Johan Santana to have season-ending surgery

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The Mets just announced that Johan Santana’s season is over:

An MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan yesterday
revealed that Mets pitcher Johan Santana has suffered a tear of the
anterior capsule of the left shoulder.  The injury is located on the
front and bottom part of the shoulder close to the pectoral muscle,
resulting in discomfort radiating through both the pectoral muscle and
shoulder.  Santana will undergo surgery in the near future and we
anticipate he will be able to resume throwing in the spring.”

That really stinks.

And you know damn well that Carlos Beltran, Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo won’t visit him in the hospital.

Astros extend winning streak to 11 games

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The Astros rallied late to keep their winning streak alive, extending it to 11 games with a 7-4 victory over the Royals on Sunday afternoon. The club is now 48-25, leading the Mariners by a full game in the AL West.

The Royals took a 4-2 lead after three innings, but Brian McCann knocked in a run with a single in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit to one run. Carlos Correa hit a game-tying solo home run in the eighth. The Astros kept their foot on the gas, scoring two more runs on RBI singles from Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez in the top of the eighth and another in the top of the ninth on Correa’s sacrifice fly.

Starter Lance McCullers allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over six innings. Tony Sipp worked a scoreless seventh. Ken Giles did the same in the eighth. Hector Rondon finished off the win in the ninth, working around a one-out walk with a game-ending double play.

After winning all 10 games on their road trip against the Rangers, Athletics, and Royals, the Astros will head home for a nine-game homestand against the Rays, Royals, and Blue Jays. Each club is below .500.