Zack Wheeler had an impressive 14 Tampa Bay Rays in the mitt, but the Philadelphia Phillies still fell 5-3 on Saturday.
The starter was in splendid form on the mound as he racked up strikeouts in his seven innings on the mound. The kick-off did not suggest such an exit as he had conceded two runs to Austin Meadows in the opening set on a long ball.
Wheeler left with four hits awarded and two walks.
Delayed by a run in the seventh inning, the Phillies watched Matt Joyce tie the game with his first long ball of the season. Meadows came back in the eighth, producing the point that made the difference for the Rays.
Ryan Yarbrough got the start for Tampa and conceded two runs in four and a third innings.
The Yankees have no solution
Spencer Turnbull silenced the New York Yankees in a 6-1 win over the Detroit Tigers.
The starting pitcher worked five and two-thirds innings, conceding just one run and three hits to his rivals. He also had six strikeouts.
Deivi Garcia started the game at the mound for New York. He allowed five runs in four one-third innings. Albert Abreu took over until the end of the game with one run allowed and two hits.
Jonathan Schoop hit his fifth homer of the season in victory for the Tigers.
The Jays must wait
Saturday’s game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Cleveland Indians has been postponed due to high winds.
The two teams will play a doubles schedule on Sunday and the Indians will also have a double schedule on Monday, against the Chicago White Sox.
The Indians announced the postponement of this duel less than two hours before the first scheduled pitch at Progressive Field. Several stadium workers had already arrived and fans were walking near the entrances when the game was postponed.
The sun was shining, but rain was forecast for the evening and there were already squalls.
The Blue Jays and Indians crossed swords on Friday night in constant rain and weather conditions that manager Terry Francona called the worst he has seen. The Toronto team easily won 11-2 when the game was abandoned and formalized in the seventh inning.
Elsewhere in the American
Royals 5 – Twins 6
KC: Salvador Perez produced two runs
MIN: JA Happ allowed two runs and three hits in 5 innings
Orioles 4 – White Sox 7
BAL: Matt Harvey conceded five runs and as many hits in three innings
CWS: Jose Abreu produced three points in the win
Orioles 1 – White Sox 3
BAL: John Means allowed three runs in five innings
CWS: Jose Abreu produced 2 points with his 11th homerun of the season
Angels 4 – Athletics 0
LAA: Alex Cobb shut out Athletics in seven innings allowing just three hits
OAK: Frankie Montas allowed four runs, but none earned, in five 2/3 innings
Marlins 1 – Red Sox 3
MIA: Trevor Rogers allowed two runs and nine hits in 6 innings
BOS: Nathan Eovaldi shut out Marlins in five-and-a-third innings
Rangers 2 – Mariners 3
TEX: Nick Solak produced two points
SEA: JP Crawford hit his second home of the campaign