Sunday Night Baseball: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

"It's been a lot of fun pitching with these guys behind me", said Nathan Eovaldi, who pitched eight scoreless innings to help the Red Sox beat NY for the third game in a row and expand their lead in the AL East to season-high 8½ games with a 4-1 victory. The two teams began the series Thursday separated by 5.5 games.

Boston took a 1-0 lead into the seventh inning after David Price hurled six shutout innings to start the game, but the Yankees battled back to take a 4-1 lead. This series was supposed to be New York's way to close the gap in the AL East.

Boston improved to 7-3 in extra-inning games and has four walk-off wins in its last 13 games at Fenway. Considering Boston entered Sunday with 34 losses, that outcome is. well, improbable.

Before this past weekend's series with the first place Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said, "You wonder what their record would be if they weren't playing us".

Red Sox: C Blake Swihart went on the 10-day DL due to a strained right hamstring.

Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo homered in a five-run second inning and the Chicago Cubs hung on from there to beat the San Diego Padres. Although players such as Andrew Benintendi (three RBI) and newcomer Ian Kinsler (two RBI) had more productive nights, the Red Sox slugger was a major catalyst in that production as he has been consistently all season long. Severino for a while was competing for the American League Cy Young Award, but in his last three starts he has given up 17 runs in just 15 innings.

"I wish the Red Sox nothing but the best", Belichick said, "not that they need any help from me". Really bad. But thanks to a soft August schedule, the Yankees will get healthy on the field and in the standings.

For now, though, Andujar in the field is this year's Yankee version of Gary Sanchez behind the plate last season - a deficiency providing constant pain that will force tough decisions about playing time despite his bat. "I definitely had it in the back of my mind form the moment that it happened, but you've still got to slow down and pitch a ballgame". But who knows what kind of psychic shape these Yankees are in right now? With 52 games remaining that will give NY plenty of opportunities to beat up on some weaker opponents, even though it has a tendency to play down to lesser teams. The Yankees also reorganized their rotation just before the start of the series with Sonny Gray being moved to the bullpen.

Despite the four straight losses, the Yankees are still 68-42 - a record that puts them 4.5 games ahead of every team in the National League. However, Boone is hopeful that getting swept can turn into a rallying point for the Yankees.

"We have a good relationship with those people, " said Belichick.

It was a test that began Wednesday, when the Yankees lost at home to the Baltimore Orioles thanks to an uninspiring pitching performance.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 164
Rescue workers were still digging through rubble and trying to reach survivors of Sunday's natural disaster . That number is set to rise as more victims are found in the rubble and pulled from collapsed buildings.

OpenAI’s Bots Just Beat Professional DotA 2 Players
This is not the first time bots engineered by OpenAI managed to defeat human players in the immensely popular MOBA game. The team of bots calculated a 2.9% chance of winning before the start of the game based on its heroes' lineup.

Jose Mourinho growing concerned at Manchester United's lack of activity
Spurs are yet to sign or sell any senior players, and the Premier League transfer window closes at 5 p.m. Somehow, though, it appears the stakeholders didn't account for the World Cup .

Great white shark leaps from water and startles researcher
The video was filmed off the coast of MA and shared on Facebook by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy about 16 hours ago. The Harbormaster's Office says the White shark sighting was confirmed around 3 p.m. off Manomet Point.

Israeli strike kills at least two Palestinians at Hamas site in Gaza
It released a video appearing to show militants shooting from a watchtower before a tank shell hits the position. But Hamas said its fighters were taking part in a live-fire exercise and that Israel would pay for their deaths.

Everton seal deal for Brazilian worldwide Bernard
Manchester United had expected to sign Mina after submitting a fresh £35million bid for the Colombia defender earlier this week. Godin turned down the chance to join United despite the club offering a lucrative two-year contract for the 32-year-old.

Players' lunch menu at Lord's Test: Chicken Tikka Curry, Dal and Lasagne
Dawid has not found his best rhythm this season, and it may be that his game is better suited to overseas conditions. Root will wait until toss to decide whether to play a second spinner (Moeen Ali) or an extra pacer ( Chris Woakes ).

Elliott gets first career NASCAR Cup Series win at Watkins Glen
It occurred on an afternoon where he led a race-high 52 laps and won Stage 2 - his third consecutive race with a stage win. On a stop on lap 54, leader Kyle Busch's gasman had a problem with a can, preventing him from filling the vehicle .

Ben Schwartz Will Star as Sonic in the Movie
The film is being labeled a live-action family film, but CGI elements will most likely be used to create Sonic and his friends. The Sonic movie is being directed by Jeff Fowler , whose 2005 animated movie Gopher Broke was nominated for an Oscar.

Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has completed a move to West Ham United
West Ham United have landed the signature of Colombia worldwide Carlos Sanchez. Perez scored seven goals in 21 appearances for the North London club.

Steve Bruce reveals why Spurs have not signed Jack Grealish yet
Spurs' original bid was believed to be around £20million, but Villa want closer to £40million before they consider doing the deal. The 22-year-old has Premier League experience too, having played 34 times in the top flight for the club.

Everton seal sensational Bernard, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes triple swoop
Gomes joined Barca from Valencia in 2016, costing the club a reported €35million, but he has struggled to hold down a first-team place.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch; How to watch live stream
The phone follows closely in the footsteps of the Galaxy Note8 but with new specs, a bigger battery , and a few other upgrades. Other options are available - Samsung is spoiling us for choice! Outside the United States , it'll come in black and copper.

Manchester United make Diego Godin enquiry
But Uruguay's signing can be a great news for the fans as he is considered as one of the best defender's in La Liga. Godin's agent supposedly approached United this week about a deal for his client.

India vs England 2nd Test Day 1 live updates
England and India were left frustrated at Lord's with persistent rain wiping out the whole of day one of the second Test. Root, who will be batting in the pivotal number three position, added: "I know that might be seen as quite a big jump".


More News

News
More News