Amed Rosario had three hits and drove in three runs, and the New York Mets went from cheering on players in the Little League World Series to impressing the youngsters in an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Justin Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and the Houston Astros hit five home runs, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Sunday to avoid a sweep and retake sole possession of the AL West lead.
Melky Cabrera hits fourth-inning grand slam as Cleveland Indians blank Baltimore Orioles 8-0. Starter Mike Clevinger pitched six scoreless innings and three relievers finished off Cleveland's AL-leading 13th shutout.
The Mariners activated Roenis Elias off the disabled list to make a fill-in start against Dodgers’ three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Sunday. They didn’t activate him enough. Los Angeles smoked Seattle again, 12-1.
Position players pitching used to be a baseball novelty. Now it’s sound strategy, and Andrew Romine has been called on twice already this season to pitch the end of Mariners blowout losses. But is this bad for baseball?