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Scherzer-Arrieta Matchup ... Francona Hospitalized ... Red Sox Manager Suspended

June 27, 2017

UNDATED (AP) — The past two NL Cy Young Award winners square off when Nationals ace Max Scherzer takes on Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta this evening. Scherzer earned the prize last year and is a leading contender again this season. Arrieta took the Cy Young in 2015 and finished ninth in last season’s voting, but he’s struggled this year to keep the ball in the park.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona has been hospitalized for the second time this month and will miss tonight’s game against Texas. The 58-year-old manager left Monday night’s game because he wasn’t feeling well. The Indians say he underwent tests at Cleveland Clinic and doctors for now have ruled out major health issues. He will be monitored the next several weeks.

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been suspended one game after poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an animated argument over the weekend. Major League Baseball issued the penalty today and also fined Farrell an undisclosed amount. Farrell will miss tonight’s game against Minnesota at Fenway Park.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have activated outfielder Ryan Braun and second baseman Jonathan Villar from the 10-day disabled list before opening a three-game series at Cincinnati. The Brewers designated infielder-outfielder Nick Franklin for assignment. Milwaukee already had a spot open on the 25-man roster after optioning catcher Jeff Bandy and outfielder Lewis Brinson to Triple-A Colorado Springs and adding catcher Stephen Vogt on Sunday.

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has withdrawn from an exhibition match in London because of a sore hip, less than a week before the start of Wimbledon.Murray’s management company said the decision was made as a precaution. The top-ranked Murray had been scheduled to play two matches at the Aspall Tennis Classic exhibition event at Hurlingham Club this week following his first-round loss at the Queen’s grass-court tournament last week.

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