A severe collision occurred between Jose Abreu and Hunter Dozier in the Kansas City Royals 6-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
After hitting a high ball near home in the second inning, the Royals third baseman bowed his head as he ran towards the first pad. He never saw Abreu coming down from his post to grab the ball and the two men came into contact violently.
Both players needed the help of the healers in order to leave while they remained on the ground for long minutes. Initial examinations suggested that Abreu did not suffer from a concussion, but he still has a bruised head in addition to a knee injury.
The Royals have yet to disclose the nature of Dozier’s injury.
On the scoreboard, Michael A. Taylor hit a two-run homer for the Royals and Salvador Perez extended his lead with his eighth long ball of the campaign that gave his team three runs.
In the second game of the day, the White Sox got their revenge and posted a 3-1 victory.
Andrew Vaughn hit a two-run homer in the second inning, and a walk for Yoan Moncada also produced a run.
Michael Kopech recorded five strikeouts at the mound.
Carlos Santana hit a homerun with the Royals.
Long shot from Ohtani in defeat
Shohei Ohtani slammed an 11th homer this season to take 2nd place in the MLB, but it wasn’t enough for the Angels to beat the Red Sox as they fell 4-3. .
ContentId (3.1388989): MLB: Angels 3 – Red Sox 4 (baseball)
Nick Pivetta limited the Angels hitters to just four hits and two earned runs in six innings of work. Ohtani was the most successful hitter with a double in the first inning and his solo homer in the 6th inning.
For the Angels, Griffin Canning didn’t have a bad outing, but the six hits he gave to the Sox cost two runs, allowing Boston to win.
Jose Iglesias gave the Angels the lead in the 7th inning with a two-run double, but a two-run homer from Bobby Dalbec late in the seventh inning sent the Red Sox back to the table for the remainder of the game.
Hunter Renfroe also hit a long ball in the second inning, which gave the Red Sox the lead.
The Angels suffer a third consecutive defeat.
Phillips plays the heroes at the end of 9th
With goals fulfilled and no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Brett Phillips hit a straight single that knocked Brandon Lowe home to give the Rays victory on the last play of the game.
That hit was the only one by Phillips in the game, he who had been struck out in his three previous appearances.
Jonathan Villar opened the scoring in the fifth inning with a two-run homerun. The Rays’ reply was long overdue, but Mike Zunino slammed a home run late in the eighth inning, then Manuel Margot hit a double moments later that allowed Tampa to record the tying point.
On the mound, Tyler Glasnow was sensational with 10 strikeouts in eight innings of work. He limited the Mets hitting to just five hits and two earned runs. Glasnow was still perfect in the fifth inning, before seeing Villar send the ball to the other side of the fence.
Pete Fairbanks stepped in in the 9th inning and allowed just one hit.
Trevor May collects sabotage from the Mets.
Four home runs for the Athletics in victory
Ramón Laureano hit the first of four Oakland Athletics home runs that knocked down the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night.
Frankie Montas has remained at the mound for six innings for the A’s, who have won five of their last seven games.
Sean Murphy and Stephen Piscotty both hit two-run homers, while Mark Canha slammed a long ball in the eighth inning.
Montas (5-2) conceded a point and four hits for his third straight victory.
Matt Shoemaker (2-4) has allowed three of four home runs for the Twins. He allowed five runs in six innings.
Josh Donaldson had a homerun for the Twins, who suffered a fifth straight loss.
Laureano hit his eighth homer of the season, a solo long ball with two third outs. Murphy added his fifth homerun in the fifth and Piscotty had his fourth of the season a run later.
Montas managed to hold onto his shutout until Donaldson hit his homer in the sixth.
Elsewhere in the American
Cubs 4 – Tigers 2
CHC : Jake Arrieta had faced the minimum number of batters before the sixth inning of 15 batters. He then gave homers to Jake Rogers and Robbie Grossman.
DET : Tarik Skubal allowed four runs and eight hits to concede a 6th loss this season. He still hasn’t tasted victory.
ContentId (3.1388982): MLB: Yankees 5 – Orioles 4 (baseball)
Yankees 5 – Orioles 4
NYY : Gio Urshela hit a three-run homerun in the 7th inning to give the Yankees the lead en route to victory.
BALL : The Orioles have the East American’s worst performance with 16 wins and 22 losses.
Rangers 4 – Astros 10
TEX : Wes Benjamin was taken out of the game after just 1 inning and two-thirds after allowing three walks, three hits and three runs.
HOU : Kyle Tucker, Myles Straw and Martin Maldonado all recorded at least two RBIs in the win.
Indians 3 – Mariners 7
KEY : Josh Naylor had three hits, scored two runs, in addition to producing two more for the Indians who saw their winning streak come to a halt at four.
SEA : With a long ball in the third inning, Jarred Kelinic became the first Mariners player since Kyle Lewis in 2019 to hit a homerun for his first hit in the Majors.