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Twins beat White Sox .. Yankees game rescheduled ... Justify gets the rail

June 5, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run home run with two outs in the eighth inning to power the Minnesota Twins past Chicago 4-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. The win spoiled a stellar start by White Sox right-hander Reynaldo Lopez.

TORONTO (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he’s “excited” and “grateful” after Major League Baseball agreed to change the time of New York’s July 8 game at Toronto from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. Playing in the evening would have meant that New York, which has a doubleheader at Baltimore the following day, would play three games in about 24 hours.

TORONTO (AP) — New York Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery will have Tommy John surgery on his elbow this week. Montgomery had been throwing on flat ground but experienced a setback in his latest stint last weekend in Baltimore.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Two-time NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is being granted his unconditional release by the Texas Rangers after the end of his 30-day rehab assignment. Lincecum was activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, then given his release.

NEW YORK (AP) — Something Bob Baffert always dreads has come true ahead of the Belmont Stakes: Justify drew the No. 1 post for the colt’s bid to sweep the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner was made the early 4-5 favorite in the 10-horse field for Saturday’s race.

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