The Rangers have been shut out three times in 31 home games so far this year.
- They were not shut out at home all last year.
– They also have 10 or fewer hits in 13 straight games, which is their longest since a 15-game streak in 1988. (h/t @aandro)
— Tonight it was Toronto who shut them out.
On the other hand, the Royals beat up on a Rays starter again.
- Tonight it was Matt Moore, who gave up five runs in 5.1 innings.
– Three starts ago his ERA was 2.18. Now it’s 4.12.
— Kansas City has yet to allow four runs in a game in June.
The Marlins beat the Cardinals.
- Chad Qualls has a 2.81 ERA.
Chris Sale: 8 IP, 5 H, 2 R/0 ER, 1 BB, 14 K.
- Now, this isn’t particularly unpredictable from a great starter. What’s unpredictable is that he lost.
– To the Astros.
— Erik Bedard and his 5.34 ERA threw six innings of one-run ball against the White Sox.
—- This was the eighth time the Astros have struck out 14 times in a game, and the second time (Darvish) a single starter has done it to them.
Manny Machado has 30 doubles.
- Jose Iglesias watch: 2-4, single and a double. .451/.495/.585. 91 plate appearances now.
The Pirates shut out the Dodgers.
- They now lead all MLB with 11 shutouts.
– The Dodgers are ten games under .500.
— Jeff Locke singled, just the second hit of his career.
Carlos Marmol pitched a 1-2-3 inning.
- The Mets are 2-0 when Marcum faces the Braves. They are 0-8 when he faces anyone else.
Bronson Arroyo allowed 12 hits, the second-most of any pitcher this year.
- He pitched with a lead into the 8th, when Martin Maldonado tied it.
Gregor Blanco homered.
- Alex Wood balked in a run.