Atlanta Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte shared the highest of praises for rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., who again hit a lead-off home run for the Braves in the team’s victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon McCarthy announced he plans to retire after the 2018 season. The 35-year-old right-hander has a 6-3 record with a 4.92 ERA with the Braves but has not pitched since June 24.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Third baseman Matt Chapman's campaign for greater fan support helped fill an additional 7,000 seats at the Coliseum on Tuesday night as the Oakland A's moved within a game of the world champion Houston Astros at the top of the AL West standings.
Jed Lowrie hit his 100th career homer after his line drive knocked Mariners ace James Paxton out of the game, and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 3-2 to move within one game of the slumping Houston Astros for the AL West lead.
Yasiel Puig took a swing at Giants catcher Nick Hundley during a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning, then Alen Hanson hit an RBI single in the ninth to lift San Francisco over the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1.