A fan who was hospitalized after being hit by a foul ball during a major league game in Milwaukee is in satisfactory condition. Froedtert Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Sieja (SHAY'-ah) said Tuesday that the woman has asked for her privacy. The woman was hit Monday night at Miller Park by a foul line drive off the bat of Atlanta's Eury Perez.
Jimmy Rollins saw a gaping hole in left field and visualized hitting the ball right there. ''When you get a hit like that it feels good no matter who you're playing,'' Rollins said. With one out, Jeanmar Gomez gave up consecutive singles to Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier, who moved up on pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo's groundout to the pitcher.
Detroit manager Brad Ausmus doesn't think hitting is contagious. J.D. Martinez disagrees, and has significant proof to point to after Monday's win over the Seattle Mariners. Martinez got three of the Tigers' 19 hits, as Detroit scored nine runs in the sixth and seventh innings to pull away for a 12-5 win over the Mariners.
Jonathon Niese had been waiting almost two months to earn a win. Niese pitched eight sharp innings for his first victory since May 9, and the Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 to hand the slumping World Series champions their seventh straight defeat. ''Guys persevered today,'' Niese said.
Dallas Keuchel was keeping a secret. Keuchel, no secret in baseball circles, found out Monday afternoon he had been chosen for the American League All-Star team. Keuchel was relaxing in his hotel room when got the news in a phone call from Astros manager A.J. Hinch.
Wins haven't come as easily as strikeouts for Chris Sale this season. Sale pitched a six-hitter that led the White Sox past the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Monday night in the fastest major league game in almost four years. Sale fanned six in a complete game, outpitching former mentor Mark Buehrle (9-5), who also went the distance.
Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal also was a first-time selection Monday for the July 14 game in Cincinnati.
The Reds' shortstop got enough of it, though, to send it over the wall for a tiebreaking eighth-inning homer that provided Cincinnati with a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night. Suarez went 3 for 4 with two RBIs to help the Reds snap a three-game skid and improve to 4-0 against Washington this year, clinching the season series. With the score knotted at 2, Suarez hit a liner off Casey Janssen (0-2) that barely stayed fair inside the pole that stands 336 feet from home plate.
Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper won't participate in the All-Star Home Run Derby because his father isn't available to pitch to him. The Home Run Derby will be held Monday, the day before the All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Harper finished second in the 2013 Home Run Derby with his dad as the pitcher.