Nats (8-5) 8, Indians (8-3) 4
In a matchup of two of the best teams in Majors, the Nats played a near flawless game (1 walk, 1 error) and took advantage of every Indians mistake to win a hard-fought game 8-4. William Mitcham pitched 4 strong innings and had a homerun. The Nats defense included 3 big plays in the outfield by Chip Goldsmith, who also had 2 hits. For the Indians, Cooper Griggs made several great plays in the outfield while Sean Brock, Ethan Blase, Danny Raymon, and Joseph Tobia each had hard RBI hits to the outfield.
Astros (10-2-1) 13, Giants (8-4) 2
The Astros swept their back-to-back 2-game series with the Giants to take command of the National League standings. Jake Bressler, Joseph Perticone, and Cole Price led the Astros on the hill with a combined two-hitter over six innings. Dylan Usiak highlighted the offensive production with a towering double deep down the left field line and Robbie Gratten-Smith continued his hot streak at the dish. Defensively the Astros had 13 put outs highlighted by Brendan Dolan's amazing catch in center field. The score remain close all game until the 6th inning when the Astros broke out and the Giants began to feel the weight of their 4 games in 4 days stretch starting to kick in.
Twins (7-4-1) 7, Royals (3-8) 6
After being thwarted by excellent defense and pitching by the Royals, the Twins got clutch hits by Nick Paterson, Max Myer, Tate Gebhart, and Chase Otten to rally back for a hard fought victory. Bobby Mills, the starting pitcher for the Twins, pitched an excellent game and also contributed with a hit.
Rangers (2-9-2) 10, Phillies (3-10) 3
The Rangers, searching for any possible competitive edge, put on an elaborate pre-game Light Show to help neutralize the Phillies. Chris Riemann pitched well and Drew Balser had a timely triple.