Major League Baseball

In baseball, it has been a devastating week for the MLB and all sports, with the passing of 27-year-old pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs had traveled with the Angels to Arlington where the team was taking on the Texas Rangers. Before the first game July 1, Skaggs was found dead in his hotel in Arlington Monday morning. They are still trying to determine how something like this could have happened, although police do not believe for anyone else to be involved as well as no sign of suicide. The game in Arlington was canceled Monday, as the loss of Skaggs has been heartbreaking for not only the Angels, but for the Rangers and all other 28 teams. The Rangers and Angels played Tuesday, with the Angels winning for Skaggs by a score of 9-4. After the game, the Angels players held a news conference led by team leader Mike Trout—discussing how much Skaggs meant to everyone on the team not only as a player but as a human being that everyone loved off the field as well. One of Tyler’s best friends’ players for the Washington Nationals, Patrick Corbin. Corbin decided to wear No. 45 in his friend’s honor Tuesday, getting very emotional on the mound—pitching seven innings while only giving up one run. The Rangers will start a new series this Friday on the road against the Minnesota Wins.

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