On Thursday, baseball fans bore witness as the Pirates’ Gerrit Cole gave up just 1 run over 5 innings, struck out 5, and went 2-for-3 with a 3-run homer to defeat the Diamondbacks 8-3; Jose Fernandez of the Marlins K’ed 12 in 7 innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits and a walk for a 9-1 win over the Rays; the Blue Jays’ JA Happ went 7, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits and 3 walks as the Yankees wasted a good start by CC Sabathia, falling 3-1; the Nationals bested the Cardinals 2-1, thanks to 7 strong innings from Joe Ross and a solo shot from Bryce Harper; Rockies starter Jon Gray ended Jackie Bradley Jr’s hitting streak at 29 games, and held the Red Sox to 2 runs in 7 ⅓ innings en route to an 8-2 win; Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun each homered to power the Brewers past the Braves by a score of 6-2; George Springer hit a pair of solo homers, while Lance McCullers struck out 10 in 5 innings as the Astros beat the Orioles 4-2; and the White Sox and Royals got rained out.
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St. Louis Cardinals (Garcia 3-4, 3.59) at Washington Nationals (Scherzer 5-3, 3.80) 7:05pm ET on FOX Sports Midwest
Baltimore Orioles (Wright 2-3, 4.97) at Cleveland Indians (Bauer 3-2, 4.31) 7:10pm ET on SportsTime Ohio
New York Yankees (Tanaka 2-0, 3.24) at Tampa Bay Rays (Archer 3-5, 5.16) 7:10pm ET on Fox Sports Sun
Miami Marlins (Conley 3-3, 4.15) at Atlanta Braves (Perez 2-1, 3.86) 7:35pm ET on FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports Southeast
Pittsburgh Pirates (Niese 4-2, 4.75) at Texas Rangers (Hamels 5-0, 2.83) 8:05pm ET on FOX Sports Southwest
Cincinnati Reds (Lamb 0-2, 5.40) at Milwaukee Brewers (Davies 1-3, 5.75) 8:10pm ET on FOX Sports Cincinnati & FOX Sports Wisconsin
Chicago White Sox (Gonzalez 0-1, 4.57) at Kansas City Royals (Duffy 0-0, 2.13) 8:15pm ET on FOX Sports Kansas City
San Diego Padres (Friedrich 0-1, 2.89) at Arizona Diamondbacks (Ray 2-3, 4.18) 9:40pm ET on FOX Sports Arizona & FOX Sports San Diego
Detroit Tigers (Fulmer 3-1, 5.13) at Oakland Athletics (Manaea 1-2, 7.62) 10:05pm ET on FOX Sports Detroit
Houston Astros (Fiers 3-2, 4.35) at Los Angeles Angels (Shoemaker 2-5, 6.81) 10:05pm ET on FOX Sports West
Minnesota Twins (Dean 0-1, 3.86) at Seattle Mariners (Hernandez 4.3, 2.21) 10:10pm ET on FOX Sports North
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