MLB Thursday scores, highlights, updates, news: Bad News Mets, AL Central jumble –

The season continued to roll forward Thursday with a hefty-by-Thursday-standards 11-game slate. Let’s dig in … 

Final scores

Boston Red Sox 4, Toronto Blue Jays 1 in 10 innings (box score)
Tampa Bay Rays 8, Detroit Tigers 1 (box score)
Cleveland Indians  6,  Minnesota Twins  2 (box score)
Houston Astros  2, Los Angeles Angels 1 (box score)
Philadelphia Phillies  6,  New York Mets  4 (box score)
Baltimore Orioles 2, Cincinnati Reds 1 in 10 innings (box score)
Washington Nationals 3, Atlanta Braves 2 (box score)
Texas Rangers 1, Kansas City Royals 0 in 13 innings (box score)
Milwaukee Brewers 7, St. Louis Cardinals 5 (box score)
San Diego Padres 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (box score)
Athletics 9, Mariners 6 (box score)

The Mets had a bad night

First, the good news for Mets fans. After his Thursday night start, ace Noah Syndergaard in 2017 has 30 strikeouts against no walks. 

The bad news? Well, they lost to the hapless Phillies at home on Thursday night, and it was in part because of bad fielding behind Syndergaard. The Mets committed three errors, and Yoenis Cespedes, thanks in part to shallow positioning, let one get over his head. Jay Bruce made just his fourth career appearance at first base, and he very much looked like it. In addition to committing a costly error, there’s also this from the AP recap

Bruce showed his inexperience at the spot even before the first pitch. While throwing grounders to his infielders before the top of the first, he twice stopped when he wasn’t sure who

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