2019 June

2nd The Phillies acquire veteran Jay Bruce from the Seattle Mariners for a minor leaguer with the M’s agreeing to pay most of Bruce’s remaining salary. Bruce went to the Mariners in the Robby Cano deal with the Mets, picking up Bruce’s salary and shedding Cano’s. A factor in the Phillies decision was the suspension of Odubal Herrera by MLB on domestic violence charges.

4th Joey Gallo hits his first career grand slam in the Rangers’ 6-run 6th as they beat the Royals, 6-3.

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Stephen Strasburg (6-3) notches his 100th career win, Anthony Rendon homers and drives in 5 runs as the Nationals win 9-5 after spotting the White Sox 5 runs.

Detroit ends a 10-game home losing streak by beating Tampa Bay, 9-6. Miggie Cabrera hits a grand slam for Detroit and Willy Adames matches him for the Rays.

5th The Orioles Pedro Severino  hits 3 homers as the Orioles hold on to top the Rangers, 13-11. Texas scores 6 runs in the bottom of the 9th and have the tying run on base when the game ends.

The Marlins score a franchise-record 11 runs in the 5th as they whip the Brewers, 16-0.  Garrett Cooper has 2 of his 4 hits in the big frame.

The Phillies beat the Padres, 9-6 as Jay Bruce has a grand slam and 2-run homer in his second game since being acquired by Philadelphia.

Bruce Bochy joins John McGraw as the only Giants manager to win 1,000 games as San Francisco beats the Mets, 9-3, in 10 innings.

Chris Sale dominates the Royals in an 8-0 Boston win. Sale strikes out 12 in his shutout including an immaculate 7th inning, his second in less than a month.

10th  In Philadelphia, Jarrod Dyson, Ketel Marte and David Peralta go back-to-back-to-back to open the game as the Diamondbacks open the game with the Phils. Arizona finishes with a team-record 8 homers in a 13-8 win. The Phillies hit 5 homers, 2 by Scott Kingery, as the two teams combine for a MLB-record 13 homers in one game.

In Atlanta, Ronald Acuna, Jr. hits a grand slam and Ozzie Albies homers as the Braves dump the Pirates, 13-7. Bucs starter Joe Musgrove is ejected in a first inning fracas after a close pitch to Mike Moustakas.

12th (doublecheck)Justin Verlander sets a career mark with 15 strikeouts, in 7 innings, but the Brewers rally to beat Houston, 6-3, in 14 frames. Christian Yelich starts the 14th with a single against rookie Cionel Perez (1-1) for Milwaukee’s first hit since the 9th. After Ryan Braun lines out, Moustakas hits his 21st homer.

Jesus Aguilar added a pinch-hit RBI single as Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games despite striking out a season-high 24 times. Braun, Yasmani Grandal and Eric Thames also went deep for the Brewers, and Adrian Houser (2-1) pitches two scoreless innings for the win. Houston sets a franchise record for strikeouts, surpassing its previous record of 23 during a 15-inning game in 2003 against the Cubs.

Miami’s Jordan Yamamoto pitches seven innings to win his major league debut, Garrett Cooper hits a grand slam and Miami blanks St. Louis, 9-0,  to end a six-game skid. Yamamoto, acquired last year in the Christian Yelich trade, allows three hits and two walks The rookie also gets an RBI with a squeeze bunt.

The A’s Ramon Laureano hits his first career grand slam to break an eighth-inning tie and finishes with five RBIs as Oakland beats Tampa Bay, 6-2.

Reds  rookie Nick Senzel and Joey Votto hit back-to-back home runs to open the game and Cincinnati later gets deep shots from Eugenio Suarez and Curt Casali, powering the Reds past Cleveland, 7-2. The two leadoff homers by Senzel and Votto off rookie Zach Plesac (1-2) marks the first time an opposing team hit consecutive homers to start a game in Cleveland in 118 years.

At Baltimore, the Jays Rowdy Tellez hits a grand slam to cap a six-run fifth inning, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits and Toronto beat Baltimore to end a five-game losing streak, 8-6. Pitching in his 400th career game, Edwin Jackson (1-4) allowed two runs in five innings of relief for Toronto.

24th Tyler White hits his first grand slam and Houston clubs 4 homers to beat the Yankees, 9-4, and end a 7-game losing streak. Justin Verlander (10-3) allows 4 hits in 7 innings.

Brandon Woodruff (9-2) has 12 strikeouts as the Brewers stop the Reds, 7-5.

Pete Alonzo hits his 27th homer to set the Mets record for homers by a rookie. The mark was held by Darryl Strawberry. New York loses to the host Cubs, 5-3, when Javy Baez hits a come from behind 3-run homer in the 8th.

25th Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras hits a 2nd inning homer and then starts a benches-clearing moment by gesturing at the Braves dugout. Order is restored and Jon Lester pitches 6 innings allowing 2 unearned runs as Chicago wins, 8-3.