Thursday’s Den: Happy 4th of July, everyone……..

— Orioles 4, Mariners 1
Ryan O’Hearn homered, knocked in three runs.
Dean Kremer came off the IL, tossed five shutout IP.

— A’s 5, Angels 0
Joey Estes threw a 92-pitch complete game shutout.
A’s are 2-13 in the game following their last fifteen wins.

— White Sox 8, Guardians 2
Martin Maldonado (hitting .096) homered, had 3 RBI.
P Erick Fedde is 6-3, pitching for the 25-63 White Sox.

— Tigers 9, Twins 2
Detroit is first team since 1951 to hit 4+ HR’s, 3 triples and a grand slam in same game.
Just the third loss in last ten games for Minnesota.

— Royals 4, Rays 2
Michael Wacha allowed only one run in 6 IP.
Tampa Bay traded P Aaron Civale to Milwaukee for a minor leaguer.

— Astros 9, Blue Jays 2
Yordan Alvarez homered for the third straight game.
Houston has won 11 of its last 13 games. 

Famous birthdays, July 4th:
Geraldo Rivera, 81
Pam Shriver, 62
Harvey Grant, 59

Horace Grant, 59
Vinny Castilla, 57
Todd Marinovich, 55

Adrian Griffin, 50
Josh McCown, 45
Brock Berlin, 43

— Red Sox 7, Marlins 2
Boston won eight of last nine road games.
Over is 7-1 in their last eight games.

— Reds 3, New York 2
Andrew Abbott allowed one run in 6.1 IP.
New York lost 12 of its last 16 games.

— Padres 6, Rangers 4
David Peralta’s HR in 7th inning was his first this season and was a game-winner.
San Diego won 10 of its last 13 games.

Movie of the Day: Little Big League (1994)— Owner of the Minnesota Twins dies, and leaves the team to his 12-year old grandson, who names himself manager of the team.

Timothy Busfield is the Twins’ 1B, Ashley Crow is the kid’s mom, Jonathan Silverman, John Ashton, Kevin Dunn and an assortment for real major leaguers are in the movie, which is better than my quick description makes it sound.

30 years later in real life, Ashley Crow’s son is the centerfielder for the Cubs, Pete Crow-Armstrong.

— Diamondbacks 12, Dodgers 4
Christian Walker hit two more HR’s, has 17 at Dodger Stadium since 2018.
Walker went 4-5, with three runs scored, 4 RBI.

— Pirates 5, Cardinals 4 (10)
O’Neil Cruz had a walk-off single after Bryan Reynolds had tied the game.
Rowdy Tellez had three hits, including an opposite field home run.

— Nationals 7, Mets 5
Mets led this game 5-0 in fifth inning.
Luis Garcia homered twice, knocked in four runs.

— Braves 3, Giants 1
Chris Sale struck out 9 guys in 6 IP, is now 11-3 this year.
Austin Riley went 2-4, knocked in two runs.

— Phillies 5, Cubs 3
Phillies scored winning run on a 260-foot sac fly in 8th inning.
Cubs lost eight of their last 10 games.

— Brewers 3, Rockies 0
Colin Rea tossed seven shutout IP.
Rockies lost seven of their last nine games. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.