Dodgers Win 4th Straight on Jackie Robinson Night

Apr 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers line up for the national anthem to commemorate Jackie Robinson Day before the game against the Seattle Mariners at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers line up for the national anthem to commemorate Jackie Robinson Day before the game against the Seattle Mariners at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Nationals didn’t waste any time scoring against the Red Sox, with 2 runs in the 1st and another 6 runs in the 3rd on their way to a 10-5 win over Boston.  The Angels were flying high in Texas as they scored 6 runs in the 2nd inning on their way to a 10-2 win over the Rangers, behind solid pitching from Hector Santiago and the bats of 4 Angels with 2 RBI’s each.  There was great pitching from both starters in Pittsburgh as Tiger’s starter Alfredo Simon came up on top, allowing only 2 hits through a career high 8 shutout innings in their 1-0 win over the Pirates. Rajai Davis hit a line drive solo shot to give the Tigers their winning run in the 6th inning.

Heading into the 6th inning in Baltimore, the Yankees were up 3-2 before pinch hitter Delmon Young hit a RBI single which led to a 5 run 6th inning to propel the Orioles to a 7-5 win over the Yankees despite a home run from A-Rod. Travis Wood had a solid outing for the Cubs leading to a 5-0 shutout win over the Reds. The Rockies beat the Giants 4-2 for the sweep of the series after a Nolan Arenado 3 run homer in the 1st inning. In San Diego, the Padres and Diamondbacks were tied 2-2 with 2 outs left in the bottom of the 8th, when Justin Upton stepped to the plate and belted a home run to lead the Padres to a 3-2 win. Upton had 3 hits in the Padres win over Arizona.

The Dodgers won their 4th straight game 5-2 against the Mariners on Jackie Robinson Night, despite Nelson Cruz extending his home run streak to 5 games in a row for Seattle. The Mets also won their 4th straight game, behind the bats of Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud who each hit home runs, and solid pitching from Jon Niese, leading to a 6-1 win over the Phillies. Toronto ended the Rays 4 game win streak last night as their offense was in full swing, with 13 hits including home runs from Devon Travis, Jose Bautista, and Dalton Pompey. Outfielder Kevin Pillar climbed the fence and made an incredible catch to rob a home run. The Twins served the unbeaten Royals their first loss of the season in a close 3-1 win, behind the bat of Oswaldo Arcia who hit a tie breaking 2 run home run in the 4th.  In St. Louis, Lance Lynn and the Cardinals gave the fans their first home win of the season in a 4-2 victory over the Brewers. Matt Holiday and Yadier Molina led the offense for the Cardinals.

All in all, it was a great day of baseball as several teams extended win streaks, and some other teams got their first wins.

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