AL East weekend recap 5/30

The Red Sox and Orioles face each other for five games over the weekend. The Rays and Yankees battle for ground in the division. 

NEW YORK YANKEES (33-15)

Nestor Cortes took the mound to face the Rays in the first of four. He pitched eight innings, struck out five, and was charged with one run. Wandy Peralta made the 9th inning seem very difficult as he struggled to get the three outs. Marwin Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a walk. Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4. The Yankees won 7-2.

Jameson Taillon followed Cortes’ performance by pitching eight scoreless innings and striking out five. Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a home run. New Yankee, Matt Carpenter, also hit a home run. Clay Holmes got his 6th save of the season and the Yanks won 2-0.

Gerrit Cole pitched six innings, struck out 10, and gave up one run. Joey Gallo went 1-for-3. DJ LeMahieu returned to the lineup and went 1-for-4. The Yankees lost 3-1.

Luis Severino pitched 6.1 innings, struck out eight, and was charged with four runs. Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge each hit a home run. The Yankees lost 4-2.

Shohei Ohtani and the Angels come into towns for three games. Jordan Montgomery, Nestor Cortes, and Jameson Taillon are scheduled to pitch. Ohtani is scheduled to pitch against the Yankees in the final game which is Lou Gehrig Day.

BOSTON RED SOX (23-25)

This game hurt. Garrett Whitlock started in the first of FIVE against the Orioles. He pitched six innings, struck out four, and gave up two runs. Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a home run. J.D. Martinez went 1-for-3 with a walk. Rafael Devers went 3-for-5. Franchy Cordero went 2-for-4. The bullpen gave up 10 runs. 10. The Sox ended up losing 12-8.

Roster moves were made prior to the doubleheader on Saturday. 

The #RedSox today announced the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/xWJfTQRurM — Red Sox (@RedSox) May 28, 2022

Nathan Eovaldi pitched the first complete game of his career. He struck out six and gave up three runs; two earned. Bobby Dalbec hit his second home run that gave the Sox the lead. Dever went 4-for-5. Martinez went 1-for-4. The Sox won the first of the doubleheader 5-3.

One more time for Nasty Nate! pic.twitter.com/3tM7suK8qE — Red Sox (@RedSox) May 28, 2022

Josh Winckowski made his MLB debut in the second game. He pitched three innings, struck out four, and gave up four runs. Kike Hernandez went 2-for-5. Christian Vazquez went 3-for-4. The Sox lost 4-2.

First big league K in the books! pic.twitter.com/lSAv1QqDb6 — Red Sox (@RedSox) May 28, 2022

Nick Pivetta pitched six innings, struck out five, and gave up one run. It was a home run derby at Fenway. Bobby Dalbec, Franchy Cordero, Rafael Devers, Kike Hernandez, and CHristian Arroyo all homered. Martinez went 2-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to nine games. The Sox won 12-2. 

The Sox face the O’s one more time today. Rich Hill is scheduled to pitch. Then the Reds come into town for a quick 2-game set. 

TAMPA BAY RAYS (28-19)

Ryan Yarbrough pitched 5.1 innings, struck out five, and gave up three runs; two earned against the Yankees. The offense scored only two runs in the 9th inning. Manuel Margot went 2-for-4. Harold Ramirez went 2-for-4. The Rays lost 7-2.

Jeffrey Spring pitched six innings, struck out six, and gave up two runs. Randy Arozarena and Manuel Margot both went 1-for-3. The Rays lost 2-0.

Corey Kluber pitched six innings, struck out five, and gave up one run to his former team. Francisco Mejia went 2-for-3. Randy Arozarena went 1-for-4. Yandy Diaz went 1-for-3 with a walk. The Rays won 3-1.

Shane McClanahan went six innings, struck out seven, and gave up one run. Ji-Man Choi and Taylor Walls each homered. The Rays won 4-2.

The Rays head to Texas to face the Rangers. Drew Rasmussen and Jeffrey Springs are scheduled to pitch.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS (27-20)

Hyun Jin Ryu pitched five innings, struck out one, and gave up two runs against the Angels. George Springer went 2-for-4 with a home run. Vladimir Guerrero Jr and Danny Jansen also hit home runs. Bo Bichett went 2-for-4. The Jays won 6-3.

Alek Manoah pitched six innings, struck out nine, and gave up three runs; two earned. Alejandro Kirk went 2-for-4. Lourdes Gurriel Jr went 3-for-4. The Jays won 4-3.

Yusei Kikuchi pitched five innings, struck out four, and gave up two runs. Matt Chapman went 2-for-4. Bo Bichette went 2-for-5. Santiago Espinal went 1-for-5. The Jays won 6-5.

Jose Berrios pitched only 2.1 innings, struck out one, and gave up six runs. George Springer went 2-for-6. Bo Bichett went 2-for-6 with a home run. Lourdes Gurriel Jr went 2-for-3 with two walks. The Jays won 11-10.

The White Sox come into town for three games. Kevin Gausman, Hyun Jin Ryu, and Alek Manoah are scheduled to pitch.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES (20-29)

Kyle Bradish pitched only 1.2 innings, struck out two, and gave up six runs against the Red Sox. Cedric Mullins went 2-for-5. Anthony Santander went 2-for-4 with a home run. Austin Hays went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk. The offense scored 10 runs off the Sox bullpen and won 12-8.

Jordan Lyles started the first of two on Saturday. He pitched 4.1 innings, struck out three, and gave up three runs. Robinson Chirinos hit his second home run of the season. Trey Mancini went 1-for-4. The O’s lost 5-3.

Denyi Reyes pitched 3.1 innings, struck out one, and gave up one run. Rougned Odor went 1-for-4 with a home run. Austin Hays went 2-for-5. The O’s won 4-2.

Bruce Zimmermann pitched four innings, struck out two, and gave up six runs. All via the home run. Mancini went 3-for-3 with a walk. The O’s lost 12-2.

There is one more game between the O’s and Sox today. Tyler Wells is scheduled to pitch. Then the O’s head back home to face the Mariners. 

OUTSIDE THE AL EAST

Tommy Pham accepted a 3-game suspension for slapping Joc Pederson. It was over fantasy football. Seriously. It was said it was about certain rules but Pham claimed there was something said in a chat that didn’t sit well with him.

Joc Pederson shows reporters a gif he sent to a group chat making fun of the Padres while they were playing bad. The group chat included Pham and 4-5 other Padres players, some former teammates “I understand everyone takes jokes differently. I apologize” pic.twitter.com/5eCxZE32ST — Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) May 29, 2022

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