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Astros’ Hernandez, Altuve leave game after nasty collision

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and right fielder Teoscar Hernandez were involved in a scary collision Tuesday, resulting in both players leaving the game in the eighth inning. Unfortunately for Hernandez, it was the outfielder’s first major-league appearance of 2017 as he was called up prior to the game. …

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Watch: Thames hits 11th HR, continues to own Reds pitchers

We now present your daily @EricThames home run clip. pic.twitter.com/tQiMbW887b — MLB (@MLB) April 26, 2017 It’s safe to assume Cincinnati Reds pitchers wish Eric Thames stayed in South Korea. The slugger stayed scorching hot Tuesday, hitting his league-leading 11th home run. To put that into perspective, Thames is the …

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Watch: Blue Jays’ Coghlan somersaults over Molina to avoid tag

Are you kidding me, Chris Coghlan? Running toward home on Kevin Pillar’s seventh-inning triple, Coghlan knew he had to make a decision as he quickly approached seven-time All-Star Yadier Molina at the plate. That’s when the Toronto Blue Jays infielder defied all logic and pulled off the perfect somersault to …

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Mistake-prone Cardinals win anyway as Leake helps himself

MILWAUKEE • It wasn’t your garden variety triumph, that 6-4 verdict over Milwaukee on Sunday that gave the Cardinals their second winning streak of three games in the past week after they had endured a trio of three-game losing streaks in the first two weeks of the season. The Cardinals, …

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Rangers release Hamilton after injuring right knee during rehab

Josh Hamilton’s MLB playing days could be numbered as the Texas Rangers released the former AL MVP on Friday, the team announced. Rangers have released Josh Hamilton from his minor league contract. He injured right knee during his injury rehab and will undergo surgery. — John Blake (@RangerBlake) April 21, …

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Watch: Pujols demolishes moonshot for 593rd career HR

Albert Pujols is seven home runs away from a very exclusive club. The Los Angeles Angels slugger unleashed a ridiculous three-run blast in the fifth inning Tuesday against the Houston Astros for the 593rd home run of his storied career, leaving no doubt about the fate of Joe Musgrove’s 91-mph …

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Watch: Yankees’ Bird smashes 1st regular-season HR in 2 years

Greg Bird hits a no doubter measured at 429 pic.twitter.com/ao8ZM2qk9D — TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) April 17, 2017 It took 30 plate appearances in April, but Greg Bird finally picked up where his monster spring training left off a few weeks ago. The New York Yankees slugger was hitting the cover off …

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