We have a near-full slate of games this Thursday, with more than half of them as day games. The Mets and Pirates each won their second straight game, while the Rockies trotted out a rookie pitcher who held the Cubs to just one run in seven innings. All that and more below in our daily roundup.
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Baseball schedule and scores for Thursday, June 6
- Mets 7, Giants 3 (box score)
- Pirates 6, Braves 1 (box score)
- Rays 6, Tigers 1 (box score)
- Red Sox 7, Royals 5 (box score)
- Cardinals 3, Reds 1 (box score)
- Brewers 5, Marlins 1 (box score)
- Rockies 3, Cubs 1 (box score)
- LIVE – Astros vs. Mariners (GameTracker)
- UPCOMING – Yankees vs. Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
- UPCOMING – Twins vs. Indians, 7:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
- UPCOMING – Orioles vs. Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
- UPCOMING – Athletics vs. Angels, 10:07 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
- UPCOMING – Nationals vs. Padres, 10:10 p.m. ET (GameTracker)
Rockies’ Lambert shines in MLB debut at Wrigley
The Rockies top pitching prospect Peter Lambert made his MLB debut on Thursday. In seven innings, Lambert finished with nine strikeouts against the Cubs, a Rockies record for strikeouts in a debut. Lambert took the place of Kyle Freeland, who finished fourth in the NL Cy Young voting last season. Freeland was sent down to Triple-A last week after struggling through his first 12 starts.
Not only was Lambert good on the mound on Thursday, he even got a hit with a single in his first major-league at-bat in the third inning off Cubs’ starter Jose Quintana. Here’s Lambert’s final line:
Lambert, 22, was Colorado’s second-round draft pick in 2015. While pitching for Triple-A Albuquerque, Lambert recorded a 2-2 record and 5.07 ERA in 11 starts. In his last three minor league starts, Lambert had 20 strikeouts against just one walk.
Thanks to Lambert’s strong debut, the Rockies (32-29) avoided getting swept by the Cubs (34-27).