Yan­kees’ lineup card mix­up

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - BASEBALL -

Call it an un­ex­pected snafu cour­tesy of the pan­demic.

Tyler Lyons walked to the mound to re­lieve the Yan­kees’ Ger­rit Cole on Tues­day night in Buf­falo, N.Y., then walked right back to New York’s dugout without throw­ing a pitch against Toronto.

Turned out the left­hander wasn’t on the um­pires’ lineup card.

“In these new rules, we don’t ex­change at home plate,” Yan­kees man­ager Aaron Boone said af­ter his team’s 12­1 win. “I don’t know if there was an is­sue of the trans­ac­tion not go­ing through by the time our card went through. On my card, he’s on there.”

Zack Brit­ton was forced to en­ter the blowout, which New York led 10­1.

Briefly: NL Cy Young Award con­tender Max Fried of At­lanta lasted just one in­ning in his fi­nal start of the reg­u­lar sea­son, leav­ing a game against Mi­ami af­ter tweak­ing his an­kle field­ing a bunt . ... Righthande­r Mike Clevinger of play­off­bound San Diego lasted only one in­ning in his start against the An­gels. The team said the right­han­der’s de­par­ture was un­planned but didn’t pro­vide any other in­for­ma­tion.

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