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  • October 12, 2017 5:24 AM PDT

    HOUSTON -- Where the Yankees grabbed the most headlines in their trading of closer Aroldis Chapman was in the acquisition of heralded shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres. Wholesale Chargers Jerseys . But of greater significance to their immediate future was the return of right-hander Adam Warren.Before being shipped to the Cubs on Dec. 8, 2015, Warren played a critical role on the Yankees staff, going 7-7 with a 3.29 ERA in 43 games (17 starts) last season. By reacquiring Warren, the Yankees might have plugged the one glaring hole in their still-vaunted bullpen: long relief.Were going to move (Andrew) Miller back to the ninth and Dellin (Betances) will be the eighth and then how we choose to use Adam (becomes key), Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. Part of the thing that we have struggled with the past month or so is the bridge. It could be a job thats right for Adam in a sense. We could start him because I know hes built up. Those innings are extremely important.Itd be really helpful, guys that can go through a lineup one time and give us three innings in a sense because we have to be somewhat careful with Dellin and Andrew. Weve had a lot of close games lately and theyve been used a lot. But I think that (long relief) role is important.Warren is set to arrive in Houston on Tuesday. The Yankees (51-48) didnt need him in the series opener against the Astros, riding a strong start from Michael Pineda and the usual brilliance of Betances and Miller to a 2-1 victory. Veteran left-hander CC Sabathia (5-8, 4.04 ERA) will start the middle game of the three-game series on Tuesday night.Sabathia took the loss in his previous start, a 4-1 setback to the Orioles last Thursday on his 36th birthday. Sabathia remains winless in five career starts on his birthday and has allowed at least seven hits and four earned runs in each of his last six starts. He is winless in that stretch.Sabathia is 1-1 with a 4.80 ERA in two career starts against Houston.Right-hander Doug Fister (10-6, 3.42 ERA) will start for Houston against the Yankees. He is 2-2 with a 5.22 ERA in five career starts against New York but is coming off a 7-0 win over the Athletics where he tossed seven shutout innings allowing four hits and two walks.While the Yankees were dealing with the hoopla of the Chapman trade, the Astros (54-45) were managing the hype surround the debut of prized prospect Alex Bregman, who played third base and hit sixth.Although Bregman finished 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts while stranding six baserunners, his defense at the hot corner was a pleasant surprise. Drafted second overall in 2015 as a shortstop, Bregman moved to third base following his recent promotion to Triple-A Fresno. Against the Yankees on Monday night, he recorded five assists and made a couple strong defensive plays to set a positive tone for his second game.He was exceptional on defense at a position he hadnt played too many innings at, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said of Bregman. The moment wasnt too big for him. The game wasnt too fast. His ability to be athletic and make plays was tested early in the first couple of innings. Chargers Jerseys Store . "It was nerve-wracking, but we pulled through," said Collaros, who threw four touchdown passes to lead the Toronto Argonauts (8-4) to a 33-27 win over the Calgary Stampeders (9-3) in front of 28,781 fans at McMahon Stadium. Chargers Womens Jerseys . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. . Didier Drogba gave away the penalty that put Senegal one goal away from a major upset, but the veteran striker will get another chance -- probably his last -- at the World Cup after Salomon Kalous injury-time strike sealed the Ivorians place in Brazil next year. KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Jimmie Johnson could feel the pressure mounting all season as he continued to turn into the garage area rather than Victory Lane after failing to win Sprint Cup races.Sweet relief came last weekend at Charlotte.And its made this weekend at Kansas feel a whole lot better, too.The six-time champion made a big move in his pursuit of a record-tying seventh when Johnson won the opening race in the round of 12 of the Chase. It locked him into the round of eight, taking the pressure off not only at Kansas Speedway on Sunday but unpredictable Talladega next week.Four drivers will be eliminated following the third race of the round.A victory is a huge boost, theres no way around that for myself, my crew members, everyone at Hendrick Motorsports, Johnson said. But this Chase, some felt like it got off to a calm start and last weekend, with half the Chase guys having issues, it just shows that anything can happen.Indeed, the pressure is now ramped up on the 11 other drivers trying to advance to the next round, and especially the five that finished out of the top 30 at Charlotte.Engine trouble, wrecks and all kinds of misfortune conspired to doom Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and Austin Dillon. For them, with a big points gap to make up on the rest of the Chase drivers, there is even more desperation to win at Kansas.Eight points separates Hamlin in eighth place from Harvick in 12th.The only one not worried about Talladega right now is Jimmie Johnson, said Chase contender Martin Truex Jr. You just never know. You could finish 40th there, anyone could. Were doing to do the best job we can this weekend and hopefully have a shot at winning, but theres no guarantees.Johnson is certainly aware of that pressure.You worry about yourself, he said, but if others have trouble, when they have trouble -- its chaos. When the first round starts, sure, you worry about points, but as each race goes by, one mistakes, its just tough. And theres no clear-cut path to the final four at Homestead.The closesst thing to a clear path is winning. Chargers Stitched Jerseys. Johnson also knows that quite well.It was only a year ago that his Chase ended in the first round. He blew a tire at Chicago and had to salvage a decent finish there, then blew another tire at New Hampshire before ending up sixth. Everything came to an end at Dover, where a broken drove line knocked him from title contention.We were disappointed, especially the way it happened, Johnson acknowledged on a gloomy Friday at Kansas, where mist forced dryers to spend the morning on the track. It was unfortunate we didnt have a chance at the championship. I heard the term `second-class citizen used.Johnson still intends to race for wins the next two weeks, he just knows that theres a little bit more margin for error. If anything, it makes him even more dangerous at Kansas, where he won the spring race a year ago and where Hendrick Motorsports has had plenty of success.Last year, Logano won the opening race of the second round at Charlotte, and that gave him carte blanche to race Kenseth hard in the closing laps and win the race at Kansas.Meanwhile, the win also gives Johnson some wiggle-room to lend a helping hand.Elliott, his teammate, has been knocking on the door of wins all season, and the rookie led 103 laps at Charlotte before a wreck ruined his afternoon. Now, Johnson can work with him at Kansas and Talladega to get another Hendrick car into the next round of the Chase.From an on-track standpoint, Talladega is the place where I could help him or could work with him, Johnson said, referring to the restrictor-plate style of racing. You know we want to win the race here and do all we can, and if we cant of course we want the 24 to, and they need to have a great day.But if theres a duel between us and the 24 car, I want to win, he added. Weve all been leaning on each other tremendously so that will be there, but come race time, we still have to race. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '