Rockies Pound Brewers Again
– Homers by Nolan Arenado, David Dahl and Raimel Tapia powered the Rockies past the Brewers, 11-6. Arenado had three hits, including his ninth home run this season. Dahl finished a triple short of the cycle for the Rockies, who outscored the Brewers 22-10 in the final two games of the series.
Strasburg and Nats Cool Off Cardinals
– Steven Strasburg cooled off the St. Louis Cardinals while becoming the fastest pitcher to 1,500 strikeouts. Strasburg fanned nine while allowing a run and six hits over 6 2/3 innings to pitch the Washington Nationals past the Redbirds, 2-1. Washington’s runs came in the fourth inning on an error and a double-play grounder. Sean Doolittle struck out pinch hitter Paul Goldschmidt with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning and finished the game for his fourth save, ending the Cardinals’ five-game winning streak.
Another White Sox Walk Off
– The White Sox notched their second straight walk-off win as Nicky Delmonico hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give them a 6-4 victory over the Red Sox. James McCann homered and had two hits in Chicago’s fifth win in six games. Andrew Benintendi homered and Rafael Devers drove in two runs as Boston had its three-game winning streak snapped.
Twins Stay Hot
– Jose Berrios won his fourth straight start by limiting the Astros to a pair of runs and seven hits over seven innings of the Twins’ 8-2 victory. Jason Castro homered off former battery mate Brad Peacock and drove in four runs to help the AL Central leaders improve to a league-best 19-10. The game was tied 1-1 until Minnesota scored six times in the fourth to chase Peacock.