Braves’ Acuña hit by pitch from Phillies’ Coonrod, leaves game

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ATLANTA – Ronald Acuna Jr., who shares the major league lead with 10 home runs, left the Atlanta Braves’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night after being hit by a pitch.

Acuna was hit on his left hand by a 98 mph fastball from Sam Coonrod in the seventh inning. The pitch hit Acuna’s little finger on the bottom of the bat.

The Braves said X-rays on the finger were negative. Acuna is day to day with a contusion.

Acuna fell back, holding his hand in obvious pain. He was immediately escorted off the field.

Acuna missed two games in April with an abdominal strain and is hitting .313.

Texas Rangers ink free-agent ace Jacob deGrom to 5-year deal

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Free-agent ace Jacob deGrom and the Texas Rangers agreed to a five-year contract Friday.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner leaves the New York Mets after nine seasons — the past two shortened by injuries.

After making his first start last season in early August, deGrom went 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA. He helped the Mets reach the playoffs, then opted out of his contract to become a free agent.

Texas announced the signing Friday night after the 34-year-old deGrom passed his physical.