Ohtani hits MLB-high 42nd home run, Angels beat Yankees 8-7
Shohei Ohtani has received plenty of attention for his home runs, but the Los Angeles Angels have also been getting power lately from a most unlikely source. While Ohtani hit his major-league leading 42nd home run Monday night, Jack Mayfield connected for his first career grand slam as the Angels were able to defeat the New York Yankees 8-7. Ohtani and Mayfield are tied for the team lead with nine home runs since the All-Star break.news.yahoo.com
Astros' Correa injured after fouling ball off ankle or foot
HOUSTON – Astros shortstop Carlos Correa had to be helped off the field after fouling a ball off his left ankle or foot Tuesday night. Correa was batting with one out in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers when he fouled the ball. He immediately fell to the ground and was in significant pain as team officials came to check on him. He was soon helped to his feet and put his arms around two people as he was helped off the field without putting any weight on his left leg. The Astros entered Tuesday 1 1/2 games ahead of Seattle for second place in the AL West, with the top two teams ensured a spot in the postseason.
Dbacks beat Astros 5-4 on Calhouns single in ninth
PHOENIX Kole Calhoun lined a two-run single in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Thursday night to win their first series of the season. ROSTER MOVESArizona designated INF Ildemaro Vargas for assignment and optioned RHP Yoan Lopez to its alternate training site to get its active roster down to 28. The Astros got down to the 28-player limit by optioning RHP Bryan Abreu and INF Jack Mayfield to their alternate training site. TRAINING TABLEAstros: Reigning AL rookie of the year Yordan Alvarez took batting practice and did some running at the team's alternate training site. Diamondbacks: RHP Luke Weaver (0-2, 14.73) looks to get his shaky start to the 2020 season on track in Arizona's series opener against San Diego on Friday.
Who is on the Houston Astros Opening Day roster?
HOUSTON The Houston Astros set their 30-man roster Thursday, ahead of Opening Day against the Seattle Mariners Friday at Minute Maid Park. The roster includes 15 position players and 15 pitchers. He was drafted in the eighth round by the Astros in 2015 out of Southern California. Hes 29 years old and got his first taste of the big leagues last season, playing in 26 games for the Astros. On June 6 against the Angels, he hit his first MLB homer, one of two home runs for Mayfield in 2019.