to secure the victory for the Mets. The Marlins had their three-game win streak snapped, damaging their standing in the National League wild-card race. The Mets have won two games in a row.
The Boston Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 4-2. Rob Refsnyder’s two-RBI single in the eighth inning was the key hit for the Red Sox. Rafael Devers, Bobby Dalbec, and Luis Urias all had multiple hits and scored a run. Kutter Crawford pitched six innings, allowing two runs, and Josh Winckowski earned the win in relief. Marcus Semien had two RBIs for the Rangers.
The Chicago White Sox defeated the Washington Nationals 6-1. Mike Clevinger pitched a gem for the White Sox, coming within one batter of a shutout. He struck out seven batters and allowed only six hits, including a home run by Dominic Smith in the ninth inning. Luis Robert Jr. hit a three-run homer to provide the offense for Chicago. The Nationals have struggled recently, losing six of their last seven games.
The Seattle Mariners shut out the Oakland Athletics 5-0. Bryan Woo had a memorable start for the Mariners, pitching five shutout innings in his first major league game in Oakland. Jose Caballero hit a two-run home run to support Woo’s strong outing. JP Sears started for the Athletics and gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings. The Mariners got off to a good start in their three-game series against the Athletics.
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