Victor Martinez is back with the Tigers after missing over a month of action with discomfort in his surgically-repaired left knee and he went way deep in Sunday’s series finale at Yankee Stadium …
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That was V-Mart’s first home run since May 5 and only his second this year. He hit 32 homers in 2014.
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.