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MLB Green keeps Yankees in play-off picture, Bartolo walks

The New York Yankees called up Chad Green on Monday and he paid them back with 11 strikeouts in six shutout innings.

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New York hurler Chad Green was in top form in just his fifth start for the Yankees as they held out for a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. 

The 25-year-old struck out 11 batters in six shutout innings to beat the Blue Jays – a team they are trying to catch in the American League East

After hitting the first home run of his 19-year career, Bartolo Colon made history on Monday after drawing his first walk in his 282nd plate appearance. 

However, his New York Mets tasted defeat in the end, going down 10-6 to the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

Elsewhere, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 3-1, the Miami Marlins got the better of the Cincinnati Reds 6-3, the Tampa Bay Rays eased past the San Diego Padres 8-2, and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2. 

The Washington Nationals edged the Colorado Rockies 5-4, the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians by the same scoreline, and the Pittsburgh Pirates saw off the San Francisco Giants 8-5.

 

KILLER KIERMAIER 

Tampa Bay centre fielder Kevin Kiermaier filled up the stat sheet in Monday's 8-2 win against the Padres. Kiermaier went 3 for 4 with two runs scored, a home run, three RBIs, a walk and two stolen bases to top off his glorious stat line.
 

CATCH OF THE DAY

And possibly one of the catches of the season. Hunter Pence is never short of entertaining and the 33-year-old stole the show with this stunning grab. 

 

BARTOLO FINALLY WALKS

In his 282nd career plate appearance – and 500th in the MLB all together – Bartolo Colon drew his first career walk. Before the historic free base, he had the most career plate appearances without a walk in MLB history.

 

RED SOX TACKLE ORIOLES

Two of the top teams in the bunched AL East face off at at Camden Yards. Eduardo Rodriguez (2-5 5.43 ERA) takes the mound for Boston against Yovani Gallardo (4-4, 5.17 ERA). Boston is just one game behind the Orioles and Blue Jays, so they still have plenty of time to win the division.

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