MLB Tuesday scores, highlights, live team updates, news: Paxton throws no-hitter
Also, the Red Sox and Yankees squared off, the Rockies are streaking and much more
The Tuesday schedule brings a full slate of 15 MLB games, including rivalry renewals in AL East and NL West. Here's everything you need to know about Tuesday's MLB action.
- Twins 7, Cardinals 1 (box score)
- Royals 15, Orioles 7 (box score)
- Yankees 3, Red Sox 2 (box score)
- Phillies 4, Giants 2 (box score)
- Mariners 5, Blue Jays 0 (box score)
- Reds 7, Mets 2 (box score)
- Braves 1, Rays 0 (box score)
- Brewers 3, Indians 2 (box score)
- Cubs 4, Marlins 3 (box score)
- Tigers 7, Rangers 4 (box score)
- Pirates 10, White Sox 6 (box score)
- Rockies 4, Angels 2 (box score)
- Astros 4, Athletics 2 (box score)
- Diamondbacks 8, Dodgers 5 (box score)
- Nationals 4, Padres 0 (box score)
Paxton throws sixth Mariners no-hitter
The big story of the night was lefty James Paxton throwing a no-hitter. It happened in Canada, making this the first time in history a Canadian-born pitcher threw a no-hitter in Canada. Paxton needed just 99 pitches and still hit 100 mph in the ninth inning. .
Stanton powers Yankees over Red Sox
The marquee matcheup of the night was obviously the Yankees hosting the Red Sox. They sat 1-2 among all teams for the best record in baseball and after the Yankees won, they are tied for the best at 25-10.
Yankees starter Luis Severino struck out 11 against zero walks, but left with the game tied 2-2. The big story offensively was Giancarlo Stanton accounting for most of the Yankees' offense, hitting two home runs.
And the second:
That'll play in the Bronx.
The Yankees are the hottest team in baseball by a mile, having now won a ridiculous 16 of their last 17.
As for this series, the Yankees draw first blood, but there are two games left in the series.
Rockies, Gray streaking
The Rockies have now won six in a row after a three-game losing streak and are undefeated in May. The opponents in the winning streak have been the Cubs, Mets and Angels, too. Not too shabby.
Tuesday, the Rockies got seven shutout innings from Jon Gray in Coors Field against a very capable Angels offense. He struck out eight while only walking one and giving up four hits. That's pretty damn impressive, and he's locked in right now.
The former No. 3 overall draft pick (one pick after Kris Bryant) is now 3-0 with a 0.45 ERA, 0.60 WHIP and 25 strikeouts against three walks in his last three starts (20 innings pitched). He's always had the stuff, but consistency, injury issues and Coors Field have gotten in the way of a true breakout season. Perhaps at age 26, it's coming now.
Hellickson deals, Nationals still rolling
The win for the Nationals Tuesday night in San Diego was their ninth in their last 10 games. That's not as hot as the Yankees, but probably qualifies for the hottest team in the NL. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was a big deal in this one. He had a perfect game through six innings while also clubbing a double on offense. He would give up two hits in the sixth before departing the game with 6 2/3 scoreless innings under his belt. He struck out eight without walking anyone and he now has a 2.28 ERA with a 0.87 WHIP this season.
Nola continues stellar season
Phillies starter Aaron Nola appears to truly be in his breakout season. He was good last year, but this year he's been on a different level. Tuesday, he struck out a career high 12 hitters without issuing a walk in seven innings of work. He now has a 2.05 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and is 5-1. His first All-Star Game looks to be coming.
Descalso's big blow buries Dodgers
The Diamondbacks actually took a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but Enrique Hernandez homered, handing Brad Boxberger his first blown save of the season. Both teams would threaten without scoring in the next few innings, but it was a two-out, two-strike Daniel Descalso three-run home run in the 12th inning that was the difference here.
The Diamondbacks are an NL-best 24-11, which includes an 8-3 record against the five-time defending NL West champion Dodgers. The Dodgers fall to 15-20 and have lost three straight.
The mother of A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty . Tuesday, he returned to work and got a nice ovation from the crowd on hand and the opposing Houston Astros.
He would keep himself composed enough to single, too. Good for him.
Suter to the rescue for Brewers
Brewers starter Wade Miley had to leave the game Tuesday in the first inning due to a strained oblique muscle, so Brent Suter was forced into what looked like a very tough -- if not impossible -- situation against Indians ace Corey Kluber.
No matter, Suter would come away with the victory. He got through 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out five. He did it all, too.
Check out this defensive play:
Oh, and he hit a home run off Corey Kluber. It wasn't cheap, either.
Have a night, Mr. Suter.
Newcomb deals, gets Braves back on track
After being swept over the weekend by the Giants at home, the Braves needed a good start from youngster Sean Newcomb, and he was up to the task. He struck out six in six scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 2.88 in the process. The bullpen helped complete the combined shutout in a 1-0 win.
The only run? A Ronald Acuna shot:
The rookie phenom is hitting .320/.358/.600.
Also, maybe the Braves just needed to get back on the road? How's this for an oddity: They have won eight of their last nine games on the road, but lost their only three home games wedged in that streak.
Signs of life from the Twins
After a 9-16 start that included an eight-game losing streak, the Twins appear to be back on track. They won in St. Louis on Tuesday, sweeping the short two-game series. That runs the Twins' winning streak to five games as they've won six of their last seven, pulling to 15-17.
The win Tuesday was again well-pitched, as the Twins escape St. Louis having allowed just one run on six hits in two games.
Also, Eduardo Escobar picked up two hits, including another home run. He's hitting .313/.367/.626 with seven homers and 20 RBI this season, fitting nicely as a middle-of-the-order hitter for the Twins.
Dickerson continues torrid start
The Pirates pounded out 16 hits in their 10-6 win over the White Sox, and Corey Dickerson had four of those hits. That tied a career high for Dickerson, as he's actually had nine other four-hit games in his career.
The big night was really just a continuation of what we've seen from Dickerson this season for the Pirates -- who got him basically for nothing from the Rays in the offseason. He's now hitting .333/.371/.550 with 11 doubles, five homers and 26 RBI this season.
Vargas is cooked
The Mets grabbed long-time veteran lefty Jason Vargas for some rotation depth this past offseason, and it couldn't possibly be going any worse right now. In three starts now, he's been pounded.
Tuesday night was actually an improvement. He "only" gave up four runs on six hits in four innings, walking two and striking out just one. That means his ERA and WHIP dropped from 16.20 and 3.00 to 13.86 and 2.68, respectively. He took the loss here, moving him to 0-3 in three starts.
Vargas is 35 years old and was an All-Star for the first time in his career last season, however, his ERA in the second half skyrocketed to a 6.38 mark in 15 starts. He appears to have hit his age-related wall. The Mets need a replacement in the rotation ASAP if they'd like to continue to contend.
The Mets, meantime, have dropped to 18-16 after that 11-1 start.
Orioles, Bundy embarrassed
Dylan Bundy allowed seven earned runs (including four home runs) without even recording an out in the first inning. The Royals would get 10 runs in the first before the dust settled. .
Edwards racking up strikeouts
There are some relievers such as Josh Hader and Adam Ottavino putting up some pretty filthy numbers this season. Don't overlook Cubs setup man Carl Edwards Jr., though. He threw one inning in the Cubs' win Tuesday night, striking out all three of his outs. That gives him 30 strikeouts in 17 innings (15.88 K/9) this season along with his 0.53 ERA. Pitches like this help:
- Blue Jays closer RHP Roberto Osuna was on Tuesday. He has been placed on administrative leave under MLB's domestic violence policy.
- The Mets have traded Matt Harvey to the Reds for catcher Devin Mesoraco ( ).
- The Cubs are Manny Machado later this summer. Machado is an impending free agent and the O's have the AL's worst record, so it stands to reason they'll listen to trade offers at some point. Orioles 3B
- The Cubs have placed right fielder Jason Heyward on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
- Cardinals RHP Adam Wainwright is expected to be activated off the 10-day DL to start Saturday, reports MLB.com. Wainwright has been sidelined with elbow inflammation since last month.
- There is "momentum" for Twins OF Byron Buxton to return without a minor league rehab assignment, manager Paul Molitor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Buxton suffered a hairline fracture after fouling a pitch into his toe.
- The Braves called up LHP Luiz Gohara to pitch out of the bullpen, the team announced. MLB.com ranks Gohara as the 47th best prospect in baseball. RHP Luke Jackson was sent down in a corresponding move.
- Top Blue Jays pitching prospect RHP Nate Pearson suffered a fractured forearm after being hit by a comebacker Monday night, reports Sportsnet. He'll be reevaluated in 4-6 weeks.
- The Dodgers activated LHP Rich Hill off the 10-day DL, the team announced. He'd been out since mid April with a cracked fingernail and subsequent infection. RHP Brock Stewart was sent to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
- The Red Sox activated UTIL Brock Holt off the 10-day DL and sent IF Tzu-Wei Lin to Triple-A, the team announced. Holt had been out with a hamstring injury.
- Mets 3B Todd Frazier is not in Tuesday's lineup. He's dealing with a hamstring issue, according to MLB.com, one that has sent the third baseman to the disabled list.
- Indians starter Danny Salazar has been temporarily shut down with shoulder tendinitis, per Associated Press.
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