MILWAUKEE — Houston Astros center fielder George Springer was carted off the field after he collided with the wall catching a ball.
First came a limit on mound visits. Then, shortened breaks between innings. Next year, pitchers will be forced to face at least three batters, the better to reduce pitching changes, and some day, Major League Baseball may yet foist a pitch clock on its timeless game.
NEW YORK — It was casually talked about among players in clubhouses this summer, even privately discussed in meetings, leaving them to wonder whether they’ll need to resort to an eye-opening tactic in the next two years.
All-Star ace Luis Severino heating up in the bullpen, maybe. Gavin Lux making his debut, Bruce Bochy saying farewell.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco has never been so happy to be home.
CHICAGO (AP) — After not scoring for nearly three full games, the Cubs were desperate for a big hit or a lucky break.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Aristides Aquino broke another one of Rhys Hoskins’ records. Hoskins more than paid him back.
NEW YORK – For a change, there was no late comeback at Yankee Stadium.
NEW YORK (AP) — During the month leading up to the July 31 trade deadline, Mike Minor heard often he might wind up pitching in the Bronx.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — George Springer was just trying to get a hit in the 10th inning to start a rally. He did a lot more than that.