AROUND THE HORN
Angles: CF Mike Trout was not hurt after being involved in a car crash Wednesday night in Santa Ana, Calif. Trout was in one of four vehicles involved in two connected crashes on the 55 freeway shortly before 9 p.m. PT. Two victims were taken to hospitals, according to the Orange County Register. Angels GM Billy Eppler confirmed Trout’s involvement in the crash and said in a statement that Trout said “he feels fine.” The 2014 AL MVP is batting .319 with 25 homers.
Cubs: SS Addison Russell hit a two-run single with the bases loaded in the seventh inning to help the Cubs beat the Giants 5-4. The Cubs spoiled a shaky RHP Jeff Samardzija’s return to Wrig- ley Field and started September on a winning note after going 22-6 to match the 1932 team for the best August in franchise history. The major league leaders also moved a season-high 39 games over .500 and 151⁄ games ahead of the Cardinals in the NL Central. Joe Smith (2-4) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to get the win.
Red Sox: Highly-rated prospect Yoan Moncada is finally getting his call up. The Red Sox will add the infielder to their roster ahead of Friday’s game against the A’s. The Cuban signed with the Red Sox for $31.5 million in February 2015 in a deal that cost the team $63 million due to a tax penalty on international ama- teur free agents, USA Today reported.
Braves: 1B Freddie Freeman hit his 28th home run as the Braves broke open a five-run fifth inning to sweep the Padres 9-6, the Braves’ first three-game sweep at Turner Field this season. One day after the Twins dipped below Atlanta with the worst record in the majors, the Braves kept on winning behind six solid innings from Mike Foltynewicz (8-5) and another strong showing from the offense. “We don’t want the worst record in baseball,” Freeman said. “We’re trying to take care of business in September so we don’t have that.” The Braves have won 20 of their last 45 games.