New York City has recently become an ideal place for less competitive teams to take joy, and it happened again on Sunday with the Colorado Rockies and the Auckland Athleticspicking up two wins against the Metros and Yankees.
The Rockies avoided sweeping the Metros with a win at Citi Field, but the Auckland Athletics stunned the Yankees again for the second straight day.
Mexico’s Adrián Martínez excelled in this last game, called up from the minor leagues, and didn’t allow a single hit against the home team until the fifth inning. It reminded a lot of the milestone that has been reached just 24 hours earlier when they in New York they had just one hit in eleven innings.
Revenge of the Dodgers in Miami, confirmed a painful 8-1 for the Marlins after stumbling at LoanDepot Park on Saturday. Mexico’s Julio Urías was the standout, striking out seven in six complete innings, allowing just one home run and one earned run.
Venezuela Tucupita Marcano and Dominicans Oneil Cruz and Roansy Contrerasbut the latter was called up from triple A, were fundamental in the great victory (5-0) of the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Phillies.
ASTROS 3-1 ORIOLES
Despite Justin Verlander’s limited participationThe Houston Astros beat the Orioles. He pitched just three innings before retiring with right calf discomfort, until which point he had struck out six and allowed three hits on sixty pitches from the mound.
Cuban Yuli Gurriel had the decisive hit to keep the Orioles from being swept after they defeated the Astros on Friday and Saturday nights.
Dusty Baker’s team will rest this Monday before facing the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.
ROYAL 15-7 PARENTS
Venezuelan Salvy Pérez pitched a home run for the Royals that was decisive in a great win against the San Diego Padres. Michael Taylor also hit a home run to add four runs to his tally.
Miamian of Dominican origin Manny Machado led the way for the Padres hit two home runs and drove in four runs, with Juan Soto being the other protagonist to contribute for San Diego despite the loss.
Kansas City had lost its first two games series and snapped an 11-game losing streak in the last 15 games.
METERS 0-1 ROCKIES
With the series already won in the first three games, the Mets relaxed and allowed an inferior team like the Colorado Rockies to win from Citi Field.
The feeling after the game was one of disbelief, especially in light of Max Scherzer’s excellent start that held the Rockies scoreless. It wasn’t until the seventh inning that CJ Cron scored the only run of the game.
Fan disagreements with their Metros understanding that you can’t win every game but giving up wins like this can make it difficult for the National League East title in the future.
CARDINALS 6-3 BRAVO
The Cardinals swept the series over the Braves, winning at Busch Stadium on Sunday. A hard-fought win that started Cuban-American Nolan Arenado with a home run in the sixth inning
They responded Atlanta Braves in the seventh inning with three runs off Dansby Swanson’s 17th home run of the season.
With the score tied 3-3, it was Tyler O’Neill’s turn to bat and added another home run with the bases loaded that put the distance on the scoreboard. Mexico’s Giovanny Gallegos handled the sentencing from the mound and in a saved game reached number thirteen on the current track.
Twins 8-3 GIANTS
The Minnesota Twins swept Game 3 of the series against the San Francisco Giants in a game led by Jake Cave. The Virginia native hit a home run, doubled and drove in four runs.
His second homer of the season allowed Minneapolis to take the lead (3-2) after San Francisco had gone ahead in the third and fourth innings.
Venezuela’s Luis Arráez, Puerto Rico’s José Miranda and Dominican Gilberto Celestino each added a win for the Twins. Ending with these three wins a losing streak that saw them lose six in a row.