TORONTO — Blue Jays star George Springer left the game against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning, one inning after he was hit on the right hand by a pitch from right-hander Michael Kopech.
Toronto said Springer’s hand was bruised and X-rays did not reveal a fracture.
Springer stayed in the game to run the bases and scored on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s double. Springer played right field in the top of the fourth and Cavan Biggio pinch hit for the four-time All Star in the bottom half. Biggio struck out, stranding two runners.
Springer is hitting .216 with three homers and nine RBIs.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks extended manager Torey Lovullo’s contract through the 2024 season.
The deal is the third straight one-year extension for the longest-tenured manager in team history.
Lovullo is 446-483 in seven seasons, with one playoff appearance.
Lovullo led the Diamondbacks to the 2017 National League division series his first season and a winning record the next two. Arizona general manager Mike Hazen stuck with Lovullo after an injury-filled 110-loss season in 2021 and the Diamondbacks have enjoyed a resurgence this year.
The Diamondbacks enter against Atlanta 35-24, tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the NL.