McCann went 2-for-4 with a solo shot, his 20th home run of the season, in Sunday's loss to the Orioles. He played DH on Sunday, a position that will likely be his regular home in 2017 if he stay with the Yankees given the emergence of Gary Sanchez. McCann's .242 batting average on the season is actually his highest in three years, and he's only topped .250 once in the last five seasons, but he still reached the 20 home run plateau for a remarkable ninth straight campaign.
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.
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