Major League Baseball roundup: Verlander, Astros shut down Yankees

Justin Verlander hurled conclusively into the seventh inning, and Jose Altuve beat the Houston Astros in the bosom of the Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon.

Verlander (7-2) eventually capitulated in the seventh inning to Greg Bird amidst the five hits in the 6/2/3 innings. After the Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols took him deep on April 25 the player surrendered the first home run.

Since being acquired from the Detroit Tigers on August 31, Verlander enhanced his skills to 12-2 in the regular season which starts since being nabbed from the Detroit Tigers on August 31. ALCS last season, including Games 2 and 6. He is 3-0 in four starts counter to the Houston and Yankees. Verlander staggered his cap to the crowd at the booing Bronk as he stepped out of the third base line.

Braves 4, Mets 3 (Game 1)

Charlie Culberson the Pinch Hitter, was the last person available in the team. He hit a two-run walk-off homer in order to provide Atlanta a win over touring New York in the first game of a twin header.

Mets were put ahead by Devin Mesoraco in the top of the ninth with a solo homer. However, Lugo could not cope on with the lead. At the beginning of the inning, Johan Camargo walked in. The homer was provided to Culberson by retired Dansby Swanson on a fly to right.

Mets 8, Braves 5 (Game 2)

The two-run single of Luis Guillorme in the seventh inning incited a three-run rally and assisted New York to cleave the doubleheader at Atlanta. While the second game was retarded by 2 hours, 57 minutes due to the heavy rain and did not begin until 10:10 pm Eastern Time.

Rays 1, Athletics 0 (13 innings)

Mallex Smith brought forth the game with a couple of single in the top of the 13 th inning, offering Tampa Bay a win at Oakland.

by TNBC Staff Reporter on May 31, 2018

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