Pujols reaches milestone...Posey put on IL... Warriors star out for rest of Western Conference semifinals against Rockets
DETROIT (AP) _ Albert Pujols became the third player with 2,000 career RBIs, hitting a solo homer in the third inning to help the Los Angeles Angels rout the Detroit Tigers 13-0. The three-time MVP joined Hank Aaron and Alex Rodriguez as the three players to reach the milestone since 1920. Babe Ruth is credited with 1,992 RBIs because baseball’s official records don’t count the runs the slugger drove in with the Boston Red Sox from 1914 through 1919.
DENVER (AP) _ The San Francisco Giants have placed catcher Buster Posey on the seven-day concussion list after a foul ball hit his helmet on Sunday. It’s Posey’s second time on the concussion list. He missed seven games because of a concussion in 2017. The Giants also announced that pitcher Drew Pomeranz went on the 10-day injured list with a strained shoulder.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of Golden State’s Western Conference semifinal against the Houston Rockets with a strained right calf. An MRI exam has confirmed the diagnosis. The team was traveling to Houston for Friday’s Game 6 but Durant stayed behind in the Bay Area to undergo treatment. He is to be re-evaluated next week, meaning if there is a Game 7 in the series Sunday he would be out of that game as well.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) _ Veteran offensive lineman Jordan Mills has signed a $3 million, one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins and becomes the front-runner to start at right tackle this season. Mills started every game the past three years for the Buffalo Bills, and has 82 starts in six NFL seasons. Mills is a candidate to replace right tackle Ja’Wuan James, who signed a four-year deal with Denver in March after five seasons with the Dolphins.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) _ Doug Baldwin appears to be another step closer to retirement after being released by the Seattle Seahawks because of a failed physical. The veteran wide receiver was one of two stars from Seattle’s consecutive NFC championship teams to have their contracts terminated Thursday. Safety Kam Chancellor was also released due to a failed physical. Chancellor did not play last season because a neck injury suffered in November 2017.