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 (Orlando Ramirez)
(Orlando Ramirez)

Astros bench coach Alex Cora will interview with the Mets this week, according to Newsday's Marc Carig, and is expected to meet with the Red Sox to interview for their managerial vacancy, according to The Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy

While Cora is also reportedly drawing interest from the Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers, he is considered Boston's top managerial candidate, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

A 14-year MLB veteran, Cora has been a GM and manager in the Puerto Rican Winter League and served as the country's GM in the World Baseball Classic this spring. He interviewed for several managerial positions last winter, but ultimately joined Houston's coaching staff last November.

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) and New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) and New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Despite the Yankees' 2-1 win on Saturday, they lost out on the American League East Division to the Red Sox, as Boston pulled out a victory over Houston. 

The Yankees will host Twins in the Wild Card game as the top seed on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. The Red Sox have guaranteed themselves a spot in the ALDS and will take on the Astros. 

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Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) steals second base against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)
Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) steals second base against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)

After the Yankees complained to Major League Baseball about the Red Sox stealing signs, Boston has fired back with its own complaint against New York. 

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Red Sox filed a complaint to the league about the Yankees pointing a YES Network camera at Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina during last weekend's series at Yankee Stadiium.

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Boston red Sox starting pitcher Doug Fister (38) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)
Boston red Sox starting pitcher Doug Fister (38) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)

In addition to the Yankees' original complaint to Major League Baseball about the Red Sox stealing signs, New York also alleged that pitcher Doug Fister used an illegal earpiece.

According to CSNE, the Yankees thought Fister was using the earpiece during his start last Friday in the Bronx. However, after watching a replay of the game, it was determined that Fister had put his mouth guard on his ear after finish his outing. In the start, Fister allowed one run over seven innings.

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi breaks down his team's 9-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.

Luis Severino shut down the Red Sox for six innings while Aaron Judge's two-run home run capped a six-run sixth inning as the New York Yankees won the final game of a four-game series against Boston 9-2 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


After he allowed 10 runs (eight earned) in a start against the Red Sox on Aug. 12, Severino (12-6) struck out nine batters and allowed two hits and one unearned run in six innings, as the Yankees pulled within 3 1/2 games of the AL East lead.

The Yankees hit three solo home runs off Chris Sale, but erupted for six runs -- all with two outs -- in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Matt Holliday, Boston Red Sox, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws the ball against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws the ball against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees conclude their four-game series with the Red Sox on Sunday at 7:35 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Red Sox Yankees
Eduardo Nunez, SS Brett Gardner, LF
Andrew Benintendi, LF Chase Headley, 1B
Mookie Betts, RF Gary Sanchez, C
Mitch Moreland, 1B Starlin Castro, 2B
Dustin Pedroia, 2B Aaron Judge, RF
Rafael Devers, 3B Didi Gregorius, SS
Hanley Ramirez, DH Matt Holliday, DH
Sandy Leon, C Todd Frazier, 3B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees LHP CC Sabathia called out Eduardo Nunez and the Boston Red Sox after Thursday's game for trying to bunt on him for the second straight matchup.

Sabathia called the Red Sox "weak" and then challenged the division rivals by saying, "If they've got something to say, we can meet in center field," according to the New York Daily News' John Harper.

With one out in the first inning, Nunez dropped down a bunt, which forced Sabathia off the mound. He rushed his throw, which pulled Greg Bird off first base for an error and allowing Nunez to reach.

"It's just kind of weak to me,'' Sabathia said after the Yankees' 6-2 win. "It shows me what they've got over there."

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Jordan Montgomery allowed four earned runs in 2 2/3 innings during a loss Sunday. (Kathy Willens)
Jordan Montgomery allowed four earned runs in 2 2/3 innings during a loss Sunday. (Kathy Willens)

The New York Yankees (64-55) will begin a three-game set with the Boston Red Sox (69-51) at Fenway Park on Friday at 7:10 p.m.

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Yankees on 3-2 loss to Boston 00:00:53
Joe Girardi and Aroldis Chapman discuss Sunday night's 3-2 loss to the Red Sox in heartbreaking fashion

Tommy Kahnle allowed a go-ahead RBI single to Andrew Benintendi in the top of the 10th inning after Aroldis Chapman blew a one-run lead in the ninth inning as the New York Yankees lost their second straight game to the Boston Red Sox, 3-2, Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


After the Yankees took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning on Todd Frazier's sac fly, Chapman surrendered a game-tying solo home run to Red Sox 20-year-old rookie Rafael Devers in the top of the ninth.

In the top of the 10th, Chapman hit Jackie Bradley Jr. and walked Eduardo Nunez with one out before he was pulled in favor of Kahnle, who walked Mookie Betts and gave up Benintendi's RBI single.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Austin Romine, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Boston Red Sox
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 (Frank Franklin II/AP)
(Frank Franklin II/AP)

The New York Yankees (61-54) wrap up their three-game series with the Boston Red Sox (66-50) on Sunday at 8:08 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Red Sox Yankees
Eduardo Nunez, 3B Brett Gardner, LF
Mookie Betts, RF Aaron Hicks, CF
Andrew Benintendi, LF Aaron Judge, RF
Hanley Ramirez, 1B Gary Sanchez, DH
Chris Young, DH Todd Frazier, 3B
Xander Bogaerts, SS Didi Gregorius, SS
Brock Holt, 2B Chase Headley, 1B
Sandy Leon, C Ronald Torreyes, 2B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Austin Romine, C
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws the ball against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws the ball against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees (61-53) play the second game of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox (65-50) on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Jaime Garcia delivers in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Jaime Garcia delivers in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees (60-53) open a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox (65-49) on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

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July, 2017: Cabrera celebrates a win with teammates at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger, USA Today
July, 2017: Cabrera celebrates a win with teammates at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger, USA Today

Several teams, including three American League playoff contenders, are interested in acquiring Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrerasources told New York Post reporter Mike Puma.

Cabrera, who is due roughly $4 million the rest of this season, will move from second to third base when 2B Neil Walker returns from the disabled list next week. He mostly played shortstop the last 10 years.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians, David Wright, Neil Walker, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

New York's offense was shut out for the first time all season as the Yankees lost Game 2 of a doubleheader to the Boston Red Sox, 3-0, Sunday night at Fenway Park. >> Box score


Despite recording seven hits off David Price, the Yankees went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position, leaving two runners stranded in the first and seventh innings.

Aaron Judge went 0-for-4 and was robbed of a two-run home run in the eighth inning when Jackie Bradley Jr. leaped and caught a ball at the wall in the triangle in center field. Judge went 1-for-18 in the four-game series, as his batting average has dropped from .329 to .313 since the All-Star break.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. (Neville E. Guard/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. (Neville E. Guard/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees (47-42) look to sweep a day-night doubleheader and win their third straight game when they face the Boston Red Sox (51-41) at Fenway Park at 8:05 p.m. ET Sunday.

Yankees Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF  Mookie Betts, RF
Gary Sanchez, C Andrew Benintendi, LF
Aaron Judge, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
 Matt Holliday, DH Mitch Moreland, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Hanley Ramirez, DH
Didi Gregorius, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Clint Frazier, LF Brock Holt, 3B
Garrett Cooper, 1B Christian Vazquez, C
Ronald Torreyes, 3B Tzu-Wei Lin, 3B
Tags: Masahiro Tanaka, Boston Red Sox
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New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery prepares to deliver a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery prepares to deliver a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees will open the second half with a four-game road series against the Boston Red Sox by having Jordan Montgomery pitch on Friday and Luis Severino on Saturday.

For Sunday's doubleheader, Bryan Mitchell will pitch Game 1 and Masahiro Tanaka will pitch Game 2.

The Red Sox will send Drew Pomeranz to the mound on Friday, Chris Sale on Saturday, Rick Porcello on Sunday afternoon and David Price on Sunday night

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Boston Red Sox
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:08
Yankees manager Joe Girardi and pitcher CC Sabathia discuss Sabathia's spectacular eight scoreless innings against the rival Red Sox.

The Yankees blasted two home runs and CC Sabathia tossed eight shutout innings to beat the Red Sox, 8-0, in the second game of their series.  

Sabathia allowed five hits and no walks while striking out five in his eight innings. The veteran left-hander has now won his last five starts and has lowered his ERA to 3.66. 

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Apr 18, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Luis Severino (40) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Apr 18, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Luis Severino (40) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Luis Severino and the Yankees (11-7) renew their rivalry with the Red Sox (11-8) at Fenway Park at 7:10 p.m. New York went 8-11 against Boston last season.

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Baseball Night in New York discusses the possibility of a regular season series between the Yankees and Red Sox in London for 2018.

Yankees and Red Sox ownership would like the two teams to play in London in 2018, according to a report in the Boston Herald

Both Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner and Red Sox owner John Henry have been open to the idea of having the two teams play in Europe. While nothing has been set, with the new collective bargaining agreement being ratified, the game could potentially be approved by next year. 

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 (Charles LeClaire)
(Charles LeClaire)

The Yankees could be in the mix to sign Edwin Encarnacion when he becomes a free agent after the season, reports national writer Jon Heyman. While Heyman notes that the Red Sox could be the most likely spot for Encarnacion, the Yankees and Rangers both have a chance to sign the soon-to-be free agent.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara)

The Yankees and Red Sox conclude their series from Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday night.

The Yankees will honor Red Sox DH David Ortiz with a pregame ceremony before his final game at Yankee Stadium.

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Red Sox Yankees
Aaron Hill, 3B Brett Gardner, LF
Andrew Benintendi, LF Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Xander Bogaerts, SS Gary Sanchez, DH
David Ortiz, DH Starlin Castro, 2B 
Chris Young, RF Didi Gregorius, SS
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Chase Headley, 3B
Ryan Hanigan, C Brian McCann, C
Travis Shaw, 1B Aaron Hicks, RF
Devon Marrero, 2B Tyler Austin, 1B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (8-12, 4.02 ERA) looked great in his last outing, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing only four hits and three walks. Sabathia has pitched at least six innings and allowed no more than one run in three of his last five starts.


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP Henry Owens (0-1, 7.79 ERA) has only appeared in four games for the Red Sox in 2016. His most recent outing was on Aug. 21 when he allowed eight earned runs on six hits and five walks in five innings.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell (55) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Rogers Centre. (John E. Sokolowski)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell (55) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Rogers Centre. (John E. Sokolowski)

The Yankees and Red Sox continue their series from Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday night. 

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Red Sox Yankees
Dustin Pedroia, 2B Brett Gardner, LF
Xander Bogaerts, SS Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
David Ortiz, DH Gary Sanchez, C
Mookie Betts, RF Brian McCann, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B Starlin Castro, 2B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Didi Gregorius, SS
Brock Holt, 3B Mark Teixeira, 1B
Andrew Benintendi, LF Chase Headley, 3B
Sandy Leon, C Mason Williams, RF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Bryan Mitchell (1-2, 4.50 ERA) -- lost his last start in Toronto, going six innings and allowing three runs (one earned) at Rogers Centre. Threw 4.2 innings against the Red Sox on Sept. 17, getting charged with three earned runs. 


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: RHP Clay Buchholz (8-10, 5.00 ERA) has moved back into the starting rotation this month, going 3-0 with a 3.97 ERA in four starts. Beat the Yankees on Sept. 16 at Fenway Park, where he allowed two runs over six innings. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Cessa (85) throws a pitch second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Cessa (85) throws a pitch second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

The Yankees begin a three-game series with the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. 

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Red Sox Yankees
Dustin Pedroia, 2B Brett Gardner, LF
Xander Bogaerts, SS Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
David Ortiz, DH Gary Sanchez, DH
Mookie Betts, RF Starlin Castro, 2B
Hanley Ramirez, 1B Chase Headley, 3B
Brock Holt, 3B Didi Gregorius, SS
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Aaron Hicks, RF
Sandy Leon, C Austin Romine, C
Andrew Benintendi, LF Tyler Austin, 1B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Luis Cessa (4-3, 4.30 ERA) looked strong in his most recent outing, lasting six innings and allowing two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six. Cessa is going for his first win since Aug. 26. 


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP David Price (17-8, 3.91) was solid in his last outing, pitching seven innings and allowing three earned runs on six hits while striking out five. Price has not lost a decision since Aug. 7. 

Tags: Luis Cessa, Boston Red Sox

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)

CC Sabathia gave up a three-run home run to Hanley Ramirez in the fifth inning and Tyler Clippard gave up a go-ahead solo homer to Ramirez in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees got swept by the Boston Red Sox in a 5-4 loss on Sunday at Fenway Park. >> Read more

  • Ramirez went 3 for 4 with four RBIs. His solo homer off Clippard broke a 4-4 tie.
  • Sabathia made a throwing error on a Mookie Betts lineout that prolonged the fifth inning. With two on and two out, Ramirez hit a three-run home run to cut the Yankees' lead to 4-3.
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. hit an RBI single in the sixth inning off Sabathia to tie the game at 4.
  • Sabathia gave up four runs and eight hits in five-plus innings.
  • Gary Sanchez went 3 for 5 with a solo home run.
  • Didi Gregorius hit an RBI single in the first inning to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Sanchez's home run in the third inning made it 2-0.
  • Brett Gardner and Ronald Torreyes grounded into run-scoring fielder's choices in the fourth inning to make it 4-0.
  • Drew Pomeranz allowed four runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.

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The Yankees' inability to put away the Red Sox with tack on runs, coupled with Yankees' manager Joe Girardi's ill-advised moves (and non-moves) with his relievers contributed to a devastating series sweep.

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Boston Red Sox, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Clippard
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It's been a rough weekend at Fenway for the Yankees. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
It's been a rough weekend at Fenway for the Yankees. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

The skidding Yankees wrap up their four-game series with the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sunday at 8:08 p.m. 

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Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Ronald Torreyes, 3B Xander Bogaerts, SS
Gary Sanchez, DH Mookie Betts, RF
Billy Butler, 1B Hanley Ramirez, DH
Didi Gregorius, SS Chris Young, LF
Brian McCann, C Travis Shaw, 1B
Donovan Solano, 2B Aaron Hill, 3B
Mason Williams, CF Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Rob Refsnyder, RF Bryan Holaday, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (8-12, 4.10 ERA) has held the current Red Sox to a combined .232 average with five homers and 20 RBIs. Sabathia brings a 5-5 record and 5.15 Fenway ERA into the game.


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz is 2-5 with a 4.60 ERA in 11 starts with the Red Sox and 10-12 with a 3.25 ERA overall.  He was acquired by the Red Sox from San Diego Padres in exchange for pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza in what has become a controversial deal (Padres general manager A.J. Prella suspended for 30 days for withholding medical information), 

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Yankees continue their four-game series with the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. 

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Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Xander Bogaerts, SS
Gary Sanchez, DH David Ortiz, DH
Starlin Castro, 2B Mookie Betts, RF
Billy Butler, 1B Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Didi Gregorius, SS Travis Shaw, 3B
Chase Headley, 3B Sandy Leon, C
Austin Romine, C Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Rob Refsnyder, RF Andrew Benintendi, LF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Bryan Mitchell (6.14 ERA, 2.05 WHIP) allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits while walking none and striking out two in 2 2/3 innings against the Dodgers during his last start. During his prior start, which was his first start of the year since coming back from a toe injury, he tossed five scoreless innings against the Blue Jays.


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP David Price (3.81 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) allowed two runs on two hits while walking none and striking out nine against the Orioles during his last start. Has struck out 210 batters in 205 2/3 innings (31 starts) this season.

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez (13) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara)
Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez (13) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara)

The Yankees fell behind early and failed to come all the way back, falling to the Red Sox for the second straight day, this time 7-4 on Friday night. Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • Starter Luis Cessa lasted five innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He struck out just one but walked none.
  • The Red Sox got off to a quick start against Cessa, with David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez driving in runs with singles in the first inning. 
  • Ramirez added a solo home run in the fourth inning, his second long ball of the series. 
  • Gary Sanchez got the Yankees back into the game with a two-run double off the Green Monster. 
  • Bostson added two runs in the sixth off relievers James Pazos and Jonathan Holder.
  • Billy Butler blasted a pinch-hit, two-run home run in the ninth inning to pull the Yankees within three. 
  • Mason Williams went 2-for-3, the only Yankee to produce a multi-hit game.

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The Yankees put together a nice and unexpected run after trading away their best players and calling up a handful of rookies to gain some valuable experience over the season's final two months. Their recent performance (losing three in a row and five of their last six games) directly following a seven-game winning streak is more indicative of what many expected once the calendar turned to August.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) looks on as Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) hits a single to drive in a run in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 7-5. (David Butler II)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) looks on as Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) hits a single to drive in a run in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 7-5. (David Butler II)

Pitcher Dellin Betances will not be available to pitch Friday night, and possibly Saturday, so RHP Tyler Clippard will fill in as the team's closer, reports ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand

Betances had thrown in three consecutive games (57 pitches) and blew Thursday night's save against the Red Sox, allowing four runs, including the game-winning home run to Hanley Ramirez. 

He also allowed two unearned runs against the Dodgers in an inning of work on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. 

Clippard has a 0.47 ERA in 21 appearances (19 innings) since rejoining the Yankees at the non-waiver trade deadline. 

Tags: Dellin Betances, Boston Red Sox, Tyler Clippard

New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances returns to the mound after throwing a pitch to Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances returns to the mound after throwing a pitch to Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances suffered his second loss in as many days when he allowed four runs, including Hanley Ramirez's walk-off three-run home run, with two outs in the ninth inning in Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Betances (3-6) blew his fifth save of the season, second since Aug. 30, as the Yankees squandered an opportunity to climb within three games of the division and remain two games back in the wild card race.

"This one hurts," manager Joe Girardi said, according to the Associated Press. "We've got to bounce back tomorrow. We were in a pretty good position going into the ninth inning and we weren't able to close the deal."

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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the 2nd inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches in the 2nd inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz)

The Yankees begin a pivotal four-game series with the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. 

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Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Xander Bogaerts, SS
Gary Sanchez, C David Ortiz, DH
Starlin Castro, 2B Mookie Betts, RF
Billy Butler, DH Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Didi Gregorius, SS Travis Shaw, 3B
Chase Headley, 3B Sandy Leon, C
Rob Refsnyder, RF Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Tyler Austin, 1B Andrew Benintendi, LF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (13-4, 3.04 ERA) has been amazing for the Yankees lately, surrendering two earned runs or less in each of his last five outings. In his most recent start, Tanaka pitched 7.1 innings against the Rays, and allowed one earned run on five hits while striking out 10. 


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (2-7, 4.70 ERA) has looked strong in his last two outings, pitching a total of 14 innings and allowing two earned runs on five hits while striking out 10. Rodriguez has struggled with control, walking at least two batters in each of his last four outings.

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka, Boston Red Sox

Alex Rodriguez celebrates with Brett Gardner after A-Rod's eighth-inning RBI. (Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports)
Alex Rodriguez celebrates with Brett Gardner after A-Rod's eighth-inning RBI. (Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports)

Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-4, but contributed an RBI with an infield dribbler in the Yankees' three-run rally in the eighth in his final game in a New York road uniform as the Yankees rallied to beat the Red Sox 4-2 Thursday. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • The Yankees scored three runs in the eighth off reliever Brad Ziegler. Three singles loaded the bases before Sox rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi misplayed Jacoby Ellsbury's fly into a two-run error. With the bases still loaded, Boston catcher Sandy Leon fielded A-Rod's short hit and threw to first as Brett Gardner scored.
  • Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez held the Yankees to three hits in seven innings, including an Austin Romine home run.
  • Michael Pineda pitched well, but Hanley Ramirez had two run-scoring hits, including a tie-breaking double in the fifth. Pineda gave up eight hits in six innings.
  • Dellin Betances struggled in the ninth, but got the save after Luis Cessa pitched two perfect innings. Betances had runners at the corners with one out after giving up a walk and then a double to Leon before striking out Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts to end it.
  • Rodriguez popped out and lined out to second before striking out in his third at-bat.

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The Yankees are trying to win ballgames according to manager Joe Girardi, and while the circus surrounding Alex Rodriguez's final games in pinstripes hits full effect, the club finds itself just 3.5 games back of the second American League wild card spot.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees 5-3. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees 5-3. (Kim Klement)

The Yankees and Red Sox play the third and final game of their series in Boston on Thursday as Alex Rodriguez will start at DH and bat clean-up.

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Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Xander Bogaerts, SS
Chase Headley, 3B David Ortiz, DH
Alex Rodriguez, DH Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Didi Gregorius, SS Travis Shaw, 3B
Gary Sanchez, C Brock Holt, RF
Austin Romine, 1B Sandy Leon, C
Aaron Hicks, RF Andrew Benintendi, LF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (6-10, 5.17 ERA) is coming off two rough outings, having allowed nine earned runs on 12 hits total in his last 12 innings on the mound. While Pineda has struggled with control in his last two starts (five BBs in those starts), he has racked up 14 strikeouts. 


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (2-5, 5.93 ERA) has pitched a lot better in his last five starts than he had earlier in the season, lowering his ERA from 8.59 to 5.93. However he has failed to pitch deep into games, going only 4.1 innings in his last outing and lasting longer than 5.1 innings in only one of his previous four starts. 

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New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (25) congratulates designated hitter Gary Sanchez (24) after scoring a run during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara)
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (25) congratulates designated hitter Gary Sanchez (24) after scoring a run during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara)

Despite Nathan Eovaldi exiting after just one inning, the Yankees came back with a late rally, and seven Yankees relievers held on for a 9-4 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • Eovaldi threw just 12 pitches and exited with what the Yankees called right elbow discomfort. Seven Yankee relief pitchers combined to pitch the final eight innings, allowing a combined four runs. 
  • The Yankees fell behind by three runs after six innings, but rallied with a five-run seventh inning to stay on top for good. 
  • Austin Romine, Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley all drove in runs with singles, and Starlin Castro dealt the Red Sox the big blow with a two-RBI double. 
  • The Yankees got insurance in the eighth when Gary Sanchez hit his first major league home run. Romine would score later in the inning on a wild pitch, as would Rob Refsnyder on the second wild pitch from Red Sox reliever Robbie Ross. 
  • Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer in the fifth, his 14th of the season. 

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It goes without saying that it could be a long night when a team's starter is pulled after one inning.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (30) pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (30) pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Yankees and Red Sox continue their three-game series in Boston on Wednesday.

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Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Xander Bogaerts, SS
Chase Headley, 3B Mookie Betts, RF
Mark Teixeira, 1B David Ortiz, DH
Starlin Castro, 2B Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Didi Gregorius, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Gary Sanchez, DH Travis Shaw, 3B
Austin Romine, C Sandy Leon, C
Aaron Hicks, RF Andrew Benintendi, LF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (9-8, 4.80) - Eovaldi, who throws as hard or harder than any starter in the major leagues, has lost his last two starts to fall to 9-8 and is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA in four starts since returning to the rotation after a demotion to the bullpen. His nine wins lead the Yankees and he is 3-0 with a 4.60 ERA lifetime against the Red Sox -- 2-0 with a 5.94 in three starts at Fenway Park.


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (0-2, 6.20 in AL) - Pomeranz pitched against the Yankees with San Diego on July 2, yielding a run on five hits and striking out seven in seven innings. He then threw seven innings of two-hit/shutout ball against the Dodgers in Los Angeles and that was it for his career with the Padres.

 

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Daily News Live: A-Rod 00:03:17
The DNL crew debates if A-Rod has now become a sympathetic figure with Joe Girardi not playing him in all of his remaining games.

Manager Joe Girardi kept New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez, who is scheduled to play his last game with the club on Friday, on the bench amid Fenway Park fans' "We want A-Rod" chants during the ninth inning of Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Fans were chanting "We want A-Rod" throughout the ninth inning, even before the Yankees loaded the bases with two outs off Craig Kimbrel. But Rodriguez, who sat on the bench far away from Girardi, according to the Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond, remained on the bench as the Yankees sent up Aaron Hicks with one on and two out in a three-run game.

Asked about his reaction to the chants, Girardi, according to ESPN's Andrew Marchand, said, "I don't know, how am I supposed to react? It is part of it. But I have to do what I think is best."

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches against the New York Mets during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches against the New York Mets during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Yankees and Red Sox begin a three-game series in Boston on Tuesday night at 7:10p.m. 

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Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Mookie Betts, RF
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Mark Teixeira, 1B David Ortiz, DH
Brian McCann, DH Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Didi Gregorius, SS Travis Shaw, 3B
Chase Headley, 3B Brock Holt, SS
Gary Sanchez, C Sandy Leon, C
Aaron Hicks, RF Andrew Benintendi, LF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (1-6, 6.02 ERA) moves back into the rotation after two appearances out of the Yankees' bullpen in the last two weeks. Prior to moving to the bullpen, Severino made 11 starts in Triple-A, posting a 7-1 record with a 3.11 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. He last appeared on Aug. 3 against the Mets, pitching 4.1 innings and allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk while striking out five.


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (14-3 3.46 ERA) lost his last decision for the first time since May 17, allowing three earned runs, all off solo HRs, on four hits while striking out eight. Porcello had only allowed two HRs in his previous nine starts prior to last week's loss against the Mariners.

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New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira reacts as he is hit by the ball during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira reacts as he is hit by the ball during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Latest update

Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira is not in Monday's lineup due to a bruised right foot.

Teixeira says the foot feels better and noted that he's hopeful he'll be able to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

Previous updates

Teixeira is day-to-day after a CT scan and X-rays came back negative on his foot, the team announced.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:00:39
Yankees manager Joe Girardi praises Masahiro Tanaka and outfielder Carlos Beltran clarifies the magnitude of their 3-1 win over the Red Sox.

Behind a strong start from Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 3-1 Sunday at Yankee Stadium to avoid a sweep in the three-game series. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • Tanaka (7-2, 3.15 ERA) settled down after giving up a first-inning home run to Dustin Pedroia. He allowed one run and three hits in six innings with seven strikeouts. He threw 87 pitches.
  • The Dellin Betances-Andrew Miller-Aroldis Chapman trimuverate was strong again. Each pitched a scoreless and hitless inning and Chapman earned his 18th save in 19 innings.
  • The Yankees scored all their runs in the fourth on five of the 11 hits they had against Sox starter David Price. Starlin Castro had an RBI double and Austin Romine and Jacoby Ellsbury RBI singles.

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As the Yankees continue to fizzle at the plate, Tanaka and the relief crew stifled the Red Sox bats to avoid a devastating sweep. Each win holds off the Yankees from falling into an unfamiliar situation at this stage in the season -- the potential to be sellers at the trade deadline.

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Masahiro Tanaka pitched six strong innings against the Red Sox Sunday. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Masahiro Tanaka pitched six strong innings against the Red Sox Sunday. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Behind a strong start from Masahiro Tanaka, the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 3-1 Sunday at Yankee Stadium to avoid a sweep in the three-game series. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • Tanaka (7-2, 3.15 eRA) settled down after giving up a first-inning home run to Dustin Pedroia. He allowed one run and three hits in six innings with seven strikeouts. He threw 87 pitches.
  • The Dellin Betances-Andrew Miller-Aroldis Chapman trimuverate was strong again. Each pitched a scoreless and hitless inning and Chapman earned his 18th save in 19 innings.
  • The Yankees scored all their runs in the fourth on five of the 11 hits they had against Sox starter David Price. Starlin Castro had an RBI double and Austin Romine and Jacoby Ellsbury RBI singles.

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As the Yankees continue to fizzle at the plate, Tanaka and the relief crew stifled the Red Sox bats to avoid a devastating sweep. Each win holds off the Yankees from falling into an unfamiliar situation at this stage in the season -- the potential to be sellers at the trade deadline.

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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Caylor Arnold/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Caylor Arnold/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox play the final game of a three-game series Sunday at 8:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium.

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Mookie Betts, RF Brett Gardner, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Xander Bogaerts, SS Carlos Beltran, RF
David Ortiz, DH Alex Rodriguez, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B Chase Headley, 3B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Didi Gregorius, SS
Travis Shaw, 3B Starlin Castro, 2B
Sandy Leon, C Rob Refsnyder, 1B
Brock Holt, LF Austin Romine, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (6-2, 3.23 ERA) has not lost since June 11 against the Tigers. He is 4-2 with a 4.79 ERA in eight career starts against the Red Sox, including his 6 2/3-inning outing on June 29. He is 2-1 with a 5.05 ERA in nine home starts this year.


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP David Price (9-6, 4.34 ERA) has pitched eight innings in five of his last seven starts. In two starts against the Yankees this season, he is 1-1 and has given up 12 runs and 15 hits in 11 2/3 innings.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)

The Yankees and Red Sox continue their three-game series at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

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Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Mookie Betts, RF
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Carlos Beltran, RF Xander Bogaerts, SS
Alex Rodriguez, DH David Ortiz, DH
Brian McCann, C Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Didi Gregorius, SS Aaron Hill, 3B
Starlin Castro, 2B Bryce Brentz, LF
Chase Headley, 3B Sandy Leon, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (5-6, 3.77 ERA) allowed five runs in each of his last two starts before the All-Star Break, giving up five runs on seven hits in his final start against the Indians. Is 12-12 with a 4.47 ERA in 32 career starts against the Red Sox. 


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (1-3, 8.59 ERA) made his last start on June 27, giving up nine runs on 11 hits in 2 2/3 innings against the Rays. In his five starts this season, he has not pitched past the sixth inning. However, Rodriguez is 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA in four starts against the Yankees. 

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Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) is congratulated by Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) after hitting a two run home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) is congratulated by Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) after hitting a two run home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Pitcher Michael Pineda allowed five runs in five innings of work, and the Yankees' bats could not bail him out, as they fell to the Red Sox, 5-3, at Yankee Stadium on Friday night. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • The Red Sox got to Pineda in the third when catcher Ryan Hanigan hit a solo home run. Travis Shaw and Xander Bogaerts added home runs of their own in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively. 
  • Pineda was charged with five runs on five hits, although he did strike out six. 
  • Carlos Beltran hit a two-run single in the sixth, which put him over the 1,500-RBI mark for his career. 
  • Brian McCann followed up with an RBI groundout. 
  • Set to return to the rotation next week, Nathan Eovaldi came out of the bullpen and pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

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Pineda looked rusty after an eight-day layoff from his last start and the Yankees' offense arrived on a late bus from the All-Star break. It all added up to a discouraging loss which pushed the Yanks back under the .500 mark.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said RHP Luis Severino is "on the right track" despite remaining winless after Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Severino, who allowed the first to batters he faced to score and, settled down to pitch a season-high 6 2/3 innings, tying a career high with nine strikeouts amid speculation he could be sent down to the minors.

"I actually think the kid is really close," Girardi told reporters after the game. "I know the numbers are going to say he went 6 2/3 and gave up four runs, but I actually thought he threw the ball pretty well."

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Luis Severino allowed three home runs, two to David Ortiz, in 6 2/3 innings as the Yankees lost to the Boston Red Sox, 5-1, in Sunday's series finale at Yankee Stadium. >> Read the full recap at SNY.tv


  • Severino (0-5) allowed four runs on five hits, striking out a season-high nine batters in his longest outing of the year. After starting the game by allowing a walk and two-run home run to Dustin Pedroia, Severino settled down by retiring 13 of the next 14 hitters he faced.
  • Ortiz hit solo home runs in the fourth and seventh innings, hitting his 51st and 52nd home run against the Yankees in his career.
  • Red Sox RHP Steven Wright allowed one run, three hits and one walk in a complete game. The only run he gave up came on a Brett Gardner solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning. He struck out seven batters and threw 66 of 101 pitches for strikes.
  • After Brian McCann's first-inning single, Wright (3-3) didn't allow another hit until the seventh inning. Between the second and sixth innings, he set down 13 straight Yankees.
  • Chasen Shreve allowed a solo home run to Xander Bogaerts in the eighth inning.

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With a chance to sweep the Red Sox and make a complete statement about the status of this team being on the rise, the Yankees' offense could not solve a knuckleballer, and Severino had a promising, yet uneven, start.

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New York Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi expressed his confidence in right-handed reliever Dellin Betances despite allowing a home run in his third consecutive outing, including the eventual game-winning runs in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Girardi pulled Ivan Nova and brought Betances into a tie game in the bottom of the seventh inning with a runner on first base to face Christian Vazquez, Boston's No. 8 hitter, with a runner on first. Vazquez smashed Betances' first pitch over the Green Monster to break a 6-6 tie and give the Red Sox an 8-6 lead.

"I could have," Girardi told Newsday's Anthony Rieber about the possibility of sticking with Nova. "But, I mean, it's Dellin Betances."

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Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)
Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)

Dellin Betances allowed a go-ahead two-run home run to Christian Vazquez in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees lost their fifth straight game to the Red Sox, 8-7, Sunday at Fenway Park. >> Read more at SNY.tv


  • After Ivan Nova (1-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief of Nathan Eovaldi, manager Joe Girardi pulled him in favor of Betances to face Vazquez with a runner on first base. Vazuez crushed Betances' first pitch over the Green Monster in left field to give the Red Sox an 8-6 lead.
  • Starlin Castro scored on a wild pitch to get the Yankees within one, but pinch hitter Carlos Beltran struck out against Koji Uehara with a runner on first base to end the inning. 
  • Craig Kimbrel pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for Boston (15-10).
  • Alex Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in the third inning and a two-run double in the fifth inning. He scored on Mark Teixeira's RBI single that gave the Yankees a 6-4 lead.
  • Travis Shaw hit a two-run home run to right field off Eovaldi in the bottom of the fifth inning that tied the game at 6.
  • Eovaldi allowed six runs and 10 hits in five innings for the Yankees (8-15).
  • David Price (4-0), who struck out 14 batters in his last outing on April 26, gave up six runs and eight hits in seven innings against the Yankees.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 4 with one RBI and two runs scored. 
  • Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts both went 3 for 5 with a run scored. 

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Leave it to the Yankees to score seven runs -- their most since April 9 -- and still find a way to lose.

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Yankees reliever Johnny Barbato gets a new ball after giving up a home run to David Ortiz in the seventh inning. (Greg M. Cooper)
Yankees reliever Johnny Barbato gets a new ball after giving up a home run to David Ortiz in the seventh inning. (Greg M. Cooper)

Boston's Rick Porcello dominated the Yankees' struggling offense and the Red Sox scored six runs against the New York bullpen in an 8-0 victory. >> Read the full recap at SNY.tv here


  • The Yankees (8-14) had their worst April since 1991, when they started 6-11.
  • Porcello went seven scoreless innings, allowing five hits with six strikeouts.
  • Yankees starter Michael Pineda gave up two runs (both on Mookie Betts' two-run double in the third) and five hits in five innings.
  • Chasen Shreve allowed two runs in the sixth before the Red Sox teed off on Johnny Barbato in the seventh. David Ortiz started a four-run rally with a home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. followed with a two-run triple.
  • The Yankees haven't scored in 13 1/3 innings.

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This one started poorly and had a slow painful finish. Pineda was at 52 pitches and down two runs by the end of the second inning. Pineda held Boston scoreless during the rest of his outing, but lasted just five innings.

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Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) hits a single during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara)
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) hits a single during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara)

Despite holding a lead into the seventh inning, the Yankees allowed four runs in the late innings, falling to the Red Sox, 4-2, in the first game of their series in Boston. >> Read the full recap at SNY.tv here


  • David Ortiz hit a two-run home run off of Dellin Betances in the eighth inning to give the Red Sox what would be the game-winning home run. 
  • Starter Masahiro Tanaka lasted 6 2/3, allowing two runs on six hits. He also struck out six and did not surrender a walk.
  • Alex Rodriguez gave the Yankees the early lead with a solo home run in the second inning, the 691st of his career. 
  • Brett Gardner added an RBI single in the fifth to extend the Yankees' lead. 
  • Down by two in the seventh, Jackie Bradley Jr. tied the game for the Red Sox with a two-run double, which knocked Tanaka out of the game. 

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It is another tough loss for the Yankees, this one despite getting a solid outing from Tanaka. Yankees pitching is under immense pressure, knowing that the offense simply cannot muster enough run support at this time. Run-scoring chances keep presenting themselves and the Yankees continue to fail to come through. Until that changes, the pitching needs to be perfect and tonight that kind of effort halted in the seventh inning, and Ortiz finished it off in the eighth.

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

The New York Yankees might very well play in the tightest division in Major League Baseball. That is not to suggest the AL East is the best of them all, but simply to convey that it is full of teams that each have an argument as to why they can win the division.

A quick look at each AL East club will demonstrate why the Yankees have as good a shot at the AL East title as their opponents.

Baltimore Orioles

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Loud Mouths: Price joins Boston 00:05:17
The Loud Mouths discuss what David Price joining the Red Sox means and whether he will succeed in Boston.

The Red Sox have agreed to terms with free agent LHP David Price on a seven-year contract worth $217 million, according to multiple reports (Dec. 1).

The deal, which is pending a physical, would make Price the highest-paid pitcher ever. 

Earlier on Tuesday, Price was close to agreeing to a seven-year deal with the Cardinals, but the Red Sox then offered at least $30 million more than St. Louis, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported (Dec. 1).

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