AROUND THE HORN

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■ An­gels: Eight-time Al­lS­tar OF Mike Trout will have surgery on his right foot this week be­cause of Mor­ton’s neu­roma, a thick­en­ing of tis­sue around a nerve lead­ing to toes that causes pain, a pro­ce­dure that will end his sea­son. Trout fin­ished with a ca­reer-high 45 home runs, 104 RBIs and a .291 bat­ting av­er­age, putting him in con­tention to win his third AL MVP award along with four sec­ond-place fin­ishes.

■ Cubs: 1B An­thony Rizzo left the game against the Pi­rates in the third in­ning of a 16-6 vic­tory with a sprained right an­kle suf­fered while field­ing a bunt. X-rays taken at Wrigley Field showed no bro­ken bones. An MRI is sched­uled for Mon­day to de­ter­mine the sever­ity of the in­jury. With a run­ner on sec­ond and none out, Pi­rates P Trevor Wil­liams bunted to the third-base side of the mound. Rizzo charged ag­gres­sively and rolled the an­kle a cou­ple of steps be­fore field­ing the ball. Rizzo had to be helped off the field and could put no pres­sure on his right leg.

■ Braves: INF Char­lie Cul­ber­son suf­fered mul­ti­ple fa­cial frac­tures when he was hit by a 91 mph pitch from the Na­tion­als’ Fer­nando Rod­ney on Satur­day. Cul­ber­son was struck on the right side of his face as he squared to bunt. Cul­ber­son had a towel pressed to his face as he was helped to his feet and taken off the field on the back of a cart.

■ Yan­kees: RHP Dellin Be­tances and LHP Jor­dan Mont­gomery made their sea­son de­buts af­ter lengthy lay­offs dur­ing a 6-4 loss to the Blue Jays. Be­tances, 31, was di­ag­nosed with an im­pinge­ment in his pitch­ing shoul­der dur­ing spring train­ing. Mont­gomery, 26, had Tommy John surgery on June 7, 2018.

■ Red Sox: Chris­tian Vazquez home­red twice, in­clud­ing his first ca­reer grand slam, and drove in a ca­reer-high five runs in a 6-3 vic­tory over the Phillies. Rhys Hoskins home­red for the Phillies, who dropped to 4 1⁄2 games be­hind the Cubs for the fi­nal wild-card spot in the NL.

■ In­di­ans: Roberto Perez’s three-run homer helped the In­di­ans sal­vage the fi­nale of their AL Cen­tral show­down series with a 7-5 win over the bigswing­ing Twins, who tied a ma­jor-league home run record Sun­day. Ed­die Rosario home­red twice and Miguel Sano and rookie La­Monte Wade Jr. con­nected as the Twins be­came the 13th team — and first since the 2009 Phillies — to have four play­ers reach 30 homers in the same sea­son.

■ Ex­tra in­nings: With an 8-2 loss to the Ori­oles, the Tigers are 20-54 at home with seven games left at Comer­ica Park. The bigleague record of 59 was by the 1939 St. Louis Browns . ... Ani­bal Sanchez scat­tered three hits and a walk and didn’t al­low a run­ner past sec­ond base over seven in­nings in the Na­tion­als’ 7-0 vic­tory over the Braves. Na­tion­als man­ager Dave Martinez be­cause he wasn’t feel­ing well and was taken to a hospi­tal for pre­cau­tion­ary rea­sons . ... Sean Manaea al­lowed three sin­gles over six score­less in­nings and Mar­cus Semien be­came the third A’s slug­ger with 30 homers in a 6-1 win over the Rangers.

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