LeMahieu has sports hernia, will need offseason surgeryDJ LeMahieu has a sports hernia that will require offseason surgery, but the New York Yankees’ leadoff hitter will attempt to play through the injury in October. The major league batting champion last year, LeMahieu was out of the starting lineup again Saturday in a critical game against Tampa Bay. A win would clinch a playoff spot for the Yankees, who held a one-game lead over Boston for the top AL wild card.
Yankees vs Rays: Yankees routed by Rays, face must win in season finale | Yankees Post GameThe Yankees roller coaster season continued as the Rays’ Brandon Lowe smashed a pair of three-run homers in a 12-2 rout of New York. The Bombers now face a must win game in Sunday’s season finale or miss the postseason entirely. Starter Jordan Montgomery, so solid all season long, picked the wrong time to allow 7 runs, failing to make it out of the 3rd inning. Veteran OF Brett Gardner had no answers for the team’s inconsistency throughout the season especially coming off a strong road trip but said, ‘It kind of makes sense that it would come down to the last day, that seems about right’.
Ohtani open to longterm talks with Angels in offseasonLos Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani said Sunday he is “very open” to negotiating a longterm contract with the club this offseason. Ohtani spoke before the Angels’ regular-season finale in Seattle, then led off with his 46th home run to reach 100 RBIs for the first time in the major leagues. Ohtani could have pitched on turn on the final day of the season, but opted to skip his final start.