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Moments of silence ... Indians shoot for 19th win in a row ... Irma keeps Els away from KLM tournament

September 11, 2017

UNDATED (AP) — Teams across the country will hold pregame ceremonies and moments of silence on the 16-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, and players, coaches and umpires will wear hats with an American flag patch. There was no scheduled home game for either New York team, although the Yankees will play against the Rays at the Mets’ home in Citi Field due to Hurricane Irma.

UNDATED (AP) — The Indians can win their 19th straight game when they open a series against Detroit. Cleveland is two victories shy of the 2002 “Moneyball” Athletics for the longest streak since 1935, and it can get within striking distance with a win as Carlos Carrasco (14-6, 3.53) takes on Tigers rookie Myles Jaye (1-0, 0.00). Throughout this franchise-record run, the Indians have maintained that it’s not much of a discussion topic in the clubhouse.

UNDATED (AP) — The Nationals are off, a day after becoming the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season. Fresh from winning its fourth NL East crown in four years, Washington resumes Tuesday at home against Atlanta. Manager Dusty Baker already is trying to give his regulars rest down the stretch — Matt Wieters and Jayson Werth sat out both Saturday and Sunday, while Daniel Murphy, Ryan Zimmerman, Anthony Rendon and Michael A. Taylor all watched the Nats’ last game over the weekend.

UNDATED (AP) — Lucas Duda gets to be on the home team at Citi Field once again, this time when the Rays host the Yankees in Queens because of Hurricane Irma. Duda was traded from the Mets to Tampa Bay this season, and this will be his first trip back to his old home since the July deal. The Yankees are wrapping a ten-game road trip just a few miles from their Bronx stadium.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ernie Els has pulled out of the KLM Open golf tournament in the Netherlands so he can stay with family and friends in Florida to deal with the fallout from Hurricane Irma. Els says in a statement that his “first concern at the moment and the coming days is to support my family and our friends and staff at Els for Autism. We must be ready for the consequences of this terrible storm.”

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