The Houston Astros acquired catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis, along with right-handed pitcher James Hoyt, from the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, in exchange for right-handed pitcher Michael Foltynewicz, right-handed pitcher Andrew Thurman, and third baseman Rio Ruiz.
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas, who were all on the ballot for the first time, were voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Wednesday.
It was a wild Monday, in Major League Baseball playoff action, as the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to the next round, while the Oakland Athletics grabbed a series lead, and both the St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays survived possible elimination.
Los Angeles Dodgers' ace Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits and struck out 12 over seven innings as the Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-1 in game one of their National League Division Series. Kershaw allowed two of the Braves' three hits in the fourth inning when Atlanta scored thei…