Mark Buehrle Wins 200th Career Game

11078974_1642567379296427_1713593681_nFriday was an action packed day in the MLB with several teams improving on their win count while some others picked up their first wins of the season.

Toronto got the bats going early against the Orioles scoring 4 runs in the 1st inning leading to Mark Buehrle’s 200th victory in the Blue Jays 12-5 win in Baltimore. Another pitcher that found success is Houston’s Collin McHugh who won his 8th straight start as the Astros defeated the Rangers 5-1. The Minnesota Twins got their first win of the season against the White Sox Friday in a 6-0 shutout, behind the arm of Tommy Milone. Pittsburgh pitcher Jeff Locke led the Pirates to their first win of the season Friday as the Pirates defeated the Brewers 6-2. It was a battle of great pitching Friday night in San Diego with the Padres coming out on top behind a RBI double from Wil Myers in the 8th leading to a 1-0 win for San Diego over the Giants.  The Oakland A’s shut the Mariners out in a huge 12-0 win where Mark Canha hit his first big league home run.

Rivals Boston Red Sox and Yankees couldn’t get enough of each other Friday night, playing 19 innings in a close 6-5 win for Boston. This is the longest game at the new Yankee Stadium so far.  The Tigers got the bats going Friday night with 18 hits leading them to an 8-4 win over the Indians, giving them their 4th straight win. The Cincinnati Reds also won their 4th straight game 5-4 over the Cardinals behind Joey Votto’s 2 home runs and Billy Hamilton’s great base running- tying the record for most steals to start a season. The Rockies also improved to 4-0 after defeating the Cubs 5-1 behind the bat of Troy Tulowitzki. The Royals also won their 4th straight game Friday, defeating the Angels 4-2.

The Diamondbacks pulled of the win against the Dodgers 4-3 with a walk off single from Ender Inciarte. The Tampa Bay Rays almost had a big comeback win, but Christian Yelich plated the game winning run in the bottom of the 10th to secure the 10-9 victory for the Marlins. After a lead-off home run from Michael Taylor of the Nationals, the Phillies held the Nationals’ runners in check while having a big 4 run 7th inning leading to a 4-1 win.

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