Video: Jose Bautista launches two-run bomb vs. O’s

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Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista cranked this massive two-run shot in the top of the second inning Wednesday night in Toronto to put the home team ahead of the visiting Orioles 4-1 …

Bautista added an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning and Toronto currently leads Baltimore 5-1. The Jays are trying to catch back up to the O’s in the ongoing hunt for the American League East crown.

Chad Kuhl underwent elbow surgery

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Per Todd Tomczyk, the Pirates’ director of sports medicine, starter Chad Kuhl underwent right elbow surgery on Wednesday, MLB.com’s Adam Berry reports. The Pirates should provide more details about the nature of the surgery and Kuhl’s timetable soon.

Kuhl, 26, has been out of action since late June with a strained right forearm. He had been on a throwing program but experienced a setback earlier this month.

This season, Kuhl made 16 starts, putting up a 4.55 ERA with 81 strikeouts and 33 walks across 85 innings.