Adams’ 11th-inning homer lifts Braves over Marlins 10-8
ATLANTA (AP) — Christian Yelich didn't care about the Washington Nationals' NL East title. He was more concerned with another Miami last at-bat loss.
"As a team, I think you need to look within yourself and say, 'Where does it stop?' " Yelich said. "You can't make excuses. We didn't do our job. We didn't make the plays or get the hits when we needed to. That's on us."
X-rays come back negative on Arenado’s hand
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado avoided serious injury after a ball hit off his left hand in the field on Thursday.
X-rays came back negative for Arenado, who held his hand in pain after trying to field a sharp grounder from Atlanta outfielder Lane Adams. The ball hit the same spot where Arenado was hit by a fastball from Miami pitcher Vance Worley four days earlier.
Arenado leaves Rockies’ game with bruised left hand
MIAMI (AP) — Colorado Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado says he feared the worst when he took an 88-mph fastball on the left hand Sunday.
X-rays were negative, and the injury was diagnosed as a bruise, which took a little sting out of the pitch.
"Whenever you get hit in the hand, it scares you," said Arenado, the major league leader with 100 RBIs. "It hurt real bad. It got real tight. That was my concern — how tight it was getting. Luckily it's not broken, but it hurts a little bit."
MIAMI (AP) — Vance Worley wasn't good enough to make the Washington Nationals' roster in spring training. He was good enough to beat them on Wednesday night.
The well-traveled veteran pitched seven innings to earn his first victory since May 2016, helping the Miami Marlins blank Washington 7-0.
Worley (1-2) allowed only two hits, and both baserunners were erased on double play grounders hit by Bryce Harper, which meant the right-hander faced the minimum number of batters.
MIAMI (AP) — Right-handed pitcher Vance Worley has agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins, who plan to assign him to Triple-A New Orleans to start the season.
The deal is pending a physical.
Worley, 29, has a 33-30 record and a 3.75 ERA in seven major league seasons. He went 2-2 with a 3.53 ERA last year with the Orioles in 35 games, including four starts.
Ross, Revere, Asche among 35 new free agents
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams declined to offer them 2017 contracts on Friday.
Washington outfielder Ben Revere and Philadelphia outfielder Cody Asche also were cut loose, along with Arizona catcher Welington Castillo and pitcher Rubby De La Rosa; Baltimore pitcher Vance Worley; and Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Louis Coleman.
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AL Central-leading Cleveland plays its final regular-season game against AL East-leading Baltimore. Indians right-hander Corey Kluber (9-8, 3.42) threw seven scoreless innings in a 7-3 loss to Kansas City his last time out. Baltimore counters with Vance Worley (2-1, 3.16), who is making his second start since returning to the rotation for the first time since April. He allowed...