MLB Around the Diamond

MLB American League   

Kansas City Royals 5, Cleveland Guardians 2 (F/10)

Toronto Blue Jays 5, Baltimore Orioles 1 (F/8)

New York Yankees 3, Texas Rangers 1

Boston Red Sox 4, Tampa Bay Rays 3

Chicago White Sox 3, Minnesota Twins 2

Oakland Athletics 5, Los Angeles Angels 4 (F/10)

Detroit Tigers 4, Seattle Mariners 3

MLB National League   

Pittsburgh Pirates 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2

>>Pujols Passes Ruth In Cardinals Loss

(Pittsburgh, PA)  — Albert Pujols passed Babe Ruth on the MLB’s all-time RBI list during the Cardinals 3-2 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park.  The Cardinals legend now has the second-most career RBI with 2,216 after slugging a two-run home run in the sixth inning.  It was his 703rd career round-tripper.  However, St. Louis was walked-off after JoJo Romero walked O’Neil Cruz with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth.  Giovanny Gallegos was charged with his sixth loss in relief.  The 92-and-68 Cardinals send Dakota Hudson to the mound against Pittsburgh tonight.

Cincinnati Reds 3, Chicago Cubs 1

>>Cubs Fall To Reds

(Cincinnati, OH)  — The Cubs had just two hits in a 3-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.  Chicago scored its only run in the top of the ninth when Zach McKinstry scored on a double-play.  Hayden Wesneski was charged with his second loss after giving up one earned run and one unearned run in six innings.  The Cubs are now 73-and-87.  Javier Assad starts for Chicago against Cincinnati tonight.

Miami Marlins 4, Atlanta Braves 0

>>Braves Shut Out In Series Opener

(Miami, FL)  — The Braves missed out on their chance to clinch the NL East after falling 4-0 to the Marlins in Miami.  Bryce Elder was charged with his fourth loss of the season after allowing four runs over five innings of work.  Dansby Swanson was the only member of Atlanta’s lineup to record multiple hits after going two-for-four with a double.  The Braves are now 100-and-60, leading the Mets by a game and a half with two games to play.

Washington Nationals at New York Mets (Postponed)

Milwaukee Brewers 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (F/10)

San Diego Padres 7, San Francisco Giants 4

Colorado Rockies 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

MLB Interleague   

Philadelphia Phillies 3, Houston Astros 0


>>TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

MLB American League

2:05 p.m. – New York Yankees at Texas Rangers (G1)

6:10 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners (DH)

6:10 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Guardians

7:05 p.m. – Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles

7:10 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox

8:05 p.m. – New York Yankees at Texas Rangers (G2)

8:10 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

9:40 p.m. – Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics

MLB National League  

4:10 p.m. – Washington Nationals at New York Mets (DH)

6:35 p.m. – St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates  

6:40 p.m. – Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds  

6:40 p.m. – Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins

7:40 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers

9:40 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres

10:10 p.m. – Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB Interleague  

8:10 p.m. – Philadelphia Phillies at Houston Astros


Postseason Field Set

The 12-team playoff field is now complete, matchups have not yet been determined and will be decided over the final two days of the regular-season.  The Phillies can still catch the Padres for the second NL Wild Card spot.  The Braves and Mets are battling for the NL East Division title, with Atlanta currently a game-and-a-half ahead of New York.  The division loser will take the top NL Wild Card spot.  Meanwhile, the Mariners hold a game-and-a-half lead on the Rays for the second AL Wild Card.

>>Cardinals Extend Gallegos

(Pittsburgh, PA)  — Giovanny Gallegos is staying in St. Louis.  The Cardinals reliever signed a two-year deal worth 11-million dollars yesterday.  The contract includes a club option for 2025, and Gallegos could make as much as 20-and-a-half million dollars over the three years with incentives.  The 31-year-old has been with the Cardinals since 2018.  He’s 3-and-6 with a 3.05 ERA and 14 saves this season.

>>Tony La Russa Retires

(Chicago, IL)  — Tony La Russa is calling it quits.  The White Sox manager announced his retirement in a statement released Monday.  La Russa cited health concerns as the primary reason for stepping away.  The Hall of Fame skipper hasn’t managed a game since August 30th because of a problem with his pacemaker.  La Russa took over the White Sox in 2021 after being out of the league since 2011.