In a crazy game, the Cubs beat the Pirates in twelve innings. After leading the Bucs 7-1 in fifth, the Cubs blew it and allowed the Pirates to come back and tie it at ten. Eventually the Cubbies scored the much needed eleventh run in the twelfth inning.
Pedro Strop entered in the top of the eighth after Jason Motte had given up a homerun and a single. Strop didn’t fare much better as he gave up a three run homerun to Andrew McCutchen. Strop was tabbed for two runs on one hit. He gave up a walk and fanned one.
The Braves snapped a two game losing streak by beating the Miami Marlins 5-3. Andrelton Simmons went 1 for 4 with a run scored, a strikeout and four runners left on base. Simmons showed some speed as he stole third base with Bryan Morris on the mound.
In a tough 12-1 loss, the Yankees were outhit 17-5. Didi Gregorius went 0 for 2 with a pop out in fourl territory, caught by catcher Salvador Perez and a soft lineout to shortstop Alcides Escobar.
The Red Sox lost 2-1 in Seattle perhaps thanks to a managerial mistake by John Farrell. With two outs and Brad Miller on second, he let reliever Junichi Tazawa pitch Nelson Cruz, who is red hot. Cruz singled to left field on a line drive to drive in Miller from second for the walk off win. Xander Bogaerts saw the ball well as he went 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI.
The Dodgers beat the Rockies 6-4 to give Clayton Kershaw his 100th MLB victory. Kenley Jansen pitched in his first game after being activated from the DL. He pitched in the eighth fram and struck out four (!). He struck out Carlos Gonzales but catcher Yasmani Grandal let the ball get passed him and that allowed Gonzalez to get on base.