The Giants would be nowhere this season without Alex Dickerson. Dickerson, 29, was acquired by the Giants in a trade with the Padres on June 10. Suddenly, the Giants are the hottest team in baseball and sit just three games back of the second NL wild card spot.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 6:50 pm
Ildemaro Vargas homered on his birthday, rookie Alex Young allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas. Vargas, 28, hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning off Lance Lynn (12-5) to give the Diamondbacks a 5-1 lead. Lynn had been 6-0 in his career against Arizona.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:44 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