New York Yankees: Three things to look for in Boston


It was less than two weeks ago when CC Sabathia contemplated retirement after injuring his right knee in Toronto.

The Yankees, despite scoring six runs and pounding out twelve hits, including two home runs, handed a win to the Red Sox as three successive relievers gave up two runs each, pushing the Bombers back to five behind Boston. "I want to keep going out there and helping the team". "I feel like when I'm able to finish my pitches".

Sabathia passed Mickey Lolich with his 2,680th career strikeout, in the third inning. He is the DH and hitting eighth against Chris Sale.

"I've always played that way my entire life", said Devers through translator Daveson Perez.

Fister has a 5.56 ERA this season, but there are no plans to replace him before the September 1 deadline, when players must be in the organization to be eligible for postseason play.

According to Henry, he is hoping the Red Sox will lead the way to make this change happen, but he is looking for the public to join in if they "favor a change".

Friday night's comeback win was the Red Sox's second straight over the Yankees and moved them five games ahead of NY atop the American League East.

"Anytime I give up two homers in a game, it's not gonna work out so much", said Sale, who has failed to beat the Yankees in four starts this season.

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Christian Vazquez added a solo shot in the fifth. From there, they never looked back. And the Yankees' offense showed a great deal of pluck, rallying from a three-run deficit with home runs by Todd Frazier and Gary Sanchez, whose seventh-inning blow was later followed by three more runs, two coming on a bases-loaded single off the Green Monster by Ronald Torreyes.

With Aroldis Chapman demoted from the closer role, Dellin Betances worked the ninth for his ninth save - and he also had to pitch around a strikeout/wild pitch.

While this might not even be a top-three catch by Bradley this season, it still is impressive.

Red Sox: Manager John Farrell said LHP Drew Pomeranz, who left mid-batter with back spasms in the fourth inning of Friday's win, was still experiencing some soreness on Saturday. Meanwhile, he swiped his second base of the year.

Chris Sale was on the mound and struck out nine, but was tagged for the four runs and seven hits. If its gets to the two exhausted bullpens early, it could be a different story but at least expect Sale to only give up a run or two and work deep into the game. It marked the 35th consecutive game in which Judge has struck out, equaling the major league record set by the former pitcher Bill Stoneman. He also has a.520 OBP in his last six games.

Boston took last night's game 9-6.

MLB UMPIRES wore white wristbands during games Saturday, protesting "abusive player behavior" after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez.

To make room on the 25-man roster, the Yankees optioned Jordan Montgomery to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It should have served as a reminder that, as Yogi Berra once said, nothing is ever over until it's over - including an AL East race that won't be decided by two emotional come-from-behind Red Sox victories over the Yankees in the span of five days.