Week That Was: Royal Pain

Week That Was: Royal Pain
Both defending league champs suffered big losses in the lineup. We cover those and much more in our weekly recap.
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Tom Koehler hurled seven-plus innings of two-run ball as the Marlins bested the Braves in Atlanta on Sunday.

The right-hander scattered just three hits while issuing five walks and striking out two. All of the damage against him came in the eighth inning. This was one of the best outings of the season for Koehler who sports a 4.50 ERA and 1.65 WHIP on the year. He'll look to carry over the momentum from this fine effort when he does battle against the Mets at home on Friday.
May 29 - 9:44 PM

Ender Inciarte swiped his third base of the season in a losing effort against the Marlins on Sunday.

Inciarte finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and also scored a run. He has struggled to get things going offensively since his return from the disabled list, slashing just .239/.323/.273 with no homers and two RBI.
May 29 - 9:41 PM

Julio Teheran was handed his fifth loss of the season on Sunday, surrendering three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Teheran walked three and struck out three in the ballgame. He had been locked in a pitcher's duel with Tom Koehler until a two-run homer by Derek Dietrich broke the game open in the sixth inning. While he has only won once, Teheran owns a sparkling 2.77 ERA and 1.07 WHIP through 68 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Dodgers his next time out in Los Angeles on Friday.
May 29 - 9:39 PM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-5 and drove home three runs on Sunday as the Giants topped the Rockies 8-3 in an afternoon showdown at Coors Field.

Pence, who missed most of the week with a hamstring injury, doubled three times in the game and scored a pair of runs. He has been a force in the middle of the Giants lineup when healthy this season, slashing .304/.384/.503 with seven homers and 36 RBI.
May 29 - 9:34 PM

Johnny Cueto earned his eighth victory of the season on Sunday, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits over six innings against the Rockies at Coors Field.

The right-hander punched out five while walking two in the contest. He has been everything that the Giants could have hoped for thus far, registering a 2.31 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 72/14 K/BB ratio across 81 2/3 innings. He'll look to keep things rolling when he takes on Cardinals in St. Louis on Friday.
May 29 - 9:31 PM

Carlos Gonzalez belted his eighth home run of the season as the Rockies fell to the Giants on Sunday afternoon in Colorado.

His solo shot came in the eighth inning, after the outcome of the game had already been long decided. Gonzalez also singled in the ballgame, finishing the day 2-for-4 to raise his season slash to .297/.335/.484 to go along with eight homers and 18 RBI.
May 29 - 9:27 PM

Chris Rusin was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Giants, surrendering six runs on 11 hits over his five frames.

Rusin walked three and struck out three in the contest. The Giants got to him early and often in this one, scoring all six of their runs in the first four innings, including a solo homer by Denard Span. Now 1-3 on the season, Rusin will carry a 4.75 ERA and 1.51 WHIP into Friday's start against the Padres in San Diego.
May 29 - 9:25 PM

Carlos Correa hit a pinch-hit three-run shot in the top of the 13th inning as the Astros beat the Angels 8-6 on Sunday afternoon in Anaheim.

Correa had been stuck in an offensive rut and was supposed to get a mental day of rest in the series finale at Angel Stadium, but Astros manager A.J. Hinch called for him to bat for Tony Kemp with two outs in the 13th after Tyler White and Marwin Gonzalez singled against Anaheim reliever Mike Morin. Correa did his thing, jacking a three-run, go-ahead shot to left-center. The star 21-year-old shortstop has 30 homers and 93 RBI through his first 149 major league games. (He also has 22 career steals).
May 29 - 8:42 PM
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