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Angels place Tyler Skaggs on 10-day disabled list


Southpaw Tyler Skaggs was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left adductor strain, the Angels announced Saturday. In a corresponding move, right-hander Taylor Cole was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Skaggs, 27, told reporters he expects to miss the minimum after sustaining the injury during a 10-6 loss to the Rays on Tuesday, during which he yielded 10 runs on eight hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings. It doesn’t appear to be a serious injury, and Skaggs’ “extreme frustration” over the injury and bad start is somewhat tempered by the 3.34 ERA, 2.7 BB/9 and 9.4 SO/9 he’s maintained over 113 1/3 innings this year.

In the interim, 28-year-old Cole will replace the ailing lefty on the Angels’ roster for his second major-league stint of 2018. He impressed in his first brief showing in the majors, allowing three runs and striking out 13 batters across 12 innings. He hasn’t been quite as successful in Triple-A, however, where his 10.3 SO/9 is chained to a 5.12 ERA and 4.3 BB/9 across 52 1/3 innings so far.

Video: Kurt Suzuki breaks World Series Game 2 tie with long solo homer

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The postseason has a knack for finding unlikely heroes. Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki was 1-for-23 in the postseason entering Wednesday’s Game 2 of the World Series. The Nats and Astros each plated two runs in the first inning, then went otherwise scoreless through the sixth inning. In the top of the seventh, with Justin Verlander returning to the mound, Suzuki demolished a high, 1-0 fastball just below the train tracks in left field at Minute Maid Park, breaking the 2-2 tie.

Verlander proceeded to walk Victor Robles, prompting manager A.J. Hinch to take his veteran starter out of the game. Ryan Pressly came in to attempt to keep it a one-run game.

The underdog Nationals held on to defeat the Astros 5-4 in Game 1. Another victory by the Nats in Game 2 would put the Astros — heavy favorites according to oddsmakers — in a big hole.

Update: Pressly walked the first batter he faced, Trea Turner. Adam Eaton successfully sacrifice bunted both runners over. After Anthony Rendon flied out to shallow center field, Hinch decided to issue his team’s first intentional walk of the entire year to Juan Soto, loading the bases. Howie Kendrick then hit what appeared to be an inning-ending ground out, but Alex Bregman booted the ball as he moved to his left. Turner scored to make it 4-2. The floodgates opened when Asdrúbal Cabrera lined a single to center field, bringing home two more runs to pad the lead to 6-2. While pitching to Ryan Zimmerman, Pressly uncorked a wild pitch to allow the two base runners to advance. Zimmerman followed up with a slow roller down the third base line which Bregman barehanded and proceeded to throw away. Two more runs scored. 8-2. Yiiiikes, Astros.