By Ron Kaplan, contributor

box score 4-4-2018 gamesAlex Bregman gave the Houston Astros (6-1) the 3-2 win with his tie-breaking single in the seventh over the visiting Baltimore Orioles (1-5). It was his sole hit in three at-bats (plus a walk). Danny Valencia got the start, playing left field and batting sixth. He was 0-for-2 with a walk and scored a run. Richard Bleier did not appear in the game for the O’s.

Kevin Pillar was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts as the Toronto Blue Jays (4-3) fell to the visiting Chicago White Sox, 4-3.

Joc Pederson did not appear for the LA Dodgers (2-5) in their 3-0 loss to the host Arizona Diamondbacks.

Ryan Braun did not appear for he Milwaukee Brewers (4-2) in their 6-0 shutout loss to the visiting St. Louis Cardinals (3-3). Ryan Sherriff did not appear for the Cards.

Ian Kinsler remains on the DL for the LA Angels (5-2), who beat the visiting Cleveland Indians, 3-2 in 13 innings.

Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies (1-4) lost again to the host NY Mets, 4-2.

Ron Kaplan (@RonKaplanNJ) hosts Kaplan’s Korner, a blog about Jews and sports. He is the author of three books, including The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games and Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War.

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