Braves sweep Mets, take 2-game lead in East with 3 remaining
Dansby Swanson and Matt Olson homered for the third straight game, Travis d’Arnaud hit a go-ahead two-run single in the third inning, and Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 5-3, completing a three-game sweep of their NL East rival and taking a two-game lead in the division with three games to play.
No paychecks for 11 big leaguers: advance larger than salary
Dayton is among 11 players who received $286,500 in advances that are higher than their prorated pay. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)NEW YORK Grant Dayton will notice one glaring absence this season after he reports to the Atlanta Braves: his twice-a-month salary. He is among 11 major leaguers whose prorated pay for the abbreviated 60-game season amounts to less than the $286,500 advance already received by the 32-year-old left-hander. His prorated salary for the short season will be $242,593, assuming the contagion does not cause more games to be canceled. Peralta has a low salary in 2020 as part of a $15.5 million, five-year contract he agreed to in March.
Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh & wife Ashley to host charity event in the Heights | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh, and his wife Ashley share details on their upcoming event at Revival Market in support of Urban Harvest. Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Biggio homers, drives in 3 as Blue Jays beat Astros 6-4
TORONTO - Cavan Biggio and Teoscar Hernandez each hit a two-run home run, Clay Buchholz pitched into the sixth inning to win for the first time in more than a year, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 6-4 Saturday. Bo Bichette and Brandon Drury each had two hits as the Blue Jays won for the second time in five games. Former Astros closer Ken Giles struck out George Springer, Altuve and Alex Bregman in the ninth for his 18th save in 19 opportunities. Yuli Gurriel hit a two-run double off Derek Law in the sixth, but Biggio responded with a two-out RBI double off Joe Smith in the bottom half. Blue Jays: RHP Wilmer Font (3-3, 4.35) will open for the Blue Jays Sunday.
George Springer set to return to Astros' lineup after a month out
EMBED >More News Videos George Springer talks about having to change a flat tire with Michael Brantley on the way to Minute Maid ParkHOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- He's back!Astros star outfielder and 2017 World Series MVP George Springer is set to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Pitcher Collin McHugh is also expected to return from the MLB's injured list.It had been a month since the outfielder last suited up for the Astros, being sidelined with a hamstring injury.Both Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa also missed time during Springer's absence, which left the Astros with a depleted roster. The team went 14-12 during Springer's recovery.Springer is currently at 17 home runs on the season with a .308 batting average and 43 RBI's.The Astros currently sit at 49-30 and lead the American League West by 6.5 games. They recently ended a seven-game losing streak with a 9-4 win over the New York Yankees.abc13.com