Los Angeles Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez, who threw a possibly retaliatory pitch that struck Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick, has been suspended three games by Major League Baseball.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 11:21 pm
Albert Pujols’ three-run double highlighted a six-run first inning, propelling the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels improved to 5-0 since the All-Star break. The Astros have lost four of six since the break.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 5:52 am
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the nominees from each team for the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award. The award “honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Voting was conducted prior to the All-Star break.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:39 pm
Ryan Brasier, who helped solidify the Boston bullpen last season, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. Brasier (2-3, 4.24 ERA) has been scored upon in three of his past four appearances, including giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits in two-thirds of an inning Monday night in a 10-8 home win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The right-hander was a surprise last season, when he came up in July and went 2-0 with a 1.60 ERA in 33 2/3 innings, pitching in the majors for the first time since 2013 with the Los Angeles Angels.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 6:26 pm
Laureano and the A’s will seek their fifth consecutive victory when they play host to the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a two-game series Tuesday night. Laureano’s home run in the seventh inning Sunday tied the score at 2-2, and his grounder in the ninth, combined with a White Sox throwing error, allowed Chad Pinder to score the winning run. “Typically, late in these games when both pitchers are pitching well, the way the ball is flying these days, a home run is going to be the difference,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said of Laureano’s solo shot.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 3:34 pm