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Video: A.J. Pollock leaps to make a home run-robbing catch

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Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock has enjoyed a breakout season at the plate, but he can also get it done defensively. Check out this leaping catch which robbed Giants outfielder Jarrett Parker of a home run…

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Pollock also went 2-for-4 with a run scored as part of a 2-0 victory. The 27-year-old is batting .316/.364/.495 with 17 home runs, 67 RBI, and 35 stolen bases over 142 games this season. He’s fourth in the majors with 99 runs scored.

White Sox slugger Jiménez sidelined with bruised foot

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CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.

The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.

Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.

“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”

The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.