AROUND THE HORN

Baltimore Sun - - BASEBALL -

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.

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