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MLB Recaps 4/23/16


This is a quick recap of MLB action from 4/23/16


Minnesota Twins at Washington Nationals

The impressive 12-4 Nationals took on the struggling 5-12 Twins.

This game was a pitchers duel, but the Nationals just had the upper hand.

Tanner Roark pitched 7 solid innings only giving up 2 hits and setting 15 down on strikes.

Phil Hughes also looked great, just the blemish in the 1st inning was enough to give him the loss.

Ryan Zimmerman supplied the only runs of the game via a bases loaded single in the bottom of the 1st.

The Nationals pitching staff struck out 18 total batters to lead them to a 2-0 victory.


Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox

The 11-6 White Sox took on the 10-7 Rangers.

Not too much offense in this one, but was it entertaining.

Each team hit a solo blast in the second inning make the score 1-1.

Carlos Rodon and Colby Lewis each had great outings, but neither of them could get the W.

In the top half of the 7th, the Rangers tacked on another run courtesy of a triple by Elvis Andrus.

Later in the 8th, Todd Frazier went yard and Dioner Navarro hit a single to give the White Sox the lead 3-2.

Elvis Andrus tied the game back up with a sac fly in the 9th.

With 2 outs in the 9th, Todd Frazier hit one to right center, only to be robbed by Nomar Mazara leaping to make the grab above the wall.

This game would go to the 11th inning, only to be ended by a bases loaded single by Jose Abreu to give the White Sox the win. White Sox win 4-3.


Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds

After 2 blowout victories by the Cubs (16-0 and 8-1), the Reds look to try to muster up a win versus the NL Central powerhouse.

This one was calm through the first half, but soon got out of hand in the later innings.

The Reds got help from Brandon Phillips and Eugenio Suarez early on to score 2 in the 4th.

Addison Russell, Dexter Fowler, and Kris Bryant supplied the Cubs with runs while the game was still in their favor 3-2.

In the bottom of the 6th, John Lackey gave up a 3-run dinger to Eugenio Suarez to make the score 5-3.

Trevor Cahill came in with 2 outs in the 6th to only give up 2 more bombs to Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler.

The Cubs did put up a few in the 7th but not enough to come back.

After Joey Votto hitting one out, Tyler Holt hitting a sacrifice fly, and Eugenio Suarez hitting another single, the Reds would coast to a 13-5 victory.


Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals

Tyler Wilson was on the bump for the 10-5 O’s as was Kris Medlen for the 10-6 Royals.

The offense in this one all started early with a solo shot by Chris Davis in the 2nd and a single by Hyun Soo Kim to give the O’s an early 2-0 lead.

Salvador Perez hit one out in the bottom half to cut the lead in half 2-1.

Things were all down hill for Medlen after this as the O’s tacked on 5 in the next 2 innings via a double by Manny Machado and 3 singles, 2 coming from Mark Trumbo and the other from Chris Davis.

Tyler Wilson put in a solid 5 innings of work only giving up 3, and his bullpen also did very well not allowing a run.

Mark Trumbo would hit another double in the 9th to add insult to injury, but in the end, the O’s would win 8-3.


Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies

Kenta Maeda and his 10-7 Dodgers took on Tyler Chatwood and the 9-7 Rockies at the hitter-friendly Coors Field.

The Dodgers scored their only 4 runs of the contest in the first 6 innings, 2 of them coming of an A.J. Ellis home run.

Kenta Maeda set down the first 16 Rockies as he looked dominant out on the hill today.

He only gave up 3 hits in 6 and a third innings of work to only have his shutout bid be broken by a Brandon Barnes double.

Kenley Jansen got the easy save which improved the Dodgers record to 11-7 and extended their lead in the NL West after the 4-1 win.