Arrieta (6-4) allowed two runs, struck out five and walked three in just his second win in the past month. And by last season, he wasn't hitting right-handers all that well, either.
But Tuesday was a night in which the 496th pick was the best choice of them all. The Red Sox won 5-4. In eight seasons as a pro (both minors and majors), he had only hit ten or more home runs in an entire season once, last season when he hit 14.
MILWAUKEE - Jeff Samardzija pitched deep into the game after a shaky beginning, Aaron Hill had a tiebreaking, pinch-hit double in the eighth inning and San Francisco beat Milwaukee. And that's fine. We remember names like Philip Humber and Johnny Vander Meer thanks in large part to their one-game (or one-day) accomplishments. Arrieta pitched six-plus innings and was charged with two runs (one earned) on two hits.
Judge was the potential tying run after a one-out walk from Kelly to Brett Gardner. He tied the club record with 10 RBIs. St. Louis is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams. Adam Jones singled with one out in the 10th and took second on a long fly out by Manny Machado before Trumbo delivered a liner to center field off Wade LeBlanc (3-1).
The Padres lost their third straight and managed only three hits off Ray. He has reached more than 10 homers just once and before Tuesday's game his career told of round trippers stood at 38.
Overpowering closer Craig Kimbrel struck out five in 1 1/3 innings for his 17th save in 18 chances.
At the time, only one other pitcher had sat down 20 batters in a game as Rogers Clemens did it twice in 1986 and 1996.
"To be honest, I felt kind of normal, just like a normal game", he said. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award victor retired 16 in a row over one stretch, showing signs of rounding into form after a bumpy start to the season.
The Cincinnati native is batting.302 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs in 47 games. Gennett still would have come up in that situation, but with two on and and two outs. The combination of Austin Bibens-Dirkx and Alex Claudio combined to give up a run over 4 2/3 innings with Bibens-Dirkx (1-0) picking up his first major league victory.
Frazier led off the ninth with his ninth home run after Tampa Bay pulled within a run.
DETROIT - Kole Calhoun and C.J. Cron homered as Los Angeles beat Detroit.
An inning Later, Suarez hit a two-out bases-clearing triple, chasing Wainwright from the game.
Gennett's two-run home run off Gant, who was making his Cardinals debut in relief of Wainwright, made the score 10-0. Eric Sogard tagged and scored when left fielder Orlando Calixte's throw sailed high over catcher Buster Posey and caromed off the wall behind home plate. Avila homered for the Tigers.
The last time someone hit 4 round trippers in a single game was Josh Hamilton, back in 2012 for the Texas Rangers. The ball from homer No. 4 was off somewhere getting authenticated and marked. He was sent to the bullpen late in the season and was out of the majors following the 2013 season.
Anderson kept his shutout going by stranding Brandon Crawford at third in the fifth.
The Brewers roughed up Matt Cain (3-5) with four runs in the second.