Yankees rant at umps in win over Indians
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.”
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.
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.
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.