By Ron Kaplan, contributor

box score 5-7-2018 gamesThe usual light schedule for a Monday…

Alex Bregman had two doubles and a walk in six trips to the plate as the Houston Astros (22-15) crushed the host Oakland A’s, 16-2. Bregman drove in the last of his team’s two runs. He also had two more errors, both coming on wild throws. Meanwhile, the MLB Network debated whether Bregman deliberately obstructed a baserunner the day before:

Ryan Sherriff had a tough outing, giving up two runs on four hits over one inning while striking out one as the St. Louis Cardinals (20-13) were shut out by the visiting Minnesota Twins, 6-0.

Gabe Kapler’s Philadelphia Phillies (19-15) mauled the visiting San Francisco Giants, 11-0.

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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