It's June 4, 2023 and we're delivering the latest episode of the MLB Scores & Stats ResultsCast! We cover all the games from yesterday, with scores first, and game details and stats afterwards. All brought to you by fun generative AI characters!
Today we have:
"10 Cent Beer Night"
00:11- Pauly B intro
02:37- Major League Baseball Scores for June 3
05:33 - Game-by-game details
45:47 - Pauly B closes out the day
47:35 - Generative AI disclaimer
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Pauly B Intro:
Hey there, fans, fresh off the diamond and into your ears, it's Pauly Bee, bringing you another round of The MLB Scores & Stats ResultsCast. We're all about delivering yesterday's games and highlights straight to you in the most zippy, zesty way we can manage. We've got a full count on the board, talking the June second match-ups, and whether you're a newbie to the game or an old hand, we've got something for you.
Welcome to Episode 27, friends! We're on a streak here at ResultsCast, but we want to keep the momentum going. We're trying to add a couple of new fans to our listener roster every day up to the all-star break. So if you know someone who loves the crack of the bat, the smack of the glove, or just needs something baseball to lull the kiddos to sleep at night, point them our way!
Just a quick refresher on how we roll here at ResultsCast. Our fantastic crew, which is entirely ay eye, consists of myself, your trusted guide, and my fantastic co-hosts, Pam from Oklahoma and Mike from Connecticut. They'll be bringing you the rundown on all the games in just a moment. The last voice you hear, our legal eagle, is also an ay eye but, no surprise here, he speaks directly from the script given by our producers. Rumor has it, he might be adding a bit of flavor to his delivery soon!
Before we dive into the scores, let's add a dash of history to your day. Here's your trivia of the day, folks: On this very day, June fourth, but back in the year of 1974, the Cleveland Guardians held the infamous "Ten Cent Beer Night". In what was possibly not their best decision, the team decided to sell beers for just ten cents each, and fans got a little bit too enthusiastic, leading to a full-blown riot. The game against the Texas Rangers was eventually forfeited in favor of the Rangers due to the disruption. Remember folks, we love the game, but let's keep it civil out there!
Alright, enough of the past, let's dive into the present. Pam from Oklahoma, are you ready to deliver those box scores from yesterday's action?
And don't forget, folks, we're on a mission here at ResultsCast to add a couple of new listeners each day until the all-star break. So, if you know someone who loves baseball, or even a kiddo who uses the sweet sound of baseball stats to drift off to sleep, give them a shout about us. We're here for your commutes, your chores, your relaxation time, and everything in between. So, let's do this - Pam, over to you!
Pam from Oklahoma, Scores for June 3, 2023:
Alright, folks, buckle up because we've got a slew of games to whip through. But first, remember, we stand out because we embrace your feedback. We even named our innovative concept, drumroll please, 'the feedback loop'! So, keep your thoughts coming via email, Spotify comments, or tweets at resultscast AI.
Now, onto yesterday's baseball antics! Let's kick things off in Boston, where the Red Sox clinched the first game of their doubleheader with the Rays eight to five, despite some shaky defense. In the evening encore, the Rays, now sitting second in AL East, retaliated four to two, with the Red Sox keeping a clean field.
Over in New York, the Blue Jays clipped the Mets two to one in a tight pitchers' duel. The clean-fielding Mets couldn't muster enough runs.
Meanwhile, the Yankees toppled my Dodgers six to three, as LA struggled to get their bats moving. But no need to worry, fellow Dodger fans, we're still tied for the top spot in the NL West!
In a true slugfest, the Brewers outlasted the Reds ten to eight. Cincinnati, despite making all their plays, couldn't hold off Milwaukee's onslaught.
Down south in D.C., the Phillies handled the Nationals four to two. On the West Coast, the Giants shut out the Orioles four to nothing, earning the Giants a spot at .500.
Now, let's quickly check on the Arizona desert where the Braves beat the Diamondbacks five to two. Up north, the Rockies triumphed over the Royals six to four despite Kansas City’s extra swings.
In Miami, the Marlins made a splash, trouncing the Athletics twelve to one. A stark reminder that baseball can be a cruel game, Oakland!
In Texas, the Astros blasted past the Angels nine to six. The Angels sure tried but couldn’t keep pace with the Astros.
In San Diego, the Padres blanked the Cubs six to nothing, with the Padres pitching staff looking particularly sharp.
The Pirates narrowly escaped the Cardinals four to three, with Pittsburgh shining in the field.
Up in Minnesota, the Guardians defeated the Twins four to two. Still, the Twins are holding onto that top spot in AL Central.
In a thrilling extra-inning showdown in Chicago, the White Sox edged out the Tigers two to one, getting a much-needed boost in their standings.
And finally, the Rangers rounded out our day, putting on a fireworks display and scoring sixteen runs against the Mariners. Seattle went down swinging, but couldn’t catch up to Texas' hot bats.
Alright, Mike! You're up. Let's dive into the details of these games and see what stories we can uncover.
Mike from Connecticut, Game Details:
Alright, thank you, Pam. Let's delve into yesterday's first game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox that took place under the lights at Fenway Park. Now, before the game, the Rays, riding the wave with 40 wins and 18 losses, faced off against the Red Sox, who were trying to fight back with 29 wins and 27 losses.
As the rain drizzled down and the Boston crowd huddled under their umbrellas, the Rays and the Red Sox gave us quite a show. It was a bit of a roller coaster ride, with each team swinging for the fences, but in the end, the Red Sox came out on top with a final score of eight to five. This brought the Sox a bit closer to a winning record, now sitting at 31 wins and 28 losses. Meanwhile, the Rays took a slight hit but are still comfortably cruising with 41 wins and 20 losses.
Boston's bats were ablaze, cranking out 12 hits compared to Tampa's 10. But both teams had their fielding hiccups, with Boston committing two errors and Tampa Bay one.
The Red Sox's starting pitcher, Garrett Whitlock, had a bit of a rocky outing. While he struck out five in 4.2 innings, he did allow four earned runs. However, Corey Kluber took over and chalked up the win, with Josh Winckowski and Chris Martin providing the holds, and Kenley Jansen shutting down the Rays to secure his 12th save of the season.
On the offensive side, there were standout performances from the Red Sox's hitters. Pablo Reyes, Alex Verdugo, Justin Turner, and Masataka Yoshida each knocked multiple hits. Turner drove in three runs, helping the Sox come out ahead.
Despite the loss, the Rays had Harold Ramirez, Wander Franco, and Yandy Díaz each with multiple hits. Ramirez and Díaz each knocked in two runs, but it just wasn't enough to overpower the Sox this time.
But we must acknowledge that even with the rain, there were a few players who, let's say, struck out more than they would've liked. Triston Casas of the Sox, as well as Taylor Walls, Randy Arozarena, Jose Siri, and Josh Lowe of the Rays, each had their struggles at the plate.
So, in a nutshell, the Red Sox turned things around in this game, showing resilience and fight. And I gotta tell ya, as a Mets fan, I can appreciate that kind of spirit. This battle at Fenway gives us a glimpse of the competition in the AL East. The final score, once again: Boston Red Sox 8, Tampa Bay Rays 5.
Alright, alright, alright! Let's get into the second game of this scheduled day-night doubleheader: the Tampa Bay Rays visited the Boston Red Sox at the iconic Fenway Park. It was a drizzly day in Boston, but that didn't stop these teams from putting on a good old-fashioned baseball game. Before this clash, Tampa Bay held a comfortable position atop the AL East with 40 wins and 18 losses, while Boston was trying to pick up the pace, sitting fifth with 29 wins and 27 losses.
The game was marked by a strong performance from Rays' starting pitcher, Tyler Glasnow. The towering right-hander put in over 5 innings of work, allowing just one earned run on 4 hits while striking out 6 Red Sox hitters. His Red Sox counterpart, Kutter Crawford, lasted 3 innings, giving up one run on two hits while striking out three.
Now, remember the name Francisco Mejía? You might know him as the Rays' catcher. This guy had a multi-hit day, going 2 for 4 at the dish. For the Sox, Raimel Tapia tried to stir things up on the base paths, nabbing a steal but also getting punched out twice. That's the definition of a mixed bag, folks.
Rays relievers Robert Stephenson and Jason Adam were vital in preserving the lead. Calvin Faucher earned the win for the Rays, and Adam notched his eighth save of the season. The Rays' defense wasn't the cleanest though, with two errors on the day, one of them committed by our multi-hit man Mejía. Still, they outlasted the Red Sox, who managed just two runs on five hits with no errors.
The result brought some changes in the standings, with the Rays reinforcing their dominance atop the AL East, moving to 41 wins and 19 losses. The Red Sox slipped further down the pecking order, with their record now standing at 30 wins and 28 losses.
So, there you have it, folks. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox, 4 to 2.
Now, meow, it's time to get ready for our next game. And no, we don't have any felines on the field, but we do have some Jays and Mets. Will the Blue Jays fly high, or will the Mets prove they're the kings of Queens? We'll find out soon enough, but for now, I'll toss the mic over to my co-host to cover this one. Pam, you're up meow!
Pam from Oklahoma:
Thanks, Mike! Meow let's dig into this Blue Jays and Mets matchup at Citi Field. Despite the clear skies and 17 mph winds, this was no walk in the park for either team.
Starting on the mound for the Blue Jays was José Berríos who spun a gem of a game, surrendering only 1 run on 4 hits across 6 innings of work. On the other side, Tylor Megill also held his ground for the Mets, giving up just 1 run on 5 hits over 5.1 innings. Both starters displayed good control and managed to keep the long ball in check, not allowing any home runs during their outings.
In the end, it was the Blue Jays' bullpen that clinched it. Nate Pearson picked up the win while Erik Swanson saved the day, marking his first save of the season.
The highlight of the game has to be the multiple-hit performances from both teams. George Springer, Alejandro Kirk, Bo Bichette, and Brandon Belt each added a pair of hits for the Jays. On the Mets' side, Brandon Nimmo matched their efforts with two hits of his own.
However, not everything went smoothly in the running game. Despite stealing a base, Daulton Varsho of the Blue Jays got caught stealing, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. also nabbed a base for the Jays, taking his perfect stealing streak into the game.
Now, moving onto some less glorious stats, both teams had their share of strikeout kings. Bo Bichette of the Jays and Brett Baty, Brandon Nimmo, and Francisco Lindor of the Mets each struck out multiple times.
And in the end, it was a tight, low-scoring game. Alejandro Kirk and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Blue Jays each knocked in a run, while Daniel Vogelbach answered back with an RBI for the Mets.
Final score: Toronto Blue Jays 2, New York Mets 1.
So, with this win, the Jays are now sitting in the 4th spot in the AL East with 33 wins and 27 losses, while the Mets find themselves in the 3rd position in the NL East, having won 30 and lost 30.
Now, moving on from the Big Apple, we're headed to the City of Angels for our next matchup. And oh boy, this one is going to be a treat! The New York Yankees will be squaring off against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Will the Bronx Bombers reign supreme, or will the Dodgers defend their home turf? Well, I guess we'll just have to wait and see!
So, moving on to the game in the City of Angels between the Yankees and the Dodgers. A beautiful evening at the Dodger Stadium with clear skies and mild temperature, set up a splendid backdrop for this classic cross-conference clash. Both teams, with 35 wins to their names, came into the game on an even footing.
The Yankees' right-hander Gerrit Cole, who has been in blistering form all season with a 7-win streak and an intimidating WHIP of just 1.13, took the mound. His counterpart, Michael Grove for the Dodgers, who was yet to taste victory this season, had his work cut out for him.
And it seems like Grove's winless streak continued as the Yankees had quite the blast at the plate. Jake Bauers put on a show, hitting two big flies for the Yankees, which were his fourth and fifth of the season. It was indeed a standout night for Bauers, as he also had multiple hits in the game and drove in four runs. Aaron Judge and Oswaldo Cabrera also joined the home run parade with a long ball each. That's a whole lot of round trippers, folks!
On the other side, it was a tough night for the Dodgers, especially for their batters. Notably, Will Smith and David Peralta left a total of five men stranded on base, missing opportunities to score. Despite a two-hit performance from Miguel Rojas, the Dodgers just couldn't seem to rally their offense.
For the Yankees, Gerrit Cole had an impressive night on the mound, allowing only one earned run over six innings. His performance was well-supported by Michael King and Clay Holmes, who secured the hold and the save respectively. Michael Grove, unfortunately, took the loss for the Dodgers.
The Dodgers had more hits, but fewer runs, highlighting the Yankees' efficiency at the plate. When the dust settled, the Yankees took the game 6 to 3 over the Dodgers, putting the Yankees ahead of the Dodgers in terms of the win tally for the season.
So the final score from the Dodger Stadium, folks: New York Yankees 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 3.
Now, next up we've got the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds going head to head. The Brewers took the game with a final score of 10 to 8, but I'll let my co-host delve into the details of that exciting match-up. Let's hope it's just as exciting as watching the Sooners pull off a last-minute victory. But for now, it's over to you, partner. Remember, it's not over 'til it's over!
Mike from Connecticut:
Thanks Pam, we had quite the fireworks display between the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds last night, the game unfolding like a jaw-dropping thrill ride. Before we delve into this high scoring encounter, the Brewers walked onto the diamond with 30 wins and 27 losses, while the Reds had 26 wins and 31 losses in their account.
The Brewers came out on top, putting up a ten-spot against the Reds' eight runs. It was a night for heavy hitters, and the bat control of both teams was on full display with each racking up 11 hits and keeping the slate clean with no errors. However, the power at the plate tilted in favor of the Brewers, led by the unlikely hero Blake Perkins who, in a throwback to Mike Piazza's days, smacked his first career home run and brought in a whopping five runs. That's right, Perkins delivered a moon shot and went deep for the first time in his career. And let's not forget William Contreras, he also went yahyah for his 7th homer of the season, adding another run to the Brewers' tally.
The Brewers' bullpen held up their end of the bargain, with Devin Williams securing his 10th save of the season, even though he had a few misses this season, being successful in just 10 out of his 15 save opportunities. Colin Rea bagged the win for the Brewers with a workmanlike performance on the mound, allowing three runs and six hits over 5 innings.
On the Reds' side, they had a few standouts as well. Jake Fraley knocked out his 6th big fly of the season and ended the game with an impressive 3 hits. On the other hand, Graham Ashcraft, the starting pitcher for the Reds, had a night to forget. He was lit up like a Christmas tree by the Brewers' offense, surrendering 10 runs and 9 hits in just 4 innings.
The Reds' baserunners were left stranded far too often. Matt McLain, Jonathan India, Tyler Stephenson, Nick Senzel, and Kevin Newman collectively left a staggering 20 runners on base. The Brewers weren't exempt from this problem, either - Andruw Monasterio, Owen Miller, William Contreras, and Brian Anderson left 10 runners high and dry.
After a high octane game that felt like a seesaw ride, the final score once again was the Milwaukee Brewers 10, Cincinnati Reds 8.
Now we'll be moving eastwards to the city of brotherly love, where the Philadelphia Phillies hosted the Washington Nationals. This was a lower-scoring game, with the Phillies taking it 4 to 2.
Both teams were looking to change the narrative of their seasons, but as we know, in baseball, there can only be one victor.
Matt Strahm was on the mound for the Phillies, while the Nationals put their trust in Mackenzie Gore. Strahm had a decent outing, pitched two shutout innings, and Gore wasn't too shabby himself, giving up three earned runs over six innings. Gore certainly fought hard, but he couldn't hold off the Phillies' offensive machine.
And speaking of offense, J.T. Realmuto had a standout performance at the plate. He went yahyah once in this game, his fourth of the season. Other than Realmuto, Bryce Harper and Josh Harrison also registered multiple hits for the Phillies, keeping the team's offense firing on all cylinders.
As for the Nationals, they struggled to get much going offensively. They struck out a lot, with Lane Thomas being a key offender. He was sent back to the dugout twice on strikes, increasing his season total to 62. Not the kind of numbers you want to see from your leadoff hitter.
On the flip side, we saw the Phillies bullpen really show up. Craig Kimbrel notched another save to his tally, despite it being a rocky season for him so far. As a Mets fan, I'll tell you, there's nothing like watching a former rival trying to recapture the magic. It's a bit like watching the reruns of the 1986 World Series... you just can't help but enjoy it!
The Phillies ended the game with a final score of 4 runs off of 10 hits with no errors, while the Nationals had 2 runs, 7 hits, and also no errors. All in all, it was a tight, well-fought game, but the Phillies came out on top, winning it 4 to 2.
After the dust had settled, the Phillies improved to 26 wins and 32 losses, still occupying the fourth spot in the NL East. The Nationals, on the other hand, slipped to 25 wins and 33 losses, sitting in the last place in the division. These two clubs are looking up at the rest of the NL East, but they'll continue to battle as we go deeper into the season.
And that's the wrap up for the Phillies-Nationals matchup with a final score of Philadelphia Phillies 4, Washington Nationals 2. Let's toss the ball over to Pam. The stage is all yours!
Pam from Oklahoma:
Thanks, Mike! It's always a joy to follow you up.
Before the game, the Baltimore Orioles were performing strongly in the AL East with 36 wins and 22 losses. On the other hand, the San Francisco Giants were sitting square at .500 with a record of 29 wins and 29 losses in the NL West.
The game turned into a pitching duel, with the Giants' Alex Cobb coming out on top. He threw a gem, tossing 7.2 scoreless innings with 5 hits and striking out 7. The Orioles' Kyle Bradish didn't fare as well, giving up 3 runs over 4 innings.
The Giants' offense supported their pitcher with a handful of solid performances. LaMonte Wade Jr. got on base four times with a pair of hits and a pair of walks. Wilmer Flores chipped in three hits and knocked in a pair of runs.
The Orioles, however, had a less than stellar night. Not only were they held scoreless, they also left multiple runners on base. Jorge Mateo and Adam Frazier each left two runners stranded.
On a brighter note for the Orioles, their defense only committed one error, but even that is one too many in a game like this.
As the game wrapped up, the San Francisco Giants shut out the Baltimore Orioles four to zero.
After this game, the Giants' record moves to an even thirty wins and twenty-nine losses, while the Orioles drop to thirty-six wins and twenty-three losses.
And there we have it folks! San Francisco Giants 4, Baltimore Orioles 0. Remember that Giants win against the Orioles, 4 to 0.
Now let's look forward to some more action! And speaking of action, there's been plenty happening over in Arizona, where the Atlanta Braves recently took on the Diamondbacks. Ah, the Atlanta Braves! That takes me back. There was a time when the Braves seemed to be in the postseason every single year. They even had a streak of division titles that lasted for over a decade.
The Atlanta Braves, with 33 wins and 24 losses, visited the Arizona Diamondbacks who were sitting pretty with 35 wins and 23 losses before the game. The teams clashed at the Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, under clear skies and moderate winds.
The starting pitchers for the game were Spencer Strider for the Braves and Ryne Nelson for the Diamondbacks. Strider, with a season WHIP of 1.0, dominated the mound, going 6.0 innings, giving up 2 earned runs and striking out seven. Nelson struggled, however, giving up 3 runs in just 4.2 innings.
Atlanta's offense was led by Ronald Acuña Jr., who blasted a moon shot, his twelfth of the season, among his two hits of the day. Marcell Ozuna, Sean Murphy, and Eddie Rosario also added multiple hits, keeping the Diamondbacks' defense on their toes. And Matt Olson? Well, he got on base twice without even swinging the bat, courtesy of two walks.
On the other side, Evan Longoria provided the lone bright spot for Arizona with a big fly of his own, his eighth of the season. Emmanuel Rivera chipped in with a pair of hits, but the D-Backs struggled to string together hits against the stingy Braves pitching.
Unfortunately for Arizona, their running game didn't fare much better. Pavin Smith was caught trying to swipe a bag, and their batters left quite a crowd on the base paths with Ketel Marte, Pavin Smith, and Evan Longoria each leaving multiple runners stranded.
At the end of it all, Atlanta emerged victorious, with Spencer Strider picking up the win, Raisel Iglesias securing his sixth save of the season, and Ryne Nelson taking the loss.
So, there you have it folks! The Atlanta Braves outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks, with a final score of Atlanta Braves 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 2. With the win, the Braves improved to 34 wins and 24 losses, while the Diamondbacks dropped to 35 wins and 24 losses.
Alright, you can take it from here, partner. And remember, the Rockies and Royals have got a date on the diamond next, so let's see who takes the crown in that royal rumble! Will the Rockies rock the Royals, or will the Royals reign supreme?
Mike from Connecticut:
Thanks for the handoff, Pam! I'm always ready to rock and roll. Speaking of which, the Rockies and the Royals did have a rockin' date on the diamond yesterday at Kauffman Stadium. Despite a light rain in Kansas City, our ballplayers made sure there was no shortage of action.
Let's jump right into it. It was a challenging start for both team's pitchers, with Colorado's Austin Gomber and Kansas City's Daniel Lynch both surrendering a handful of hits and runs early on. However, the Rockies' bullpen stepped up, with Matt Carasiti securing the win, and Justin Lawrence sealing the deal with his second save of the season.
There were notable performances on both sides, with Royals' Nick Pratto smashing a four-bagger and Rockies' Ezequiel Tovar and Ryan McMahon each snagging a pair of hits. Speaking of Tovar, he also nabbed himself a stolen base, going yard on the basepaths.
The Rockies did a commendable job at capitalizing on their opportunities, despite the Royals outhitting them 11 to 8. We saw Royals' Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr. stepping up their game, each landing multiple hits. Unfortunately, the Royals couldn't quite convert enough of those hits into runs, leading to their downfall.
The game wrapped up with the Colorado Rockies leading 6 to 4 over the Kansas City Royals. It was a tight match, but the Royals were plagued with errors - two of them, to be precise, from Bobby Witt Jr. and Drew Waters. This further dented their already bruised season, leaving them at the bottom of the AL Central with a record of 17 wins and 41 losses. Meanwhile, the Rockies improved their standing slightly to 26 wins and 34 losses.
And so, the royal rumble concluded with the Rockies reigning supreme over the Royals, folks. Colorado Rockies 6, Kansas City Royals 4.
Up next, we are taking you to the Sunshine State as the Oakland Athletics and the Miami Marlins meet at Marlins Park. So grab your shades and let's see if the Athletics can flex their muscles, or will the Marlins make a splash.
Folks, we just finished going through that nail-biter in the Bronx, and now let's head down the coast to Miami, Florida for the Athletics and Marlins game. A different story entirely was written there last night as the Marlins were on the warpath at LoanDepot Park.
Coming into the game, the Athletics were struggling with only 12 wins to their 48 losses. On the other hand, the Marlins, who were sitting with a more respectable 31 wins and 28 losses, were eager to boost their win column.
From the very start, it was clear the Marlins came to play, with Eury Perez taking to the mound. In 5 innings, he only gave up 4 hits and struck out 5 while keeping the A's to zero earned runs, truly a stellar performance from the young starter. His counterpart, Luis Medina of the Athletics, was not so fortunate. He was chased after just 2 innings, having allowed 6 runs on 6 hits.
The Marlins put on a show with their bats too, with Luis Arraez leading the way. The guy went 5 for 5 with 3 doubles, reminiscent of the mighty Keith Hernandez. Now, that's some solid hitting! Joey Wendle and Yuli Gurriel also had multiple hits for the Marlins, each adding fuel to the fire.
On the Athletics side, Shea Langeliers and Ryan Noda each managed to snag a couple of hits, but it was a relatively quiet day for their lineup.
It wasn't all roses for the Marlins, though. Joey Wendle had a rare blip with an error, his first of the season. But when you're putting up 12 runs, you can afford a little wiggle room on the defensive side.
The Marlins offensive fireworks culminated in a grand total of 12 runs on 14 hits. Meanwhile, the A's managed to squeeze out a single run on 8 hits, making the final score a lopsided 12 to 1 in favor of the Marlins.
The Marlins really swung the bat like Gary Carter in '86. What a show! They are now sitting at 32 wins and 28 losses, while the Athletics drop to a tough 12 wins and 49 losses.
Oakland Athletics 1, Miami Marlins 12 - that's how it ended, folks! An absolute day at the races for the Marlins, and they've got to be feeling good after that performance.
Now, don't go anywhere folks. We're heading out west next to Houston. Picture Mike Piazza's monster home run in the 10th inning of the 2000 World Series - that's how the bats were flying in this next game. The Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros put on a real slugfest that you won't want to miss. So stick around, we'll be right back after this short break.
Pam from Oklahoma:
And we're back! Thank you, Mike, for that energetic introduction. As promised, we're coming back to Minute Maid Park in Houston, where the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels put on a display of raw power and thrilling baseball reminiscent of Piazza's monumental homer. The light rain and humidity of 93 degrees couldn't dampen the spirit of the game.
So, let's break this down. Coming into this game, the Angels, sitting at 30 wins and 29 losses, were looking to tip the scale in their favor. However, the Astros, with a solid 34 wins and 23 losses record, had other plans.
The game's major highlights were undoubtedly the moon shots by Chas McCormick and Alex Bregman for the Astros, and Hunter Renfroe for the Angels. McCormick's big fly was his 5th this season, while Bregman's four-bagger was his 8th, and Renfroe's long ball his 11th.
While McCormick, Martín Maldonado, Jeremy Peña, Mauricio Dubón of the Astros, and Luis Rengifo and Shohei Ohtani of the Angels all enjoyed multiple hits in the game, it was Ohtani who stole the show with a stellar 4-hit performance, including a double and a triple, bringing in 2 runs for the Angels.
Astros' pitcher Cristian Javier claimed the win with a commendable performance, giving up only one run and six hits across six innings of work. Unfortunately, it was a tough night for Angels' Patrick Sandoval who was handed the loss after allowing six runs and eight hits over just 3.1 innings.
Despite spirited attempts, the Angels fell short in this match. Mike Trout, despite striking out twice, was able to add a run to the board for the Angels. However, the game concluded with a solid 9 to 6 victory for the Astros, with both teams tallying 12 hits, and thankfully, no errors from either side.
With this result, the Astros cemented their position in the AL West standings at 35 wins and 23 losses, right behind the Texas Rangers, while the Angels stand evenly poised with 30 wins and 30 losses.
Just to reiterate, the final score was the Houston Astros 9, Los Angeles Angels 6.
Well, folks, we're not done for the day. You won't want to miss our next showdown - a classic National League match-up with the Chicago Cubs taking on the San Diego Padres. Can the Cubs reverse their fortunes after a less than stellar season?
The Cubs were looking to up their game against the Padres who came in with 26 wins and 31 losses. A west coast night game under clear skies, the kind of setting you'd want for a high-intensity baseball game.
Yu Darvish started for the Padres, and boy, did he show us why he is one of the best in the business! In seven innings, he allowed no runs and only two hits while striking out nine. On the other side, Drew Smyly of the Cubs didn't fare as well, allowing three earned runs and seven hits in just over five innings.
But the story of the night was undoubtedly Fernando Tatis Jr. His bat lit up the park, going deep twice. That's right, two big flies from Tatis! He finished the night with 2 hits in 5 at-bats, contributing four RBIs. That's what I call a standout performance!
Meanwhile, players like Ha-seong Kim and Trent Grisham also had multiple hits, helping to keep the Padres' offense running smoothly. But it wasn't all smooth sailing. Xander Bogaerts, Brandon Dixon, and a few others found themselves on the wrong end of the strikeouts column.
The Cubs, unfortunately, couldn't find their footing in this one. Seiya Suzuki, Mike Tauchman, Edwin Ríos, and Tucker Barnhart all had multi-strikeout games. Not to mention, Mike Tauchman also picked up an error out in the field.
This game was a tough one for the Cubbies, folks. San Diego's offense was firing on all cylinders, and with Yu Darvish delivering a stellar pitching performance, the Cubs were kept off the scoreboard.
So that's how it went down, folks. The final score was San Diego Padres 6, Chicago Cubs 0. The Padres took this one with a solid display of offensive firepower and excellent pitching.
Oh, and quick update on the standings, post-game, the Cubs now sit fourth in the NL Central with a 25-and-32 record, while the Padres hold the fourth position in the NL West, now with a 27-and-31 record.
And now, it's time to hand the mic over to my co-host for the next game. Let's see if the Pirates managed to keep their parrot flying high or if the Cardinals took them under their wings!
Mike from Connecticut:
In the rainy confines of PNC Park, both teams pushed hard, with players stepping up to plate delivering their A-game.
The Cardinals, who were struggling at the start of the game with 25 wins and 34 losses, aimed to turn the tide against the Pirates, who were relatively comfortably perched at 30 wins and 27 losses. Jordan Montgomery for the Cardinals and Luis Ortiz for the Pirates were the starting pitchers, setting the tone for the match. Despite a decent outing from Montgomery, he couldn't prevent the Pirates from getting the upper hand.
The game saw some notable homers, reminding me of when Mike Piazza used to go deep for the Mets. Ke'Bryan Hayes for the Pirates went yard with his 4th four-bagger of the season. Not to be outdone, the Cardinals had their share of round-trippers, with Nolan Gorman launching his 14th dinger of the season and Willson Contreras hitting a long ball for the 6th time this season.
Despite the Cardinals' best efforts, a few critical errors - one from Nolan Arenado and another from Steven Matz - proved costly, and the Pirates managed to secure a victory by a margin of just one run. Even with a big fly from Gorman and Contreras, it wasn't enough to bring the Cards back into the game. The Pirates' bullpen held strong with David Bednar securing his 12th save of the season, while Dauri Moreta bagged the win.
With this game in the books, the Pirates improve their standing, continuing to give the Brewers a run for their money at the top of the NL Central. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they continue to dwell in the basement. The final score? The Pittsburgh Pirates bagged this one 4 to 3 over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Now, as we leave the excitement of PNC Park behind us, I feel like a sailor on the Connecticut River, charting course for new waters. Let's turn our eyes to the Midwest, where we'll be taking a close look at a battle between the Cleveland Guardians and the Minnesota Twins. Hold onto your hats, folks, because if this game is anything like the last, we're in for another thrilling ride!
Entering the game, the Guardians were looking to move up from their third spot in the AL Central, sitting at 25 wins and 32 losses. Meanwhile, the Twins hoped to consolidate their first-place position with a record of 31 wins and 27 losses.
Pitching for the Guardians, we had Logan Allen who turned in a fine performance over six innings. He gave up two earned runs off seven hits, fanning four Twins in the process. His pitching prowess was especially impressive considering the Twins were coming in hot at their home turf. And his season stats continue to impress as well, with a WHIP of 1.34 and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.62.
On the other hand, we had Sonny Gray for the Twins. He lasted a solid 6.2 innings, allowing three earned runs off 10 hits. And let's not forget the hard work of the Guardians' bullpen with Enyel De Los Santos and James Karinchak holding the line, and Emmanuel Clase saving the day, securing his 18th save of the season.
On the offensive side of things, we saw a couple of big flies off the bats of Will Brennan and Steven Kwan for the Guardians. Brennan racked up his third homer of the season and Kwan followed with his second, each bringing in some crucial runs. Meanwhile, Jorge Polanco of the Twins went yahyah with his fifth long ball of the season.
But, let's not forget about the smaller moments that often go unnoticed. Andrés Giménez, Steven Kwan, Gabriel Arias, and Myles Straw each had multiple hits for the Guardians. On the Twins' side, Kyle Farmer and Donovan Solano kept the line moving with two hits apiece.
However, there were some notable shortcomings. Mike Zunino of the Guardians struck out thrice, adding to his growing tally of 53 for the season. On the Twins' side, Kyle Garlick also had a couple of strikeouts. And boy, they left a ton of runners stranded! Will Brennan and Gabriel Arias of the Guardians each left five men on base, and several others were not far behind.
But at the end of the day, it was the Guardians who took this one with a final score of Cleveland Guardians 4, Minnesota Twins 2. With this win, the Guardians inch a little closer to the Twins in the AL Central standings.
Now, my friend Pam is waiting in the wings, ready to take you through the duel between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox. Now, Pam, I've been keeping an eye on that game, and I think it's safe to say that it's more nail-biting than my last attempt at a meatloaf recipe. Over to you!
Pam from Oklahoma:
Thanks, Mike! That meatloaf recipe has got to be something else.
Well, folks, we had an intense match yesterday at the Guaranteed Rate Field. It was a duel between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox. Before the game, the Tigers were sitting in the second spot of the AL Central with 26 wins and 29 losses, while the White Sox held the fourth position with 24 wins and 35 losses.
In a game where a light drizzle was the only thing raining, both teams showcased some top-notch pitching. Tigers' Michael Lorenzen clocked in 7.0 innings, conceding only one run with 2 hits allowed, and striking out 6. The Sox's Dylan Cease wasn't too far behind with 5.1 innings, one run conceded, 2 hits allowed and striking out 6 as well.
This game had quite a lot of whiffs. Luis Robert Jr., Eloy Jiménez from the White Sox and Spencer Torkelson, Jonathan Schoop, and Javier Báez from the Tigers had their fair share of strikeouts. It was a tense match, indeed, with the hitters from both teams struggling to find their rhythm.
Our standout hitter of the game was Andrew Benintendi from the White Sox. He found his groove and managed to get multiple hits in the game, with two total bases and 2 hits in 4 at-bats. No doubt Benintendi was purring around those bases like my cat Whiskers when he's chasing a laser pointer.
In the end, it was the White Sox who squeaked past the Tigers with Reynaldo López taking the win and José Cisnero on the losing end.
So, the final score for those keeping notes: Chicago White Sox 2, Detroit Tigers 1.
The post-game standings show the Tigers still at the second spot in the AL Central with 26 wins and 30 losses, and the White Sox holding on to the fourth position with 25 wins and 35 losses. It's clear as a sunny day in Oklahoma City, there's a lot more baseball to be played and anything can happen.
Now, hold onto your seats folks, as we turn our attention to a high-scoring showdown that happened at Globe Life Field, the duel between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. Buckle up because it was quite a roller-coaster ride, just like the one at Frontier City back in Oklahoma!
Alright, listeners, get ready to ride this one home! In our last game today, the Texas Rangers hosted the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Field. I'm telling you, it was a wild ride, with the Rangers coming out on top, sixteen to six.
The Rangers made sure their bats weren't collecting any dust tonight, cranking out nineteen hits in total. There was a parade of homers from the Rangers, with Leody Taveras, Mitch Garver, Nate Lowe, and Marcus Semien all taking a trip around the bases. Semien particularly shone with a double, a home run, and a total of four hits for the night. And Taveras, Lowe, and Semien each sent three RBI's home.
On the Mariners side, Teoscar Hernandez, Jose Caballero, and Ty France brought their best bats, each recording multiple hits for the game. Hernandez also delivered two RBIs, lending a helping hand to the Mariners' efforts.
On the pitching front, Bryan Woo of the Mariners had a tough day at the office, conceding six earned runs in two innings, while Andrew Heaney of the Rangers managed to navigate through three innings despite allowing three earned runs. However, it was Josh Sborz of the Rangers who earned the victory.
This concludes our game summary, with the final score: Texas Rangers 16, Seattle Mariners 6. It's always a great day when the box score has more fireworks than a Fourth of July celebration! This victory boosts the Rangers to 37 wins and 20 losses, while the Mariners' ship rocks a little with 29 wins and 29 losses.
It's been a blast sharing the field with you today, listeners. But now, I've got to pass the baton over to our illustrious co-host, Pauly B. Hey Pauly, any new adventures on your radar? Come across any thrilling stories lately? Maybe you've discovered some hidden gem in the baseball world?
Also, before I forget, my cat Whiskers wanted me to remind everyone - stay curious, and never stop exploring the great game of baseball. Until next time, folks, this is Pam from Oklahoma signing off. Over to you, Pauly B!
Pauly B Outro:
Well, thanks for that incredible handoff, Pam. You know, there's always something captivating happening in the world of baseball. Could be a rookie lighting up the minor leagues, a hidden statistic that sheds new light on a player's performance, or perhaps a fascinating piece of baseball history that's slipped under the radar. It's an ever-unfolding narrative, and that's why we love it so much. And hey, a big shout-out to Whiskers! Let's all stay as engaged as that curious feline.
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So as I round third and head for home, let's take Pam's advice: let's keep our spirit of discovery alive, constantly seeking out the rich stories and stats that make baseball the amazing sport it is. This is Pauly B, thanking each and every one of you for tuning in to The MLB Scores & Stats ResultsCast. Until next time, stay safe and keep the love of the game burning. Good night, folks!
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