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Historic Fields and Home Runs: One Thing From Every MLB Game Last Night

 Nick Martin - World Baseball Network  |    Jun 21st, 2024 10:08am EDT

It was a historic night in the MLB, with a game played at the oldest ballpark in America. Here’s everything you missed yesterday in baseball.  

Cardinals 6 Giants 5 

  • The Cardinals win at historic Rickwood Field in a game honoring the Negro Leagues. Alabama native Brendan Donovan drives in three, including a two-run deep ball. The Giants put together 11 hits but were shut down late in the game. Ryan Helsey collected his MLB-leading 25th save with two strikeouts in the ninth.

Diamondbacks 5 Nationals 2 

  • Diamondback hitters get after Nats starter MacKenzie Gore, racking up ten hits on the Nationals starter. Five Diamondbacks had at least two hits. Christian Walker hits home run number 16 on the year in the ninth inning. 

Guardians 6 Mariners 3 

  • Teams combine for four home runs, including two long balls from Will Brennan. Emmanuel Clase closes the door in the ninth to collect his twenty-second save of the year, which is second-best in the MLB.

Rays 7 Twins 6 

  • A ninth inning that saw four home runs. A Carlos Santana solo shot and a two-run bomb from Jose Miranda helped the Twins climb back from a three-run hole in the ninth. An RBI single in the top of the tenth from Jonny DeLuca stalls Twins comeback efforts. 

Astros 5 White Sox 3 

  • A four-run seventh inning from the Astros closes the White Sox lead. The Sox commit a crucial error and walk in a run to give up their lead. Yordan Alvarez goes three for five with a home run. 

Dodgers 5 Rockies 3 

  • The Dodgers jump Rockies starter Ty Blach, getting ten hits and five runs in four innings. The first three hitters in the Dodgers order go deep, including Shohei’s 21st homer of the year. 

Royals 3 Athletics 2 

  • A power fest in Oakland; all five runs in the game come off home runs. Freddy Fermin hits two long balls, and an eighth-inning Bobby Witt homer puts the Royals on top. Seth Lugo strikes out eight in six and two-thirds. 

Orioles 17 Yankees 5 

  • Orioles shell Yankees pitching, stringing together 19 hits. Luis Gil goes one and a third with seven earned. Three Orioles went deep, and all nine starters had a hit. The O’s climb to a half-game back in the AL East after winning the series in New York.

Padres 7 Brewers 6  

  • The Brewers rallied back from two down in the ninth to tie it before Jake Cronenworth hit a walk-off solo shot to right field. Fernando Tatis goes four for five with a homer. Neither starter made it through five full innings. 

Photo Credit: Nick Ahmed (16) walks in front of signage honoring the Negro Leagues during the game between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals at historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Ala. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

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