Trevor Bauer tweeted a playful message to Tim Anderson earlier in the day. Anderson replied in kind, then chased the All-Star pitcher after his worst start this season.
Anderson hit a two-run single in the sixth inning to end Bauer’s evening as the White Sox routed the Indians 9-1 in Cleveland on Monday night.
Bauer (4-2) matched his career highs with eight runs and seven earned runs in five-plus innings.
Bauer had reached out to Anderson on Twitter, writing, “I’m all in on the bat flips man, but if you could skip a day today that would be great. Even the lord took a day of rest.”
Anderson flipped his bat after a homer against Kansas City on April 17. Brad Keller hit him with a pitch in his next at-bat as benches cleared.
There was no bat-flipping after Chicago’s Yoan Moncada homered in the first and James McCann in the fourth. Anderson had two hits.
Brewers 5, Nationals 3: A long night and day of travel for Washington got worse when the Nationals wasted two leads, made four errors and lost in Milwaukee. The Nationals’ charter flight was delayed eight hours as the plane sat on the tarmac at Philadelphia because of mechanical problems Sunday night after a 7-1 loss to the Phillies. They finally got off the plane about 3 a.m. and returned to their hotel, then headed to Milwaukee on Monday and arrived after noon.
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Marlins 6, Cubs 5: Chicago’s Pedro Strop walked three batters in the ninth inning and visiting Miami then rallied for three runs to end the Cubs’ winning streak at seven games.
Padres 4, Mets 0: Rookie Chris Paddack struck out 11 in 7 ⅔ innings, and Hunter Renfroe homered for the second straight day as host San Diego defeated New York.
Astros 6, Royals 4: George Springer, Carlos Correa and Robinson Chirinos each homered to lead host Houston over Kansas City.
Yankees 7, Mariners 3: Host New York pounced on Félix Hernández, with Luke Voit, Brett Gardner and Thairo Estrada homering off Seattle’s starter in the first two innings.
Orioles 4, Red Sox 1: Jonathan Villar hit a grand slam, and rookie left-hander John Means handcuffed visiting Boston’s offense over seven innings for Baltimore.
Dodgers 5, Braves 3: Walker Buehler shook off a rough playoff start against Atlanta last year, striking out eight, and Chris Taylor had two RBIs as Los Angeles extended its home winning streak to eight games.
Twins 8, Blue Jays 0: Martin Perez and two relievers combined on a three-hitter, Eddie Rosario hit his AL-leading 12th home run and visiting Minnesota blanked Toronto.
Rays 12, Diamondbacks 1: Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell took a perfect game into the sixth inning and Tommy Pham hit his first career grand slam, leading host Tampa Bay over Arizona.
Cardinals 6, Phillies 0: Miles Mikolas pitched seven solid innings and Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter and Paul DeJong homered as host St. Louis ended a four-game skid.
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