By Ron Kaplan, contributor

Ian Kinsler had four singles in 14 at-bats as the Detroit Tigers (30-32) lost two of three to the host Boston Red Sox. He also scored twice and drove in a run.

Kevin Pillar was 3-for-14 over the weekend. Two of those hits, both doubles (15 and 16), came in Sunday’s 4-0 shutout of the host Seattle Mariners (31-33). Toronto (31-32) took two of three from the Mariners.

Danny Valencia was 1-for-9 with five strikeouts and an RBI for Seattle, serving as a pinch-hitter in the middle game.

Alex Bregman hit his seventh home run of the season on Friday as the Houston Astros lost to the visiting LA Angels, 9-4. It was his only hit in eight at-bats over the weekend (although he did draw 2 walks), and Houston (44-20) dropped two of the three games.

Richard Bleier was the only Orioles pitcher to come away unscathed as the host New York Yankees crushed Baltimore, 16-3, on Saturday. Bleier pitched 2 perfect innings of relief and struck out 2 in his only outing of the weekend.  The Yankees outscored the Birds 38-8 in the three-game sweep.

Craig Breslow was not so fortunate. In his only appearance, he allowed five runs on four hits and an intentional walk Sunday as the host San Francisco Giants beat his Minnesota Twins (32-20), 13-8. With one out against Breslow, the Giants put up: single, single, double, intentional walk, and triple. His ERA ballooned almost two full points, from 2.57 to 4.50.

Still, Breslow was more fortunate than Brad Goldberg, who was sent down by the Chicago White Sox on Friday. Goldberg appeared in just one game — June 3 against the Detroit Tigers — and gave up four earned runs in just a third of an inning.

Scott Feldman did not appear for the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend. His next scheduled start comes Tuesday against the Padres in San Diego.

In three minor-league rehab games over the weekend, Joc Pederson was 3-for-9 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs. In fact, the Los Angeles Dodger — who is recovering from a concussion — homered on the first pitch he saw Friday to help Oklahoma City (AAA) to a 12-6 win over Round Rock. There is still no time table for his return to the Dodgers.

Ryan Braun remains on the DL for the Milwaukee Brewers, also without a timetable for his return

And although I rarely write about Jews in the minors, it’s worth noting that our old friend Cody Decker hit a go-ahead grand slam on Friday to lead the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (AA) past the Harrisburg Senators, 10-6.

The MLB draft starts tonight. Stay tuned to Jewish Baseball News and our friends at Jewish Sports Review for information on Jewish players selected.

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