NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he’s staying with the New York Yankees Babe Ruth Jersey , J.A. Happ would like to see Manny Machado join him in the Bronx.“,” the pitcher said Thursday, three days after finalizing a $34 million, two-year contract.Machado, one of the top free agents along with Bryce Harper this offseason, visited the Yankees on Wednesday. New York’s level of interest in is unclear, though the Yankees say they hope to add an infielder while shortstop Didi Gregorius recovers from Tommy John surgery.Pitching was a priority, and the Yankees tacked to Happ after failing to sign free agent Patrick Corbin.A first-time All-Star, Happ was acquired from Toronto on July 26 as a summer rental and went 7-0 with a 2.69 ERA in 11 starts for New York. He finished 17-6 with a 3.65 ERA for the season. He lost at Boston in the AL Division Series opener, allowing five runs in two innings — including J.D. Martinez’s three-run homer in the first.“The body of work is maybe more indicative of the type of player you are. I certainly don’t mean to downplay the importance of the playoff game http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-nick-markakis-jersey ,” Happ said. “J.D. Martinez hit a pitch that not a lot of guys hit.”Happ, a 36-year-old left-hander, gets $17 million in each of the next two seasons. His deal includes a $17 million option for 2021 that could become guaranteed if he has either 27 or more starts as a pitcher in 2020 or 165 or more innings that year.He’s s projected to be part of a rotation that includes Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia. The one newcomer is James Paxton, acquired from Seattle in a Nov. 19 trade.“He’s going to be exciting,” Happ said. “I think New York’s going to fall in love with him.”When asked which teammates impressed him in New York, Happ mentioned Sabathia, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge.“CC Sabathia was a guy that I always wondered about and everybody raves about, and I saw from the other side kind of the competitiveness he brought,” Happ said. “He was everything and more that people talked him up to be, a star as far as a teammate and a person. So it was awesome to get to know him and he sent me a message right away Freddie Freeman Jersey , which I certainly appreciate.”Happ and Judge became travel buddies on flights.“What a great head on that guy’s shoulder,” Happ said. “He’s going to be a superstar for a long time.”Happ also was impressed by players’ attitudes, “just feeling the vibe of that clubhouse and sort of the veteran leadership that it has, as well as a lot of very talented young players who are playing the game the right way and putting in the work and anxious to get better.” CINCINNATI (AP) — Talk about finishing with a flourish.Rookie Heath Fillmyer struck out a career-high nine, collected his first major league hit and run batted in, and the Kansas City Royals wrapped up their road schedule with a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.The only run Fillmyer allowed was Jose Peraza’s 14th homer in the first inning. Fillmyer (4-2) retired 11 straight batters in one stretch against a Cincinnati team that has scored three or fewer runs in 13 of its last 14 games.“My curveball was working well against lefties, and I had a real nice slider against righties,” Fillmyer said. “I was able to keep them off-balance.”He allowed four hits and two walks while tying his career high with 7 1/3 innings.“He threw the ball well,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He spotted it well and changed speeds well. He did a nice job of executing the game plan. When he makes a mistake lately, they don’t seem to hurt him. He was down in the zone and changed speeds.”Fillmyer also chipped in to the Kansas City offense with a sixth-inning RBI double.“If I missed that one, I was never going to get a hit http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-nick-markakis-jersey ,” he said. “It was right down the middle. It was nice to get the monkey off my back.”Adalberto Mondesi tripled, scored two runs and stole two bases to spark the Kansas City offense. Whit Merrifield, who went into the game tied for the American League lead in hits and leading in stolen bases, extended his season-high hitting streak to 16 games with a third-inning single. He also stole two bases.Alex Gordon tacked on a solo home run to help Kansas City to a third straight win and fourth in its last five games.The Royals finished with a 26-55 road record. They need one win in their last four games to avoid matching their single-season record of 106 losses, set in 2005.The Reds have lost five straight games, all to teams with worse records, and six of their last seven. Cincinnati’s offensive struggles date to the start of a 10-game road trip in Chicago on Sept. 14.“We may have looked flat because we didn’t get a lot of hits and there was no activity, but we have been doing all our preparations before the games and trying to finish strong,” manager Jim Riggleman said. “Since Chicago, we haven’t got good results. We didn’t score a lot of runs in Chicago either, but we had better at-bats.”After lasting six innings in his previous start Bob Uecker Jersey , a win at Miami, Reds starter Cody Reed (1-3) could manage just 3 2/3, giving up six hits and three runs with two walks and two strikeouts.“I wasn’t as sharp,” Reed said. “I didn’t have the back-foot slider to righties that I had the last two games. I rushed myself a little warming up before the game, but I felt fine.”40-40 MANMerrifield is the first player since Houston’s Jose Altuve in 2014 with at least 40 doubles and 40 stolen bases in the same season. The only other Royal with that combination is Johnny Damon in 2000.CHANGEUPRHP Michael Lorenzen (3-2) now is scheduled to start Cincinnati’s game on Saturday against the Pirates. Sunday could be a bullpen day with RHP Sal Romano (8-11) starting, Riggleman said.ELUSIVE WINThe Reds lost their last seven interleague games to finish 10-10 against AL teams. They fell one win short of matching their single-season record for interleague wins. Kansas City finished 6-14 against NL teams.UP NEXTRoyals: RHP Glenn Sparkman (0-3) makes his fourth start in the opener of a season-ending, four-game series against division champion Cleveland.Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (7-7), originally scheduled to start on Saturday, was moved up to start Friday against Pittsburgh in place of RHP Luis Castillo, who was shut down for the season.