Rene Rivera hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning in his return from a long stay on the disabled list, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with a 3-2 victory.
Kenley Jansen wandered into the press box as the game turned to the eighth inning. Surely, this game finally would be the one in which the Los Angeles Dodgers would not suffer another painful bullpen failure, with their All-Star closer confined to the disabled list.
Evan Gattis and Tyler White hit two homers each, Yuli Gurriel added a two-run shot and the Houston Astros broke out of their offensive slump in a huge way with a 12-1 win over the Colorado Rockies to snap a five-game skid.
Aaron Cox, the 24-year-old brother-in-law of Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout and until recently a pitching prospect in the team's minor league system, died Wednesday morning, the Angels announced. A cause of death was not listed.