Kenley Jansen exits after two batters due to illness


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Kenley Jansen was forced to leave his outing in Game 2 of the Red Sox' doubleheader against the Yankees after facing just two batters in the ninth inning.

The Red Sox identified the issue with Jansen as fatigue and illness, with manager Alex Cora saying after the 4-1 loss Tuesday night, "He was a little bit dizzy. They’re checking on him. So we’ll see where we’re at with him."

Jansen has been under the weather since Friday, with the sickness making him unavailable Saturday (with the closer not in attendance in the bullpen). He did, however, warm up twice in Game 1 before making his appearance in the nightcap.

His outing Tuesday night included a walk to Oswaldo Cabrera and Everson Pereira single. He would be replaced by Nick Robertson, who allowed both runners to score before ultimately striking out the side.

Jansen hadn't pitched since Sept. 5 in St. Petersburg when he allowed the walk-off home run to Brandon Lowe. That marked the first time this season he had pitched three straight days.

The Red Sox and Yankees are schedule to meet up again Wednesday night, with New York's Clarke Schmidt facing off with Tanner Houck for the Red Sox.

For a look at the Red Sox standing after being swept in a home doubleheader for the first time since 2021, click here.

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