I’m really, really worried about your team. The rankings (records through Wednesday’s games): 1. Houston Astros (31-16; Previous: 3): Three years since Sports Illustrated said they’d win in ’17, and now everything feels a little stale. 2. Washington Nationals
The Cleveland Indians will unveil a Frank Robinson statue at Progressive Field on Saturday. Robinson’s tenure in Cleveland was not long, but it was historic. On April 8, 1975, he became the first African-American manager in Major League history.
HOUSTON -- James McCann is headed to the disabled list. The Detroit Tigers catcher was hit by a pitch on the left hand early in Thursday night’s loss to the Astros, walked off the field bloodied and will be out for the next 10 days. “His hand was kind of pinched on the bottom of the bat,” manager Brad Ausmus said. “There was no damage other than it split his skin open and tissue underneath. It’s going to have to heal up before he can play.” McCann received five stitches after the game, Ausmus said. To take McCann’s spot on the 25-man roster, the Tigers plan to call up John Hicks prior to Friday’s doubleheader against the White Sox in Chicago. Hicks will catch one of the team’s two games. About