The Houston Astros entered Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers as massive favorites. But for the second time in less than two weeks, they let down big bettors.
While Curt Schilling is entertaining a run for Congress, which has been praised by President Donald Trump, another former major league right-hander is sitting out the next election cycle.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have placed catcher Brian McCann on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Archer has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation, one day after being removed following the first inning of his start against the Washington Nationals.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Luis Castillo didn’t have his best stuff, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as his last start.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays struggled during a six-game homestand against a pair of last-place teams but were able to break even due to three walk-off wins.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies on Wednesday placed starting pitcher Jon Gray on the 60-day injured list because of a left foot fracture, ending his season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have been in first place in the AL Central for all but 13 days this season, a perch the Chicago White Sox have been aiming for during this extended rebuilding project.
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched a two-hitter and lost, allowing homers to John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Wednesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs closer Brandon Morrow is out for the year following another setback in his recovery from right elbow surgery, according to team president Theo Epstein.