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MLB capsules: Trout sprains thumb in Angels’ 9-2 loss at Miami

UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout grimaces after stealing second during the fifth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Miami. Trout injured his thumb on the play. (Lynne Sladky / Associated Press)
Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout grimaces after stealing second during the fifth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Miami. Trout injured his thumb on the play. (Lynne Sladky / Associated Press)
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Mike Trout sprained his left thumb stealing second base Sunday, and the visiting Los Angeles Angels took a thumping without him, losing 9-2 to the Miami Marlins.

Trout yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst in the fifth inning. He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game, but was replaced in the sixth. X-rays were negative, and there was no immediate timetable regarding his return.

The reigning American League MVP was 0 for 2 when he departed with the Angels trailing 4-2. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337.

Yankees 9, Athletics 5: Aaron Judge hit his first career grand slam and host New York took full advantage of Oakland’s shoddy defense in a victory.

Michael Pineda (6-2) tossed six innings of three-hit ball to win his third straight start. Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter each had an early sacrifice fly as the AL East leaders scored five unearned runs and took two of three in a well-pitched series.

Judge connected with two outs in the third for his 16th home run, tying Mike Trout of the Angels for the big league lead. The drive landed in the right-field seats, not far in front of The Judge’s Chambers cheering section installed by the Yankees for the start of this 4-2 homestand.

Khris Davis hit his 15th home run for the A’s, who committed two more costly errors to raise their season total to 49. They began the day with 10 more than any other team in the majors.

The fielding failures put starter Andrew Triggs (5-4) in tough situations. He went six innings and gave up one earned run.

Rangers 3, Blue Jays 1: Joey Gallo hit his 15th home run and Andrew Cashner posted a rare road win as visiting Texas beat Toronto, snapping their longest losing streak of the season at five.

Toronto had won five in a row.

Cashner (2-4) gave up one run in seven innings. The right-hander had been 0-9 in 18 road starts since September 2015.

Keone Kela pitched the eighth. Matt Bush gave up a pair of singles in the ninth but held on for his sixth save.

Gallo hit an opposite field solo shot to left off Joe Biagini (1-3) in the fourth, his eighth homer in May. Gallo ranks third among AL home run leaders, one behind Mike Trout of the Angels and Aaron Judge of the Yankees.

Indians 10, Royals 1: Jason Kipnis went 4 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs, Josh Tomlin pitched his first complete game in two years and Cleveland beat visiting Kansas City.

Kipnis, who reached in each of his five plate appearances, hit an RBI single in the third and a solo homer in the seventh.

Austin Jackson drove in three runs for Cleveland, and Carlos Santana had three hits and two RBIs. Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez also had three hits apiece.

Tomlin (3-6) tossed a six-hitter for his first win since April 30.

Padres 5, Nationals 3: Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run homer and visiting San Diego broke out the bats, beating Washington to avoid a three-game sweep.

The Padres had only one run and six hits with 31 strikeouts in back-to-back losses in games started by Washington’s Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg to begin the series. San Diego bounced back by matching its season high with 14 hits, with 12 coming off starter Joe Ross (2-1).

N.L. home run leader Bryce Harper was among four starters out of the lineup for Washington. The game was delayed 1 hour, 20 minutes by rain.

Four relievers, including Kirby Yates (1-0), pitched 4 2-3 hitless innings following starter Jhoulus Chacin’s latest bumpy road appearance. Brandon Maurer worked the ninth for his sixth save.

Reds 8, Phillies 4: Adam Duvall hit a pair of two-run homers, Patrick Kivlehan had two solo shots and visiting Cincinnati beat Philadelphia.

Scott Schebler also connected for the Reds and Scott Feldman (4-4) allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings.

The Reds took two of three to win a series in Philadelphia for the first time since August 2006.

Andrew Knapp hit a three-run homer for the struggling Phillies, who have lost nine consecutive series. They’re 6-22 in that span.

Phillies starter Zach Eflin (0-3) was roughed up again. He allowed seven runs and nine hits, including four homers, in five innings.

White Sox 7, Tigers 3: Miguel Gonzalez took a perfect game into the seventh inning, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and host Chicago beat Detroit.

Melky Cabrera and Matt Davidson also connected, helping the White Sox take three of four in the series. David Robertson got two outs for his seventh save.

Gonzalez (4-5) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings while snapping a five-start losing streak. The right-hander struck out six and walked none.

Gonzalez retired his first 18 batters before Andrew Romine led off the seventh with a hard one-hop liner to shortstop Tim Anderson, who couldn’t field the ball cleanly and was originally charged with an error. Alex Avila followed with a single into to right field, and Romine’s ball was later changed to a hit.

Rays 8, Twins 6 (15): Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison hit back-to-back homers in the 15th inning, Steven Souza Jr. drove in the tying run with a single with two outs in the ninth, and Tampa Bay outlasted the Twins in Minneapolis in a game that took nearly 6 1/2 hours.

In the longest game in Target Field history, Minnesota resorted to using Wednesday’s scheduled starter, Hector Santiago (4-4), in the 15th. He allowed the decisive home runs on consecutive pitches to the first two batters of the inning. Longoria has 16 home runs and 57 RBIs in 58 career games against the Twins.

Erasmo Ramirez, the scheduled starter Monday for the Rays, pitched a perfect 15th for his first save.

The Rays took the lead in the 14th when Corey Dickerson delivered a single off Justin Haley to make it 6-5. Pinch-hitter Robbie Grossman answered with an RBI single in the bottom half to extend the game for the Twins.

Despite allowing the run in the 14th, Alex Colome (1-2) got the win. The game lasted 6 hours, 26 minutes.

Astros 8, Orioles 4: George Springer homered during a six-run second inning, sending Lance McCullers and Houston over visiting Baltimore for the Orioles’ season-worst seventh straight loss.

Springer connected for the second straight game, helping the Astros overcome a 3-0 deficit against Alec Asher (1-3).

McCullers (6-1) allowed five hits and three runs – two earned – in six innings. He struck out eight in his fourth straight win.

Jonathan Schoop homered and drove in three runs and Mark Trumbo added a solo shot for the Orioles, who have been outscored 38-17 during their skid.

Brewers 9, Diamondbacks 5: Domingo Santana hit his first career grand slam and Milwaukee held off visiting Arizona.

The N.L. Central-leading Brewers built an 8-1 lead thanks to Santana’s blast and starter Jimmy Nelson’s 10-strikeout performance over seven superb innings. But, it was almost all for naught.

After Nelson (3-3) departed, Arizona scored four times in the eighth off relievers Oliver Drake and Carlos Torres. With the tying run at the plate, Jacob Barnes forced pinch hitter Paul Goldschmidt to fly out to end the threat. Barnes also worked the ninth for his second save this year.

The late dramatics overshadowed Nelson’s dominance. The tall right-hander allowed one run on seven hits, three of them by Brandon Drury.

Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin (4-5) gave up seven runs on 10 hits.

Rockies 8, Cardinals 4: German Marquez pitched into the sixth inning, Gerardo Parra hit a three-run homer and Colorado beat St. Louis in Denver.

Marquez (4-2) allowed two runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He went 4-1 in May to help the Rockies’ rookie starters finish 12-3 for the month, the most wins by rookie starting pitchers since Oakland got 11 in September 2009, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Parra finished with three hits as the Rockies won a series for the 12th time this season. They have dropped two and split two others.

Giants 6, Braves 3: Johnny Cueto pitched six strong innings and Brandon Crawford drove in three runs as host San Francisco defeated Atlanta.

Cueto (5-4) bounced back from his roughest stretch as a Giant. The two-time All-Star was 0-3 with a 4.33 ERA in his previous four starts.

The Giants won their third straight home series and posted their 11th victory in 18 games overall.

Crawford’s two-run single highlighted a four-run second against R.A. Dickey (3-4).

Dodgers 9, Cubs 4: Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez led an offensive outburst with three-run homers that upstaged the anticipated duel between aces Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw, helping host Los Angeles beat Chicago to sweep the Cubs in three games at home for the first time since August 2012.

Lester and Kershaw were rocked for 10 runs and 18 hits in a combined 7 2/3 innings of their first career matchup. The left-handers that own three World Series titles (Lester), three Cy Young Awards (Kershaw) and 10 All-Star nods failed to retire the side in order in any inning.

Lester (3-3) gave up six runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings for Chicago. Kershaw allowed four runs and a career-high-tying 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Mets 7, Pirates 2: Matt Harvey pitched one-run ball over six innings to win his second straight start, and visiting New York beat Pittsburgh.

The one-time Mets ace, hampered by injuries and off-field issues the last two seasons, scattered six hits, struck out four and walked two. Harvey (4-3) beat the San Diego Padres on Tuesday when he allowed two runs in five innings and has consecutive victories for the first time since winning his first two starts of the season.

Harvey had failed to pitch more than 5 1/3 innings in his previous five starts, in which he had a combined 21 walks in 25 1/3 innings.

Gregory Polanco led off the second inning with his third home run to open the scoring but that was the only run the Pirates managed off Harvey.

Tyler Glasnow (2-4) was tagged for five runs in five innings.

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