The Jays and Red Sox play a four-game set. Giancarlo Stanton tries to hit his 350th career home run. Let’s see what happened this week.

NEW YORK YANKEES (13-6)

Luis Severino went six innings, struck out five, and gave up four runs against the Orioles. Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 and hit three home runs. This is the first three-home run game of his career. Joey Gallo hit his first home run of the season. The birthday boy, Aaron Judge, went 2-for-5 and also hit a home run. Lucas Luetge lasted 0.2 innings and charged three runs. The Yankees managed to win the game 12-8. 

Jordan Montgomery went 5.2 innings, struck out four, and gave up two runs. Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 and hit his 350th career home run in the first inning. He is the 7th fastest player to reach 350 home runs in Major League history. Aaron Judge went 2-for-4. Gallo hit his second home run of the season. Michael Kings pitched 2.1 scoreless innings and struck out two. The Yanks won 5-2.

Jameson Taillon took the mound going for the sweep. He lasted 4.2 innings, struck out four, and gave up two runs. Aaron Judge went 2-for-5 and hit his 5th home run of the season. Rizzo also went 2-for-5. Ron Marinaccio was asked to get three outs in the 9th but ended up giving up three runs. Lucas Luetge came on to get the final out and the Yanks won 10-5.

The Yanks head to Kansas City to face Andrew Benintendi and the Royals. Nestor Cortes, Gerrit Cole, and Luis Severino are scheduled to pitch. Today’s game will be broadcast only on Apple TV. 

BOSTON RED SOX (8-12)

Nathan Eovaldi took the mound for the Sox against the Jays. He pitched seven innings, struck out five, and gave up two runs via the home run. I strongly feel that he should have pitched the 8th innings with his pitch count being around 72. The excuse given after by acting manager, Will Venable, was that he didn’t want Nathan facing the top of the order again. The bottom of the order was due up on the 8th. Bobby Dalbec went 2-for-4. J.D. Martinez returned to the lineup and hit a double. Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4. The Sox lost 6-2.

Nick Pivetta pitched 4.2 innings, struck out six, and gave up two runs. Christian Vazquez went 2-for-3 with a walk. Martinez went 1-for-5. Bogaerts went 3-for-5. The Sox bullpen couldn’t hold the lead in the 9th. The Sox lost 6-5 in the 10th inning.

Michael Wacha went six innings, struck out five, and gave up one run. Martinez went 2-for-4 and looked like his left abductor bothered again after his second hit. Bogaerts went 4-for-4. Rafael Devers went 2-for-5. The Sox won 7-1.

Garrett Whitlock made his second start of the season. He lasted three innings, struck out two, and gave up one run. Bogaerts started with the day off but ended up pinch-hitting for Travis Shaw, who remains hitless this season. Martinez didn’t play the series finale and Alex Cora said they will be cautious with him. Kike Hernandez went 1-for-4. Trevor Story went 0-for-3. The Sox lost 1-0.

The Sox head to Baltimore for the last of the road trip before a two-series homestand. Rich Hill, Nathan Eovaldi, and Nick Pivetta are scheduled to pitch.

TAMPA BAY RAYS (11-8)

Matt Wisler pitched two scoreless innings and struck out two against the Mariners. Rene Pinto went 2-for-3 with a home run. Wander Franco hit his 4th home run of the season. Ji-Man Choi and Brandon Lowe both went 2-for-5. The Rays lost 8-4.

David Rasmussen went six scoreless innings and struck out nine. Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-3 with a home run. Harold Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a walk. The Rays won 3-2.

Jeffrey Springs opened for the Rays. He lasted 2.2 innings, struck out three, and gave up the only run the Mariners scored. Yandy Diaz went 2-for-3 with a walk. Brett Phillips went 2-for-3. The Rays won 2-1.

Carlos Correa and the Twins arrive in Tropicana for the weekend. 

TORONTO BLUE JAYS (13-7)

Jose Berrios faced the Red Sox. He went seven innings, struck out four, and gave up two runs. Lourdes Gurriel Jr went 2-for-4 with a home run. Matt Chapman and Bo Bichette each hit a home run as well. George Springer went 2-for-4. The Jays won 6-2.

Kevin Gausman went six innings, struck out nine, and gave up one unearned run. Springer went 2-for-5 with a home run. Santiago Espinal went 3-for-3. The offense tied the game in the 9th inning. The Jays won 6-5.

Ross Stripling went five innings, struck out seven, and gave up one run. Springer went 2-for-4. Vladimir Guerrero went 0-for-4. Matt Chapman went 0-for-3 with a walk. The Jays lost 7-1.

Alek Manoah went seven scoreless innings and struck out seven. Vladimir Guerrero Jr had the day off. Matt Chapman went 1-for-3. The Jays won 1-0.

The Astros come to town for the weekend. Yusei Kikuchi, Jose Berrios, and Kevin Gausman are scheduled to pitch.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES (6-13)

Jordan Lyles took the mound against the Yankees. He pitched 4.2 innings, struck out three, and gave up six runs. Anthony Santander and Austin Hays each hit a home run. The offense tried to come back but fell short. The O’s lost 12-8.

Tyler Wells pitched five runs, struck out four, and gave up two runs. Santander hit a home run that tied the game at two. Ramon Urias went 2-for-4. Cedric Mullins went 1-for-4. The O’s lost 5-2. 

Bruce Zimmermann pitched 4.1 innings, struck out five, and gave up four unearned runs. The defense had five errors. Austin Hays went 4-for-5 and Rougned Odor went 3-for-5. The offense tried to rally but couldn’t get enough. They lost 10-5.

The Red Sox are in town for the weekend.

OUTSIDE THE AL EAST

During a game between the Mets and the Cardinals, benches cleared when a pitch was too close to Nolan Arenado’s liking. The Mets have been complaining about constantly getting hit by pitches this season. The day before, Pete Alonso was hit in the head. MLB gave Arenado a 2-game suspension, a 1-game suspension to Genesis Cabrera, and fined Jack Flaherty, Yoan Lopez, and Taijuan Walker.