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Red Sox LHP Sale goes on IL with left elbow inflammation

Red Sox LHP Sale goes on IL with left elbow inflammation

The Boston Red Sox placed left-hander Chris Sale on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. President Dave Dombrowski said Saturday that Sale had an MRI and the team's doctors said the results revealed inflammation. Dombrowski also said Sale felt stiffness after his start Tuesday in Cleveland and didn't tell the team until Friday, so he was sent for the test. In addition to the team's doctors, Dombrowski said Sale will also have the results looked at by orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, but it wasn't expected to be until Monday. Dombrowski wasn't certain if Sale would visit Andrews. The Red Sox said Sale was not available for comment. Struggling through a mediocre season, Sale is 6-11 with a 4.40 ERA, but he was coming off two solid starts in which he combined for 25 strikeouts — including the 2,000th of his career — and allowed only three runs in 14 2/3 innings. To fill his spot on the roster, the club recalled right-hander Ryan Brasier from Triple-A Pawtucket. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Dodgers' Urìas to serve 20-game domestic violence penalty

Dodgers' Urìas to serve 20-game domestic violence penalty

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urìas has accepted a 20-game suspension by Major League Baseball for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. MLB gave him credit for serving five games while he was on administrative leave in May, leaving 15 remaining to serve without pay. The commissioner's office said Saturday that Urìas has agreed not to appeal the discipline and will participate in an evaluation and treatment program. The Dodgers said in a statement that they support MLB's decision while also being encouraged that Urìas took responsibility for his actions. The team said it believes he will learn from the incident. Club president and CEO Stan Kasten told reporters before Saturday's game in Atlanta that Urìas is allowed to work out at the team's spring training facility in Arizona and can pitch in a minor league game as early as Aug. 27. Urìas can return to the majors on Sept. 2 and is eligible for the postseason. The two-time defending NL champion Dodgers lead the NL West by 19½ games. Manager Dave Roberts added that Urìas addressed the team earlier this year, so Roberts decided not to bring up the issue again in front of the team this weekend. 'It's disappointing, but obviously we're adhering to what the commissioner's office and the players association implemented,' Roberts said. 'We're just trying to stay the course.' The 23-year-old reliever from Mexico was arrested in May and accused of shoving a woman. The charges were ultimately dropped, but MLB pursued its own punishment under the league's domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. Urìas is 4-3 with a 2.64 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 26 games, including six starts and his fourth save in a three-inning appearance Friday. Right-hander Casey Sadler was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Urìas' spot on the roster. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Boone, Gardner, Yanks again hammer umps, beat Indians 6-5

Boone, Gardner, Yanks again hammer umps, beat Indians 6-5

Again, again and again, the New York Yankees kept hammering away. At the umpires — and the Cleveland Indians, too. Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the Yankees threw another severe temper tantrum Saturday, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the team spilling onto the field in a 6-5 win over the Indians. 'Kinda crazy, to be honest,' Gardner said. Gleyber Torres hit two home runs and Didi Gregorius and DJ LeMahieu also connected for the AL East-leading Yankees. But what really fired up the crowd of 47,347 at Yankee Stadium erupted in the sixth inning after Cameron Maybin was called out on strikes by Triple-A ump Ben May. 'Mayhem, I guess,' observed Cleveland catcher Kevin Plawecki. For the third time in a month — each occurring with a minor league call-up umpire behind the plate — the team with the best record in American League lost its cool in a big way. This episode led to Boone, Gardner and pitcher CC Sabathia being ejected. It also prompted Boone to accuse the umpires of picking on the Yankees. 'Frankly, I think it escalated because they came looking for it,' he said. 'Think they were looking for us. It felt like a little bit.' Said umpire crew chief Tom Hallion: 'There was an ejection of Boone and things then kind of got out of control.' The pitch to Maybin was, according to strike zone charts, a bit outside. He calmly stood and discussed it with May and went back to the bench. 'It should've been over. But he continued to stare into the dugout,' Maybin said. Moments later, things heated up in a hurry. Boone came rushing from the dugout to confront May, and engaged in an animated, extended argument. May listened, and Boone returned to the bench. 'I think that it was handled in a professional way,' Hallion told a pool reporter. All seemed calm, in fact. For a moment, anyway. That's when Boone rushed out for another go at May, with Hallion coming in from second base, trying to quell the beef. 'We objected to a few calls,' Boone said, 'had some issues.' 'In the heat of battle you get a little passionate,' he said, adding, 'obviously, don't like that.' It was far from over, either. With the fans screaming, and security personnel coming onto the field, several Yankees were hollering from the dugout, engaging in a close-up argument with first base ump Phil Cuzzi. Gardner was ejected after banging his bat against the dugout roof — it's become his habit lately — and then he climbed over the railing to continue the dispute with Cuzzi. Coaches Phil Nevin, Marcus Thames and Josh Paul also were on the field, holding back Gardner, who was also arguing with third base umpire Todd Tichenor. Gardner said he was merely trying to rev up his teammates and didn't think he deserved to be thrown out. 'Felt like I had a target on my back,' the intense outfielder said. Gardner said nobody from MLB has told him he can't bang his bat that way. There is no specific prohibition on that — the official baseball rule reads: 'Each umpire has authority to disqualify any player, coach, manager or substitute for objecting to decisions or for unsportsmanlike conduct or language.' 'I'm not saying what I did was right,' Gardner said. 'But I probably won't do it tomorrow.' Last Friday, Gardner was tossed after a rant in Toronto. And on July 18, Boone screamed and hollered at a rookie umpire, leading to the expletive-filled rant where the manager called his hitters 'savages' in the batter's box. Boone said this latest incident could lead to a discussion with MLB about recent behavior. 'It is our job to play under control,' he said. James Paxton (9-6) went five innings for the win. Zach Plesac (6-4) was chased in the fifth. Aroldis Chapman closed for his 35th save in 40 chances. MO' MO The Yankees honored former closer Mariano Rivera with a pregame ceremony, and he took a lap around the field on a golf cart. He's the only player unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame, and his Cooperstown plaque was on display. 'I'm glad I did OK,' he told the crowd in a short speech. He also threw out the ceremonial first ball — it was high. ROSTER MOVE The Yankees sent newly acquired righty reliever Ryan Dull back to Triple-A after the game. TRAINER'S ROOM Indians: If RHP Carlos Carrasco returns to the club this season, it will be as a reliever. Carrasco threw 25 pitches of batting practice at Class A Lake County on Friday — it was his first time facing hitters since being diagnosed in June with a treatable form of leukemia. Carrasco could throw an inning Monday in a rehab appearance for Double-A Akron. A top starter in recent years, he hasn't pitched in the majors since May 30 and there's not much time to build up his strength to rejoin the rotation. But boosting the bullpen 'is something he can latch onto and be a part of our team and really help us,' manager Terry Francona said. Yankees: OF Aaron Judge was out of the lineup, a day after getting two hits following a 3-for-31 slump. Boone had said he wanted to give his slugger a day off this weekend. UP NEXT Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger (7-2, 3.34 ERA) is 6-0 with a 2.39 ERA in his last eight starts. He struck out 10 last year in his only previous start at Yankee Stadium. Yankees: Sabathia (5-6, 4.78) is expected to come off the injured list to start Sunday. The 39-year-old has been out since July 28 with right knee inflammation. The plate umpire will be Cuzzi, by the way. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports