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Isiah Kiner-Falefa again, Matt Carpenter out

With the Yankees’ season on the road, they’re going again to Isiah Kiner-Falefa at shortstop and Oswaldo Cabrera in left discipline.

A struggling Matt Carpenter additionally returned to the bench and Harrison Bader was again atop the lineup for Game 4 of the ALCS in opposition to Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Kiner-Falefa had been benched for Games 4 and 5 of the ALDS, however with the Yankees down 3-0 within the ALCS, he was tabbed because the beginning shortstop for the second time on this sequence. The Yankees haven’t began the identical shortstop for back-to-back video games since Cabrera began there in Games 4 and 5 of the ALDS. None of the choices – together with Oswald Peraza, who began Game 2 in opposition to the Astros – have supplied a lot manufacturing in the course of the ALCS, combining to go 1-for-9 with 5 strikeouts and a stroll – a part of the Yankees’ general offensive malaise.

Yankees shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa during Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros on Oct. 19, 2022.
Yankees shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa throughout Game 1 of the ALCS in opposition to the Astros on Oct. 19, 2022.
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Yankees designated hitter Matt Carpenter reacts after making the final out against the Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS on Oct. 22, 2022.
Yankees designated hitter Matt Carpenter reacts after making the ultimate out in opposition to the Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS on Oct. 22, 2022.
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The left-handed hitting Carpenter, who missed the ultimate two months of the common season with a damaged foot, recorded his first hit of the playoffs Saturday night time however entered Sunday 1-for-11 with 9 strikeouts.

Cabrera, in the meantime, returned to the outfield with Giancarlo Stanton going again to DH after making his first begin in left discipline at Yankee Stadium on Saturday because the 2019 ALDS.

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