Less than half of the league hit the field on Monday, but plenty of highligh ensued in the seven games that took place. Below are the MLB scores and highlights from Monday.
Nationals 10, Brewers 5: Remember when Bryce Harper was on the disabled list? It sure seems like Harper doesn't because he hit a home run on his first swing since coming off the disabled list over the weekend. Harper missed all of June with a left knee injury and, after letting the first pitch go by, the slugger hit his 13th home run into left field while sending the Brewers to their sixth-straight loss.
Yankees 9, Twins 4: Andy Pettitte entered the game needing two strikeouts to become the Yankees' franchise leader in the category and the lefty eventually fanned Justin Morneau in the fifth inning to surpass Whitey Ford for his 1,958 strikeout as a New York Yankees pitcher. Robinson Cano had two home runs to help make Pettitte's record-breaking night a good one as the Yankees snapped a five-game losing streak.
Mets 5, Diamondbacks 4: Andrew Brown hit a two-run single to left-centerfield in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Mets the win in a game that lasted an incredible five hours and 13 minutes. Cody Ross opened the top of the 13th with a home run to give the Diamondbacks a 4-3 lead, but Josh Collmenter struggled with his location in the bottom of the 13th, walking two and giving up two en route to the eventual loss.
Marlins 4, Padres 0: Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez pitched a career-high eight innings and tied a career-high 10 strikeouts as Miami shutout the Padres. Jeff Mathis had a three run double for his seventh RBI in two games as the Marlins won their sixth of seven games.
Reds 8, Giants 1: The Giants recent slump continued after the Reds pounded rookie Michael Kickham for seven earned runs. Todd Frazier did much of the damage, leaving no doubts about his 10th home run before finishing the game with four RBIs. Heavy rain began in the sixth inning and, after a nearly two hour rain delay, the game was called.
Blue Jays 8, Tigers 3: Toronto had a happy Canada Day as R.A. Dickey pitched seven innings and Jose Reyes hit a three-run home run to send Detroit home with a loss, putting them a half-game behind the Cleveland Indians for the AL Central lead. Dickey started off the season a bit up and down, but has increased the velocity on his knuckleball and put up his third-straight quality start in this outing.
Rays 12, Astros 0: After a rough go around in June, Matt Moore was definitely looking for the calendar to change over. It worked, too, as he shut out the Astros for seven innings while striking out nine. Virtually everyone on the Rays got in on the party as the team finished with 17 hits and eight different players driving in a run. The Astros couldn't get any offense going against Moore, either, collecting just two hits in the game.