NEW YORK — Derek Jeter grimaced and made another early exit. Ichiro slammed into a wall and got flattened. A spot starter and an emergency reliever both endured bruising outings.
The banged-up New York Yankees got bashed again by Boston, beaten 13-9 Saturday as the Red Sox kept up their dizzying scoring spree.
New York began this series with hopes of making up ground in the wild-card race. Instead, the AL East-leading Red Sox won 9-8 in 10 innings Thursday and rallied for a 12-8 win Friday.
Jeter was pulled after an RBI single in the sixth. The shortstop went to a hospital for a precautionary CT scan on his surgically repaired left ankle. The team said preliminary results were negative.
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“I’m not sure what’s going to happen right now,” Girardi said.
Jeter has missed most of the season while recovering from a broken left ankle.
The 39-year-old is hitting .190 in 17 games.
The Yankees will send the test results to Dr. Robert Anderson, who did the original surgery on Jeter’s ankle last October.
Ichiro ran into the padded wall catching a drive by David Ortiz and stayed down for a moment. Over two days, Ichiro had just missed tracking down two balls near the fence.
“After that I knew I had to do whatever it took to go and get the next one,” he said through a translator.
• Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is wearing a protective boot on his injured right foot, and there is no timetable for his return to the lineup.
• Toronto outfielder Melky Cabrera had a benign tumor removed from his spine and is expected to be ready for spring training.