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Kris Bryant exits game after collision in outfield with Jason Heyward

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Cubs slugger Kris Bryant, starting in right field on Sunday against the Reds, had to leave the game in the fifth inning after colliding with center fielder Jason Heyward as the two converged to catch a Eugenio Suárez fly ball in the right-center field gap. Neither player caught the ball and a run wound up scoring on the play.

Heyward appeared to be fine. Bryant, who appeared to hit his head, was tended to by the team trainerand manager Joe Maddon before walking off the field. Heyward moved to right field and Albert Almora took over in center.

Bryant was 0-for-3 with a strikeout on the afternoon. He’s had a great season, however, batting .283/.405/.567 with 12 home runs, 34 RBI, and 42 runs scored in 227 plate appearances.

Bryant will undergo concussion protocol. The Cubs should have an update on his status later tonight. If Bryant needs to go on the injured list, David Bote would handle third base full-time.

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.