Bless You Boys: Indians 4, Tigers 2: Detroit offense absent again in yet another loss
The Detroit Tigers didn't collect their first hit until the fifth inning, and the offense didn't show much more life after that as the Tigers dropped their third game in a row, this one a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Indians on Saturday evening at Comerica Park.
The game started well enough for the Tigers. Lefthander Gregory Soto, recently recalled from Triple-A Toledo, was effectively wild. He walked four batters in four innings, but also avoided the nightmare innings that have plagued him the second time through the order. He was able to dance out of trouble time and again, eventually recording four scoreless innings.
Denver Post: Saturday's Rockies vs. Padres game at Coors Field delayed
The start of Saturday's Rockies vs. Padres game at Coors Field has been delayed due to incoming weather.
First pitch, originally scheduled for 6:10 p.m., is still to be announced. Colorado is looking to bounce back against San Diego following a disastrous extra-inning loss on Friday in the Rockies blew a six-run lead in the ninth inning.
The delay was announced at 5:51 p.m., with LoDo still sunny and clear but dark clouds looming on the horizon.
This story will be updated.
Let's Go Tribe: Shane Bieber's 12 strikeouts lead Indians over Tigers
I would love to point to Shane Bieber's dominant outing tonight as his best of the season, but nothing can top what he did to the Orioles last month. Taking strength of opponent into account, this might not have even been his second best outing of 2019. He's had too many good outings this season in general; it's a rough life. Truly.
Instead, let's just call this start that resulted in a 4-2 victory a very, very, very, very good one.
Bieber's slider was absolutely filthy tonight, and combined with pinpoint control of his four-seam fastball, he was able to make the Tigers lineup look even worse than they really are.
Over the Monster: Red Sox 7, Orioles 2: Make it four in a row
The Red Sox were coming off a blowout victory on Friday in which they scored a whopping 13 runs and ran away with the win in the series opener in Baltimore. They were looking for a similar performance on Saturday, but for much of the game it looked like the familiar story where they failed to back up Chris Sale with run support. They eventually did get on the board in the sixth and J.D. Martinez added some insurance with a home run, and the Red Sox have now won four in a row.
Boston.com: Chris Sale fans 10 to help resurgent Red Sox beat Orioles 7-2
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chris Sale struck out 10 over six sharp innings, J.D. Martinez homered in a third straight game and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on Saturday.
Sale (3-7) gave up two runs, six hits and a walk. Both runs came in the sixth, after the left-hander extended his streak of innings without allowing an earned run to 22.
Happy #SaleDay, folks!
P.S. Sale has a 1.70 ERA against Baltimore since the start of 2015. pic.twitter.com/Lw5hZXNG0K
-- Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) June 15, 2019
Sale ended his outing by blowing a third strike past Keon Broxton with runners on the corners and Boston nursing a 3-2 lead.
Baltimore Sun: Dylan Bundy solid again, but Red Sox ace Chris Sale is too much for Orioles in 7-2 Boston win
It probably didn't matter how well Dylan Bundy pitched Saturday. When Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is on his game, anyone starting against him has to be better than good.
Bundy was very good for five innings. He allowed just four hits and equaled his season high with eight strikeouts. But the Red Sox reeled off four straight hits to open the sixth and knocked him out of the game on the way to a 7-2 victory over the Orioles before an announced crowd of 30,050 at Camden Yards.
Braves Journal: Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 8
It was a week of firsts in the sports world. The St Louis Blues won their first chance for their player's kids to Pee In The Most Sacred Trophy In Sports this summer. The Toronto Raptors stuck enough pins into their Warriors voodoo dolls to take The Least Sacred Trophy In Sports back to Canada for the first time, where 93% of Canadians will wonder why the Raptor's kids don't get to pee in it. And, most importantly, the Braves and the Phillies matched up for the first of 16 games that will most likely decide who will win the NL East this year.
DRaysBay: Rays 3, Angels 5: Dog days of June
On bark at the park day, the Rays refused to roll over and play dead. They battled back from an four run deficit, before coming up on the losing side of a 5-3 dogfight. It was Charlie Morton's first loss in four dog years.
With the club sporting Devil Ray throwbacks, Morton was bedeviled by Angels not named Trout and Ohtani. The big two were 0 for 6 with 3 strikeouts against Morton. The rest of the lineup were like yippy little Yorkshire terriers, pestering the Rays righty throughout his six innings of work, scoring four times on five hits.
The Seattle Times: Mariners Game Day: Wade LeBlanc looks to deliver Seattle's second straight win in Oakland
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Clayton Richard has looked horrible to start his year and I'm not sure if ballpark has something to do with it. Going from San Diego to Toronto is a pretty extreme change but Richard has always been a soft contact high ground ball pitcher. I don't think this Astros lineup is as good as their reputiion right now and I like this to go under. Vladdy JR took a ball off his hand is not in the line up and this blue jay line up isn't that great either. I think this goes under because Framber is starting to find his zone as well. I like the under in todays game
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