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MLB Recaps 5/12/16


Here is a quick look at some of the best action from Thursday, May 12th in MLB.

Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles

Mike Pelfrey took the hill for the Tigers in this one and he took on Ubaldo Jimenez and the Orioles at Camden Yards.

Detroit had the lead 5-0 going into the bottom of the 6th because of a couple of Victor Martinez singles and a Jared Saltalamacchia home run.

Pelfrey gave up his first two runs in the 6th, but he still left with a good lead.

The 7th inning, the Orioles got to the Tiger’s bullpen and tacked on five runs in the bottom half via 6 hits including a clutgavech two out two run triple by Jonathan Schoop.

Zach Britton would come in to get the save as the Baltimore Orioles secured the come-from-behind victory at home 7-5.

Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox look to stay hot against struggling Astros in Fenway with David Price and Dallas Keuchel on the bump.

Keuchel got rocked early, giving up a total of eight runs in 6 innings pitched.

Price on the other hand, struck out twelve and only gave up one run in 8 innings of great baseball.

During the first three innings, Xander Bogaerts hit one out and a couple of runs were driven via a couple of singles and a double.

The score was 5-1, but the Red Sox didn’t stop there as Mookie Betts hit a home run and Travis Shaw doubled to extend their lead by four more runs.

The Red Sox would go on to win 11-1 at home.

St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Angels

If this was 2012, we would have had an incredible pitching match-up on our hands with Adam Wainwright and Jered Weaver on the hill.  However, that was not the case with the scoring output shown last night.

Kole Calhoun hit a single in the 3rd to open up the scoring, then Matt Holliday and Jeremy Hazelbaker each drove in runs to swing the lead right back into the Cardinals favor in the top half of the 4th.

The Angels kept it going in the bottom half, driving in three more via a dinger by Daniel Nava.

In the 5th, a couple more dingers by Matt Holliday and Matt Carpenter made the lead 8-5 in favor of the Cards.

More back and forth scoring went on for the rest of the contest, but the Cardinals came out on top 12-10.

Albert Pujols did homer in his return to St. Louis, which was a cool touch to the top of the 9th inning.