Tuesday’s stories from the sporting world include a slugger continue his torrid home run pace, the likelihood of the same slugger getting traded, a masterful performance following cancer treatment and more.
Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins homered yet again Monday night-his tenth in his last 11 games and 22nd in his last 34. The slugger also set a Marlins franchise record with his 43rd home run in Miami’s 8-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.
Giancarlo Stanton has cleared revocable waivers, but the chances of the slugger getting moved before the Aug. 31 postseason-roster deadline are extremely remote.
Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis made his comeback from testicular cancer. The right-hander unleashed an expert performance, pitching seven scoreless innings at Coors Field in Colorado’s 3-0 win against the Atlanta Braves.
New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Sonny Gray will make his Yankee Stadium debut tonight and will opposed by New York Mets right-handed pitcher and ace Jacob deGrom, as the Subway Series rolls on.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto ripped a double down the right field line as the Chicago Cubs deployed four outfielders in an attempt to prevent Votto from reaching base. Clearly, Votto spoiled their plans.
After undergoing offseason neck surgery and being medically cleared by the training staff, running back Ryan Mathews was released by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Newly signed quarterback Jay Cutler of the Miami Dolphins appears ready to play Tuesday. According to coach Adam Gase, Cutler “looks like” he’s going to play in Tuesday’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi has made it through concussion protocol following a concussion suffered two weeks ago.
Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask said he’ll be ready for training camp after having groin surgery on May 9.
Hockey Hall of Fame defensemen Brian Leetch and Chris Chelios will be behind the bench as they coach the 2017 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, which will take place on Sept. 21.