If it weren’t for the sizzling start of Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger would be the talk of baseball. The Dodgers outfielder has been on fire, and he homered off the dominant Josh Hader in the top of the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 6-5 win over the Brewers.
Bellinger went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and a stolen base. He has a .424/.500/.882 slash line with 26 runs, 11 home runs, 28 RBIs and four stolen bases.
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw made his second start of the season and took a no-hitter into the fifth inning. He went six innings and allowed two hits, two runs, walked four and struck out seven in a no-decision. He has a 2.77 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB ratio in his first two starts.
Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor was activated from the IL Saturday and made his season debut, going 1-for-5 with a run scored. He homered on Sunday.
The Yankees keep getting hammered by injuries, and outfielder Aaron Judge is the latest. He will miss time with a severe oblique strain. No timetable has been given yet for how much time he will be out. Judge has a slash line of .288/.404/.521 with five home runs, 11 RBIs and two stolen bases.
Clint Frazier has helped the Yankees with all the injuries, hitting a three-run homer Sunday. In 17 games, he is batting .339 with six home runs, 17 RBIs and a 1.019 OPS.
James Paxton was dominant against the Royals, but the Yankees bullpen blew the win for him. He threw six scoreless innings and allowed three hits, one walk and struck out 12. He has a 3.10 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and a 43:8 K:BB ratio in 29 innings.
Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg came into Sunday with a 5.56 ERA, but dominated the Marlins, going eight scoreless innings, allowing two hits, two walks and struck out 11 to lower his ERA to 4.11.
One of the hottest hitters in baseball was placed on the injured list. Rays outfielder Austin Meadows will miss time with a right thumb sprain.
Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich hit two home runs Saturday and has 13 on the season.
Braves pitcher Max Fried allowed two runs on seven hits, walked three and struck out six in 6.1 innings to beat the Indians Sunday night. He has a 1.38 ERA and 1.04 WHIP.
Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a pair of homers and drove in four Sunday night.
Indians pitcher Shane Bieber had been excellent in his first few starts but was hammered by the Braves Sunday, allowing seven runs (five earned) on five hits with a walk in 2.1 innings. He has a 3.47 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and a 25:7 K:BB ratio in 23.1 innings.
Padres pitcher Joey Lucchesi allowed five hits, two walks, one run and struck out eight in 5.2 innings to beat the Reds. He has a 4.33 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and a 29:9 K:BB ratio in 27 innings.
Padres closer Kirby Yates pitched a scoreless inning to get his tenth save Sunday.
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso had X-rays on his hand Saturday. The results came back negative, and he begged to be in the lineup Sunday. He went 2-for-4 with a homer and had a slash line of .325/.416/.727 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs in 21 games.
Rockies pitcher Jon Gray allowed one hit over six scoreless innings at Coors Field against the Phillies. He allowed four walks and struck out four. He has a 2.78 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and a 30:13 K:BB ratio in 32.2 innings.
Going into Thursday, the Rockies played only five games. They played three games at home against the Phillies, and Charlie Blackmon finally got going. He went 10-for-18 with two triples, two home runs and four RBIs in the four-game series.
Blue Jays closer Ken Giles picked up his seventh save by allowing three hits in 1.1 scoreless innings.
Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez hit his fifth homer Sunday and is batting .235 with eight runs and nine RBIs.
Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez left Sunday’s start early with a broken middle right fingernail. Manager Charlie Montoya is hopeful that Sanchez will be able to make his next start.
Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. He was off to a great start with a 1.57 ERA and 0.87 WHIP in 28.2 innings.
Brewers second baseman Mike Moustakas has a fracture of the tip of his right ring finger and won’t be placed on the IL for now.
Athletics General Manager David Forst said he expects first baseman Matt Olsen back in two weeks. He started swinging a bat this past week as he recovers from hamate bone surgery. Players tend to take some time for the power to develop following this surgery.
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was placed on the injured list with a sore elbow but played catch Saturday and Sunday.
Mets second baseman Robinson Cano was hit on the hand by a pitch and left Sunday’s game. X-rays were negative, but Cano was wearing a soft cast.
Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo went 2-for-3 with five RBIs Sunday and is batting .281 with eight home runs and 22 RBIs.
Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow took a no-decision against the Red Sox, going 5.1 innings and allowing three hits, three walks, two runs and struck out five. He is 4-0 with a 1.53 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and a 29:6 K:BB ratio.
Red Sox pitcher David Price struck out ten over five innings, allowing five hits, two walks, and two runs. He has a 3.75 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and a 30:5 K:BB ratio.
Red Sox pitcher Ryan Brasier pitched a scoreless 11th inning for his sixth save.
After a great start to the season, Astros pitcher Collin McHugh was battered against the Rangers. He allowed ten runs (nine earned), eight hits and one walk in 3.1 innings. His ERA went from 1.96 to 4.78.
Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks struck out two in a scoreless inning for his fifth save.
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto homered Sunday and has a slash line of .300/.417/.613 with six home runs and 12 RBIs.
Giants catcher Buster Posey homered for the first time this season Sunday. He is batting .227.
Tigers closer Shane Greene picked up his 10th save Sunday.
Ryan Zimmerman hit a pair of home runs Sunday.
Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy went 1-for-5 with a double in his first rehab start Saturday.
The debut of Blue Jays’ third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. could come on April 26.
Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco could be activated from the IL by Thursday. He is coming off left labrum surgery on his shoulder.
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is expected to play in a rehab game Monday and could return to the team Wednesday.
Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was placed on the IL with an abdominal wall contusion he suffered in a collision on Friday.
Royals pitcher Danny Duffy made his first rehab start Saturday and allowed one unearned run in 5.1 innings. He allowed four hits, no walks and struck out seven, throwing 78 pitches. He could return to the team later this week.
Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is expected to pitch in extended spring training games this week and start a rehab assignment in about a week.
Red Sox pitcher Nate Eovaldi was placed on the IL with a loose body in his right elbow.
Cubs pitcher Brandon Morrow suffered a setback with his elbow and will be shut down.
Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill will make a start in extended spring training Monday and return to start for the Dodgers Sunday.
The Braves sent Touki Toussaint to Triple-A and recalled Bryse Wilson. Toussaint allowed seven runs in 1.1 innings against the Indians Saturday.
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer tweaked his intercostal muscle in his left side while avoiding a foul ball in the dugout Saturday. He is expected to make his next start Friday.
Orioles outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. left Sunday with a quad injury and isn’t expected to play Monday.
Mariners outfielder Jay Bruce was dealing with a sore quad and sat Sunday.
The Padres sent second baseman Luis Urias to Triple-A.
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