The Brew Crew hung tough, but couldn’t quite pull out their first victory of the TBL Season.
With the score tied at 5 in the 7th inning, Jimmy Rollins tripled and scored the deciding run as the Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted Milwaukee 7-5. Rollins went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI’s for the Dodgers, who improved their record to 3-0 after the first series. Kenley Jansen worked the 9th for his 2nd save. Brewers’ left fielder Khris Davis smacked 2 home runs and drove in 4 in the loss.
The Chicago Cubs also remained undefeated, completing the sweep of Minnesota by way of a 3-2 road victory. All of the Cubs’ runs were scored in the 6th inning, capped off by Anthony Rizzo’s 2-run home run to put them ahead 3-1. The Twins got one back on an Eduardo Escobar single, scoring Shane Robinson. But Hector Rondon closed out the game for Chicago to preserve the win for starter Jon Lester.
The Cardinals salvaged a game in their series with Colorado, 3-1. Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia pitched 8 scoreless innings, conceding only 2 hits while striking out 8 Rockies. Matt Carpenter provided the big bat, crushing a 1st inning 2-run home run off losing pitcher Kyle Kendrick. Carlos Gonzalez took St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal deep with 2 ours in the 9th. But Rosenthal got Nolan Arenado to pop out to end the ball game.
Texas scored 5 runs in the first 3 innings to overpower the Chicago White Sox 6-2. Shin-Soo Choo and Prince Fielder cranked homers in the 1st inning, while Mitch Moreland hit a 2-run dinger in the 3rd to shell Jeff Samardzija early and often. The Ranger pitching trio of Martin Perez, Tanner Scheppers, and Anthony Bass combined to limit the Sox to 4 hits.
Finally, at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals held off a late charge by Detroit. The 4-3 victory was led by solo shots from Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales, though the deciding runs were scored with small ball by a Drew Butera squeeze and a 2-out single from Christian Colon. Danny Duffy picked up the victory, and Greg Holland got the save.
Results – June 14, 2016
Los Angeles 7, Milwaukee 5
W: Baez (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
L: Peralta (0-1, 8.53 ERA)
S: Jansen (2)
HR: LAD Pederson (1); MIL Davis 2 (2)
Texas 6, Chicago White Sox 2
W: Perez (1-0, 2.70 ERA)
L: Samardzija (0-1, 7.11 ERA)
HR: TEX Choo (1), Fielder (2), Moreland (1)
St. Louis 3, Colorado 1
W: Garcia (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
L: Kendrick (0-1, 3.52 ERA)
S: Rosenthal (1)
HR: STL Carpenter (1)
Chicago Cubs 3, Minnesota 2
W: Lester (1-0, 2.70 ERA)
L: Santana (0-1, 3.86 ERA)
S: Rondon (1)
HR: CHC Rizzo (2)
Kansas City 4, Kansas City 3
W: Duffy (1-0, 4.05 ERA)
L: Sanchez (0-1, 6.0 ERA)
S: Holland (1)
HR: DET J.D. Martinez 2 (3); KAN Hosmer (1), Morales (1)
Upcoming Games – June 14, 2016
Los Angeles (Wood, 0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Chicago White Sox (Danks, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Colorado (Rusin, 0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Milwaukee (Garza, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Chicago Cubs (Hammel, 0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Texas (Lewis, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Detroit (Boyd, 0-0, 0.00 ERA) at St. Louis (Wacha, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Kansas City (Ventura, 0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Minnesota (Pelfrey, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
(Note: I will spotlight the most interesting game of the day in the headline of these updates. I realize this is the second Dodgers headine, but there is no intended bias in that choice. Additionally, I will post updated Standings after each day, and periodically I will add a download that will contain some statistical leaders and such. This post contains such an update. I don’t know how often I’ll be able to provide such updates.)