Trout, Halos quiet Yankees in opener
The Angels tagged CC Sabathia for four runs on six hits and starter C.J. Wilson limited the Yanks to just one run to take the series opener with a fourth straight win in Anaheim. Mike Trout hit his 20th homer this season.
Long ball carries A's past Rockies
Josh Reddick and Ike Davis hit 2-run HRs in the 1st, and Billy Butler added a solo blast in the 4th as the A's beat the visiting Rockies 7-1.
Sandoval swings at the high heat
Pablo Sandoval grounded out on a pitch that was 5.1 feet above the ground -- the highest pitch put in play by any player in last five years.
A's snap skid, rout Rockies in Oakland
Billy Butler finished a triple shy of the cycle, Ike Davis homered in a 4-run 1st inning and Oakland defeated Colorado 7-1 to end its 3-game losing streak. Box score
Astros dominate Royals in Houston
George Springer robbed a hit with a diving catch, Jose Altuve and Chris Carter both launched HRs and Houston beat AL-leading Kansas City 6-1. "I'm buying the Houston Astros, I think they're for real, " said Baseball Tonight's Jim Bowden.
Trout stats a mouthful
Mike Trout hit his 20th home run to give the Angels a 2-1 lead over the Yankees.
- Only player with multiple HRs off CC Sabathia this year.
- Earliest in season he's reached 20 HRs (previous best July 4, 2014).
- Fewest games taken to get to 20 HRs (via Jason McCallum).
Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks
Blackmon's HR gets Rockies on board
After Kendall Graveman shut them down for 7 innings, the Rockies needed just 4 pitches to score off reliever Evan Scribner. Charlie Blackmon drove a 2-1 pitch to right for a solo shot, but the A's still lead 5-1. Follow live
Diamondbacks draw even with Dodgers
Yasmany Tomas' first Chase Field HR was a 2-run shot in the 6th that tied the score at 4-4. The homer had to be confirmed via replay as the ball hit a fan's arm just on top of the left field wall. Follow live
Kendall Graveman shutting down Rockies
The A's right-hander has tossed 6 shutout innings so far tonight, scattering 4 hits and 3 walks along with 2 strikeouts. Oakland has scored all of its runs on HRs, giving Graveman a comfortable 5-0 lead. Follow live
Star-powered under-24 club
Mike Trout turns 24 years old on August 7th. The most HRs before their 24th birthday (via Elias):
- Eddie Mathews (153), Mel Ott (153), Ken Griffey Jr. (132), Frank Robinson (130), Alex Rodriguez (128), Juan Gonzalez (121), Mickey Mantle (121), Andruw Jones (120), Trout (118), Ted Williams (118)