MLB Wrap: Wins for Red Sox and Angels, peace between Giants and Nationals

Tuesday night’s MLB action saw the Red Sox defeat the White Sox, The Los Angeles Angels edge the Atlanta Braves while there was no more drama in the Giants/Nationals feud.

This wasn’t the way Chris Sale pictured his return to Chicago. With the way the Red Sox swung the bats, it didn’t make much of a difference.

Sale had a shaky first start back in his former home, but Deven Marrero hit two of Boston’s season-high six home runs in a 13-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Xander Bogaerts and Mitch Moreland also went deep. The Red Sox won for the seventh time in nine games after an anticipated duel between aces never materialised.

In Anaheim, Albert Pujols crunched his 599th career home run. The slugger always prefers to see less attention focused on his milestones and more on the Angels’ victories – particularly when a first-time starter plays a major role.

Pujols connected during Los Angeles’ nine-run third inning in a 9-3 victory over struggling Bartolo Colon and the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

There was no more drama as the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3. The teams met just one day after the punch-up between Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland, both who have since recieved suspensions. Each player appealed his penalty, remaining eligible to participate until a resolution is reached.

The only reminder of the fight came when Harper was booed by the AT&T Park crowd every at-bat. The slugger went 0 for 5 with three strikeouts and twice left the bases loaded. He was the only Washington starter without a hit.

Other results:
Cleveland Indians 9-4 Oakland Athletics
Baltimore Orioles 3-8 New York Yankees
Pittsburgh Pirates 0-3 Arizona Diamondbacks
St. Louis Cardinals 4-9 LA Dodgers
Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 Cincinnati Reds
Colorado Rockies 4-10 Seattle Mariners
Miami Marlins 7-2 Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets 5-4 Milwaukee Brewers
Texas Rangers 99-5 Tampa Bay Rays
Minnesota Twins 2-7 Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals 1-0 Detroit Tigers
San Diego Padres 6-2 Chicago Cubs

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