CLEVELAND (AP) — The weather may have done the Cleveland Indians, and outfielder Michael Brantley in particular, a favor.
Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels was postponed by a steady rain that began during batting practice and escalated into heavy thunderstorms in the early evening.
The postponement was announced shortly after the 4:05 p.m. scheduled start. No makeup date was announced.
The Indians said Wednesday that Brantley, who leads the team with 11 homers and 46 RBIs while batting .323, has been diagnosed with a concussion and will likely be out of the lineup until Saturday.
Ausmus apologizes for remark about beating wife
DETROIT (AP) — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus quickly apologized for making a sarcastic remark after Detroit’s latest loss when he told reporters that he beats his wife when his team isn’t playing well.
Ausmus was asked after Detroit’s 2-1 loss to Kansas City how his mood is when he heads home from the ballpark these days. The Tigers have dropped 20 of 29.
Ausmus, clearly trying to joke, said: “I beat my wife.” After a brief pause, he said: “I’m just kidding around. No, luckily my wife and kids are fantastic. I do get a little mopey at home, but my wife and kids are good.”
About a minute later, without being prompted, Ausmus said: “I didn’t want to make light of battered women. I didn’t mean to make light of that, so I apologize for that if that offended anyone.