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 von elaine95 , 02.01.2019 03:52

Boston Red Sox reliever Steven Wright was removed from the team's American League Division Series roster after being diagnosed with inflammation and a loose body in his left knee , the team announced Saturday.Fellow right-handed reliever Heath Hembree took Wright's place on the roster. Per Major League Baseball rules, Wright will not be eligible to pitch in the American League Championship Series should Boston advance. He would, however, be permitted to be added back to the roster for the World Series.Wright did not pitch in Boston's 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday. After Chris Sale held the Yankees to two runs on five hits and two walks in 5.1 innings, the Red Sox used five more pitchers鈥攊ncluding potential Game 3 starter Rick Porcello鈥攖o close out the win.The Boston bullpen was shaky, meaning manager Alex Cora may need as many healthy arms as possible to try to piece together wins. After Wright underwent an MRI on Friday, the Red Sox decided to make a move.He made 20 appearances, including four starts, during the regular season. The knuckleballer posted a 3-1 record with a 2.68 ERA and 1.25 WHIP, notching three holds and one save as well.He was limited to just five games last year after undergoingknee surgeryin May 2017. That came just one year after he was selected to his first American League All-Star team.Hembree made 67 appearances during the regular season, going 4-1 with 20 holds. He also recorded a 4.20 ERA and 1.33 WHIP while striking out 76 hitters in 60 innings. The 29-year-old reliever had a 5.03 ERA in 26 second-half outings Freddie Freeman Jersey , allowing five home runs in 19.2 innings.Hembree has never made a postseason appearance in his six-year career. ATLANTA (AP) — Boston hitters wore down Atlanta starter Sean Newcomb with their patient approach.It was a familiar strategy in yet another interleague win for the best team in the majors.Steve Pearce had three hits and three RBIs, Rick Porcello allowed two hits in five innings, and the Red Sox beat the Braves 5-1 on Tuesday night for their second straight win in a matchup of division leaders.Atlanta pitchers walked nine, including five by starter Sean Newcomb (11-8), who matched his season high.“There definitely were some close pitches where they were being picky,” Newcomb said when asked about the disciplined approach of Boston’s hitters.It was Boston’s fourth game this season with at least nine walks, the most in the American League. The Red Sox are undefeated in 23 games in which they have drawn six or more walks.“Today he had that fastball up and away early,” said Boston manager Alex Cora of Newcomb. “But then we were disciplined enough to lay off. … We got to their bullpen.”Newcomb lasted only 4 1/3 innings, allowing three runs and four hits.The Red Sox (96-44) have won 20 more games than the Braves (76-62). Boston has not lost any of its last 12 series against NL teams and has won 24 of its last 28 interleague games.Porcello (16-7) allowed his only run on Kurt Suzuki’s second-inning homer . He struck out five and walked one.“I think even though they hit one home run, not giving up the big hit and not giving up free passes to guys I didn’t want to give free passes to was the difference tonight,” Porcello said.Porcello improved to 10-3 on the road this year. He had been 0-2 in his previous three starts overall since an Aug. 14 win at Philadelphia.The Braves’ lead over the second-place Phillies in the NL East was cut to three games.Newcomb got into a bases-loaded , no-out jam in the fourth. He forced in the tying run with a walk to Xander Bogaerts, Pearce hit a run-scoring single off Shane Carle and Eduardo Nunez hit an RBI groundout for a 3-1 lead.Pearce hit a two-run single in the sixth off Luke Jackson after the Red Sox loaded the bases for the third straight inning.HITTING ZEROSInfielder Brandon Phillips, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Pawtucket, is the first player in Red Sox history to wear No. 0. He wore No. 4 in his career with Cincinnati and last season with the Braves, but that number is retired by the Red Sox for Joe Cronin. Phillips, whose major league salary is $600,000, may start on Wednesday, according to Cora.NEWCOMB’S SLUMPNewcomb failed to last five innings for the third time in five starts. The five walks were the biggest problem. Asked about the left-hander pitching into jams, manager Brian Snitker said, “That’s an understatement.”Newcomb has thrown a career-high 149 1/3 innings in his second season but said he hasn’t hit a wall. “I felt good. I came out pretty strong ,” he said.PROMISING DEBUTKyle Wright, a 22-year-old right-hander selected by Atlanta with the fifth pick in the 2017 amateur draft, pitched two hitless innings and allowed only a walk in his major league debut. He struck out his first two batters, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Sandy Leon, in the seventh.TRAINER’S ROOMRed Sox: LHP David Price (bruised left wrist) was confirmed to start Friday’s opening game of a home series against Houston. … 3B Rafael Devers (strained left hamstring) was activated from the 10-day disabled list. … LHP Chris Sale (left shoulder inflammation) could return in Boston’s upcoming homestand. He has been out since Aug. 15.Braves: SS Dansby Swanson left after he was hit on his helmet by an 85-mph slider from Porcello in the second inning. Swanson was knocked to the ground but rose quickly before being examined by a member of the Braves’ medical staff. Snitker said Swanson had ringing in his ears but “passed all the tests” and will not be placed in concussion protocol. Charlie Culberson entered as a pinch-runner and remained in the game at shortstop.UP NEXTRed Sox RHP Hector Velazquez (7-2, 3.24) will make his seventh start of the season when the three-game series ends Wednesday. He has made 33 relief appearances. Braves RHP Mike Foltynewicz (10-9, 2.80) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings during a 7-1 win at Boston on May 27 in his only previous appearance against the Red Sox.

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