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Thu Jun 2013:17This Date in BaseballAbraham AlmonteCF/LFPadresFree Agent
Tim AndersonFree Agent
Elvis AndrusSSRangersSpringfield Bullies
Jake ArrietaSPCubsWho's on First
Brandon Belt1BGiantsSanders Team Sucks
Carlos BeltránDH/RFYankeesFactory
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
A.J. BurnettSPPhilliesCJ's Tip-Top Team
Robinson Canó2BMarinersBrasco's Bold Team
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsBrasco's Bold Team
Lonnie Chisenhall1B/3B/DHIndiansFree Agent
Brandon CrawfordSSGiantsFree Agent
Michael FelizFree Agent
Sam FreemanRPCardinalsFree Agent
Drew GagnonFree Agent
Matt HarveySPMetsFree Agent
Félix HernándezSPMarinersSanders Team Sucks
Aaron Hill2BDiamondbacksStrafford's Old Men
Edwin JacksonSPCubsFree Agent
Tom KoehlerRP/SPMarlinsCJ's Tip-Top Team
Travis LakinsFree Agent
Tim LincecumRP/SPGiantsWho's on First
Justin MastersonSPCardinalsThe Heals Guys
Steven MatzRPMetsFree Agent
Whit Merrifield2BRoyalsFree Agent
Yacksel RíosSPPhilliesFree Agent
Fernando RodneyRPMarinersSpringfield Bullies
Yolmer Sánchez2B/SSWhite SoxFree Agent
Nick SenzelFree Agent
Kevan SmithCWhite SoxFree Agent
Troy TulowitzkiSSRockiesJobu
Justin UptonLF/RFBravesBrasco's Bold Team
Jered WeaverSPAngelsSpringfield Bullies
David Wright3BMetsFree Agent
Kirby YatesRPRaysFree Agent
June 231917 — In baseball's greatest relief effort, Ernie Shore of the Boston Red Sox relieved pitcher Babe Ruth with nobody out and a man on first. The base runner was cut down stealing and Shore retired all 26 batters he faced to gain a 4-0 victory over Washington. Ruth walked Eddie Foster to open the game and was ejected after arguing with umpire Brick Owens.1930 — Hack Wilson drove in six runs on five hits, including the cycle, to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 21-8 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field.1950 — Hoot Evers' game-winning home run in the ninth inning gave the Detroit Tigers a 10-9 victory over the New York Yankees as the teams combined for 11 home runs, a major league record. The Yankees hit six and the Tigers five.1961 — The Philadelphia Phillies overcame two, nine-run, deficits to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-11. The Phillies trailed 9-0 and 11-2 before they scored four runs in eighth and six runs in ninth.1963 — Jimmie Piersall, playing for the ... [More]
Thu Jun 2012:47AP analysis: MLB All-Star rosters could be youngest everMichael BrantleyCF/LFIndiansJobu
Tommy La Stella2BBravesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its fans are on the same page — they want to see more of the kids.With millennial mashers Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich leading the way, this year's All-Star starting lineups have a chance to be the youngest ever, based on an Associated Press analysis of the latest ballot results released by the league this week.The AP studied the average age for starting All-Star position players since the first Midsummer Classic in 1933, and this year's group is almost certain to be historic, especially in the National League. The average age of the eight NL ballot leaders is just 25, a full year less than the previous youngest starting lineup, the 2017 American League roster.When combined with the AL, this year's projected starters average 26.6 years old — 0.2 older than the 2017 squads, which are the youngest ever. If 24-year-old Rays outfielder Austin Meadows edges 32-year-old Astros outfielder Michael Brantley, the average would fall to 26.3."... [More]
Thu Jun 2003:28LEADING OFF: Marlins' Gallen makes debut, Astros meet YanksJose Altuve2BAstrosSpringfield Bullies
Chris TaylorSSMarinersFree Agent
A look at what's happening around the majors today:WELCOMEZac Gallen is set to make his major league debut when he starts for the Marlins at St. Louis. The 23-year-old righty was 9-1 with a 1.77 ERA at Triple-A New Orleans, striking out 112 in 91 1/3 innings.Gallen might see some familiar faces at Busch Stadium. He was traded by the Cardinals to Miami in the deal for outfielder Marcell Ozuna after the 2017 season.DIFFERENT DIRECTIONSAlex Bregman and the Astros have lost a season-most four straight as they open a four-game series between AL division leaders at Yankee Stadium.Houston was swept in Cincinnati this week, but former AL MVP Jose Altuve returned to the lineup after missing 35 games with a hamstring strain. He went 0 for 4 and grounded into a double play Wednesday.Big-hitting Gary Sánchez and the Yankees have won five in a row, capped by a sweep of the second-place Rays. Slugging outfielder Aaron Judge is expected to rejoin New York on Friday after being sidelined in late Apri... [More]
Thu Jun 2002:38Sánchez, Yankees jump on Snell as Sabathia gets win No. 250Jake ArrietaSPCubsWho's on First
Yasmani Grandal1B/CPadresFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez hit a three-run homer to help chase Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell in the first inning, CC Sabathia got his 250th career win and the New York Yankees thumped the Tampa Bay Rays 12-1 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.Gleyber Torres added a grand slam during a six-run seventh inning, and New York three-hit Tampa Bay to win its fifth in a row and extend its lead the AL East over the second-place Rays to 3½ games. Tampa Bay was swept for the second time this season — the other came against Boston in April.Snell (4-6) walked four, gave up two hits and was charged with six runs while getting one out on 39 pitches in the shortest start of his career.Sabathia (4-4) pitched one-run ball over six innings. He struck out seven and allowed three hits and three walks.ANGELS 11, BLUE JAYS 6TORONTO (AP) — Mike Trout hit two home runs, including his sixth career grand slam, and had a career-best seven RBIs as Los Angeles beat Toronto.Justin Upton also home... [More]
Wed Jun 1920:18Sánchez, Yankees jump on Snell, Sabathia gets win No. 250Chris BassittSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Matt BowmanFree Agent
Michael BrantleyCF/LFIndiansJobu
Ryan BraunLF/RFBrewersJobu
Gerrit ColeSPPiratesLazar's Team
Yasmani Grandal1B/CPadresFree Agent
Eric Hosmer1BRoyalsFree Agent
Jeremy JeffressRPBrewersFree Agent
Manny Machado3BOriolesLazar's Team
Roberto OsunaFree Agent
José PerazaLFBravesFree Agent
Josh PhegleyCWhite SoxFree Agent
Chad PinderFree Agent
Stephen Piscotty3BCardinalsFree Agent
Hunter RenfroeOFPadresFree Agent
Franmil ReyesDHPadresFree Agent
Josh RogersFree Agent
Marcus Semien2B/3B/SSWhite SoxFree Agent
Nick SenzelFree Agent
Craig StammenRPNationalsFree Agent
Gleyber TorresFree Agent
Jonathan VillarSSAstrosFree Agent
Jesse WinkerDHRedsFree Agent
Christian YelichCF/LFMarlinsLazar's Team
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez hit a three-run homer to help chase Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell in the first inning, CC Sabathia got his 250th career win and the New York Yankees thumped the Tampa Bay Rays 12-1 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.Gleyber Torres added a grand slam during a six-run seventh inning, and New York three-hit Tampa Bay to win its fifth in a row and extend its lead the AL East over the second-place Rays to 3½ games. Tampa Bay was swept for the second time this season — the other came against Boston in April.Snell (4-6) walked four, gave up two hits and was charged with six runs while getting one out on 39 pitches in the shortest start of his career.Sabathia (4-4) pitched one-run ball over six innings. He struck out seven and allowed three hits and three walks.PADRES 8, BREWERS 7SAN DIEGO (AP) — Franmil Reyes hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh and Eric Hosmer added a two-run shot for San Diego, which overcame three homers by Milwaukee... [More]
Wed Jun 1915:47Steinbrenner would consider boosting payroll to pursue titleTrevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Madison BumgarnerSPGiantsRotoValue
Clint FrazierCFIndiansFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Cameron MaybinCFPadresFree Agent
Luis SeverinoFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsLazar's Team
Gio Urshela3BIndiansFree Agent
Luke VoitFree Agent
Zack WheelerSPMetsThe Heals Guys
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner would consider boosting payroll above the third luxury tax level in an effort to help New York win its first World Series in a decade.Despite placing 20 players on the injured list and matching last season's total, the Yankees lead the AL East as the season approaches the halfway point. New York already has added AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación."I'm really proud of the guys," Steinbrenner said Wednesday at the major league owners meetings. "We don't like to complain about injuries, but it's just a fact that this has been a season to remember when it comes to ILs and injuries, and a lot of these young kids have come up and taken advantage of the opportunity that was given to them."New York in 2018 dropped below the luxury tax threshold for the first time since the restraint on spending started in 2003, resetting the team's tax rates to lower levels. The Yankees started the season with a $225.9 million payroll for purposes of the ta... [More]
Wed Jun 1915:37Yankees release Farquhar 14 months after dugout collapseDanny FarquharRPMarinersFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have released right-hander Danny Farquhar, ending the relief pitcher's comeback try with New York more than a year after he collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout because of a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage.The Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders announced the move Wednesday.Farquhar buckled during a game with Chicago on April 20, 2018, and was hospitalized until May 7. He became a free agent after the season and signed with New York on a minor league contract.The 32-year-old Farquhar pitched in three major league spring training games. After spending time in extended spring training to build up arm strength, Farquhar made two appearances with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this month, allowing seven runs in three innings.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Jun 1900:27Cubs plan to go slowly with injured HendricksTyler ChatwoodSPRockiesFree Agent
Kyle HendricksSPCubsCJ's Tip-Top Team
Brandon MorrowRP/SPBlue JaysFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs plan to move slowly with Kyle Hendricks after tests confirmed the right-hander is dealing with a shoulder impingement.Hendricks was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, one day after he permitted five runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to NL West-leading Los Angeles. Hendricks was 6-0 with a 1.99 ERA in his previous eight starts before stumbling against the Dodgers."There's no question we'll take the length of the season into account," general manager Jed Hoyer said before Tuesday night's 3-1 loss to the crosstown White Sox. "We know how impactful he is when he's right and we want to get him right and if that means patience, we'll exercise patience."Hendricks led the majors with a 2.13 ERA over 190 innings in 2016. He went 14-11 with a 3.44 ERA in 33 starts last year.He agreed to a new contract with the team in March that adds $55.5 million from 2020 to 2023, guaranteeing he will receive $62,905,000 over the next five seasons."All the tests con... [More]
Tue Jun 1823:57White Sox bring up C Collins from Triple-A CharlotteWelington CastilloCCubsFree Agent
Zack CollinsFree Agent
Jace FryFree Agent
Thyago VieiraFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — It was a very special Father's Day for Zack Collins.Collins didn't know what was happening when he was pulled from Triple-A Charlotte's game at Rochester on Sunday, but he got back to the clubhouse and manager Mark Grudzielanek told the catching prospect he was headed to the majors with the Chicago White Sox. Collins then called his dad Pat."He was crazy and crying and jumping up and down," Zack Collins said. "It was a pretty special moment. I honestly was just in shock. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what to say. I was just extremely happy and gave my manager a hug."The 24-year-old Collins was added to the roster before Tuesday's 3-1 victory over the crosstown Cubs. The White Sox also placed catcher Welington Castillo on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique and reinstated reliever Jace Fry from the IL.Collins was selected by Chicago with the 10th pick in the 2016 amateur draft out of the University of Miami. He hit .250 with nine homers and 39... [More]
Tue Jun 1821:17White Sox bring up C Collins from Triple-A CharlotteWelington CastilloCCubsFree Agent
Zack CollinsFree Agent
Jace FryFree Agent
Thyago VieiraFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — It was a very special Father's Day for Zack Collins.Collins didn't know what was happening when he was pulled from Triple-A Charlotte's game at Rochester on Sunday, but he got back to the clubhouse and manager Mark Grudzielanek told the catching prospect he was headed to the majors with the Chicago White Sox. Collins then called his dad Pat."He was crazy and crying and jumping up and down," Zack Collins said. "It was a pretty special moment. I honestly was just in shock. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what to say. I was just extremely happy and gave my manager a hug."The 24-year-old Collins was added to the roster before Tuesday's game against the crosstown Cubs. The White Sox also placed catcher Welington Castillo on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique and reinstated reliever Jace Fry from the IL.Collins was selected by Chicago with the 10th pick in the 2016 amateur draft out of the University of Miami. He hit .250 with nine homers and 39 RBI... [More]
Tue Jun 1820:47Mets place RHP Familia on IL, ship RHP Gagnon to minorsJeurys FamiliaRPMetsFree Agent
Drew GagnonFree Agent
Daniel ZamoraFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — The slumping New York Mets have placed pitcher Jeurys Familia on the 10-day injured list and optioned pitcher Drew Gagnon to Triple-A Syracuse.Familia went on the IL Tuesday with a bone spur in his right shoulder, one day after giving up three runs while recording only one out in a 12-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Gagnon followed Familia to the mound and didn't fare much better, surrendering four runs on five hits and three walks in 1 1/3 innings.Gagnon departed for the minors with a 7.65 ERA in 15 games. Familia has a 7.81 ERA in 29 appearances out of New York's dismal bullpen.The Mets selected the contract of right-hander Stephen Nogosek from Triple-A and recalled lefty Daniel Zamora from Syracuse. The moves were announced before the second of three games against the first-place Braves.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jun 1820:37Cubs plan to go slowly with injured HendricksTyler ChatwoodSPRockiesFree Agent
Kyle HendricksSPCubsCJ's Tip-Top Team
Brandon MorrowRP/SPBlue JaysFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs plan to move slowly with Kyle Hendricks after tests confirmed the right-hander is dealing with a shoulder impingement.Hendricks was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, one day after he permitted five runs in 4 1/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to NL West-leading Los Angeles. Hendricks was 6-0 with a 1.99 ERA in his previous eight starts before stumbling against the Dodgers."There's no question we'll take the length of the season into account," general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday before a game against the crosstown White Sox. "We know how impactful he is when he's right and we want to get him right and if that means patience, we'll exercise patience."Hendricks led the majors with a 2.13 ERA over 190 innings in 2016. He went 14-11 with a 3.44 ERA in 33 starts last year.He agreed to a new contract with the team in March that adds $55.5 million from 2020 to 2023, guaranteeing he will receive $62,905,000 over the next five seasons."All the tests confirm ... [More]
Tue Jun 1818:37Mets place RHP Familia on DL, ship RHP Gagnon to minorsJeurys FamiliaRPMetsFree Agent
Drew GagnonFree Agent
Daniel ZamoraFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — The slumping New York Mets have placed pitcher Jeurys Familia on the 10-day injured list and optioned pitcher Drew Gagnon to Triple-A Syracuse.Familia went on the IL Tuesday with a bone spur in his right shoulder, one day after giving up three runs while recording only one out in a 12-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Gagnon followed Familia to the mound and didn't fare much better, surrendering four runs on five hits and three walks in 1 1/3 innings.Gagnon departed for the minors with a 7.65 ERA in 15 games. Familia has a 7.81 ERA in 29 appearances out of New York's dismal bullpen.The Mets selected the contract of right-hander Stephen Nogosek from Triple-A and recalled lefty Daniel Zamora from Syracuse. The moves were announced before the second of three games against the first-place Braves.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jun 1814:27White Sox bring up C Collins from Triple-A CharlotteWelington CastilloCCubsFree Agent
Zack CollinsFree Agent
Jace FryFree Agent
Thyago VieiraFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have brought up catching prospect Zack Collins from Triple-A Charlotte and placed Welington Castillo on the 10-day injured list with a strained left oblique.The White Sox also reinstated Jace Fry from the IL before Tuesday night's game against the crosstown Cubs. The reliever had been sidelined by left shoulder soreness.The 24-year-old Collins was selected by Chicago with the 10th pick in the 2016 amateur draft out of the University of Miami. He hit .250 with nine homers and 39 RBIs for Charlotte.Collins also can play first base and is highly regarded for his discipline at the plate. He ranked among the International League leaders with 36 walks in 50 games with the Knights.The White Sox optioned reliever Thyago Vieira to Charlotte on Sunday to make room for Fry, who is 1-2 with a 5.79 ERA in 28 appearances this year.The 32-year-old Castillo departed in the fourth inning of Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Yankees. He is batting .196 with five homers in 34 games.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jun 1803:12LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Yanks, Machado appeals banNick HundleyCOriolesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPBravesLazar's Team
Eric LauerFree Agent
Joey LucchesiFree Agent
Manny Machado3BOriolesLazar's Team
Chris PaddackFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsLazar's Team
A look at what's happening around the majors today:STANTON RETURNSYankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor league rehab start with four homers in five games. Stanton re-joins a stacked lineup that just added DH Edwin Encarnación via trade, and star Aaron Judge is expected to return from a left oblique strain in the next few days, as well.NO TOUCHYPadres star Manny Machado has denied making contact with plate umpire Bill Welke after being ejected for arguing a called third strike Saturday night and said he will appeal his one-game suspension and fine. MLB said the punishment, imposed by Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre, was for "aggressively arguing and making contact" with Welke. Asked if he made contact, Machado said: "Not that I believe." The 26-year-old Machado is batting .261 with 13 home runs and ... [More]
Tue Jun 1800:22LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Yanks, Machado appeals banNick HundleyCOriolesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Craig KimbrelRPBravesLazar's Team
Eric LauerFree Agent
Joey LucchesiFree Agent
Manny Machado3BOriolesLazar's Team
Chris PaddackFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsLazar's Team
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:STANTON RETURNSYankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is set to come off the injured list for a game against the Rays. Stanton has been sidelined since March 31 with biceps, shoulder and calf injuries, but seemed ready for a return during a minor league rehab start with four homers in five games. Stanton re-joins a stacked lineup that just added DH Edwin Encarnación via trade, and star Aaron Judge is expected to return from a left oblique strain in the next few days, as well.NO TOUCHYPadres star Manny Machado has denied making contact with plate umpire Bill Welke after being ejected for arguing a called third strike Saturday night and said he will appeal his one-game suspension and fine. MLB said the punishment, imposed by Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre, was for "aggressively arguing and making contact" with Welke. Asked if he made contact, Machado said: "Not that I believe." The 26-year-old Machado is batting .261 with 13 home runs an... [More]
Mon Jun 1723:32Nick Hundley's care for ailing boy leads to lasting bondNick HundleyCOriolesFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five years ago, veteran big leaguer Nick Hundley visited Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and met a boy named Zach Sprader. Hundley, then with the San Diego Padres, sought to give the young baseball fan a lift during his fight against leukemia. Little did Hundley know a lasting friendship with a family would come of it.A couple of weeks after his charitable visit with Athletes for Hope, Hundley was traded to Baltimore. Two weeks after that, he returned to Milwaukee with the Orioles for a series against the Brewers, and that gave him a chance to visit the teen again. Hundley vowed to stay in touch with the family, which saw Hundley play in Baltimore later that season."I took him around, hung out in the clubhouse," Hundley said. "It was awesome.""The two of them became fast friends," Zach's mother, Lisa Kukec, recalled Monday at the Oakland Coliseum. "We stayed connected, and when we were on Zach's Make-A-Wish to the East Coast, we were able to see Nick at Camden... [More]
Mon Jun 1723:13Nick Hundley's care for ailing boy leads to lasting bondNick HundleyCOriolesFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five years ago, veteran big leaguer Nick Hundley visited Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and met a boy named Zach Kukec. Hundley, then with the San Diego Padres, sought to give the young baseball fan a lift during his fight against leukemia. Little did Hundley know a lasting friendship with a family would come of it.A couple of weeks after his charitable visit with Athletes for Hope, Hundley was traded to Baltimore. Two weeks after that, he returned to Milwaukee with the Orioles for a series against the Brewers, and that gave him a chance to visit the teen again. Hundley vowed to stay in touch with the Kukecs, and the family saw Hundley play in Baltimore later that season."I took him around, hung out in the clubhouse," Hundley said. "It was awesome.""The two of them became fast friends," Zach's mother, Lisa, recalled Monday at the Oakland Coliseum. "We stayed connected, and when we were on Zach's Make-A-Wish to the East Coast, we were able to see Nick at Camde... [More]
Mon Jun 1702:21Indians still hoping Ramirez can reboundTrevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Jake BauersFree Agent
Leonys MartinCF/RFRangersCJ's Tip-Top Team
Aaron NolaFree Agent
Rougned Odor2B/SSRangersFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
There were plenty of highlights for the Cleveland Indians in their weekend sweep at Detroit: Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, Leonys Martin stole home and Trevor Bauer threw his first career shutout.Another plus for the Indians: Some signs of life from the bat of Jose Ramirez.The Cleveland third baseman had four hits in the series, which may not sound like much but constitutes half of Ramirez's total for the month of June. One of those hits was a triple Friday. He also drove in three runs and scored three times in that three-game sweep."We're looking for reasons to be optimistic," manager Terry Francona said after Saturday's game. "Hopefully he can build on it."One of the American League's top players over the previous three seasons, Ramirez has been having a miserable year at the plate in 2019. His solid series against the Tigers only brought his average to .203, and his slugging percentage is an anemic .301. The Indians are 10 games behind first-place Minnesota in the AL Central. That ... [More]
Sat Jun 1520:51Braves pitcher Newcomb hit on back of head by liner, exitsTyler FlowersCWhite SoxFree Agent
Sean NewcombFree Agent
J.T. RealmutoCMarlinsFree Agent
Touki ToussaintFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves starter Sean Newcomb has left the game in a scary scene after being hit in the back of the head by a line drive off the bat of Philadelphia's J.T. Realmuto.Newcomb was checked by a trainer and walked off the field under his own power in Atlanta, escorted by two trainers Saturday.The ball was clocked at 102 mph and caromed off Newcomb's head and sailed into the netting behind the Phillies' dugout on the third base side. Realmuto covered his mouth with both hands as he ran to first base on what went as a ground-rule double.The play occurred in the third inning at SunTrust Park. Newcomb turned his head as the ball approached and knelt on the mound immediately after getting hit. Catcher Tyler Flowers had him stay down while a trainer and Braves manager Brian Snitker came out to tend to the left-hander.Touki Toussaint took Newcomb's spot.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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