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NYY@CLE: Greene tops Tribe for win in first MLB start

The Yankees have used a revolving door of starting pitchers this season, and still they continue to get solid outings. Every time a pitcher joins the staff, it seems, he reels off a handful of quality starts that New York needs.

One start into his career, Shane Greene is following that trend. Against the Indians on Monday, Greene (1-0) pitched the Yankees to a win with six innings of two-run ball. He'll make the second start of his career on Saturday in the second of a three-game series with the Orioles in Baltimore.

"It was a little bit of a roller-coaster ride earlier in the season," said Greene, who pitched once in relief in April, "but it feels good to be here."

Just hours before the series opened on Friday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the O's and New York both learned that Ubaldo Jimenez wouldn't be on the mound for Baltimore on Saturday. The scheduled starter was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle injury.

"There's not a whole lot going to go on physically for a few days until all the swelling gets out of there," O's manager Buck Showalter said. "He's got it wrapped up pretty good right now, trying to compress the swelling."

Chris Tillman (7-4) gets the start on Saturday, and Kevin Gausman, who will be recalled to replace Jimenez, will start the final game before the All-Star break on Sunday

Orioles: Wieters in Baltimore ahead of All-Star trip
Matt Wieters won't play again this season after having Tommy John surgery last month, but that's not stopping him from heading to Minneapolis for the All-Star Game.

The catcher was voted into the game as a starter and will make the trip with Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz, both also starters, for this week's festivities.

"It's a huge honor," Wieters said on Friday. "It speaks to how good Orioles fans are and how well they got out to the polls and voted. Jonesy's the main reason I was able to get there, because he was still fighting for that last spot, and him being able to get in kind of carried me with him, I think."

After the break, the O's head out west for more than a week, and Wieters will continue his rehab in Atlanta before returning to Baltimore when the rest of the team comes back.

Yankees: Sabathia seeks additional opinions
CC Sabathia has canceled an appointment with Dr. James Andrews and set up visits with two other orthopedic specialists to check out his injured right knee, New York announced on Friday.

Sabathia, who was scheduled to meet with Andrews on Monday, will instead meet with Dodgers team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache. He has already been seen by Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister.

The Yankees haven't released any details from the visits, but manager Joe Girardi has said that it is "fair to say" that the former Cy Young Award winner's season is over.

Sabathia was 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA this season before heading to the DL after a May 10 outing against the Brewers.

Worth noting
• With a home run on Friday in his return to Baltimore, Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts is now 6-for-20 in his career against the O's, his former team.

• The Orioles' 3-2, walk-off win in 10 innings on Friday was their seventh of the season. They're 9-3 in extra-inning games this season.

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