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Trout set to return for streaking Angels

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Mike Trout was not in the starting lineup for the second consecutive game Tuesday, Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus deciding that his star center fielder needed at least one more day to rest his strained right calf.

But it sounds as though Trout will be back in the lineup Wednesday when the Angels host the Houston Astros in the third game of the four-game series in Anaheim, Calif.

Ausmus went with Brian Goodwin -- who returned from the injured list -- in center field Tuesday, even though Trout said before the game he was ready.


German seeks 12th win as Yanks host Rays

For a little over a week, an offense that slugged its way to the top of the American League East encountered some struggles at the plate.

Among those slumping for the New York Yankees was shortstop Didi Gregorius, who has just two hits in his past 27 at-bats.


A's to debut Bailey, look to extend run

Homer Bailey knows what you're thinking.

A baseball player named Homer must be known for prodigious home runs, right?


Goldschmidt 3-run HR lifts Cards by Bucs

ST. LOUIS (AP) Paul Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Michael Feliz in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Pittsburgh 6-5 on Wednesday, dealing the Pirates their fifth loss in six games.

St. Louis trailed 4-3 when Tommy Edman singled off Francisco Liriano (4-2) with one out in the seventh and Jose Martinez walked. Feliz relieved, and Goldschmidt followed with his 18th homer.


Phils walk-off on Harper 2-run double

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bryce Harper threw his helmet off rounding the bases, thrust his arms in the air and screamed while teammates stormed out of the dugout to mob him.

That's what Philadelphia has been waiting for from its $330 million man.


Cashner loses Red Sox debut to Jays

BOSTON (AP) Toronto pitcher Jacob Waguespack spent the day before his first major league start as a tourist in Fenway Park, signing his name inside the Green Monster and FaceTiming his high school coaches from the dugout.

When the time came for him to take the mound, it was the Red Sox who were caught looking.


Plesac, Indians 1-hit Tigers in 8-0 win

CLEVELAND (AP) A single by Nicholas Castellanos in the fifth inning prevented Zach Plesac and three Cleveland Indians relievers from making history.

Castellanos hit a grounder up the middle off Tyler Clippard for the only hit allowed by Cleveland in an 8-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. It was the second one-hitter tossed by the Indians this season.


Schwarber HR in 10th lifts Cubs by Reds

CHICAGO (AP) Kyle Schwarber wasn't thinking home run when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night.

That, he believes, was the key to success.


Arizona rookie Young outpitches Lynn

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) It took more than any homecoming jitters to cool off Arizona Diamondbacks rookie pitcher Alex Young on Tuesday night.

The 25-year-old left-hander allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings to help the Diamondbacks beat the Texas Rangers 9-2. Young (3-0) pitched collegiately about 20 miles from Globe Life Park for TCU in Fort Worth and now lives in nearby Dallas.

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