Good morning! Hopefully your weekend was safe and you stayed out of the way of the hurricane. If you didn't get a chance to watch Sunday night's LAA/TEX game, you missed what felt like this year's first playoff game. Great atmosphere. Here are some links to help you catch up around the league:
What a great Dayan - Chicago Sun-Times
Dayan Viciedo knows how to make an entrance. After blooping a single to center field in his first at-bat on Sunday, the 22-year-old slugger lined a three-run homer to center, dramatically breaking a scoreless tie and sending the Sox to a 9-3 victory against the Seattle Mariners.
Central time: Twins up next - Chicago Sun-Times
"We have some hopes,’’ manager Ozzie Guillen said of trying to catch the American League-leading Tigers over the final 31 games. "The thing is there. We don’t have to wait for someone else to beat them to take the place. We can do it ourselves. Hopefully we are thinking that way.’’
Jeter Scratched From Second Game of Doubleheader - NYTimes.com
Derek Jeter was scratched from the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader with a contusion of his right knee.
Beltre set for rehab, eyes Thursday return - texasrangers.com
Third baseman Adrian Beltre will leave Monday morning for Omaha. He is joining Triple-A Round Rock on a medical rehabilitation assignment in the hopes of being activated by the Rangers on Thursday.
Lohse shakes off tough start for win No. 100 - August 28, 2011 | MLB.com STL Recap
It wasn't one of the hottest days of the summer in St. Louis, but Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse certainly enjoyed the ice-water shower he received from his teammates after he won the 100th game of his career Sunday.
Dodgers walk the line, not over it in 7-6 loss to Rockies - latimes.com
The Rockies issued six walks Sunday, and it still wasn’t enough. The Dodgers’ five-game winning streak snapped with a 7-6 loss to Colorado.
Michael Brantley of Cleveland Indians out for season with wrist injury - ESPN
Outfielder Michael Brantley will have surgery to remove part of the hamate bone in his right hand and will miss the rest of the season. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list before Sunday's game against Kansas City.
Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz exits game with hamstring strain - ESPN Dallas
Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz came out of Sunday's 9-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels with a strained left hamstring. He will be re-evaluated on Monday. Cruz pulled up just after rounding the first-base bag on a double to lead off the sixth inning.