MLB scores, schedule: Greinke records 2,500th strikeout; Frazier slugs a pair of home runs

It's a Tuesday night. That means a lot of baseball. Even with the Royals and Cardinals being postponed, there were 14 night games. 

That included Juan Soto cranking a massive homer, the Phillies and Cubs continuing their series, the Yankees taking advantage (again) of the Orioles pitching staff, and more.

Keep it here for all the latest news, notes, and scores from the night that was in Major League Baseball.

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Baseball schedule/scores for Tuesday, May 21


Frazier comes up big for the Yankees

Clint Frazier entered the night with six home runs and a 98 OPS+ on the season. Both those figures are going up after a big-time performance against the Orioles on Tuesday.

Frazier slugged a pair of home runs, driving in five runs and leading the way as part of a Yankees victory:

Frazier's seasonal line increased from .259/.293/.463 to .268/.300/.518. That'll play.

Add in Tampa Bay's loss against the Dodgers, and the Yankees now have a two-game lead in the AL East to go with their three-game winning streak.

Greinke notches 2,500th strikeout

Zack Greinke became the 37th pitcher in baseball history to record 2,500 or more strikeouts on Tuesday night against the Padres. Here's a look at the historic punchout:

Greinke is the third pitcher this season to eclipse the 2,500 strikeout mark, joining Felix Hernandez and Max Scherzer. CC Sabathia, meanwhile, topped 3,000. 

Hampered Baez walks it off for Cubs

Javier Baez didn't start Tuesday's game due to a sore heel. But in the end, he walked it off for the Cubs against the Phillies.

Baez, pinch-hitting in the ninth, delivered an opposite-field single on the first pitch he saw:

Baez entered the night hitting .319/.359/.595. His combination of barrel awareness, strength, and speed make him one of the most dangerous hitters in baseball. The Phillies found that out the hard way.

The Cubs are now four losses up on the second-place Brewers -- albeit in four fewer games.

Stat of the day: Orioles make bad history

Frazier's home runs helped the Orioles make a bad kind of history, as they yielded their 100th home run in their 48th game. There's no real significance to it other than the big, round number aspect -- but the previous "record" was held by the 2000 Royals, at 57 games:

Expect Baltimore's pitching staff to threaten some other modern records. They entered Tuesday having allowed 10 more homers than anyone else. 

Highlight of the day: Soto deposits one

Zack Wheeler made the mistake of throwing a bad pitch to Juan Soto. Soto did not make a mistake on his swing, and instead delivered the baseball 410 feet deep into right field:

Soto hasn't quite lived up to his hot rookie season, but he entered the night with six home runs and a 108 OPS+. Not bad for someone who can't legally drink yet.


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R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and... Full Bio

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