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CC Sabathia’s MRI reveals no new knee damages

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Yankees starter CC Sabathia was removed from Tuesday’s loss to the Toronto Blue Jays after a three innings due to discomfort in his bum knee. He and the Yankees got some good news, however, as an MRI he was given yesterday has come back showing no new damage.

Sabathia would be due to start again on Sunday, but it’s unclear if he will. Manager Joe Girardi said a decision will be made on that on Friday. Obviously, depending on how the big guy feels.

Sabathia is 9-5 with a 4.05 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 80/38 in 102.1 innings. That’s not to his old ace-like levels, but after a swoon between 2013 and 2015, Sabathia has been an above average starter for two straight years now, so any time out will be missed.

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

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You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.

The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.

Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.