From Kelsie Smith of the St. Paul Pioneer Press:
On whiteboard in Twins clubhouse, where times for stretch & BP are generally written was one more directive today: “Call your mom.”
Happy Mother’s Day from us here at HardballTalk. Enjoy a full slate of afternoon and evening baseball games featuring pink cleats, pink socks, pink undershirts, pink bats and pink batting gloves. But, first and most importantly, call your mom.
HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.
Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.
He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.