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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist was kicked out of the game between the bottom of the 8th and top of the 9th innings as he engaged home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi after Zobrist was being replaced in the lineup anyway. The two seemed to have a calm discussion but Zobrist was ejected anyway. He was on the end of a seemingly bad strike 3 call in the bottom of the 6th inning, where his manager was thrown out during the ensuing argument. Cuzzi also called a similar outside strike 3 pitch on Kyle Schwarber in the 7th.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon was kicked out of the game by home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi after coming to the defense of Ben Zobrist who was upset with a strike 3 call in the 6th inning. Maddon got his money's worth after Zobrist threw his bat down as the pitch by Jhoulys Chacin looked outside. Zobrist survived the argument but Maddon did not. It was Maddon's third ejection this season.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Gary Sánchez says he hasn't really felt pain from his groin injury since the week after he re-aggravated it on July 23. He still hasn't run with 100 percent effort on the field yet, nor has he hit on a field yet. While he says he's feeling good right now, he contends the real tests will come when he's actually in a game situations (i.e., having to beat out a ground ball).

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Of his DL stint, CC Sabathia says he told Aaron Boone he could've pushed through his next start, but he could tell he probably would've been down for the one that came after that. Feels this is good timing. The inflammation in his right knee really flared up in the past two starts, Sabathia said. Today, it feels better and the swelling is down. He'll likely play catch tomorrow.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Didi Gregorius will be hitting cleanup, and Neil Walker is back in right tonight as the Yankees open with the Rays: Gardner LF Stanton DH Hicks CF Gregorius SS Andújar 3B Bird 1B Torres 2B Walker RF Romine C Happ SP

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Epstein on David Bote's grand slam: "Everyone of us, at some point, has said (to ourselves) 'down 3, 2 outs, ninth inning, bases loaded, 2 strikes, here we go.' I always roll over and hit a ground ball to short but Bote put a ridiculous swing on the ball. That would have been a noteworthy HR if that was a spring training game as far as that ball went."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Epstein, on Sunday's improbable win where rookie David Bote hit a walk off grand slam with 2 outs and 2 strikes and the Cubs down 3-0: "That struck a chord with everyone. I probably got more texts after that game then some of our World Series games. There must have been nothing else on (tv) but that was one of my favorite regular season games."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Epstein says if all checks out with Yu Darvish after his sim game he'll be ready for a rehab stint in the minors as he recovers from an elbow injury.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Yu Darvish (elbow) throw a couple pitches in his sim game on Tuesday. He faced David Bote and Victor Caratini.

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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Blake Treinen is on pace for 42 saves and a 0.90 ERA. He'd become only the fourth pitcher in history with 40-plus saves and a sub-1 ERA at that rate, joining Dennis Eckersley (1990), Fernando Rodney (2012) and Zach Britton (2016).