Encarnacion hurt...Nats' Scherzer to pitch Game 3 of NLDS... No foul for Arizona's Prieto
Oct. 06, 2017
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion sustained a potentially serious right ankle injury in the first inning of Game 2 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees. Encarnacion was scrambling to get back to second base when he jammed his foot into the bag and rolled his ankle today. He dropped to the ground in obvious pain and writhed in the infield dirt while waiting for medical personnel.
UNDATED (AP) — John Lackey is on the World Series champion Chicago Cubs' roster for their NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals. Lackey, a right-hander, has won three World Series titles, but he was only 12-12 with a 4.59 ERA this season for the NL Central champions. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer is scheduled to pitch Game 3 of Washington's NL Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, after Gio Gonzalez starts Game 2.
NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona coach Ariel Prieto and the Diamondbacks have been fined by Major League Baseball for his wearing an Apple Watch in the dugout during the NL wild-card win over Colorado. The commissioner's office says it interviewed Prieto and examined his watch and cellphone. It says it "found no evidence" that Prieto used the Apple Watch or cellphone for any purpose in the dugout, nor any baseball-related communication on either device.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets captain David Wright underwent back surgery, his second operation in a month as he tries to return to the major leagues after an absence of 1½ years. The team says Wright had a procedure in Los Angeles called a laminotomy, is which a bony layer over the spinal canal is removed to treat nerve compression. Wright hasn't played for the Mets since May 27, 2016. Dr. Robert Watkins operated that June 16 to repair a herniated disk in Wright's neck.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown is tops in the AP's rankings of the NFL's top wide receivers. Brown earned eight first-place votes and finished with 103 points. The voting was done by Pro Football Hall of Fame member James Lofton and 10 AP football writers. Through four games this season he has 388 yards receiving. Atlanta's Julio Jones was in second place. Odell Beckham Jr. of the Giants was third.