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Choo, Indians hold on against Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) ― Zach McAllister shrugged off being struck in his pitching arm by a line drive to finish six solid innings and the Cleveland Indians held on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Monday night.

McAllister (4-1) appeared to get hit in the right arm above the elbow by Jeff Keppinger’s RBI single in the fourth inning.

He remained in the game to retire the next six batters and eight of the last nine he faced overall.

Choo Shin-soo had a RBI double in the third after he had what initially was ruled a home run overturned by instant replay in the first for Cleveland.

The umpires huddled after Rays outfielder B.J. Upton signaled the ball hit off the wall instead of clearing it. Choo was sent back to second base and eventually scored on a passed ball.

Ibanez belts grand slam, lifts Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) ― Raul Ibanez might not get as many at-bats as the marquee sluggers on the Yankees. Still, he has shown a flair for the dramatic that rivals any of his teammates.

Ibanez hit a tiebreaking grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning and New York beat Toronto 6-3 on Monday night after Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista left the game with a wrist injury.

Six of Ibanez’s homers this season have either tied the score or given New York the lead, according to STATS LLC. Eight of his 12 long balls have come in the sixth inning or later.

“I don’t really think about it that much. Just try to do whatever I can to help out,” Ibanez said of his clutch hitting. “Just try to stay in the moment.”

The Blue Jays might have lost one of baseball’s top sluggers for an extended period. Bautista injured his left wrist on a swing in the eighth and was removed from the game. He hit a long foul ball against David Robertson and immediately grabbed his wrist, dropping into a crouch outside the batter’s box.

Detroit 8, LA Angels 6

Boston 5, Chicago White Sox 1

Arizona 5, Cincinnati 3

Miami 5, Washington 3

Seattle 9, Kansas City 4

St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 2

Minnesota 19, Baltimore 7

Colorado 5, Pittsburgh 4

Houston 2, San Diego 0

Philadelphia 3, LA Dodgers 2
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