McCann went 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI in the Yankees 14-4 win over the Rays. It was McCann's first four-hit game of the season and raised his batting average to .241. McCann has been solid of late, hitting .283/.340/.522 in September. He remains one shy of his ninth straight 20-homer season, a feat only David Ortiz has accomplished over that stretch.
McCann is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers. This is standard procedure with a lefty (Clayton Kershaw) on the mound for the opposition. Austin Romine will get the start at DH and hit eighth Wednesday.
McCann is not in the lineup against the Rays on Friday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. McCann smoked two home runs Thursday -- his 18th and 19th of the season -- as part of a three-hit showing, but manager Joe Girardi will try to stack as many righties into the lineup as he can Friday against lefty Blake Snell. In his place, Gary Sanchez will slot back in as the catcher while Tyler Austin will take a turn as the club's DH.
McCann went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Rays. McCann did all of his damage against Rays starter Alex Cobb, going deep in the second and fourth innings. The ball was carrying well at Yankee Stadium on a night that saw seven balls hit into the seats, and the 32-year-old slugger took full advantage while getting a start behind the plate to catch veteran CC Sabathia. He's heating up with three homers in the last three games.
McCann went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Tuesday against the Blue Jays. McCann was clearly hungry to prove he belonged in the lineup after sitting for to straight days. Gary Sanchez's emergence behind the plate has forced the veteran into a DH role, but his potent bat should still allow him to see regular playing time. He now has 17 long balls on the season, making him a long shot to reach his 2015 total of 26.