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The players who combined
January 11, 2019 07:25PM
ST. PETERSBURG http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-brandon-mccarthy-jersey , Fla. (AP) — for the run that clinched the New York Yankees‘ postseason berth are both hurt.Aaron Hicks injured his left hamstring running up the first-base line in the Yankees’ 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, another concern for New York heading into next week’s AL wild-card game.Hicks’ 11th-inning double on Saturday drove in Didi Gregorius, and on Sunday the Yankees learned the shortstop had torn cartilage in his right wrist during his headfirst slide across the plate.Hicks, who had fouled a pitch off his left ankle just before the double, left Monday’s game with left hamstring tightness. He aggravated the hamstring in the third inning while running to first base on a grounder to shortstop, successfully beating a relay throw and avoiding a double play. He was replaced in center fielder by Brett Gardner in the middle of the fourth.“It’s been tight for a few days,” said Hicks, who will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. “I’m not too concerned. In a day or two I should be ready to go.”New York manager Aaron Boone opted to pull Hicks after watching him stretch in the outfield.“We didn’t want to risk anything,” Boone said. “Hopefully it’s not anything serious.”New York’s win eliminated the Rays and ensured a postseason berth for Oakland, which is likely to be the wild-card opponent but also is still alive in the AL West race. The Yankees are 1½ games ahead of the Athletics for home-field advantage. At 96-60, New York is assured of its best record since going 97-65 in 2011.The surprising Rays, with a major league-low payroll of just over $70 million for their 40-man roster, needs three victories for their first 90-win season since 2013. Tampa Bay is 84-57 following a 3-12 start.“I think we’re going to have a feel coming into next year, spring training, that’s going to be a little different Ender Inciarte Jersey ,” Tampa Bay infielder Joey Wendle said. “We are going to have a little bit higher expectations for ourselves. This team knows it came win games against good baseball teams.”Gardner had a go-ahead single off Ryan Yarbrough (15-6) in a two-run fifth inning, and the 35-year-old made a running, leaping catch at the center-field wall in the sixth on Brandon Lowe’s two-out drive with runners on first and third. Pitcher David Robertson threw both his arms skyward after seeing the grab.“That was an unbelievable play,” Robertson said. “It was the game-saving play.”Gardner hit his head against a chain-link part of the fence but said he was fine.Catcher Gary Sanchez also is of concern to the Yankees. He had two more passed balls to raise his major league-leading total to 17 in just 72 games behind the plate. He had 16 last year, tied for most in the majors.“I felt like he did so many good things behind the plate tonight, but a few bumps there we’ve got to continue to work on and continue to clean up,” Boone said.New York used eight pitchers and gave its starters extra rest ahead of the postseason, and the Rays managed just two hits – both off Sonny Gray (11-9) in two innings. Reliever Jonathan Holder started and went one innings. Zach Britton worked ninth for his seventh save.“I don’t think it’s fair for them to call it a bullpen day. it’s more like a closer day,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “They are very special.”Andrew McCutchen McCutchen joined Stanton and Seattle’s Nelson Cruz as the only players with at least 20 homers in each of the last eight seasons.. McCutchen homered in the third, but Tommy Pham doubled in the fourth, advanced on a passed ball and scored on Brandon Lowe’s double-play grounder.Stanton had a run-scoring double in the fifth off Ryan Yarbrough (15-6) and is hitting .149 (11 for 74) with 10 RBIs in September. Aaron Judge hit a run-scoring double in the seventh, his second RBI since coming off the disabled list after recuperating from a broken wrist.DIDI DIAGNOSISGregorius will see team doctors Wednesday. “It feels way better,” he said.DISAGREEMENTRays OF Carlos Gomez said he was fined by the commissioner’s office for an ejection by umpire Andy Fletcher after arguing a strike call in Thursday night’s game at Toronto. He plans to appeal it. “I don’t think it’s fair,” Gomez said.STREAKINGPham has reached base in a career-high 26 straight games, the longest active streak in the AL. He has hits in 25 of them.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: INF Thairo Estrada http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-jose-ramirez-jersey , who started the year on the DL after being shot in the right thigh during a robbery attempt in January and then had a season-ending back injury at Triple-A Scranton Wilkes/Barre, played in an Instructional League camp game. He is preparing to play in the Arizona Fall League.Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier (sore shoulder) was out of the lineup. … C Nick Ciuffo left with a bruised right hand.UP NEXTRHP Luis Severino (18-8) starts for the Yankees on Tuesday night against a Rays reliever. The Cleveland Indians, with closer Cody Allen reeling, will try to regroup Saturday night in the second game of a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.The AL Central-leading Indians have lost three in a row, the last of which was a crushing 5-4 defeat on Friday night, when Allen had the worst night of the worst season of his career.Allen came in to start the ninth inning, and in the span of four pitches gave up two home runs to turn a 4-3 Indians lead into a 5-4 Indians defeat.Article continues below ...Allen has saved 30 or more games in each of the last three years, and he is the Indians’ all-time leader with 147 saves, but this season has been a struggle. His blown save Friday was his fourth of the season, and he has given up a career-high 11 home runs.Cleveland manager Terry Francona said the Indians have not lost confidence in Allen.“I’ll sit down and talk to him,” Francona said. “We need him really bad to win. We can’t run away from him.”Allen’s 4.50 ERA is a career high, and a far cry from his 2.86 career mark.“It’s disappointing. But we’ll go look at it more to see if there’s anything,” Francona said. “It begins with his breaking ball, when he commands that everything falls into place. Right now Ronald Acuna Jr. Jersey , he feels like some nights he doesn’t have it.”Saturday night the Indians will send two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the mound. Kluber (16-6, 2.74) will be making his 27th start of the season, and he is coming off a winning performance against the Red Sox in his last start, on Monday, in Boston. Kluber pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs and nine hits with six strikeouts and one walk in a game the Indians won 5-4.In his last five starts Kluber is 4-0 with a 2.21 ERA. His last start against Kansas City came on July 2, a 9-3 victory in which he pitched six innings, allowing three runs and seven hits, with five strikeouts and no walks.In two starts against the Royals this year, Kluber is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA. He has made 22 career starts against Kansas City and is 11-6 with a 2.90 ERA in those games.The Royals on Saturday will counter with right-hander Heath Fillmyer (1-1, 4.57). Fillmyer has split his season between Kansas City and Triple-A Omaha. In 13 starts with Omaha he was 4-5, with a 5.75 ERA.With Kansas City Fillmyer has been used as both a starter and a reliever. In seven starts he is 1-1 with a 5.29 ERA. In four relief appearances he has a 2.38 ERA and no record.He got his first major-league win on Aug. 8, when he pitched seven shutout innings against the Cubs in a 9-0 victory. Fillmyer struck out three and walked two in that game.“I didn’t have many strikeouts today,” Fillmyer said of the victory, according to MLB.com. “I didn’t want to walk them. I ended up having two unfortunate ones that didn’t end up costing us. That being said http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-sean-newcomb-jersey , I just let them work ahead and try to get them to get themselves out.”Saturday will be Fillmyer’s second career appearance against Cleveland. His other appearance came as a reliever, on July 4, when he pitched three scoreless and hitless innings, with two strikeouts and one walk.One of the Cleveland hitters Fillmyer will have to pay particular attention to is Indians rookie center fielder Greg Allen, who has been one of the Indians’ hottest hitters of late.From July 15 through Aug. 21, Allen had a 14-game hitting streak, the longest by a major league rookie this season. In his last 16 games Allen is hitting .383, raising his batting average from .204 to .259.“He’s using the whole field, keeping the ball out of the air to left field, staying on the ball, and hitting line drives,” said Francona.
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