Detroit Tigers Place JD Martinez On Disabled List

Detroit Tigers Place JD Martinez On Disabled List”

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez (13) is congratulated by Eric Hosmer (35) after his solo home ...

The Royals got back in the win column after an ugly stretch had them reeling in the AL Central standings and while they are on the mend with a 6-4 stretch in their last 10 games they still have some work to do to get caught up and back in the good graces of the Major League Baseball leaders.

Martinez has appeared in all but one game this season, and is batting.286 with 12 home runs and 39 RBIs. He didn't get to the ball and slammed hard into the wall. When he couldn't find it, he reached out to brace himself when he hit the wall.

For Victor Martinez, who recently received a cortisone shot on his right knee, it was his second career three-home run game and first since 2004, when he was a 25-year-old catcher with the Indians.

Villar launched the first pitch he saw from Pedro Baez (0-2) an estimated 420 feet to straightaway center field for his sixth home run and first career game-winner in the ninth. Merrifield has scored a run in 10 consecutive home games. A dad in the stands made a bare-handed, one-handed grab of a foul ball, while holding his daughter.

The Royals welcomed outfielder Brett Eibner from the disabled list Thursday after being out 15 days with an ankle sprain.

- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir had never faced the Milwaukee Brewers prior to Thursday. It was the only run allowed on the night for the rookie right-hander who allowed five hits and four walks over his 5 2/3 innings. Volquez is 2-4 with a 5.24 ERA in eight career starts versus the Tigers and has struggled with Cabrera (5-for-11), Ian Kinsler (8-for-20) and Justin Upton (8-for-20, four doubles).WALK-OFFS1. Miguel Cabrera followed moments later with a two-run shot that gave the Tigers their first lead of the game.

METS 6, PIRATES 4 Neil Walker and Michael Conforto gave the host Mets an immediate jolt in their return from injuries, and Bartolo Colon pitched NY to victory over Pittsburgh.

So the Cards don't gain any ground in the Texas League North. Two batters after Muncy's hit, Lewis (6-0) lost his shutout when left fielder Ryan Rua couldn't make a diving catch on a hit by Coco Crisp that went for an RBI double. LF Mike Aviles, who had back-to-back two-hit games against the White Sox, was in the Detroit lineup for the fifth straight game.

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