AROUND THE HORN

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■ Red Sox: David Or­tiz threw out the first pitch prior to the rare Mon­day night se­ries fi­nale against the Yan­kees at Fen­way Park in Bos­ton. It was Or­tiz’s first public ap­pear­ance since he was shot and seriously in­jured June 9 in his na­tive Do­mini­can Repub­lic. Red Sox and Yan­kees play­ers stood near their dugouts and ap­plauded as Or­tiz was in­tro­duced. The fans gave him a rous­ing ova­tion as he bounded up the steps of the dugout with no ap­par­ent ef­fects from the shoot­ing and three surgeries. Or­tiz, 43, took a mi­cro­phone on the pitcher’s mound and thanked Red Sox fans for their prayers and sup­port. He then took a seat in the front row of the stands, next to the Red Sox dugout. The 10-time All-Star slug­ger played for the Red Sox from 2003-16, help­ing the fran­chise win three World Se­ries cham­pi­onships.

■ Yan­kees: LF Mike Tauch­man likely will miss six to eight weeks, es­sen­tially the rest of the reg­u­lar season and the post­sea­son, af­ter strain­ing his left calf dur­ing the Yan­kees’ 10-5 vic­tory over the Red Sox on Sun­day night in Bos­ton. Tauch­man limped off af­ter field­ing a rou­tine sin­gle in the fourth. He had hit a two-run HR in the top of the in­ning. Tauch­man, 28, is hit­ting .277 with 13 HRs and 47 RBIs . ... Gley­ber Tor­res and Aaron Judge also hit HRs in Sun­day night’s vic­tory as the Yan­kees set a new fran­chise sin­gle-season record with 268 HRs. They hit 267 last season, which also was an MLB record. The Twins re­cently broke that mark and now have 275.

■ An­gels: CF Mike Trout un­der­went a cryoab­la­tion pro­ce­dure to relieve nerve pain in his right foot. He’s day to day, and man­ager Brad Aus­mus said he ex­pects the two-time AL MVP to be back in the lineup this week. Trout didn’t play in the An­gels se­ries opener against the In­di­ans af­ter miss­ing Sun­day’s game against the White Sox and pinch-hit­ting in Satur­day’s game. He has been both­ered by the toe for a few weeks and missed a game in late Au­gust be­fore ex­it­ing Fri­day’s game in the fifth. En­ter­ing Mon­day, Trout was tied with Mets rookie Pete Alonso for the ma­jor league lead with 45 HRs.

■ Na­tion­als: C Kurt Suzuki is day to day af­ter an MRI on his right el­bow revealed just in­flam­ma­tion. Suzuki said be­fore the MRI that he felt tin­gling in his arm af­ter awk­ward throw to sec­ond base dur­ing the sev­enth in­ning of Satur­day’s loss to the Braves. Ei­ther Suzuki or Yan Gomes has started every game at catcher for the NL wild-card-leading Nats. Suzuki, 36, is hit­ting .260 with 16 HRs and 58 RBIs.

■ Cubs: SS Nico Hoerner, the top Cubs prospect and the No. 24 over­all pick in the 2018 draft, was called up from Dou­ble-A Ten­nessee be­cause INFs Javier Baez and Addison Rus­sell are out with in­juries. Baez was di­ag­nosed last week with a hair­line frac­ture in his left thumb and may at least miss the rest of the reg­u­lar season. Rus­sell is in the con­cus­sion pro­to­col af­ter get­ting hit in the face by a pitch Sun­day. Hoerner, 22, is the first player from the 2018 draft class to make it to the ma­jors.

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