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Phillies activate Scott Kingery from injured list

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The Phillies activated infielder/outfielder Scott Kingery from the 10-day injured list prior to Sunday’s series finale against the Rockies. Kingery has been laid up with a right hamstring strain since late April and recently completed a minor league rehab stint in Low-A Lakewood and Double-A Reading. In a corresponding move, outfielder Nick Williams was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Kingery, 25, was tested at a variety of positions throughout his rehab assignment and eventually placed in center field for Sunday’s series finale. He entered the game 13-for-35 with six extra-base hits, one stolen base, and six RBI through his first 14 games of the year.

With Williams reassigned to Triple-A, Kingery looks like the only real outfield option left on Philadelphia’s bench. Infielders Phil Gosselin and Sean Rodríguez and backup catcher Andrew Knapp round out the rest of the group, though assistant GM Ned Rice told reporters that he’s comfortable playing Gosselin and Rodríguez at “just about any position.”

While 25-year-old Williams proved a serviceable fourth outfield option through the first few weeks of the season, he was limited to just eight starts and batted a disappointing .180/.231/.262 with three extra bases and four RBI across 65 plate appearances.

Yankees, Astros lineups for ALCS Game 6

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Things haven’t gone quite according to plan for the Astros, who missed the opportunity to clinch the American League Championship Series after losing 4-1 to the Yankees in Game 5 on Friday. Still just one win away from a World Series invitation, they’ll try their luck again on Saturday night.

Neither lineup has been significantly altered for Game 6. The Yankees will try to push the series to a final Game 7 with right-hander Chad Green, backed by this configuration:

1. DJ LeMahieu (R) 1B
2. Aaron Judge (R) RF
3. Gleyber Torres (R) 2B
4. Aaron Hicks (S) CF
5. Edwin Encarnación (R) DH
6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
7. Gary Sánchez (R) C
8. Gio Urshela (R) 3B
9. Brett Gardner (L) LF

The Astros, meanwhile, will send Brad Peacock to the mound in what figures to be a bullpen game for both sides, marking the righty’s first official postseason start since the 2017 ALDS. Martín Maldonado is back in the lineup, as is Josh Reddick, while both Robinson Chirinos and Jack Marisnick will be available off the bench.

1. George Springer (R) CF
2. José Altuve (R) 2B
3. Michael Brantley (L) LF
4. Alex Bregman (R) 3B
5. Yuli Gurriel (R) 1B
6. Carlos Correa (R) SS
7. Yordan Álvarez (L) DH
8. Martín Maldonado (R) C
9. Josh Reddick (L) RF

Starting tonight, the ALCS returns to Houston for Game 6 and a potential Game 7. Game time is set for 8:08 PM EDT.