Chris Sale got an earful from the biggest crowd at Yankee
Stadium this season while walking from the bullpen to the bench prior to the
The Red Sox ace said he didn’t hear the boos and insults.
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Sale pitched his latest Bronx gem, Rafael Devers went 5 for 5 with a
first-inning grand slam and Boston held New York to two hits during an 11-0 rout
Saturday night to take back baseball’s best record.
Sale (8-4) allowed only Giancarlo Stanton’s clean single over seven innings,
striking out 11. He has a 1.73 career ERA against the Yankees, best among
pitchers with at least 10 starts against them since 1920. His ERA at Yankee
Stadium is 1.86, second only to Seattle’s Felix Hernandez among pitchers with
”He looks like the best pitcher in the big leagues right now,” Red Sox
manager Alex Cora said.
Boston is a major league-leading 56-28, just ahead of the Yankees at 53-27.
New York held the best mark by percentage points after winning Friday’s series
Yankee Stadium hosted a season-high sellout of
Barkov Jersey , and the crowd ripped into starter Sonny Gray (5-6) after
he gave up six runs in 2 1/3 innings. The right-hander dropped to 0-4 with a
9.35 ERA against Boston since being acquired by New York from Oakland last
”I expect to come out and perform and make it fun,” Gray said. ”The way I’ve
thrown the ball, I don’t think it’s been fun. I feel like we’re the best team in
baseball four out of five days, and then I come out and do that.”
Devers had a career-best five hits. He nearly socked another homer in the
seventh, but right fielder Aaron Judge reached over the wall and knocked Devers’
shot back into play with his glove. Devers ended up with a double following a
Since June 5, the 21-year-old Devers has raised his OPS from .675 to
”We take it for granted because he’s talented and did what he did last year,
but he’s still a kid,” Cora said, adding that Devers has been working hard with
Boston’s staff to shore up the holes left in his game from racing through the
minor leagues. ”He’s staying with the program.”
Sandy Leon brought in Devers with a two-run homer into the second deck in
right field. J.D. Martinez had three hits and three
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Boston piled up 17 hits.
Heath Hembree and Hector Velazquez closed it out with a hitless inning each.
Velazquez gave up a groundball single to Gleyber Torres in the ninth for New
York’s second hit.
New York had won seven consecutive games against left-handed starters and was
a major league-best 19-5 against them this season, but Sale had them spinning.
The Yankees hit just four balls out of the infield against Sale, and he retired
his final 16 batters.
”Got punched in the face last night, so you obviously want to respond well,”
Judge struck out three times against the lefty in three at-bats, giving him
13 punchouts in 18 career at-bats against Sale. That’s the most strikeouts for
Judge against any pitcher.
Torres also struck out three times against Sale during his first career start
in the leadoff spot. This was the fourth time New York was shut out this season,
all in the past 18 games.
Gray quickly disposed of Betts and Andrew Benintendi to open the game, but a
well-placed grounder by Martinez sparked a big first inning. After Martinez’s
infield single, Mitch Moreland’s walk and Xander Bogaerts‘
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floated a waist-high 1-2 curveball that Devers lofted just over the left-field
wall. It was Devers’ second career slam – both this season – and his 14th homer
of the year.
Benintendi and Martinez each added an RBI in the second, and Yankee Stadium
fans jeered loudly as Gray walked off in the third.
Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. caught Aaron Hicks’ drive in the
third while leaping and slamming into the wall in front of New York’s
Red Sox: Boston reliever Tyler Thornburg pitched two innings for Double-A
Portland on Friday and a clean inning Saturday with Triple-A Pawtucket, perhaps
a final hurdle for the right-hander before he returns to the majors following
surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last June.
Yankees: Hicks was visited by a trainer after being hit by a pitch on his
right foot or ankle in the first inning. He remained in the game. … C Austin
Romine was pulled in the seventh inning and sent for a precautionary MRI with
left hamstring tightness. Results were negative, and he is day to day.
After the game, the Yankees optioned RHP Giovanny Gallegos to Triple-A
Boston LHP David Price (9-5, 3.66 ERA) and Yankees ace Luis Severino (12-2,
2.10) square off in prime time Sunday. Price is 7-1 with a 2.72 ERA in nine
starts since being diagnosed with a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome that
caused him to miss a turn against the Yankees in early May. Severino had his
worst start this season vs. Boston on April 10, allowing five runs in five
innings, but then matched a season high with 11 strikeouts in a strong outing
against the Red Sox on May 8.
A jury has ruled in favor of the Boston Red Sox in a lawsuit brought by a
woman who says she sustained severe facial injuries when she was struck by a
foul ball at Fenway Park.
The jury Wednesday found that the team and principal owner John Henry were
Stephanie Taubin Packers Cheap
Jerseys , of Brookline, sued for $9.5 million, saying she suffered facial
fractures and neurological damage from a foul ball in June 2014 while sitting in
luxury seats above and behind home plate unprotected by glass or netting.
A spokesman says while the Red Sox ”regret the injury” to Taubin ”we are
pleased with today’s outcome.”
Taubin’s attorney says he’s disappointed. He says his client was paying
attention, but the ball moved so fast she could not avoid it.