ESPN.com news services Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Alford will be out for at least 4-6 weeks with a left wrist injury that will require surgery. Alford will undergo surgery next week to repair a broken hamate bone in his left wrist. The Jays youngster, 22, sustained the injury in Wednesday's game against the Brewers following a foul tip. Alford had also picked his first hit in the majors -- a double -- in the same game.
Max Scherzer was in fine form for the Washington Nationals in MLB, while Tim Adleman led the Cincinnati Reds. Scherzer struck out 13 batters while allowing just one run over 8.2 innings as the reigning National League (NL) Cy Young winner led the Nationals to a 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday. Bryce Harper crushed another home run – his 15th of the season – and is now batting a cool .340 after struggling to find first base last year.
Two pitchers who have combined for exactly two major league wins face each other when Rob Whalen makes his Seattle Mariners debut against the Boston Red Sox's Brian Johnson in Game 2 of a three-game series at Fenway Park on Saturday. Whalen, acquired by Seattle from the Atlanta Braves last Nov. 28, is 1-2 with a 6.57 ERA in five career games, all starts and all with the Braves in 2016.