Puig to sit out again...Cubs’ Rizzo bruises a foot...Colon set to start for Texas
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is set to finish serving his two-game suspension tonight when Los Angeles hosts the New York Mets. Puig lost his appeal and sat out the first game last night. He was involved in an altercation with San Francisco’s Nick Hundley during an Aug. 14 game, taking an open-handed swipe at the catcher’s mask. Puig is eligible to return for Friday’s series opener at Colorado.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers are awaiting word from team doctors on whether closer Kenley Jansen will return for the weekend series at Colorado. After Jansen was at altitude in Denver last month, he went on the disabled list due to an irregular heartbeat that was shocked back into rhythm. Jansen has experienced two separate atrial fibrillation episodes while in Denver with the Dodgers, who are locked in a tight race with the Rockies and Diamondbacks for the NL West title.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — First baseman Anthony Rizzo said he plans to play as the Cubs try to avoid a three-game sweep in Milwaukee. Rizzo left last night’s 11-1 loss with a bruised right foot but said he was OK and the team said X-rays were negative. Rizzo entered the game hitting .284 with 24 home runs and 90 RBIs. Jose Quintana pitches for the NL Central leaders against Jhoulys Chacin (joh-LEES’ cha-SEEN’) and the second-place Brewers, who trail Chicago by three games.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon (bar-TOH’-loh koh-LOHN’) is expected to pitch for Texas in his first game since going on the disabled list. The 45-year-old was hit hard by Oakland in his last outing on Aug. 20, then was sidelined by back stiffness. Colon is set to start at home against the Angels. He has 247 career wins.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Washington Mystics are headed to the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. They held off the Atlanta Dream 86-81 in the decisive fifth game of their semifinal series last night. Washington will face Seattle in the finals, which start Friday. The Storm earned their third trip to the finals by beating the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 in Game 5 last night.