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Yankees Manager Boone Takes Leave for Pacemaker

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone took a leave of absence from the team to get a pacemaker and intends to return to work in a few days.

The Yankees said the procedure was performed Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, and went as expected. Boone remained hospitalized overnight.

“It sounds like it’s going to be a short-term thing,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “I do applaud him for being very open and honest.”

Bench coach Carlos Mendoza took over as acting manager for Wednesday night’s exhibition against Toronto in Tampa.

RAYS 3, PIRATES 1 (6)

Wander Franco got his first hit of spring training with a solo home run. Austin Meadows added his second homer — a two-run drive. Pittsburgh ace Steven Brault pitched a scoreless inning in his first start.

YANKEES 4, BLUE JAYS 1 (7)

Corey Kluber retired six straight batters, striking out three, in his first multi-inning appearance since his second spring training outing last year on March 6.

MARLINS 8, NATIONALS 5

Two sluggers the Nationals are hoping will find their form at the plate after some struggles with their former teams — Kyle Schwarber and Josh Bell — both hit solo shots in Washington’s 8-5 loss to the Marlins.

CARDINALS 14, METS 9

J.D. Davis, Luis Guillorme and Tomas Nido had RBI singles in New York’s three-run first off St. Louis sKwang Hyun Kim.

RED SOX 14, TWINS 5 (7)

Bobby Dalbec hit his second and third homers, driving in three runs. J.D. Martinez had two hits for a second straight game, driving in his first two runs of spring training. Hunter Renfroe had a three-run double in an eight-run fourth inning.

PHILLIES 4, TIGERS 2 (7)

Brad Miller had an RBI single and Andrew Knapp followed with a two-run double in Philadelphia’s four-run fourth inning. Zach Eflin allowed one run in two scoreless innings.

ORIOLES 8, BRAVES 1 (7)

Adley Rutschman had an RBI double in four at-bats. Wade LeBlanc struck out two in two shutout innings.

BREWERS 8, PADRES 5 (8)

San Diego didn’t get its first hit until Jake Cronenworth and Jorge Mateo hit back-to-back doubles with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning.

DIAMONDBACKS 9, INDIANS 4 (7)

Cristian Walker a two-run homer for Arizona. Luke Weaver allowed two hits in two shutout innings. Josh VanMeter had a two-run single and stole two bases.

ROYALS 6, WHITE SOX 5 (6)

Edward Olivares had a two-run double for Kansas City. Reliever Wade Davis pitched a scoreless inning despite allowing a hit and two walks.

ROCKIES 10, ATHLETICS 7 (7)

Colorado leadoff man Raimel Tapia hit a two-run homer, Josh Fuentes had an RBI double and Charlie Blackmon went 0 for 2 in his first action.

ANGELS 6, RANGERS 2 (6)

Shohei Ohtani hit his first home run of spring training for Los Angeles, a two-run shot, and Dexter Fowler and Anthony Rendon doubled. Angels ace Dylan Bundy allowed one walk in two shutout innings.

CUBS 8, MARINERS 8 (9)

Newcomer Joc Pedersen hit his first home run for Chicago — a two-run shot in the first inning.

RED 4, DODGERS 4 (7)

Deivy Grullon hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning for Cincinnati to tie the game at four. Tim Federowicz hit a two-run double for the Dodgers.

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