BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has extended his hitting streak to 28 games with a second-inning double Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies.
Red Sox reliever Carson Smith had season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday, four days after an MRI revealed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said before Boston's game against the Colorado Rockies that Smith will need 11 to 14 months to recover. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York.
Rather than activate Alex Rodriguez from the disabled list, the New York Yankees sent him to Double-A Trenton for an injury rehabilitation assignment. Sidelined since straining his right hamstring on May 3, Rodriguez was scheduled to play for the Thunder against New Hampshire on Tuesday night. The Yankees are leaning toward activating him for a trip that starts Friday at Tampa Bay but could change that if he feels good.
Jake Odorizzi was great at the start, and Alex Colome provided just as good a finish. Everything else for the Tampa Bay Rays was an adventure. Odorizzi allowed two hits in five shutout innings, Colome got a two-inning save and the Rays held on to beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday, ending a three-game slide.
Tony Gwynn's widow and two children filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer's death. The suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by Alicia Gwynn and her children, Tony Jr. and Anisha Gwynn-Jones. The suit says Gwynn started dipping as a 17-year-old freshman ballplayer at San Diego State.
Hunter Pence shook off the nagging pain in his tender right hamstring long enough to hit a fly ball to short right field that even some of his Giants teammates thought would be caught. With San Diego's Matt Kemp playing deep to prevent extra bases, they were wrong. Brandon Belt scored from first base when Pence's pinch-hit blooper fell between a pair of Padres players for a double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave San Francisco a 1-0 victory Monday night.