Steelers’ Terrell Edmunds commits false start after draft call

Safety Terrell Edmunds committed a false start in his first moments as an NFL player.

Edmunds was so excited to get the call from the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 28th overall pick in the NFL draft that he rushed out of the restroom a little too early.

“I was in the restroom [Thursday night], using the bathroom, and I was washing my hands,” Edmunds said Friday at his introductory news conference at the Steelers’ UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. “I had my phone sitting on the sink. Coach [Mike Tomlin] called me. I was so excited, I just grabbed a paper towel real quick, dried off my hands, threw it away, my pants unbuckled still, just running out there talking to my parents. So excited.”

Rockies: Freeland remains sore after taking a liner off his left heel in Tuesday’s win. “Hopefully he’ll be ready for his next start,” Black said. … OF Carlos Gonzalez (strained right hamstring) began hitting in the cage.

Padres: After a day off, LHP Clayton Richard (1-2, 5.67 ERA) takes the mound Friday for a three-game series against the New York Mets, who will throw RHP Jacob deGrom (2-0, 2.53).

Rockies: Travel to Miami for a three-game series that starts Friday. LHP Tyler Anderson (1-0, 4.32) goes for the Rockies and RHP Jose Urena (0-3, 5.88) for the Marlins.

It only seemed natural the topic of the World Series was brought up before the game.

“It was one of the most interesting Series, probably ever,” Maddon said.

Davis’ eighth-inning home run off closer Aroldis Chapman tied the game and caused the ballpark to shake from the crowd reaction. Davis downplayed the significance of that moment on this series.

“We have to put it in perspective,” he said. “It’s not October, nor is it November. It’s not World Series baseball. It’s a lot different.”

Cubs LHP Jon Lester (2-0, 3.10 ERA) faces RHP Trevor Bauer (1-2, 2.67) in the series finale. Lester went 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA in three appearances against Cleveland during the 2016 World Series.

Martin homered two pitches after fouling a ball off his groin. He needed about five minutes to regroup before hitting a drive to straightaway center.

“I didn’t think his voice could get any higher than it did,” Gardenhire cracked. “He wasn’t feeling very good, but he wasn’t coming out of the game. He expressed that to me, right from the start. `Don’t take me out. Don’t even think about it. Just let me gather myself.’ And that’s what he did.”
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