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The New York Yankees have activated closer

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Aroldis Chapman from the disabled list prior to Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox lex Reyes Jersey , the team announced.Chapman has been on the disabled list since Aug. 22 as the result ofleft knee tendinitis.It's the same issue that caused him topull outof the 2018 All-Star Game in July.Before being sidelined, the hard-throwing lefty was enjoying yet another outstanding season. He has converted 31 of 33 save opportunities while going 3-0 with a 2.11 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP in 50 appearances. He has 84 strikeouts in 47 innings, putting his 16.1 strikeouts per nine as the second-best rate of his career.Those numbers helped him earn his fifth All-Star selection.As dominant as he was during the first half, Chapman struggled after the All-Star break. He allowed six runs in 40 innings before the break; he matched that total in seven second-half frames. More concerning, he had walked 11 batters in those seven innings after having walked 16 during the first half.Chapman threw a bullpen session and a simulated game this past week, leading Yankees skipper Aaron Boone to hint on Tuesday that a return was near:New York is fortunate enough to have a stacked bullpen,. Dellin Betances, Zach Britton and David Robertson give Boone plenty of proven arms to turn to in late-game situations. Despite the abundance of shutdown relievers, havinga healthy (and effective) Chapman will be vital to the Yankees' championship aspirations.The Boston Red Sox (103-48) have a magic number of two in the division Evan Longoria Jersey , meaning the American League East is all but wrapped up. Meanwhile, the Yankees (92-58) are in a battle with the Oakland Athletics (90-61) for the top wild-card spot. BALTIMORE (AP) — Uncomfortable watching his teammates play without him and uncertain how he would fare after spending two weeks on the disabled list, Chris Sale was both excited and curious as he prepared to pitch again for the Boston Red Sox.Turns out, Sale was just as dominant as ever — maybe even more so.Sale celebrated his return by striking out 12 in five shutout innings of one-hit ball, and the Red Sox moved 50 games over .500 by completing a sweep of the lowly Baltimore Orioles with a 4-1 victory on Sunday.Sale (12-4) was placed on the DL on July 28 with left shoulder inflammation. Judging by his performance, the injury is no longer an issue.“You never really know what you’re going to get until you get out there,” the left-hander said. “I felt good and I felt strong.”Sale allowed just a clean, third-inning single to left field by Renato Nunez, and walked none. He struck out the side twice and fanned at least two in his other three innings.Best of all http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic ... wan-jersey , he finally got to contribute to a victory.“Going on DL is not a lot of fun. You don’t want to be on the sidelines,” Sale said. “I just want to go out there and give my team a chance to win. I had fun today. Today was a good day.”It didn’t take long for the Orioles to realize they were in for a rough afternoon.“Sale took it to a different level ,” Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. “The first fastball he threw today was 98, the second one was 99. He was throwing a changeup at 88, 90. Doesn’t seem fair.”Sale is 7-0 over his last nine starts, a streak he started before making his third consecutive start in the All-Star Game on July 17. He owns a 0.20 ERA over his last seven outings and leads the AL at 1.97 for the year.Sale also took over the major league lead in strikeouts with 219 — Washington ace Max Scherzer has 216 and starts Sunday night against the Cubs.As tempting as it was to send Sale out for another inning, or rush him into his next start, Boston manager Alex Cora has every intention of keeping his ace fresh.“He’s starting next Sunday,” Cora said. “We’re just happy that he’s back.”Craig Kimbrel Carlos Gomez Jersey , the last of five Boston relievers, worked the ninth for his 35th save. Steve Pearce homered for the Red Sox, who have won 10 of 11 to improve to 85-35. Boston took all four at Camden Yards this week and is 14-2 against the Orioles, who are 49 1/2 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East.Baltimore struck out 18 times in its fifth straight loss. The Orioles have endured at least nine losing streaks of five games or more this season.“Sale was on the bump today and he had his good stuff,” shortstop Tim Beckham said. “It’s a grind. The whole season has been a grind.”Alex Cobb (3-15) took the loss despite allowing only two runs, one earned, over seven innings.“To pitch seven innings against that lineup in a day game, that’s impressive,” Showalter said. “We just couldn’t score any runs.”Pearce hit a solo shot to left in the third inning http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic ... ria-jersey , Brock Holt scored on an error by right fielder Adam Jones in the fourth.Baltimore loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth before Ryan Brasier entered and struck out Trey Mancini on a 3-2 pitch.After Mancini delivered a sacrifice fly in the eighth to make it 2-1, Matt Barnes struck out Tim Beckham with the potential tying run on third.In the Boston ninth, Jackie Bradley Jr. singled in a run and scored on a double by Mookie Betts.TRAINER’S ROOMRed Sox: SS Xander Bogaerts was given the day off after jamming his left pinky finger sliding into third base Saturday night. X-rays were negative. … LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (right ankle sprain) had a bullpen session. “It was really good,” he said.Orioles: OF/DH Mark Trumbo did not start because of a sore right knee. He entered as a pinch-hitter in the ninth and struck out.UP NEXTRed Sox: Boston gets a day off Monday before starting a two-game series at Philadelphia on Tuesday. The Red Sox are 8-2 against the NL.Orioles: After taking Monday off, Baltimore hosts the Mets on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Orioles beat the Mets 2-1 and 1-0 in June.