Jose Reyes heard a pop in his left ankle as he awkwardly slid into second base. After that, everything else was a blur to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night in Kansas City, Mo.
The trainers lifted their star shortstop onto a cart, and the cart drove through the bullpen gate in right field. The sight was of Reyes, his ankle heavily bandaged, being pushed out of their clubhouse after an 8-4 win over the Royals, on his way to have an MRI.
Then came the sound of general manager Alex Anthopoulos already trying to make a deal for a replacement amid the sobering news that Reyes could be out up to three months.
Reyes had just driven in two runs with a base hit when he was attempting to steal second base in the sixth inning. He appeared to be indecisive about whether to go in sliding or standing, and made the late choice to hit the dirt, his trailing ankle twisting cruelly beneath him.
Reyes slid over the bag, and then rolled around, screaming in pain. Trainers for both teams ran out to help him while a green cart was driven in from the outfield.
Anthopoulos said the results of the MRI may not be known until Saturday, and while the initial diagnosis was a sprained left ankle, the GM acknowledged Reyes is headed for the disabled list and that it could be months before he is back.
J.A. Happ (2-0), the only Blue Jays starter to win this season, gave up three runs on 41 pitches in the first inning.
Yankees 5, Orioles 2 — The Yankees turned a triple play at home for the first time in 45 years, Adam Jones dropped Vernon Wells’s fly ball while blowing a bubble for a tiebreaking three-run error, and New York beat Baltimore for its fourth straight win.
With the score, 2-2, in the seventh, the Yankees had loaded the bases on two walks — one intentional — and a hit batter. Wells hit a long fly ball that Jones — a Gold Glove center fielder — ranged back for. On the warning track, Jones turned, raised his glove, and blew a pink bubble. He closed his glove a bit early, and the ball bounced away, clearing the bases.
Braves 6, Nationals 4 — Ramiro Pena hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning and Atlanta handed Washington its first home loss, stretching the Braves’ winning streak to seven games.
Indians 1, White Sox 0 — Justin Masterson (3-0) pitched a five-hitter for the first complete game in the AL this year, and Nick Swisher hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth off Jesse Crain.
Diamondbacks 3, Dodgers 0 — Patrick Corbin gave up three hits in six innings and Arizona beat Clayton Kershaw and Los Angeles in Phoenix.
Kershaw (2-1) left trailing, 1-0, after the Diamondbacks loaded the bases with one out in the eighth. Shawn Tolleson walked both batters he faced to bring in two runs.
Rockies 7, Padres 5 — Dexter Fowler’s second home run of the game and sixth this season, a solo shot off Huston Street in the ninth inning, snapped a tie and sent Colorado past host San Diego.
Cubs 4, Giants 3 — Starlin Castro’s ninth-inning double off the center-field wall gave host Chicago a win over San Francisco.
Phillies 3, Marlins 1 — In Miami, Chase Utley hit a go-ahead triple in the 10th inning off Jon Rauch, and Philadelphia dropped the Marlins.
Pirates 6, Reds 5 — Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and drove in three runs to lead host Pittsburgh past Cincinnati.
Cardinals 2, Brewers 0 — Rookie Shelby Miller allowed one hit in seven innings, a single by Norichika Aoki to open the game, and St. Louis had just enough to spoil Kyle Lohse’s first start as a visitor since 2007.
Astros 5, Angels 0 — Bud Norris pitched three-hit ball over seven innings and Rick Ankiel drove in three runs, leading visiting Houston over Los Angeles.
Mariners 3, Rangers 1 — Kyle Seager had a two-run double to provide the difference for host Seattle against Texas and Yu Darvish to end a three-game losing streak.
Mets 16, Twins 5 — John Buck kept up his powerful start with a grand slam, his fourth home run in the last four games, and New York beat Minnesota as snowflakes fell at Target Field.