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MLB Recaps 4/30/16

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MLB recaps 4/30/16

 

Braves @ Cubs

Today’s game was postponed due to rain and forecast for remainder of the day. As of now no make up date has been determined.

 

Tigers @ Twins

Jordan Zimmerman (R) and the Tigers head into Target Field for the 2nd game of a 3-game set against Tyler Duffey and the Twinkies.

Detroit didn’t waste any time putting some runs on the board with a 3 spot in the first. After J.D. Martinez reached on a fielding error and Victor Martinez doubled to left, Justin Upton made it 3-0 Detroit with a HR to left.

The Twins added a run in the bottom of the 4th as Byung Ho Park hit a solo HR to left, making it a 3-1 Tiger lead.

The Tigers were looking to get that run back and with 2 outs in the Top of the 6th, Miguel Cabrera doubled to center bringing Victor Martinez to the plate. Martinez doubled to right, plating Cabrera and making it 4-1 Tigers.

Francisco Rodriguez then came in to preserve the save in the bottom of the 9th. After recording 2 outs, Eduardo Escobar reached with a single to right.

With a man on and 2 men out, Eduardo Nuñez came to the plate looking to change the game. Not faltered, K-Rod struck out Nunez giving him his 6th save of the year and moving Zimmerman to 5-0 and Detroit to a record of 13-10, while Duffey suffered his 1st loss and Minny fell to  7-17.

 

Nats @ Cards

Joe Ross (R) vs Jaime Garcia (L)

The Nats didn’t waste any time giving Ross some run support yesterday as they plated 4 runs in the top of the 1st.  Daniel Murphy with an RBI single and Jayson Werth with a 3-run HR put them up 4-0 early.

St Louis wasn’t able to generate any offense off of Ross until the bottom of the 5th and Matt Carpenter hitting a sac fly, scoring Ruben Tejada. That run is unfortunately all they would get.

Washington would get 2 more runs in the top of the 8th when Murphy singled to center, scoring Bryce Harper and a sac fly from Werth to score Ryan Zimmerman.

With the win, Joe Ross improved to 3-0 and Nats to 16-7. The loss dropped Jaime Garcia to 1-2 and the Cards to 12-12.

 

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