Cole, Yanks sweep Guardians in series blighted by fan issues
Gerrit Cole bounced back from the shortest start of his career, Anthony Rizzo powered an early offensive barrage and the New York Yankees pounded the Cleveland Guardians 10-2 to complete a three-game sweep in a series marred by fan misbehavior.
LEADING OFF: Manic Monday often spells trouble for managers
Mets manager Luis Rojas, like Tingler, was in his second season and looked good for much of the year. Manager Dave Roberts says it’s “very unlikely” the slugger will play in the NL wild-card game Wednesday night against St. Louis at Dodger Stadium. Martinez for the AL wild-card game against the Yankees is uncertain after he sprained his left ankle jogging out to his position Sunday. “He stepped on the bag and twisted the ankle,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. YANKEDThe Yankees will be minus All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu for the AL wild-card game after putting him on the 10-day injured list with a sports hernia.wftv.com
Yanks' LeMahieu to IL with sports hernia before Game 162
Yankees Red Sox Baseball New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu misses the catch on a pop foul by Boston Red Sox's Kyle Schwarber during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (Michael Dwyer)NEW YORK — (AP) — The Yankees put All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sports hernia ahead of their scheduled regular-season finale against the Tampa Bay Rays. LeMahieu was pulled from New York's game Thursday at Toronto after six innings and hasn't played since. The Yankees are also without 2020 home run champion Luke Voit, who went on the IL on Thursday with left knee inflammation. They would advance with a victory, playing at Fenway Park if the Red Sox also beat Washington on Sunday.wftv.com
LeMahieu has sports hernia, will need offseason surgery
Yankees Orioles Baseball New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu connects for a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez)NEW YORK — (AP) — DJ LeMahieu has a sports hernia that will require offseason surgery, but the New York Yankees' leadoff hitter will attempt to play through the injury in October. The major league batting champion last year, LeMahieu was out of the starting lineup again Saturday in a critical game against Tampa Bay. LeMahieu exited Thursday night's victory in Toronto, received a cortisone injection Friday and was unavailable for the Yankees' 4-3 loss to the Rays. The 33-year-old LeMahieu, a three-time Gold Glove winner with Colorado, finished fourth in AL MVP voting in 2019 and third last year.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: LA's Urías seeks 20th win vs Brewers' Burnes
Dodgers Diamondbacks Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (Ross D. Franklin)A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:___TWENTY FOR ONE? Urías (19-3, 3.01) hasn’t lost since June 21, and Los Angeles has won each of his past 10 outings dating to Aug. 1. Urías might pick up some consideration with old-school minded voters with win No. SWEET BABY RAYTampa Bay rookie Shane Baz (2-0, 1.69) tries to shut down the Yankees in his third big league start.wftv.com
Yanks toss it away in 9th, fall to Hays, Orioles 3-2 in 10th
Yankees reliever Clay Holmes threw a wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning that let the tying run score, then Austin Hays chopped an RBI single in the 10th that lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 win and dropped New York back in the AL wild-card race.
Judge HRs twice, rallies Yanks past Mets on 9/11 anniversary
Aaron Judge tied it with his second homer of the game in the eighth inning, Mets infielder Javier Báez gave away the lead with an error a few at-bats later and the New York Yankees beat their crosstown rival 8-7 at Citi Field following a stirring ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
O's rally against Chapman, win after nearly no-hitting Yanks
Orioles Yankees Baseball Baltimore Orioles' Cedric Mullins dives home to score a run against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in New York. Ryan Mountcastle struck out against Chapman (5-4) leading off but reached via wild pitch. His 31st homer scored DJ LeMahieu, who led off the inning with New York's second hit, a 58 mph tapper that hugged the third-base line. New York hit six balls over 96 mph in the first four innings, including two by Aaron Judge. The right-hander struck out Urías to end the fifth, then struck out the side in the sixth.wftv.com
Yankees beats Royals 5-2 for 12th straight series against KC
Yankees Royals Baseball New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu scores off an Aaron Judge single in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. — (AP) — Luke Voit had a two-run single in the first inning and the New York Yankees beat Kansas City 5-2 on Wednesday for their 12th straight series victory over the Royals. Chad Green (6-5) got the victory in relief as New York took two of three from Kansas City. The Royals scored their second run in the fifth. Royals RHP Brady Singer was reinstated from the 10-day Injured List.wftv.com
Ohtani's 26th homer starts Angels past reeling Yankees 5-3
Shohei Ohtani pounded his hardest-hit home run of the season, José Suarez pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run relief after Dylan Bundy threw up on the mound because of heat exhaustion and the Los Angeles Angels beat the troubled New York Yankees 5-3.
Cole's strikeouts, spin rate down, Royals rally past Yanks
Gerrit Cole’s strikeouts and spin rate dropped as he pitched for the first time since Major League Baseball’s crackdown on sticky substances, and the Kansas City Royals rallied off Jonathan Loiasiga for four runs in the eighth inning to beat the New York Yankees 6-5.
Phil Nevin back with Yanks after COVID-19, loss of 22 pounds
Forced from the New York Yankees third base coaching box by the coronavirus and infections, he also had to miss his son’s major league debut. '”Nevin, who also suffers from asthma, said he lost 22 pounds and was diagnosed with a bacterial infection in his kidneys and a staph infection. “He’s a guy that brings some fire and intensity,” Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge said. Phil Nevin had negotiated into his contracts with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman the right to be absent from the Yankees for his son’s big league debut. For now, Phil Nevin was excited to be back at Yankee Stadium.wftv.com
Yanks rally past Nats 4-3 in 10th, Scherzer strikes out 14
Nationals Yankees Baseball Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Scherzer allowed one walk and two hits to the Yankees, Higashioka’s fifth homer and LeMahieu’s single later in the inning. The inning was keyed when Ford left first base uncovered to go after Robles’ push bunt, which Kluber picked up. ... LHP Zack Britton (elbow surgery March 15) threw a bullpen Friday that included sliders and is to throw another Tuesday. UP NEXTRHP Domingo Germán (2-2, 4.32) starts Sunday’s series finale for New York against RHP Joe Ross (2-2, 4.39).wftv.com
MLB: 9 teams reach 85% vaccination rate for easing protocols
Four of those teams have already begun relaxing some protocols after 85% or more of Tier 1 individuals reached full vaccination, meaning they are at least two weeks removed from their final vaccine dose. The statement did not say which teams had cleared the 85% threshold, but the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers are among them. MLB said it found four new positive tests this week (two major league players, two alternate site players) out of 11,547 tests conducted. So far this season, there have been 43 total positives out of 135,317 tests, a 0.03% positive rate. Twenty teams have had at least one person test positive during monitoring testing.wftv.com