Tigers lose Cabrera for the season...Harper’s OK after getting hit by Yankee pitches...North America to host World Cup
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers say Miguel Cabrera is done for the season after rupturing his left biceps tendon last night during a 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The two-time AL MVP will have surgery this week. Manager Ron Gardenhire says the slugger’s status for the 2019 season won’t be known until after the operation. He still has $154 million left on a contract that runs through 2023.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nationals slugger Bryce Harper says he’s “fine” after being hit by a pair of pitches during last night’s 3-0 loss to the Yankees. Harper fell to the ground in pain after getting plunked on the right elbow by a 90 mph pitch from CC Sabathia (suh-BATH’-ee-uh). He stayed in the game until he was hit on the left foot by Dellin Betances’ 89 mph slider in the eighth inning. The two teams play again tonight in New York.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Mets try to snap a puzzling skid when Jacob deGrom pitches against Atlanta this afternoon. DeGrom has a 1.24 ERA in his past four starts, and yet the Mets have lost each of those outings. Only the Marlins and Reds have worse records in the NL than the Mets. General manager Sandy Alderson says he’d consider retooling if the Mets’ record doesn’t improve.
SEATTLE (AP) — Angels slugger Mike Trout leads the majors with 23 home runs and he’s gone deep twice each of the last two nights in Seattle, becoming the first player with consecutive multihomer games at Safeco Field. But that hasn’t been enough for the Angels, who lost both times. The Angels face the first-place Mariners again today.
MOSCOW (AP) — The United States, Canada and Mexico will jointly host the 2026 World Cup. FIFA (FEE’-fuh) has overwhelmingly backed the North American bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament by a vote of 134 to 65. Sixty games are planned in the U.S. and 10 each in Canada and Mexico. The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994.