>>Acuna Belts Two Leadoff Homers In Doubleheader
(Cumberland, GA) — Braves rookie Ronald Acuna [[ ah-COON-ya ]] Jr. is adding his name to the history books. He became the fourth player to homer leading off both games of a doubleheader as Atlanta swept Miami. Acuna went a combined 5-for-8 with two homers and five RBI. He has six homers in his last seven games.
>>Cards Beat Nationals On DeJong Walk Off Homer
(St. Louis, MO) — Paul DeJong drilled a walk-off solo shot in the bottom of the ninth to lift the streaking Cardinals to a thrilling 7-6 victory over the Nationals at Busch Stadium. Washington scored two runs in the top of the frame to tie the game. St. Louis took the lead in the eighth on homers by Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter. The Cards have won six straight and are now two games back of the Brewers for the NL’s second wild card spot.
>>Cubs Open Two Game Set Against Brewers
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs open a two-game set this afternoon against the Brewers at Wrigley Field. Jose Quintana takes the mound for Chicago. Milwaukee counters with Jhoulys Chacin. The Cubs are 68-49 and lead the Brewers by three games for first place in the NL Central.
>>Tigers Beat Sox
(Detroit, MI) — Nicholas Castellanos had a career-high five hits, including a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh, as the Tigers beat the White Sox last night 9-5 in Detroit. The outfielder also had a two-run single in the eighth. Sox starter Reynaldo López gave up four earned runs in five innings of work. Omar Narvaez and Adam Engel homered for the Sox, who have lost six of their last seven.
>>Indians’ Martin Recovering From Bacterial Infection
(Cincinnati, OH) — Indians outfielder Leonys Martin [[ lay-OH-nees mar-TEEN ]] is recovering from a serious bacterial infection. Team president Chris Antonetti described it as life-threatening before Monday’s game in Cincinnati. The 30-year-old Martin is in stable condition at the Cleveland Clinic and doctors say he is making progress.
>>’Melo Signs With Rockets
(Houston, TX) — Carmelo Anthony is the newest member of the Houston Rockets. ‘Melo signed a reported one-year deal worth more 2.4-million-dollars with the Rockets on Monday. The 10-time All-Star had been linked to Houston for weeks. Anthony was traded from the Thunder to the Hawks earlier this summer and then got waived.
>>Report: Bears’ Smith Ends Holdout
(Lake Forest, IL) — There are no more rookies from the 2018 NFL draft unsigned. According to ESPN, Bears first-round pick Roquan [[ ROH-kwan ]] Smith has ended his holdout and signed a deal with Chicago. The eighth-overall selection out of Georgia will earn 18-million guaranteed in the first four years of the contract.
>>Angels’ Trout Leaves Team For Personal Reasons
(Anaheim, CA) — Angels outfielder Mike Trout is not with the team for personal reasons. He’s currently on the 10-day disabled list with a wrist injury, but the team says he may not be back on Thursday when he’s scheduled to come off the DL. Trout hasn’t played since August 1st, and no reason was given for his absence.
>>Blackhawks Scheduled For NHL High 19 National TV Games
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks are still a popular team despite not making the playoffs last season. The Hawks will play on national TV 19 times during the upcoming season. That is more than any other NHL club. The Hawks’ national TV slate includes the Winter Classic against the Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend on January 1st.