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LEADING OFF: Indians go for 17; Yanks-Rays to Citi Field


Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. at www.Mets.com/Irma and the Citi Field box office for next week’s Yankees-Rays series, moved from St. Petersburg, Florida, to the Mets’ home ballpark in New York due to Hurricane Irma.


Major League Baseball considered other neutral sites, like Baltimore and Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, but hotel availability was limited in both cities, and in New York only the Rays need lodging.


AL Cy Young Award candidate Chris Sale (15-7, 2.85 ERA) can polish his resume when Boston hosts Tampa Bay.


The lanky lefty is a favorite to win his first prize as the AL’s best pitcher, but he has struggled recently, going 1-3 with a 5.48 ERA over his past four starts, including a pair of losses to the rival Yankees.


Tim Beckham, acquired from Tampa Bay at the July 31 trade deadline, has taken over at shortstop and went into the weekend hitting .359 with seven homers and 20 RBIs since the deal.




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