The notables from yesterday’s action in baseball….
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Atlanta Braves 4
Jason Heyward hit a rocket 3-run homerun, the 20th of his big league career. Prince Fielder collected three hits and three RBI to help the Brewers build a 5-0 lead. Brian McCann had three hits in the loss, which was charged to Mike Minor. It was the second straight home win for the Brewers after opening the season with four straight losses.
San Francisco Giants 8, San Diego Padres 4
Tim Lincecum was dominating last night–striking out 13 Padres in 7 innings–allowing only three hits. Buster Posey had his first huge game of the year, driving in four runs and homering with 3 hits by the end of the night. This was the Giants second win of the season; Brian Wilson made his season debut in the 9th fresh off the DL and allowed three runs in a non-save situation.
Cleveland Indians 8, Boston Red Sox 4
Carl Crawford finally had a multi-hit game, but the Indians got home runs from Shin-Soo Choo, Matt LaPorta, and Asdrubal Cabrera to hang the 5th straight loss on the Red Sox. Adrian Gonzalez hit his first home run as a Red Sox player with Rafael Perez getting the win in relief for the Tribe. Does anyone realize that Travis Hafner is hitting .368? The same as vaunted Tribe young stud Carlos Santana.
Pittsburgh Pirates 3, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Neil Walker (also homered), Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, and Lyle Overbay combined as the heart of the order to all collect 2-hit ballgames and the Pirates got another great start out of Kevin Correia to sneak past the Cardinals for the second straight day. The Cardinals are in a bad way right now; mustering only seven hits and one run. Albert Pujols went 1 for 4. This looks like an old lineup who is really struggling right now. Colby Rasmus went 0 for 4.