Yan­kees rant at umps in win over In­di­ans

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Man­ager Aaron Boone, out­fielder Brett Gard­ner and the New York Yan­kees again ham­mered away at the um­pires while beat­ing the Cleve­land In­di­ans 6-5 on Saturday in New York.

Gley­ber Tor­res hit two home runs and Didi Gre­go­rius and DJ LeMahieu also con­nected for the Yan­kees.

But what re­ally fired up the crowd at Yan­kee Sta­dium oc­curred in the sixth in­ning after Cameron May­bin was called out on strikes by Triple-A ump Ben May.

For the third time in a month — each time with a mi­nor-league call-up um­pire be­hind the plate — the Yan­kees lost their tem­per in a big way. This episode led to Boone, Gard­ner and pitcher CC Sa­bathia be­ing ejected.

Wal­ton adds color to broad­cast

Bas­ket­ball Hall of Famer Bill Wal­ton brought his unique com­men­tary and mus­ings to the base­ball booth for the Chicago White Sox on Fri­day night in Ana­heim, Calif.

Wal­ton was the guest an­a­lyst for NBC Sports Chicago be­cause Steve Stone is tak­ing this weekend’s se­ries against the Los An­ge­les An­gels off.

In the fifth, Wal­ton had a unique way of de­scrib­ing An­gels star Mike Trout’s 41st home run of the sea­son.

“That’s Trout? Swim­ming up­stream, avoid­ing all the flies, and send­ing one ric­o­chet­ing through the uni­verse.”

Wal­ton’s best line of the night?

“I would not be a good catcher. I’m much bet­ter at get­ting high than get­ting low.”

No­table

Red Sox: Bos­ton placed left-han­der Chris Sale on the 10-day in­jured list with left el­bow in­flam­ma­tion. Red Sox pres­i­dent Dave Dom­browski said Sale felt stiff­ness after his start Tues­day in Cleve­land.

Phillies: Philadel­phia has lost pitch­ers Jake Ar­ri­eta and David Robert­son for the rest of the sea­son, and out­fielder Ro­man Quinn was placed on the 10-day in­jured list with a strained right groin. Ar­ri­eta will have surgery to re­move bone chips in his pitch­ing el­bow. Robert­son had Tommy John surgery on Thurs­day and will likely miss all of the 2020 sea­son as well. Dodgers: Los An­ge­les pitcher Julio Urias has ac­cepted a 20-game sus­pen­sion by MLB for a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in­ci­dent and is ex­pected to re­turn in Septem­ber. The league gave him credit for serv­ing five games while he was on unpaid leave in May.

Braves: At­lanta cen­ter fielder En­der In­cia­rte says he will miss four to six weeks after strain­ing his right ham­string while run­ning the bases in Fri­day’s game.

High­lights

Cubs 2, Pirates 0: Kris Bryant home­red in the sev­enth in­ning, and Chicago got out of three bases-loaded jams to snap a four-game skid with a vic­tory on the road.

Mariners 4, Blue Jays 3: Kyle Sea­ger hit a tiebreak­ing home run in the eighth in­ning in Seat­tle’s road win.

Ath­let­ics 8, Astros 4: Matt Chap­man had three hits, and Mark Canha had two hits and three RBIs in Oak­land’s home win.

MARY ALTAFFER AP

The Yan­kees’ Brett Gard­ner (11) ar­gues with third-base um­pire Todd Tichenor after be­ing ejected in the sixth in­ning of Saturday’s game against the In­di­ans.

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