Sunday MLB scores, highlights, updates, news: Jose Quintana shines in Cubs debut

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Final scores


Washington Nationals
14,
Cincinnati Reds
4 (box score)

Colorado Rockies
13,
New York Mets
4 (box score)

Pittsburgh Pirates
4,
St. Louis Cardinals
3 (box score)

New York Yankees
3,
Boston Red Sox
0 (box score)

Los Angeles Dodgers
3,
Miami Marlins
2 (box score)

Atlanta Braves
7,
Arizona Diamondbacks
1 (box score)

Chicago Cubs
8,
Baltimore Orioles
0 (box score)

Toronto Blue Jays
at
Detroit Tigers
(GameTracker)
Phillies at
Milwaukee Brewers
(GameTracker)

Seattle Mariners
at
Chicago White Sox
(GameTracker)

Minnesota Twins
at
Houston Astros
(GameTracker)

Texas Rangers
at
Kansas City Royals
(GameTracker)

Tampa Bay Rays
at
Los Angeles Angels
(GameTracker)

Cleveland Indians
at
Oakland Athletics
(GameTracker)

San Francisco Giants
at
San Diego Padres
(GameTracker)
Yankees at Red Sox 8:08 p.m. ET (GameTracker)

Quintana shines in Cubs debut


Jose Quintana
made his first start for the Cubs on Sunday, and boy did it go well.

All total, Quintana threw seven shutout innings against the Orioles. He fanned 12, issued zero walks, and yielded just three hits. He did that all on 100 pitches even. 

Although Quintana’s seasonal numbers don’t reflect it, he’d been pitching well lately. He entered Sunday having held opponents to 14 runs over his last seven starts, while also striking out 29 more batters than he walked in 40 innings. 

Obviously it’ll take more than one good start for Quintana to justify the cross-town trade, but everyone has to be happy with the opening outing.

Didi did it again

On Saturday, Yankees shortstop
Didi Gregorius
helped put an end to the 16-inning marathon between the Yanks and the Red Sox by plating the go-ahead run with an RBI single as part of a 4-1 victory.

On Sunday, Gregorius played a key part in the Yankees’ 3-0 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader. This time, he scored the first run of the game and later delivered a solo home run that finished off the scoring in the sixth inning.

The Yankees pitching staff, by the way, actually walked more batters (seven) than they struck out (six). It didn’t matter though, as
CC Sabathia
,
Tyler Clippard
,
Chad Green
, and
Aroldis Chapman
yielded just four hits and no runs.

For those keeping track at home, Chapman recorded one strikeout in four batters faced, and induced zero swinging strikes, per Baseball Savant.

Blackmon scores inside-the-park homer

Rockies outfielder
Charlie Blackmon
recorded an inside-the-park home-run on Sunday against the Mets. His line drive to deep left-center seemingly went over the wall, and was played as such by center fielder
Curtis Granderson
. Alas, Granderson’s lacking urgency allowed Blackmon to notch a different kind of home run. You can watch the full video here.

It was Blackmon’s second inside-the-parker this season. Notable, because he’s now one away from matching the combined total of every other ballplayer in the majors:

By the way, Blackmon is the second Rockies outfielder with multiple inside-the-park homers in a season, joining … who else,
Brandon Barnes
:

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