L.A. Angels Fire Manager Joe Maddon After Historic 12-Game Skid
The Los Angeles Angels were 10 games above .500 and within 1.5 games of 1st place in the AL West just two weeks ago. They haven’t won a game since (0-12), and the result was the dismissal of manager Joe Maddon on Tuesday. Despite the Angels’ dozen-game skid, they’re still second in the division (27-29). Maddon won the World Series with the Cubs in 2016 before moving to L.A. in 2020. In his two-plus seasons with the Halos, he went 157-172 (.477). Third-base coach Phil Nevin will take over as the interim manager to try and right the ship.
Yanks First to 40: The Yankees bested the Twins (10-4) behind home runs from the trio of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Anthony Rizzo to become the first team in the majors to 40 wins (40-15).
Verlander Ks 12: Astros’ ace Justin Verlander struck out a dozen batters in his team’s 4-1 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night in Houston. In the process, he passed Max Scherzer as the active all-time strikeout leader (3,086).
Acuna Jr. Rakes 2: Ronald Acuna Jr. had the bat of the night on Tuesday with two home runs to lift the Braves over the Athletics (3-2) — both towering moonshots to center field.
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