It does not matter whether a team has two hits or 15, there is always a way to lose a game, and the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees proved it on Wednesday.
For the Cubs, they simply could not figure out Cleveland Indians starter Adam Plutko during their 1-0 loss.
Plutko held Chicago hitless through six innings and led Cleveland to a shut-out victory.
"It was nice to see because we know when he commands he can be pretty good," Indians manager Terry Francona told reporters after the game. "But on a night when he didn't command real well, he still did pretty damn good."
As for the Yankees, they suffered a 12-10 loss to the Texas Rangers.
The Yankees could not stop scoring runs as they managed to hit four home runs, tally seven extra-base hits and 14 hits in total.
Yet, they could not stop a Rangers line-up last in the American League (AL) West in runs per game.
Aaron Judge smacked a 471-foot homer, but that was not enough to overcome seven earned runs from CC Sabathia, and five runs in three innings of relief between Chasen Shreve, David Robertson and Dellin Betances.
ENGELS INSPIRES CRUSHING WIN
Chicago White Sox centerfielder Adam Engel nearly doubled his hit total for the month going four for four with a home run, three runs scored and two RBIs in a 11-1 rout of the Baltimore Orioles.
Josh Harrison went four for six and hit a go-ahead triple in the 12th to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
GODLEY UNABLE TO LIFT SLUMPING D-BACKS
Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zack Godley was no help in stopping the team's skid as he allowed eight runs (six earned) in 3.3 innings of a 9-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. He matched a season-worst six walks in the defeat.
CALHOUN LEADS NINTH-INNING RALLY
Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun has a good arm, but it would be hard to believe anyone knew it was at this level when he caught Curtis Granderson tagging up as the Toronto Blue Jays tried to tie the game up in the ninth inning of a 5-4 Los Angeles win.
Detroit Tigers 4-1 Minnesota Twins
Milwaukee Brewers 9-2 Arizona Diamondbacks
Houston Astros 4-1 San Francisco Giants
Kansas City Royals 5-2 St Louis Cardinals
Texas Rangers 12-10 New York Yankees
San Diego Padres 3-1 Washington Nationals
Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Toronto Blue Jays
Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 Atlanta Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Cincinnati Reds
Boston Red Sox 4-1 Tampa Bay Rays
Cleveland Indians 1-0 Chicago Cubs
Miami Marlins 2-1 New York Mets
Chicago White Sox 11-1 Baltimore Orioles
Seattle Mariners 1-0 Oakland Athletics
Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 Colorado Rockies
ASTROS AT INDIANS
It is a rematch of the series opener between the Indians and Houston Astros last week. It is Charlie Morton (6-0, 1.94 ERA) against Mike Clevinger (3-1, 2.87 ERA), but this time it is in Cleveland. Both teams are coming off two-game sweeps with the Astros dropping the San Francisco Giants and the Indians beating the Cubs. It is a four-game series and every game promises to be a close one. Thursday will just get it started.
|Indians top Red Sox in series opener|
|White Sox manager Rick Renteria hospitalised before game|
|No timetable for Sale return from shoulder injury|
|Astros avoid sweep with win over Athletics|
|Dodgers slugger Machado leaves game after being struck by pitch|
|Twins place Santana on DL with finger injury|
|Yankees´ Gregorius suffers ´pretty significant´ heel bruise|
|Athletics pull even with Astros in AL West|
|Scherzer, Harper lead Nationals past Marlins|
|Mets set franchise record in 20-run victory|
|Puig suspended, Hundley fined for starting Dodgers-Giants brawl|
|Yankees slugger Judge ´frustrated´ with wrist injury|
|Marlins pitcher Urena handed six-game ban for intentionally hitting Acuna|
|Braves survive skirmish, loss of Acuna to top Marlins|
|Judge´s recovery taking longer than expected|
|Braves´ Acuna Jr. has arrived as a true MLB star|
|Mariners reinstate Cano after 80-game suspension|
|DeGrom strikes out 12, Mets hit 5 homers in win over Yankees|
|Indians OF Martin recovering from life-threatening bacterial infection|
|Shoulder injury sends Royals starter Duffy to DL|
|Yankees place Sabathia on DL with right knee inflammation|
|Sale strikes out 12 in Red Sox´s win over Orioles|
|Marlins´ Holaday enters as pinch hitter, hits walk-off double in extras|
|Gausman shuts down Brewers, Red Sox score 19|
|Angels star Trout placed on DL with right wrist inflammation|
|Astros slip to 0-4 against Paxton with loss to Mariners|
|DeGrom throws six-inning gem in Mets win|
|MLB wrap: Jacob deGrom throws a 6-inning gem to hold MLB best ERA in Mets win|
|Red Sox top Blue Jays in extra innings after rough Giles outing|
|Lynn blanks White Sox in first Yankees start|
|Red Sox complete sweep of Yankees with extra-inning walk-off win|
|Astros defend Osuna trade, activation|
|Astros All-Star Springer could land on DL after hurting thumb|
|Indians starter Kluber throws shutout, strikes out seven in win over Angels|
|Porcello throws one-hitter to lead Red Sox past Yankees|
|Pearce powers Red Sox past Yankees|
|Cubs beat Pirates in Hamels´ debut|
|Giants starter Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery|
|Nationals win blowout 25-4 over Mets|
|Red Sox ´not anticipating´ Pedroia´s return this season|
|Yankees´ Happ contracts hand, foot and mouth disease|
|Red Sox place ace Sale on DL with left shoulder inflammation|
|MLB trade deadline: Three takeaways after frenzied finish|
|Yu Darvish´s agent rips ´classless´ Alex Rodriguez over distraction comments|
|Swihart sends Red Sox past Phillies after 13 innings|
|Red Sox deal for Angels infielder Kinsler|
|Braves acquire Reds outfielder Duvall|
|Cueto facing Tommy John surgery, says Giants manager Bochy|
|Yankees secure Lynn from Twins for Austin|
|Astros acquire All-Star Osuna from Blue Jays|
|Eovaldi enjoys winning debut with Red Sox|
|Braves´ Newcomb loses no-hitter in ninth inning|
|New look serves J.A. Happ well in first appearance with Yankees|
|Cardinals top Cubs after six-run first inning|
|Astros´ Altuve placed on DL with knee injury|
|Kershaw strikes out eight, bases four as Dodgers beat Braves|
|Rizzo´s walk-off homer powers Cubs past Diamondbacks|
|Yankees All-Star Judge suffers chip fracture in right wrist|
|Yankees sign Happ from Blue Jays|
|Bauer stars again as Indians down red-hot Pirates|
|Athletics bounce back to beat Rangers as Pirates sail to victory|
|Cardinals starter Poncedeleon throws seven no-hit innings in MLB debut|
|Dodgers place Justin Turner on 10-day DL|
|Pirates top Reds to extend winning streak to nine|
|Mets place Syndergaard on DL with hand, foot and mouth disease|
|Cubs, Baez give young fan signed baseball after adult steals foul ball|
|Brewers top Dodgers to snap seven-game losing streak|
|Dodgers top Brewers in Machado´s debut|
|Cardinals´ Carpenter makes history|
|Nationals pair Strasburg, Zimmerman activated from DL|