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No timetable for La Russa’s return as White Sox return home Wright wins 19th, Riley and Rosario homer, Braves beat Nats

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CHICAGO. White Sox manager Tony La Russa will watch the team’s home series against the Colorado from his room while waiting for permission to return to the dugout.

La Russa, 77, is on the mend after leaving the White Sox on August 30 due to a heart problem. La Russa joined the team in Oakland on Sunday before flying home with the club for a two-game matchup against the Rockies.

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The Hall of Famer doesn’t have a schedule when it comes to returning to the stress of game control. Chicago starts the four-game trip on Thursday in Cleveland.

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“At the moment, he’s just taking it day in and day out, following the directions of the medical professionals, and talking to Tony,” general manager Rick Khan said Tuesday.

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La Russa is in the second season of his second stint as manager of the White Sox. Bench coach Miguel Cairo is in charge of the team while La Russa is away.

Chicago won nine of their first 13 games after Cairo took over, bolstering their bid for a third straight playoff berth.

“Today I am a manager. I don’t know tomorrow,” Cairo said. “But now it’s part of my job and I’m glad La Russa is around because I always ask him questions about what I could have done better, differently or something like that. He got experience. He is a mentor. He is like a father to me. I take care of him and I’m glad he’s okay. He’s in a good mood.”

Khan said it was “too early” to say how La Russa’s health will affect the team’s managerial situation next year.

“Look, the last few weeks we have been trying to navigate unique circumstances and I think the team has done very well,” Khan said. “And obviously everyone noticed it. But as for what’s in store for us next year, it’s too early for that.”

All-Star Shortstop Tim Anderson came close to a potential comeback when he was allowed to start stepping up his baseball operations on Tuesday. He underwent surgery last month to repair a tear in his left middle finger.

Anderson is hitting .301 with six homers, 25 RBIs and 13 steals this season. White Sox sign veteran shortstop Elvis Andrus after Anderson was injured and Andrus hit .293 with five homers and 20 RBIs in his first 22 games with his new team.

Khan said Anderson might be ready to return during the team’s next home stand.

“Once we get a little closer to that, we’ll come up with a plan for how we’re going to figure out how to include both of them on a fairly regular basis in the future,” Khan said of Anderson and Andrus.

Khan met with the media via Zoom after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. He said he had mild flu symptoms and a slight cough.

center fielder Louis Robert returned to the starting lineup in the first game against Colorado after missing five games with left wrist pain. Robert is hitting .295 with 12 homers and 56 RBIs in 92 games.

ATLANTA – Kyle Wright didn’t quite feel sluggish, just not quite in his game.

Despite this, his performance, which Wright said was just “normal”, was good enough to bring him closer to 20 wins.

“The more times I can get on the field and play for as long as I can, however long it takes, and hopefully that gives us a chance to win, that’s what I’m most proud of,” he said. “When I take the mound, I have a lot more confidence.”

Wright won his 19th major league game, Austin Riley as well as Eddie Rosario Homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Monday night.

The defending World Series champions won their ninth straight home game and improved their record to 92-55. Atlanta remained one game behind the top-seeded Mets in the NL East after New York beat Milwaukee 7-2 to advance to the playoffs.

Wright (19-5) won a sixth consecutive decision, allowing two runs and eight hits in one walk and seven strikeouts in six innings. The Braves improved to 22-6 in Wright’s starts this season, including seven straight wins. Wright hit 64 of 88 shots for strikes.

“He was sharper, but you do something right when you win so many games and keep your club there and it’s not going to be just flawless or smooth all the time,” manager Brian Snitker said. . “And probably most of the time not. And the fact that you can maneuver and do things when you’re not doing your best is what winners do.”

Riley hit his 37th homer, the second best in the NL and eighth against the Nationals in 14 games this year. He went deep for the first time Corey Abbott, his 368-foot shot barely hit the wall in left field. Rosario disabled Steve Chishek to make it 5-2 in the seventh, his fifth homer travels 392 feet to the right.

Washington, in last place, dropped to 51–96 and lost for the seventh time in nine games.

“They have the opportunity to play and they show me some of the things I want to see and they are doing well,” manager Dave Martinez said. “We are looking for players, right? Come to spring training and these guys will be able to prove themselves well.

Wright is 3-0 with a 3.15 ERA in three starts this year against the Nationals. The No. 5 pick in the 2017 draft waived a single in the first, second, and fourth, but kept the runner out of the scoring position until Ildemaro Vargas doubled to start fifth.

Vargas pushed forward CJ Abrams‘ single and scored on Victor Robles“Sacrificial fly”. Wright betrayed his lonely walk before Alex Call doubled to beat Abrams to cut the lead to 4-2. Wright gave up singles for Joey Menezes and Vargas in the sixth but struck out Riley Adams to end the threat.

Jesse Chavez hit a low in the seventh, Raizel Iglesias faced four batters in the eighth – his 18th consecutive no-point game – and Kenley Jansen made a perfect ninth for his 35th 42-odd save leading the NL.

In the fourth, the Braves scored three points. Riley walked and moved forward with a double step. Matt Olson which ended with a 0-of-22 stretch and then scored Travis d’Arnosingle. Michael Harris It was followed by the RBI single. He stole second place, moved up to third due to an Adams shooting error and scored on William Contreras“Sacrificial fly”.

Olson started the game with four hits in the last 66 at-bats dated August 28.

“Personally, it wasn’t the easiest path for me, but it’s a crazy game and you just stay in the loop,” he said. “We won a few games and that’s all that matters at the end of the day. I’m trying to point you in the right direction. Nice baby step.

Atlanta beat the opposition 39–12 during their home winning streak. The Braves last won nine straight games in a modern-era record 13-game home win streak in 2019. At 51–25 at home, the Braves are second in the NL in home win percentage.

Facing Atlanta for the first time, Abbott (0-3) has allowed four runs and six hits in four innings, his ERA up 51 points to 5.70 in seven starts this season.

Meneses went 4 out of 4 with each of his hit singles.

This season, the Braves improved their record to 11–3 against Washington.

COACH ROOM

Nationals: Martinez told DH Nelson Cruz (eye inflammation) feels better after taking the eye drops, but may need a couple more days before he returns to the lineup. … PD Mackenzie Gore (inflammation of the left shoulder) will throw the bullpen on Tuesday. If all goes well, he will start rehab at Triple-A Rochester. … FROM Cabert Ruiz (testicular bruise) and RHP Horses are falling (right shoulder inflammation) are traveling with the team but do not expect to return this season. … Right side Victor Arano (strained right shoulder) played ball.

GREAT SEASON

Wright is in contention to become the first Braves pitcher to lead the NL in wins since Russ Ortiz had 21 wins in 2003. The last Atlanta pitcher to lead in wins was Tom Glavin in 2000. Hall of Famer won 21 times that year.

NEXT

Brave RHP Charlie Morton (8-6, 4.17 ERA) will face LHP Patrick Corbin (6-18, 6.11) as the teams play the second game of the three-game series on Tuesday.



Source: mlb.nbcsports.com

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