MIAMI (AP) — Mike Trout suffered a sprained left thumb while stealing second base in the fifth inning of the Los Angeles Angels' game at Miami on Sunday. X-rays were negative, but Trout will undergo an MRI examination on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Trout yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst .He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game and took the field in the bottom of the inning, but was replaced in the sixth. Trout, the reigning American League MVP, was 0 for 2 when he left the game. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337. He hit his 16th homer Saturday to take the major league lead.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A day after his latest struggle, Jordan Zimmermann was back on the mound this afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. The mission: Figure out how he can fix his slider, which has been ineffective this season. It will take some time to see if the Tigers’ veteran right-hander has accomplished it, but the early returns were positive. “I’m tweaking my grip a little bit and found something that I’m a little more comfortable with,” he said. Zimmermann showed the difference in the grip, with the outline of his fingers penned onto a baseball. It’s more similar to the slider he threw two seasons ago with the Nationals. The goal is to get more depth on the pitch, which has been his best breaking