Diamondbacks shut down rookie Archie Bradley with shoulder injury

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Diamondbacks rookie Archie Bradley has struggled since returning from taking a line drive to the face, allowing 19 runs in 16 innings, and now the 22-year-old right-hander has been placed on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis.

Left-hander Robbie Ray was called up from Triple-A to take Bradley’s spot in the rotation.

During spring training several Diamondbacks decision-makers indicated that they didn’t feel Bradley was ready for the majors yet, but the consensus top-25 prospect ended up winning a job anyway and has posted a 5.80 ERA with 23 strikeouts and 22 walks in 36 innings.

Attempting to complete cycle, Robinson Chirinos thrown out to end game

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With his Astros trailing the Tigers 2-1, catcher Robinson Chirinos began his at-bat in the bottom of the ninth a triple shy of the cycle. He doubled in the second inning, singled in the fourth, and hit a solo homer in the seventh. Yordan Álvarez and Yuli Gurriel both struck out, leaving the Astros’ fate in the hands of Chirinos against Joe Jiménez. After working the count to 2-1, Chirinos slapped an 85 MPH slider to the gap in right-center field. A diving Travis Demeritte could not come up with the ball, but center fielder Harold Castro fired the ball back in to Gordon Beckham, who then made a perfect throw to Dawel Lugo at third base. Chirinos was tagged out for the final out of the game. No triple, no cycle. The Astros lost 2-1.

Chirinos was attempting to become the first Astro to hit for the cycle since Brandon Barnes on July 19, 2013 against the Mariners.

The Astros entered Wednesday’s game as the largest favorite in 15 seasons, according to ESPN’s David Purdum. The Astros were -500 per Caesars Sportsbook. Other sportsbooks had them at -550. So the Tigers’ win was quite the upset.

Justin Verlander went the distance in the loss. The only blemishes on his line were solo homers to Ronny Rodríguez in the fifth and John Hicks in the ninth. They were the only hits he allowed while walking none and striking out 11.