No real theme this week. Unless you consider no theme a theme. The rankings (records through Wednesday’s games): 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (85-34; Previous: 1): Dodgers will take rest of regular season for some “me time.” 2. Houston Astros (74-46; Previous
Wednesday afforded the baseball enthusiast a full schedule of MLB action, including plenty of day games. So let's jump right in ... Final scores Los Angeles Angels 3, Washington Nationals 2 (box score) Miami Marlins 8, San Francisco Giants 1 (box score) Milwaukee Brewers 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 6 (box score) Kansas City Royals 7, Oakland Athletics 6 (box score) Seattle Mariners 7, Baltimore Orioles 6 (box score) San Diego Padres 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0 (box score) Toronto Blue Jays 3, Tampa Bay Rays 2 (box score) New York Yankees 5, New York Mets 3 (box score) Boston Red Sox 5, St. Louis Cardinals 4 (box score) Texas Rangers 12, Detroit Tigers 6 (box score) Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati
Associated Press DENVER -- Colorado Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado left Thursday's game against the Atlanta Braves because of an apparent injury to his left hand. The All-Star third baseman held his hand in pain after trying to field a sharp grounder from Lane Adams in the seventh inning. The ball appeared to hit the same spot where Arenado was hit by a fastball from Miami pitcher Vance Worley four days earlier. Arenado, who suffered a bruise Sunday, did not start Monday but returned to the lineup Tuesday. He leads the majors with 103 RBIs.