Back in April, Twins third baseman Miguel Sano was suspended one game for his role in an altercation with the Tigers. Twins pitcher Justin Haley had hit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones in the face with a pitch. Returning the favor, Tigers pitcher Matt Boyd threw behind Sano, who didn’t think that was such a good idea. Catcher James McCann intervened with Sano and shoved his glove into his face. Sano appeared to take a swing at McCann, causing both benches to empty. Boyd and Sano ended up being ejected from the game.
Sano appealed his suspension, but MLB upheld it, per Dustin Morse of the Twins. Sano will serve his suspension on Tuesday as the Twins take on the White Sox.
Sano, who turns 24 years old on Thursday, is hitting a very productive .300/.431/.640 with eight home runs and an AL-best 28 RBI in 123 plate appearances this season.
Rays catcher Wilson Ramos had to exit Monday night’s game against the Orioles in the fifth inning after suffering a head injury. Ruben Tejada broke his bat on a ground out and the barrel hit Ramos in his helmet. Rich Dubroff reports that Ramos needed six staples to close a laceration on his head.
Ramos will continue to be evaluated under MLB’s concussion protocol. He may wind up on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
Ramos, 29, entered Monday’s action batting .222/.259/.426 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 59 plate appearances. He was 0-for-2 before being replaced by Jesus Sucre.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and second baseman Jonathan Schoop teamed up to turn an impressive 5-4-3 double play in the bottom of the first inning of Monday night’s game against the Rays.
Steven Souza, Jr. led off the frame with a single. Corey Dickerson struck out, bringing Evan Longoria to the dish. Longoria sharply grounded a 1-2 fastball from Kevin Gausman to Machado, who showcased his strong arm with a perfect feed to Schoop at the second base bag despite his momentum taking him towards into territory. Schoop made an off-balance throw to first to complete the twin-killing.
The Orioles took the lead in the top of the third when Adam Jones hit a solo home run off of Ian Snell.