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Bullpen and defense fail Yankees late, Red Sox seize division title in 11-6 win

After taking the first two games of their series against the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees sought to complete the sweep on Thursday and prevent the Red Sox from celebrating a division title at Yankee Stadium. As is usually the case between these two teams, Thursday’s game was a back and forth contest but the Red Sox ultimately prevailed 11-6 and will be leaving New York as the AL East champs.

Yankee injury news: Garrett Cooper hits the 10-day DL with hamstring tendonitis, Tyler Austin recalled

It was leaked on Twitter that Tyler Austin was on the move, when there were multiple reports about his cleaned-out locker and absence from the Triple-A lineup card. A short time after, it was revealed that he was heading to Citi Field to join the Yankees. The corresponding move was the placement of Garrett Cooper on the 10-day disabled list with what is being labeled as “hamstring tendonitis.”
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It is not yet known when the pain started for Cooper, but nevertheless, it must have concerned the Yankees enough to have to put him on the disabled list. Cooper was playing well before his injury as he was hitting .326 with six extra base-hits in only 43 at-bats.

Austin is fresh off the disabled list for the second time this season, but has not played well in limited MLB action in 2017 as he is slashing .154/.200/.385 in four games this season. However, in 158 Minor League at-bats, Austin is slashing .304/.369/.563, which shows that the offensive talent is there. Austin is in the starting lineup tonight batting seventh.

Article by: Ryan Thoms