Kendrys Morales played in a major league game Thursday for the first time since fracturing his left ankle while celebrating a 10th-inning walkoff home run against the Mariners on May 29, 2010. And it went about as well as such a thing can go.
Morales punched a single through the right side of the infield in his first at-bat, popped out to first base in his second at-bat, then laced a single to center field in his third at-bat. The Angels won 7-4 over the Royals, improving to 10-8 in Cactus League play (not that anyone should care).
Morales will be in the Angels’ starting lineup again on Friday afternoon and should be allowed to make regular appearances in Cactus League games until the opening of the 2012 regular season.
If he’s able to avoid setbacks, the 28-year-old Cuban slugger will start at designated hitter this year for Anaheim. He earned MVP votes in 2009 after batting .306/.355/.569 with 34 home runs and 108 RBI.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Burglars caused $10,000 worth of damage to Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig‘s home while attempting to steal a safe.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suspects broke into Puig’s San Fernando Valley home Tuesday night. They ransacked the residence, found a safe in the second-floor master bedroom, and dragged it downstairs to the front door.
Police said Thursday that the suspects then fled, leaving the safe in the entry way. An inventory is being conducted to determine what else was taken. Puig was at Dodger Stadium for a game on Tuesday.
“I (did) not sleep too much yesterday,” Puig said Wednesday, without offering details about the latest incident.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects, including the driver of a black four-door Toyota vehicle with paper license plates.
Police say the same suspects are believed to have been involved in another burglary attempt at Puig’s home on Aug. 30.
Previous break-ins at Puig’s residences occurred in March 2017 and during Game 7 of last year’s World Series.
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