Vlad Guerrero released from jail, maintains his innocence

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Yesterday Vlad Guerrero was arrested for allegedly attacking a police officer. Today he was released, and he denies that he did anything wrong:

Given that he denies all wrongdoing, those jokes from yesterday about him swinging at everything are totally premature.  Sorry.  But today’s jokes about how strange it is to see him take a walk — even if it is out of jail — are timely.

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

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You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.

The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.

Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.