* Astros fire manager Brad Mills and two coaches: The struggling Houston Astros have fired manager Brad Mills and two members of his coaching staff. Mills was in his third season as manager of the Astros, who have the worst record in the major leagues. The team announced the moves in an email almost two hours after it lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-4 on Saturday night to fall to 39-82. Houston also fired hitting coach Mike Barnett and first base coach Bobby Meacham. The Astros say first-year general manager Jeff Luhnow will name an interim manager and other staff members in a news conference today.
* Dodgers manager Don Mattingly suspended two games: Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was suspended for two games, beginning with Saturday night’s game against Atlanta. Mattingly was also given an undisclosed fine “for excessive arguing" with home plate umpire Angel Campos in Thursday’s 10-6 loss in Pittsburgh. Mattingly and outfielder Matt Kemp were ejected in the game.