Cubs End Pirates Win Streak

HammelMonday was another great day in the MLB with some solid pitching contributions across the league.

Jason Marquis threw 8 solid innings to go along with some timely hitting from Cincinnati’s batters in a 9-6 Reds win over the Brewers. The Royals defeated the Indians 6-2 behind the bat of Mike Moustakas who had 4 hits, 2 runs, and an RBI.  Jason Vargas also contributed a solid outing on the mound for the Royals. The Yankees ended the Rays 5 game win streak, defeating Tampa Bay 4-1 behind the bats of Brian McCann and Stephen Drew.  The Marlins also had their win streak ended by the Mets as New York defeated Miami 3-1 following a 3 run 9th inning thanks to a home run from Daniel Murphy.   The Braves beat the Nationals 8-4 behind solid pitching from Eric Stults and solid offense from Kelly Johnson (1 Hr, 3 RBI’s) and AJ Pierzynski (2 RBI’s).  The Cubs shutout the Pirates, with Jason Hammel throwing 8 shutout innings and solid batting from Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant who knocked in 2 runs each, ending the Pirates 5 game win streak in their 4-0 win.

The Tigers came alive early, scoring 4 runs in the 1st and another in the 2nd, leading them to a 5-4 win over the Twins.  The Mariners defeated the Rangers 3-1 behind solid pitching from Taijuan Walker.  The Phillies beat the Cardinals 4-1 behind solid pitching from Cole Hamels and the bat of Carlos Ruiz who went 4/4 with 2 runs scored. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 5-4 behind the bats of Justin Morneau (3 run hr), Corey Dickerson, and Nolan Arenado with 1 RBI each. The Astros were in full swing against the Padres, defeating them 9-4 behind the bats of Colby Rasmus, Jason Castro, and Jed Lowrie who all homered in the win. The Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays 6-5 behind the bats of Pablo Sandoval who homered and had 3 RBI’s, and Mookie Betts who plated the game winning run with one out in the bottom of the 9th.  The Dodgers beat the Giants 8-3 behind rookie Joc Pederson who had an RBI double, a solo homerun, and great defense.


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