Digest for 05-23-13


STATE

Arkansas-LSU set for Friday after Thanksgiving

FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas-LSU game will remain on its regular day and time in 2013.

CBS has announced the Razorbacks and Tigers will wrap up the regular season in Tiger Stadium on Friday, Nov. 29.

Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.

The annual “Battle for the Boot” between SEC West schools has been played on the Friday after Thanksgiving 15 times in the last 18 years. This season’s game also will be the 22nd year the teams will meet in the regular season finale.

LSU beat Arkansas 20-13 to end the 2012 regular season.

CBS also announced it will televise two SEC games on Oct. 19 and Nov. 9. It means Arkansas’ games could be under consideration by the network both days.

The Razorbacks play at Alabama on Oct. 19 and at Ole Miss on Nov. 9.

NATIONAL

Angels’ Trout hits for cycle

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout hit for the cycle and drove in five runs and Jerome Williams tossed eight scoreless innings to lead the L.A. Angels of Anaheim to a 12-0 dismantling of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.

Trout, last season’s AL rookie of the year and MVP runner-up, became the youngest AL player to hit for the cycle and third youngest in the major leagues since 1930. He’s also the sixth player in Angels history to complete the cycle and the first to do it since Chone Figgins on Sept. 16, 2006, at Texas.

After taking a called third strike his first time up, Trout reached on an infield single in the third inning, hit an RBI triple in the fourth and added a three-run double in the sixth before homering in the eighth.

Cardinals send Salas to DL

SAN DIEGO — The St. Louis Cardinals placed relief pitcher Fernando Salas on the 15-day disabled list to make room on the roster for Tyler Lyons, who is set to make his major league debut as the starter for Wednesday’s game at San Diego.

Lyons is taking the rotation spot of Jaime Garcia, who is set to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder later this week, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The 25-year-old Lyons earned the promotion by going 2-1 with a 4.47 earned run average in eight starts for Triple-A Memphis this season. The left-hander will become the fourth hurler to make his big league debut for St. Louis in 2013.

Salas is dealing with inflammation in his right shoulder. The Mexican righty went 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA over 15 appearances prior to the injury.