Houston Astros third baseman Colin Moran left Saturday night's 8-4 win over the Orioles?in Baltimore after fouling a ball off his face. Moran was injured in the sixth inning when he fouled an inside pitch from Orioles reliever Darren O'Day straight up and into the left side of his face. Houston manager A.J. Hinch said after the game that Moran was at the hospital being evaluated "for everything from a concussion to a fracture." Moran went down to the ground and grabbed his face, which had started to bleed. After a lengthy time down on the field with athletic trainers -- including a brief moment where he attempted to stand up but couldn't -- he was carted off the field. The 24-year-old was playing
Here are the rest of Friday’s scores and highlights: Cardinals 11, Cubs 4: The Cubs finally dropped their first game following the All-Star break, snapping a six-game win streak in dramatic fashion as the Cardinals took Chicago’s bullpen for a ride in the eighth inning. Carl Edwards Jr. kicked off the rally with a double and three consecutive walks, helping the Cardinals to their first run of the inning with a bases-loaded walk. The Cards’ offense did the rest, taking the series opener after they piled on another eight runs to top the Cubs, 11-4. Phillies 6, Brewers 1: The Brewers aren’t running away with the NL Central anymore, thanks to a skid that was extended to six games on Friday night.
Diamondbacks’ left-hander Anthony Banda is set to make his big league debut on Saturday, per a team announcement. The Diamondbacks recalled the southpaw from Triple-A Reno prior to the game after Taijuan Walker was placed on paternity leave. It’s been a rough season for the club’s top prospect, who enters Saturday’s contest with a 5.08 ERA, 3.8 BB/9 and 8.3 SO/9 over his first 101 innings in Triple-A this season. The 23-year-old lefty carries a 7-5 record through his first 18 starts and is coming off of his worst outing of the year, during which he issued 15 hits, seven runs and just one strikeout against the Angels-affiliated Salt Lake Bees. Facing Banda is Nationals’ right-hander Tanner Roark,