Great American Ball Park caught fire


Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds, caught fire during Friday’s game against the Giants. The Reds evacuated fans from the center field seats while firefighters put out the flames to applause. Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News tweeted some pictures of the fire, including this one:

Ahmed Fareed of CSN Bay Area also tweeted a picture:

Great American Ball Park will host the 2015 All-Star Game in July.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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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.