Yankees left-hander Jacob Lindgren will have Tommy John surgery Friday, an injury that likely will sideline him until the 2018 season. New York said Wednesday that team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad will operate at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Lindgren, 23, was a second-round draft pick in 2014 and made his major league debut on May 25 last year.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs placed right-hander Jason Hammel on the bereavement list and recalled right-hander Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa before Wednesday's game with the Miami Marlins.
The Tigers got a ton of offense Tuesday night - and that wasn't even the most important part of their 11-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The most encouraging aspect of Detroit's seventh straight win was Anibal Sanchez's performance. ''This might be the best I've pitched all year,'' said Sanchez, who lost his rotation spot in June but got it back due to injuries.
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano put a charge into Safeco Field in the eighth inning, and then reliever Edwin Diaz got to shut it all down for the first time. Cano hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run eighth, new closer Diaz got his first major league save and the Mariners overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Tuesday night. Cano capped the comeback with his 24th homer, off newly acquired Red Sox reliever Fernando Abad (1-5).
Cubs manager Joe Maddon's decision to lift a dominant Jason Hammel for a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning looked dubious when Miguel Montero struck out and Pedro Strop got into trouble in the seventh. All it took was a big play in the outfield and some 104 mph heat from Aroldis Chapman to give Maddon and the Cubs another win. Hammel threw six scoreless innings, Dexter Fowler had three hits and Chicago beat Miami ace Jose Fernandez and the Marlins 3-2 on Tuesday night for its third straight victory.
R.A. Dickey's knuckleball was working Tuesday night, and the Blue Jays got just enough offense to pull out a win. Dickey threw seven solid innings, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion homered and Toronto beat the Houston Astros 2-1. ''A lot of swing and miss,'' Toronto manager John Gibbons said.
Paul Molitor has learned a major league manager can never relax. Molitor watched his Minnesota team nearly blow an eight-run lead before the Twins hung on to beat the Cleveland Indians 10-6 Tuesday night. Minnesota rookie Max Kepler homered for the fourth time in two games.
Aaron Altherr is glad to be healthy and back helping the Phillies. Altherr had a homer and five RBIs, Maikel Franco homered and went 4 for 4 and Philadelphia used a five-run eighth inning to beat the San Francisco Giants 13-8 in a wild game Tuesday night. Altherr broke a tie with a two-run single in the eighth, Cameron Rupp hit a three-run homer and Cesar Hernandez added four hits for the Phillies.