Trout sprains thumb in Angels' loss

Mike Trout, the reigning American League MVP, has been diagnosed with a sprained left thumb after leaving Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins.

Trout stayed in the game for another inning before leaving to get X-rays, which were negative.

Mike Trout slid head first into second base on a steal attempt. The Riddle homer gave the Marlins a 4-2 lead which proved to be all they would need to secure the win and the series against the visiting Angels.

While the Miami Marlins beat the Anaheim Angeles 9-2 to claim the series in Miami, the news of Mike Trout's sprained thumb was just as big as the fact the team from south Florida was able to claim their first series win since April 21-23 against the San Diego Padres. 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 the series.

Nelson (3-3) departed after striking out 10 in seven innings and the Diamondbacks scored four times in the eighth off relievers Oliver Drake and Carlos Torres.

Gerardo Parra hit a three-run homer for the Rockies in the fourth, putting them ahead 4-0. The Cubs stranded 10 runners against him. Kershaw allowed four runs and a career-high-tying 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. Marquez is 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA over his last three starts.

Marlins: RHP Edinson Volquez (0-7, 4.82 ERA), who leads the majors in losses, is scheduled to start Monday against Philadelphia and RHP Jeremy Hellickson (5-2, 4.28 ERA).

The Marlins extended their lead in the sixth after J.T. Realmuto hit a leadoff double. They did score their only two runs on a Martin Maldonado homer in the fourth, before Ureña walked the bases loaded.

Nelson (3-3) allowed seven hits for the second consecutive outing but held Arizona to a run in seven innings.

The Orioles have lost a season-worst seven in a row and been outscored 38-17 during the skid. The Cardinals got back into it on homers from Jedd Gyorko and Greg Garcia in the sixth.

Starting for the Angels on Monday will be Ricky Nolasco, who has faced the Braves plenty of times because he spent the majority of his career in the National League with the Marlins.

Cano's homer was his ninth of the year.

Cueto (5-4) bounced back from his roughest stretch with the Giants. Morrison followed with a long homer to deep right field on the next pitch as Tampa Bay won for the second time in five extra-inning games this season.

Shoemaker, who had won each of his last three starts, didn't make it out of that fifth inning.

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.

  • Julie Sanders