Sonny Gray scratched due to illness

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Athletics’ starter Sonny Gray has been scratched from tonight’s start against the Rockies. Jane Lee of reports that it’s due to illness. Righty Chris Bassitt will start in his place.

Gray, the A’s ace, is 9-3 with a league-leading 2.09 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 97/26 in 107.2 innings pitched across 15 starts.


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.