>>Yankees Outlast Marlins In 12 Innings, Chapman Hurt
(Miami, FL) — A sac-fly by Miguel Andujar [[ an-DOO-har ]] in the top of the 12th inning lifted the Yankees to a 2-1 win over the Marlins in Miami. Closer Aroldis Chapman left in the bottom of the 12th after just six pitches with a knee injury. Tommy Kahnle [[ KANE-lee ]] came on to record the save instead as New York notched its fourth straight win.
>>Twins Spoil Kopech’s MLB Debut
(Chicago, IL) — Three ninth-inning runs propelled the Twins to a 5-2 victory over the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech [[ KOH-peck ]] lasted only two innings in his MLB debut because of a rain delay. The right-hander needed 52 pitches to get through two frames. Nicky Delmonico and Yoán Moncada hit home runs for the South Siders.
>>White Sox Skipper Renteria Released From Hospital
(Minneapolis, MN) — White Sox manager Rick Renteria is still undergoing tests after being hospitalized. The 56-year-old spent the night in the hospital after feeling light-headed before Monday night’s game against the Twins in Minnesota. He was released yesterday but remained at the team hotel with a Sox staffer. Bench coach Joe McEwing has served as acting manager in Renteria’s place.
>>White Sox’s Jose Abreu Sidelined After Having Surgery
(Chicago, IL) — White Sox slugger Jose Abreu will miss at least the next two weeks after undergoing surgery. The first baseman was scratched from the lineup after complaining of discomfort when he arrived at Guaranteed Rate Field before last night’s game against the Twins. The Sox announced during the game that he required outpatient surgery for an issue in his lower abdomen/groin area.
>>Cards Beat Dodgers
(Los Angeles, CA) — Yadier Molina and Marcell Ozuna homered to help the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 5-2 in Los Angeles. St. Louis is a major league-best 16-and-4 in August. Rookie Daniel Poncedeleon allowed one run and struck out eight in four innings in his second career start. St. Louis now holds the top spot NL wild card spot and is just two and a half games behind the Cubs in the NL Central.
>>Cubs Bats Remain Silent In Loss To Tigers
(Detroit, MI) — The Cubs are struggling to score runs. Jordan Zimmermann pitched six innings of one-run ball as the Tigers beat the North Siders 2-1 in Detroit. Anthony Rizzo supplied the only offense for the Cubs with a home run in the sixth. It marked the fifth consecutive game that Chicago scored their only run on a solo homer.
>>Nationals Deal Murphy To Cubs, Adams To Cards
(Washington, DC) — The Washington Nationals are parting ways with a pair of veterans as they look to the future. They’ve traded infielder Daniel Murphy to the Cubs and first baseman/outfielder Matt Adams to the Cardinals. Meanwhile, star outfielder Bryce Harper was claimed off revocable waivers by the Dodgers before the Nationals pulled him back.
>>Cubs Shut Down Darvish For Season
(Chicago, IL) — The season is over for Cubs pitcher Yu [[ Yoo ]] Darvish. Chicago is shutting him down after he pitched just one inning in a minor-league rehab start on Sunday. An MRI revealed the 32-year-old has a stress reaction bone bruise in his elbow. Darvish made just eight starts this year after signing a six-year, 126-million-dollar contract in February.
>>Former NFL Player Arrested At Scottsdale Funeral Home
(Scottsdale, AZ) — Former NFL lineman Richie Incognito is in trouble again. Arizona Police say Incognito, whose father recently died, damaged property at a funeral home and threatened to shoot employees. He faces charges of disorderly conduct and misdemeanor threats. Earlier this year, Incognito had an involuntary mental evaluation after his release by Buffalo.
>>Ravens CB Smith Suspended Four Games
(New York, NY) — Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith is being suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The ban stems from a domestic-violence incident involving Smith and the mother of his first child last November. The 30-year-old will miss games against the Bills, Bengals, Broncos and Steelers to open the season.