||Didi Gregorius was pleased after ending a long power outage with a pair of home runs. Bryce Harper felt relieved after escaping serious injury when twice hit by a pitch.
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Playing a team with a winning record for the first time this month, the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 Tuesday night for their 10th win in 12 games.
In a matchup of division leaders, Harper gave the Nationals a scare when he fell to the ground in pain after getting hit on the right elbow by a 90 mph pitch from Sabathia in the fifth inning. The 2015 NL MVP remained in the game but then came out after he was hit on the left foot by Dellin Betances¡® 89 mph slider leading off the eighth.
¡±I feel fine. Elbow feels OK, and the big toe just hurts a little bit,¡± Harper said. ¡±I already got an X-ray on the toe. I¡¯m fine.¡±
Gregorius has had a ¡±That¡¯s Life¡± season, following the song¡¯s lyrics of ¡±You¡¯re riding high in April, shot down in May.¡±
He hit .327 with 10 homers and 30 RBIs through the season¡¯s first full month, slumped to a .151 average with one homer and five RBIs in May and began the night with no homers and one RBI in June.
¡±It¡¯s just getting to know myself through that slump,¡± he said. ¡±I¡¯m still not out of it.¡±
He drove a hanging curveball from Tanner Roark (3-7) into the Yankees bullpen in right-center during a two-run second that also included Austin Romine¡¯s sacrifice fly. It was just the second home run for Gregorius since April 27.
He sent a fastball into the right-field second deck leading off the sixth for his fourth multihomer game, third this season. Gregorius has hit 11 of his 13 long balls in homer-friendly Yankee Stadium. New York leads the major leagues with 105.
¡±When Didi¡¯s at his best,¡± Yankees manager Aaron Boone explained, ¡±he¡¯s into the ground ¨C his feet really drive into the ground.¡±
A big league-best 43-19, New York was coming off a 7-2 trip. Sabathia (4-1) allowed four hits over 5 2/3 innings in his first outing against Washington since 2009 and lowered his ERA to 3.27. He is 11-0 in 17 regular-season starts following a Yankees loss since the start of the 2017 season.
Fans applauded at length in the fourth when the video board informed fans the strikeout of Michael A. Taylor was Sabathia¡¯s 1,500th since joining the Yankees for the 2009 season. The 37-year-old left-hander¡¯s three strikeouts raised his career total to 2,893.
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Only then did Sabathia toss the ball to the dugout as a keepsake. Boone wasn¡¯t surprised by Sabathia¡¯s obliviousness to his own exploits.
¡±For being a superstar and everything, he¡¯s so not into himself,¡± Boone said.
Chad Green, Betances and Aroldis Chapman finished up, with Chapman completing the five-hitter for his 18th save in 19 chances.
Harper, who leads the NL with 19 homers but is hitting .215 since May 1, had been hit by a pitch just once previously this season and had not been dinged twice in a game since Aug. 16, 2013, at Atlanta.
¡±Kind of worried me when he started walking off the field,¡± Nationals manager Dave Martinez said.
A free-agent-to-be, Harper had walked in his first two plate appearances.
¡±It just hurt, so trying to walk down the first base line, there was no point,¡± he said. ¡±No ill feelings at all.¡±
Nationals All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy made his season debut after recovering from right knee surgery on Oct. 20. He was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts as the designated hitter and did not hit the ball out of the infield.
¡±His timing could have been a little bit off,¡± Martinez said. ¡±He¡¯s going to be fine.¡±
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Taylor made a terrific catch on the warning track to snag Neil Walker¡¯s drive with a runner on in the fourth, sliding into the wall with both legs. Taylor stole second two innings later, then was called out on a replay review.
Washington gave 19-year-old outfielder Juan Soto his first game off since his major league debut on May 20. He is hitting .328 with three homers and eight RBIs.
Brandon Drury shifted to 1B from 3B in the second game of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre¡¯s doubleheader.
¡±Adding some versatility to his game certainly, yeah, puts him in a better position to be able to help our club again at some point,¡± Boone said.
Yankees: RHP Luis Cessa will get a few more rehab starts. The 26-year-old right-hander, sidelined since mid-April by a left oblique strain, allowed two runs over 1 2/3 innings for Class A Tampa on Monday night.
RHP Sonny Gray (4-4, 4.81 ERA) starts Wednesday night for the Yankees after allowing two runs and three hits over seven innings to win at Toronto last week. RHP Erick Fedde will be broug An Indiana prosecutor blasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for politicizing the case of an immigrant illegally living in the U.S. and charged in a drunken crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man, saying his and others¡¯ comments were ¡±ghoulish and inappropriate.¡±
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said his office would ¡±vigorously prosecute¡± the case regardless of the suspect¡¯s immigration status. Curry criticized Trump and others who cited the case as part of the nation¡¯s immigration debate, noting that ¡±two innocent men lost their lives in this horrible incident.¡±
Curry filed felony charges earlier in the day against the suspect, Manuel Orrego-Savala, a citizen of Guatemala who has twice been deported from the U.S. Orrego-Savala is accused of driving the pickup truck that hit Jackson and his Uber driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, early Sunday in Indianapolis.
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Trump drew added attention to the case on Twitter, calling the highway collision ¡±disgraceful,¡± and prodded Democrats to work with him on illegal immigration and border security.
Orrego-Savala is charged with two counts each of causing death while driving intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. The two more serious counts each carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
The 37-year-old said little during his initial court hearing Wednesday, responding through an interpreter as a judge explained the proceedings and charges. The judge set his bond at $200,000 after entering a not guilty plea on his behalf.
Investigators said Orrego-Savala was living illegally in the U.S. at the time of Sunday¡¯s crash. Late Tuesday, he was charged by federal prosecutors with illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien. He faces up to 10 years in prison in that case, which would be handled after any state charges are resolved.
His defense attorney, Jorge Torres, said Orrego-Savala¡¯s immigration status has no bearing on the drunken-driving case. He questioned whether his client could get a fair trial given the local publicity about the case and his immigration issues. Torres declined to comment on Trump¡¯s tweets.
Torres said his client has been living and doing construction work in the Indianapolis area for several years.
¡±He¡¯s very distraught to say the least,¡± Torres said. ¡±He¡¯s very confused.¡±
Jackson¡¯s family planned no response to Trump¡¯s tweets about the crash and the suspect¡¯s immigration status, according to a family spokesman.
¡±We¡¯ll let the politicians do the politics while the family is just going to grieve and circle the wagons and try to heal from this tragic situation,¡± Atlanta attorney Daniel Meachum said Tuesday. ¡±The family is in shock, as you can imagine.¡±
Prosecutors allege Orrego-Savala was driving the vehicle that crashed into Jackson and Monroe as the two men stood outside Monroe¡¯s car early Sunday along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis. Monroe was transporting Jackson for Uber [url=http://www.falconsfootballauthentics.com/justin-bethel-jersey-authentic]Youth Justin Bethel Jersey[/url] , the ride-sharing service, and had pulled over after the 26-year-old football player became ill, investigators said.
Orrego-Savala was arrested shortly after the crash. A blood test conducted at a hospital determined he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, more than double Indiana¡¯s legal limit for driving, according to court documents.
Orrego-Savala was deported in 2007 and again in 2009. In 2005, he was convicted for driving under the influence in Redwood City, California. He also has numerous other misdemeanor convictions and arrests in California and Indiana, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Nicole Alberico.
In the 2005 case, he pleaded no contest to two separate drunken-driving offenses and was given a brief jail sentence, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Orrego-Savala remained jailed Wednesday in Indianapolis. Federal and county prosecutors spelled his last name as ¡±Orrego-Zavala¡± in charging documents, but his attorney said his name is spelled Orrego-Savala, a spelling that¡¯s listed among his aliases in the federal documents.
Prosecutors filed a motion seeking a DNA sample from Orrego-Savala, arguing it could help determine whether he was in the truck that hit Jackson and Monroe. Prosecutors also said the sample would confirm his identity, noting his various aliases.
When Orrego-Savala appeared Tuesday before a judge who advised him of his rights, he told the judge through an interpreter: ¡±I wasn¡¯t driving the car. I don¡¯t know why I am here,¡± Indianapolis television station WRTV reported.
A police news release did not mention the presence of anyone else in the pickup truck.
Associated Press writer Tom Davies contributed to this report from Indianapolis.
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