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Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson has accused Yankee villain Josh Donaldson of racist remarks during Saturday’s game, and Premier League baseball is considering the incident.
Anderson, one of the leading black voices in the sport, said Donaldson asked him, “What happened, Jackie?” – a reference to Jackie Robinson, a Hall of Fame member who overcame the color barrier of baseball in 1947.
“I don’t think it was necessary,” Anderson said after New York’s 7-5 win at Yankee Stadium.
Donaldson is white and said he used Robinson’s name but didn’t want it to be disrespectful.
Donaldson said he had “joked” with the All Star short stop in the past, using the same link, and mentioned a 2019 interview in which Anderson told Sports Illustrated: “I feel like today’s Jackie Robinson … because he changed the game and I feel like I’m coming to a point where I need to change the game. ”
“My point of this is not to make terms that try to be racist on any facts,” Donaldson said.
Over the past week, Donaldson and Anderson have resigned several times.
The White Sox and Yankees are scheduled to see each other for the last time in a regular season with a doubleheader.
KEEP IN THE PARK
Right-hander Red Sox Nathan Evaldi (1-2, 4.32 ERA) is looking to win back from a flurry of longballs when the final of a four-game series against the Mariners in Fenway Park begins.
Evaldi’s tough throw became only the third pitcher in MLB history to receive a mark for five homers in the inning during a loss to Houston last Tuesday, joining Chase Anderson of Toronto (September 17, 2020 against the Yankees) and Michael Blazek of Milwaukee July 28, 2017 against citizens).
Right-hander Logan Gilbert (4-2, 2.40) is set to head to Seattle. He was AL pitcher of the month in April, going 3-0 in four starts with a 0.40 ERA.
On Saturday, the Sailors also signed four-time All-Star outfielder Justin Upton. Before the opening, the 34-year-old Upton will report on a long spring workout in Peoria, Arizona.
Manny Machada and the rising San Diego Padres are going for three games against rival NL West San Francisco.
Called rookie Mackenzie Gore (2-1, 2.17 ERA) is making his sixth start in the major leagues for the Padres and the first since May 9th. He made three zero innings of relief on his last walk Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Left-handed Giants Alex Wood (3-2, 3.93) – 4-2 with a 2.93 ERA in 17 games, including 11 starts, against San Diego.
The Podres won three in a row and five out of six. San Francisco, the reigning division champion, lost three in a row after winning eight of 10.
The opening of the series unfolded on Friday night when fans threw on the field at least one baseball and a bottle of beer in the direction of Padres, left fielder Jurixon Profaro. After the game, he called the crowd at the Giants games “the worst in the league”.
Paul Goldschmidt brings a series of 14 games and 28 games at base to St. Louis’s early start in Pittsburgh. Slager went 4 on 5 with two doubles and two RBI to lead the Cardinals over the Pirates 5-4 on Saturday night.
The finale of the three-game series will begin at 11:35 a.m. to host Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. It will be the earliest game in Pittsburgh since the Pirates hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers at 10:05 a.m. on July 4, 1987 at Three Rivers Stadium.
A striker appointed by the Cardinals, Albert Pujols has played in 2,992 career games. In his next, he will overtake Willie Mace in ninth place in major league history.
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