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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 9/13/20

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Montgomery has much-needed strong outing; Yankees may finally be trending back up; Chapman couldn’t hold it much longer.

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Newsday | Anthony Rieber: Jordan Montgomery was blasted by the Rays two outings ago, then lasted just 3.1 innings in his last start against Toronto, but he picked himself up with a much-needed, bounce-back outing on Saturday, allowing just one run through 5.2 innings. The lefty struck out five of the first six batters he faced, and the lone run was the product of some soft contact, all signs pointing to a positive trend for Montgomery.

Newsday | David Lennon: The Yankees were flat-out awful for a span of 20 games, but could they be heading back on the upward trend? Saturday was their fourth win in a row, and they found a way to pick up their latest win while playing some sloppy baseball. The team is playing better and getting healthier, which are good signs for the Bombers.

New York Post | George A. King III: Aaron Boone went out to check on Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning on Saturday, and many held their breath, bracing for another injury to a key player. Instead, we found out later that it was just a matter of Chapman needing to use the restroom, which he promptly did after recording the third out. Crisis averted, and on multiple levels.