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Yankees' Anthony Rizzo remains out with back strain

SEATTLE — When Anthony Rizzo suffered a scratch from a strained back before Friday's game in St. Louis, neither he nor Aaron Boone were too serious. said he was confident. Like the last time he missed time with an injury.

However, he was left out of the lineup for his fifth straight game on Tuesday, meaning he will miss even more games this time around.

On Tuesday, before theYankees lost his 1-0 loss to the Mariners in his 13th inning, Boone said

. …I think I improved faster than last time. I don't think it's that bad.

If Rizzo does not experience any setbacks, said Boone. he's doing really well. He gives only one more day.

But after his T-Mobile Day game at his park on Wednesday, the Yankees flew overnight to Boston, where the Reds will start a series against his Sox on Friday. increase. Buck handles the trip.

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According to Giancarlo Stanton, the next series in Boston said he would not return to to Boone.

"He may stay with us, but I don't think he will play," Boone said.

Stanton has been sidelined since July 23 with left Achilles tendinitis, and may need rehabilitation at bat before returning to the lineup.

This latest Josh Donaldson stretch may be sustainable for at least the next few weeks.

Josh Donaldson gets hit by a pitch during the Yankees' loss.

Third baseman in 0-3 loss to Yankees Tuesday night, he Monday He had a season-high four hits against the Mariners in 2018, extending his winning streak for the month.

Since August 1, Donaldson has gone 26-10 with four doubles, two homers, eight RBIs, four walks and eight strikeouts in his seven games in August. Showed up on Tuesday.

Throughout his career, Donaldson had better hits in his August than any other month (.997 OPS).

He said Monday that his two-week swing has been better than his entire season, but his .405 slugging percentage was the lowest of his career.

The 36-year-old dealt with a sore right shoulder earlier this year in what was his least productive season as a leaguer in the majors.

Closer Clay Holmes pitched a scoreless inning on Tuesday night, and in his three games before going into Tuesday he was 2²/3 in his innings, although he had allowed six runs. The struggle continued until his July 12th.

By last night, the right-hander had appeared in his nine games, and in 8¹/₃ innings he had 11 hits, walked 8, and hit 4 while giving up 10 earned runs.

He also allows at least one base his runner on each of these outings.

Boone said he hadn't pitched since Friday, so he promised to use Holmes on Monday, and Monday's outing would mark Holmes' more than a week in his career. It was the second time.

However, the Yankees are also careful not to overwork Holmes, who pitched his career-high 70 innings last season and so far this season he has posted 47²/3 innings. are handing out

It was unrealistic to expect Holmes to keep up the numbers he put up in the first half, but the Yankees are trying to figure out how best to use their right-handers now that they have added. Handed Scott Efros and Lou Trivino and Aroldis Chapman are in the middle of their best stretch since the first month of the season.