Mike Trout expects to return to the lineup when the Los Angeles Angels face the Houston Astros on Thursday night in Anaheim, Calif. Trout has missed the first three games of the four-game series due to a right calf strain. He left the Angels’ Sunday game against the Seattle Mariners after two innings and hasn’t played since.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:10 am
After a mostly solid outing in his Oakland debut, Homer Bailey stood in front of his locker and grinned as a chorus boos from his new teammates broke out when a member of the media relations staffed turned down the volume on the postgame music blaring through the Athletics clubhouse. ”I like this team more every minute,” Bailey said. Bailey shook off a rocky start to go six innings, Mark Canha and Jurickson Profar both homered twice and the A’s beat the Seattle Mariners 10-2 on Wednesday.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 11:45 pm
The Philadelphia Phillies placed veteran outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day injured list with a strained right oblique on Wednesday and recalled outfielder Nick Williams from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Bruce was injured on a checked swing in the third inning of the Phillies’ 9-8 comeback win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. He is batting .
Posted: July 17, 2019, 10:22 pm
It’s a sight Warriors fans will never forget. It’s the last image they have of Kevin Durant in a Warriors uniform. Durant being helped off the court in Toronto after tearing his right Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 7:23 pm
Edgar Martinez trained for every aspect of his career. As a player, he spent nearly two decades doing daily eye exercises to overcome strabismus, a condition that prevented his eyes from seeing in tandem. Rather than letting that become an excuse that kept him out of baseball, Martinez became arguably the best right-handed hitter of his generation and the prototype for what a designated hitter can be.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:31 pm
Matt Chapman went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and five RBIs as the Oakland Athletics won their fifth consecutive game, defeating the visiting Seattle Mariners 9-2 Tuesday night. Matt Olson also homered for the A’s, and right-hander Daniel Mengden (5-1) pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run on four hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Oakland improved to 8-2 this month.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 5:04 am
Philadelphia outfielder Jay Bruce left the Phillies’ Tuesday night home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an oblique injury, the Phillies announced. In the bottom of the third inning, Bruce tried to check his swing and then reached right away for his side. After the trainer and manager Gabe Kapler came out to check on Bruce, the 32-year-old veteran was removed from the game.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:08 am
OAKLAND – The A’s will take aim at their fifth straight win Tuesday night when they welcome the Seattle Mariners to town for a quick two-game series. Chad Pinder will get a rare start in left field, giving Robbie Grossman a night off. Pinder will bat seventh in the order.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 1:12 am
The Texas Rangers activated slugger Hunter Pence from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday and put him in the lineup to face the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. Pence will bat third as the designated hitter in his return from a strained right groin, which kept him out for a month. Pence, 36, was having an excellent season before the injury, batting .294 with 15 homers and 48 RBIs in 55 games.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:43 pm
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
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