Usually, when faced with a prolonged stretch of bad play, professional athletes, baseball players in particular, have tried-and-true methods to get back on track. A hitter might focus on getting his foot down earlier at the plate to clear up any timing issues. A pitcher might harp on bending his back to get his pitches down in the zone to avoid solid contact.
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While Sale finally an elusive win, St. Louis starting pitcher Carlos Martinez fulfilled a life-long dream. Martinez tossed nine innings of shutout ball, allowing just four hits and striking out 11 to help the Cardinals to a 7-0 win over the Phillies.
Oh my god, it’s so exciting, because it’s my dream, he said after the game. I was hoping for a long time to throw like that.
Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain had a great night with two home runs in San Diego. Cain was 3 for 5 with five RBIs in a 12-6 victory. It was the fourth multi-homer game of Cain’s career.
Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman was lit up by the Yankees, surrendering nine runs off three homers in just 1 1/3 innings of work. The Yankees went on for a 16-3 victory and it was the first time since June 21, 2015 that Tillman had failed to get more than four outs in a game.
Brewers (33-30) at Diamondbacks (38-26), 4:10 p.m. ET — Chase Anderson wasn’t bad with the Diamondbacks. He had passable ERAs in his first two seasons in the majors with the club but still found himself a member of the Brewers two years after making it to the majors. Now he has his fourth career start against his former squad and has a great pitching matchup with Robbie Ray on tap. Ray (6-3, 2.85 ERA) and Anderson (5-1, 2.94) are fifth and eighth respectively in ERA in the National League. Ray is sixth in the league in strikeouts with 95.