AROUND THE HORN
Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard has been prescribed more rest after getting a second opinion on a strained ligament in his index finger. Manager Mickey Callaway said Syndergaard’s right finger is “tender to the touch.” Syndergaard, on the disabled list retroactive to May 26, was examined Tuesday in New York. There’s no immediate timetable for his return.
Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale took a two-hitter into the seventh inning before being ejected, and the Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the skidding Orioles with a 5-1 victory in Baltimore. After issuing two walks to open the seventh in a 5-0 game, Sale (6-4) was lifted by manager Alex Cora. As he was making his way to the dugout, the left-hander yelled at home plate umpire Brian Knight and was promptly ejected. Sale struck out nine, allowed one run and gave up two hits in ending a run of three straight losing starts. Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez homered for the Red Sox.
Yankees: Managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said his team might need a starting pitching upgrade if they’re going to reach the World Series. Steinbrenner said the club will explore the trade market for an arm, especially considering the recent loss of LHP Jordan Montgomery, who had season-ending Tommy John surgery on June 7.
Tigers: Victor Reyes’ RBI single keyed a four-run eighth inning and the host Tigers rallied to beat the Twins 5-2. The Tigers, playing their first game since Miguel Cabrera’s season-ending biceps injury, won for just the fourth time in 11 games.
Rockies: Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer in a five-run fourth inning, Tyler Anderson pitched seven strong innings and the Rockies routed the host Phillies 7-2 to end a five-game losing streak.
Mariners: Mitch Haniger hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the host Mariners an 8-6 victory and sweep of the three-game series over the Angels.