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Max Stassi left Wednesday night's 5-4 loss at Rangers Ballpark in the eighth inning after he was hit in the face by a pitch. He was sent to a hospital after the incident for further evaluation. Stassi was expected to remain there overnight.Share Tweet
Justin Masterson pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 3-1 victory Wednesday.Share TweetMLB.com Aug 21, 2013The Mariners are optimistic that Nick Franklin will miss just one game after sustaining a laceration on his left knee that required five stitches in Tuesday's 7-4 comeback win against the A's.Share Tweet
Peter Bourjos loses glove over fence pursuing Carlos Santana home runyahoo.com Aug 21, 2013Los Angeles Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos is pretty good at stealing home runs. Not as skilled as teammate Mike Trout, perhaps, but he's on record doing some incredible things whilst leaping at the fence.Well, sometimes fence bites back. The one at An…Share Tweet
Astros Player Gets First MLB Hit, Then Wanders Off And Gets Tagged Outdeadspin.com Aug 21, 2013Otherwise, Max Stassi's debut with the Astros went quite well.Read more...Share TweetMLB.com Aug 21, 2013Adrian Beltre hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning and the superb work of the Rangers bullpen made it stand up in a 4-2 victory over the Astros at Rangers Ballpark on Tuesday night.Share Tweet
Mariners Push Past A'sAug 21The Mariners beat the A's 5-3 for their second straight win against Oakland.
Indians Sweep AngelsAug 21Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the Indians' 3-1 win over the Angels.
The GM's Office: Free-Agency WatchAug 21Jim Bowden identifies what to watch for in MLB free agency this year.
Rangers Sweep AstrosAug 21The Rangers walked off against the Astros to complete the three-game sweep.