Fan killed dur­ing Yan­kees’ win over Braves

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Rookie pitcher Luis Sev­erino al­lowed four hits in six score­less in­nings to lead the New York Yan­kees to a 3-1 vic­tory over Matt Wisler and the At­lanta Braves on Satur­day night.

Sev­erino (3-1) was lifted for pinch-hitter Alex Ro­driguez in the sev­enth. Soon af­ter Ro­driguez was in­tro­duced, a fan fell from the up­per level deck onto the lower level seats. He was given emer­gency treat­ment and trans­ported to a hos­pi­tal where he was pro­nounced dead.

The Yan­kees re­mained 1 and a half games be­hind first-place Toronto in the AL East with their sec­ond straight win over the Braves.

Toronto’s Ed­win En­car­na­cion hit three home runs and equaled a Toronto record with nine RBIs as the Blue Jays trounced the Detroit Tigers 15-1.

En­car­na­cion ex­tended his hit­ting streak to 24 games, the lon- gest in the ma­jors this sea­son, with a three-run homer off Buck Farmer (0-3) in the first in­ning.

In San Fran­cisco, Lance Lynn pitched into the eighth in­ning be­fore leav­ing with an­kle in­jury that’s not con­sid­ered se­ri­ous and beat San Fran­cisco for the first time in his ca­reer 6-0.

Lynn (11-8) awk­wardly came off the mound to field Juan Perez’s lead­off chop­per in the eighth and twisted his right an­kle try­ing to throw to first. He gave up six hits, struck out two and walked two. He had been 0-4 with a 6.33 ERA in his pre­vi­ous four reg­u­lar-sea­son starts against San Fran­cisco and 0-1 in three post­sea­son out­ings.

The Bos­ton Red Sox downed the New York Mets 3-1 af­ter Joe Kelly won his sixth straight out­ing by out­pitch­ing Ja­cob deGrom.

Mookie Betts home­red and scored twice as the last-place Red Sox won for the eighth time in 11 games. They have taken the first two this week­end at Citi Field af­ter the NL East-lead­ing Mets re­turned from an 8-1 road trip. New York has dropped five straight at home, its worst skid of the sea­son.

Mike Mous­takas had three hits and three RBIs, and Kendrys Mo­rales kept up his tor­rid twoout hit­ting for AL Cen­tral-lead­ing Kansas City in a 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Mo­rales had an RBI sin­gle and Mous­takas a run-scor­ing dou­ble off Jake Odorizzi (6-7) as the Roy­als grabbed a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Mo­rales leads the ma­jors with 47 RBIs with two outs this sea­son, break­ing the team record of 46 set by Joe Randa in 2000.

The Washington Na­tion­als de­feated the Mi­ami Mar­lins 5-1 af­ter Clint Robin­son and Ian Desmond hit back-to-back home runs, and Jor­dan Zim­mer­mann pitched seven in­nings, while Adam Mor­gan pitched six strong in­nings and drove in the even­tual win­ning run as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the San Diego Padres 4-3.

In other games, J. A. Happ worked into the sixth in­ning as Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run homer the Pittsburgh Pi­rates’ 4-3 win over the Colorado Rock­ies, the Cleve­land In­di­ans downed the Los An­ge­les An­gels 8-3, the Hous­ton Astros beat the Min­nesota Twins 4-1 and the Seat­tle Mariners held out the Chicago White Sox 7-6.

Joey Votto hit a two-run home run in the ninth in­ning to give the Cincinnati Reds a 12-9 win over the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers, the Texas Rangers de­feated the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles 4-3, the Oak­land Ath­let­ics beat the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs 3-2 and the Los An­ge­les Dodgers were 5-2 win­ners over the Chicago Cubs.

(Left) Bos­ton Red Sox first base coach Arnie Beyeler #43 points out that Red Sox’s Mookie Betts, cen­ter, is safe at first base as New York Mets first base­man Daniel Mur­phy, right, misses the ball thrown by Mets short­stop Wilmer Flores in the fourth in­ning of a base­ball game at Citi Field in New York on Satur­day, Aug. 29.

(Right) Toronto Blue Jays’ Ed­win En­car­na­cion hits a grand slam dur­ing sev­enth-in­ning base­ball game ac­tion against the Detroit Tigers in Toronto, Satur­day.


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