Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has been diagnosed with a sprained left thumb after leaving Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins. The Angels announced that X-rays taken on Trout's hand were negative for any fracture. He suffered the injury while stealing second base in the fifth inning and yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst. The reigning American League MVP was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game and took the field in the bottom of the fifth, but he was replaced in the sixth. Trout was 0-for-2 when he left the game. He finished 2-for-9 in the series to drop his batting average to .337. The center fielder hit his 16th home run of the season Saturday and is tied with?
Baltimore Orioles:The O’s are knee deep in the worst stretch of their season, suffering through a week-long losing streak at the hands of the Twins and Astros. As a result, they have fallen into third place in the ever-relentless AL East and are closer to fourth place Tampa Bay than to the Yankee club they have been intertwined with throughout the year. The week ahead offers a tremendous chance for the Orioles to either sink or swim, as they will head home for back-to-back series with both teams ahead of them in the standings. Boston Red Sox: The BoSox enter the new week on an encouraging note, having put together a six-game win streak (their longest run on the year) and finally gaining ground in the AL East standings.
MIAMI -- Mike Trout hit his major league-leading 16th homer, and the Los Angeles Angels reached the .500 mark for the 12th time this season by beating Miami 5-2 Saturday. Trout's first-inning homer into the beer garden in left field was estimated at 443 feet, which pleased a fair portion of the crowd at Marlins Park. "Hate Fish Love Trout," read a sign held by an Angels fans. J.C. Ramirez (5-3) limited Miami to an unearned run in seven innings and benefited from excellent defense. Bud Norris, who tweaked his right knee and left Friday's game after throwing only three pitches, gave up a homer to Marcell Ozuna in the ninth (see full recap). Strasburg K's career-high 15, Nats down Padres 3-0 WASHINGTON