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Jul 27, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) tips his hat to the crowd as he is taken out of the game against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports (David Butler II)
Jul 27, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) tips his hat to the crowd as he is taken out of the game against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports (David Butler II)

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The Yankees pitching and woes vs. the Red Sox continued Saturday en route to a 9-5 loss. >> Box score

Six takeaways from Saturday's game

1) The Yankees needed a stopper and CC Sabathia couldn't handle the job. Sabathia allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings and it could be easily argued that the lefty should not have seen a batter in the fifth inning in which he allowed his fifth run. The Yankees rotation has been abysmal for a week and there is little indication that someone is going to turn things around anytime soon.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Luke Voit, Boston Red Sox
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The Yankees (53-28, 7.0 GA in AL East) conclude their series in London against the Boston Red Sox (44-39, 10 GB in AL East) on Sunday at 10:10 a.m. at London Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees and Red Sox return to action after combining to score 30 runs in the Bombers' 17-13 win in the first-ever MLB game in London on Saturday. ... DJ LeMahieu is the hottest hitter on the Yankees and perhaps baseball. He raised his batting average to .342 on Saturday with a 4-for-6 day at the plate and extended his hitting streak to 13 games and multi-hit streak to five games. ... Aaron Judge belted a home run on Saturday in a 2-for-4 day at the plate. He is hitting .318/.400/.591 with two home runs and six RBI since returning from the IL on June 21. 

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Gleyber Torres, J.A. Happ, Boston Red Sox
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May 31, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) follows through on a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 31, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) follows through on a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Yankees (52-28, 7.0 GA in AL East) open a two-game series in London against the Boston Red Sox (44-38, 9.0 GB in AL East) on Saturday at 1:10 p.m. at London Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees and Red Sox open the first MLB game to be played in London on Saturday. ... All-Star DJ LeMahieu enters the game with an AL-leading .336 batting average and a 12-game hitting streak in which he is hitting .460/.518/.880 with five home runs, two doubles, two triples and 13 RBI. ... Fellow All-Star Gary Sanchez is second in the AL with 23 home runs and has reached base his last 11 games, hitting .286/.340/.571 with three home runs and 12 RBI in that span. 

Tags: Gary Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Boston Red Sox
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World Team manager David Ortiz before the 2018 All Star Futures Game against the USA at Nationals Ballpark. (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)
World Team manager David Ortiz before the 2018 All Star Futures Game against the USA at Nationals Ballpark. (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

After being shot on Sunday night while leaving a bar in the Dominican Republic, Red Sox legend David Ortiz had surgery to remove his gallbladder and control bleeding from his liver and bowel, according to Leo López, who works as Ortiz's assistant and press representative.

Ortiz will remain in intensive care for the next 24 hours.

Ortiz's family said late Sunday night that they expect him to make a full recovery.

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Yankees fall 8-5 to Red Sox 00:00:48
The Yankees with a little help from the weather almost pulled off a late-inning comeback against the Red Sox, but lost 8-5.

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The Yankees weren't able to complete a three-game sweep as they lost to the Red Sox 8-5 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score

Six takeaways from Sunday's game

1) CC Sabathia was not fantastic, but did more than enough to keep the Yankees in the game, and probably provided more length (six innings) than they might have honestly believed they would receive. Sabathia allowed three runs (including two homers) and struck out eight batters as he came up short in his latest attempt to secure career win No. 250.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Luis Cessa, Luke Voit, Boston Red Sox, Chris Carelli
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Apr 19, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Apr 19, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees look to sweep the defending World Series champions and open a 10 1/2-game lead over the Red Sox when they host their division rivals on Sunday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees have a plus-79 run differential, which ranked fifth in the majors entering Sunday. ... Since May 5, Gleyber Torres is slashing .314/.379/.674 with nine home runs and 15 RBIs. ... Gary Sanchez has six home runs in his last 10 games and 18 home runs this season. By contrast, he hit 18 home runs in 89 games all of last year.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Boston Red Sox
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Sanchez HR's again in Yanks win 00:01:56
Aaron Boone, Chad Green, Brett Gardner and Luke Voit marvel at Gary Sanchez's HR power in 5-3 win over Red Sox.

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The Yankees beat the Red Sox, 5-3, Saturday night at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score

Five takeaways from Saturday's game...

1) Domingo German couldn't hold an early lead and then was knocked from the game with two outs in the fourth inning. This was German's shortest start of the season, one which has seen him win nine games. German was getting strikeouts (he had eight,) but he was inconsistent and the Red Sox worked deep counts to elevate his pitch count. German has now looked pedestrian (at best) in two straight outings - seven earned runs in five innings in his last start and three in 3.2 tonight.

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May 5, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German (55) pitches during the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
May 5, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German (55) pitches during the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

The Yankees (37-19, 1.5 GA in AL East) and Red Sox (29-28, 8.5 GB in AL East) play the second game of their now-three-game series on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees have scored four runs or more in 12 consecutive games, tying their best single-season streak since the 2010 season. ... The Yankees have dominated division foes as of late, going 10-1 in their last 11 games against the AL East. ... DJ LeMahieu now has 20 multi-hit games, making him the third Yankee in the last six years to record 20 multi-hit games in the team's first 56 games (Starlin Castro and Aaron Judge in 2017)

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May 5, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German (55) pitches during the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
May 5, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German (55) pitches during the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

The Yankees (37-19, 1.5 GA in AL East) and Red Sox (29-28, 8.5 GB in AL East) play the second game of their now-three-game series on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees have scored four runs or more in 12 consecutive games, tying their best single-season streak since the 2010 season. ... The Yankees have dominated division foes as of late, going 10-1 in their last 11 games against the AL East. ... DJ LeMahieu now has 20 multi-hit games, making him the third Yankee in the last six years to record 20 multi-hit games in the team's first 56 games (Starlin Castro and Aaron Judge in 2017)

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May 31, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) follows through on a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 31, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) follows through on a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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The Yankees beat the Red Sox, 4-1, Friday night at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score

Four takeaways from Friday's game...

1)  DJ LeMahieu has been a key component to the Yankees this season and he was a major contributor tonight. LeMahieu roped an RBI-double off the wall in the third inning and then a solo home run in the fifth inning. LeMahieu, who also made another stellar play at second base, is hitting a fabulous .317 on the season.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, J.A. Happ, Boston Red Sox, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

J.A. Happ isn't having the best start to his 2019 season.

His 5.09 ERA is the second-worst mark of his career, he's allowed the sixth-most home runs in the MLB, and his strikeout rate is at its lowest mark since 2016.

Why, then, do the Yankees have total confidence throwing him out there against the Red Sox in one of the most important games of the season on Friday night? Well, this is what the Yankees acquired Happ to do...

Tags: CC Sabathia, J.A. Happ, Boston Red Sox
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May 4, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Gary Sanchez (24) hits a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
May 4, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Gary Sanchez (24) hits a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

After being rained out on Thursday, the Yankees (36-19, 0.5 GA in AL East) will open a three-game series against the Red Sox (29-26, 7.05 GB in AL East) Friday night at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m. 

Yankees notes

The Yankees enter the series having won nine of their last 11 games and their last eight series'. ... Chris Sale has had great success against the Yankees in his career, but Kendrys Morales will DH tonight, who has a career .268 average with three home runs and seven RBI against Sale in 41 at-bats. ... Aaron Hick also has decent numbers against Sale, hitting .333 with two doubles. ... Gary Sanchez has homered in his last two games and is hitting .288/.352/.650 with nine home runs and 15 RBI in the month of May. 

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, J.A. Happ, Luke Voit, Boston Red Sox
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New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres crosses home plate after hitting a third inning solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Mitch Stringer/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres crosses home plate after hitting a third inning solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Mitch Stringer/USA TODAY Sports)

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The Yankees, one of the hottest teams in baseball, will host the archrival Red Sox for four games beginning Thursday evening in the Bronx.

Here's a high-level preview of the series.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Domingo German, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, J.A. Happ, James Paxton, Luis Severino, Luke Voit, Boston Red Sox, Tommy Kahnle, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (7-9, five games behind Rays for first place in AL East) will look to sweep the Red Sox (6-12, last in the AL East) in the quick two-game series on Wednesday at 6:35 p.m.

Yankees Notes

James Paxton was electric for the Yankees last night as he set the tone in the win. The Yankees helped by plating eight runs on the night. ...Mike Tauchman collected his first Major League homer with a three-run bomb to right field. Clint Frazier also added a homer to right center that was just out of the reach of Mookie Betts

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Mar 30, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees third baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) hits a double during the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Mar 30, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees third baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) hits a double during the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

The Yankees (6-9, 5.5 games behind the Rays for first place in the AL East) face their archrival Red Sox (6-11, 6.5 games behind Tampa Bay) for the first time this season at Yankee Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. 

Yankees Notes

The Yankees snapped have lost four of their last five games. ... Since the start of 2013, the Yankees and Red Sox are 57-57 against each other. ... Tuesday's game will mark the first time since 1992 both teams will play each other with a losing record at least 15 games into a season. ... DJ LeMahieu leads off for the second straight game. He was 0-for-4 in the top spot of the order Sunday against the White Sox. ... Aaron Judge has hit safely in five of his last six games. 

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Oct 9, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit (45) forces out Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) during the first inning in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 9, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit (45) forces out Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) during the first inning in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Misery loves company, and the Red Sox will be a welcome sight for the Yankees in the Bronx.

Because this quick two-game series represents an opportunity for the Yanks to get back on track as both clubs have been mired in poor starts, and after these two teams met in the ALDS last season, nobody would've predicted their first meeting of the 2019 season would be under these circumstances.

Tags: James Paxton, Boston Red Sox
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Domingo German throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Dunedin Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Domingo German throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Dunedin Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Domingo German and the Yankees face Hector Velazquez and the Boston Red Sox in a Grapefruit League game on Friday at 1:05 p.m. at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Yankees notes

Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with four home runs in spring training. ... Both Luke Voit and Greg Bird have thrived this spring as they battle for a spot on the 25-man roster. Voit has a .280/.400/.520 batting line with two home runs and six RBIs in 10 games, while Bird is slashing .357/.471/.571 with one home run and six RBIs in 12 games.

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Wheeler, Alonso lead rout of Sox 00:01:43
Zack Wheeler, Pete Alonso and Brandon Nimmo were among the standouts in the Mets' 10-2 rout of the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

The Mets' offense came out hot in Fort Myers on Saturday, while Zack Wheeler shut it down on the bump in a 10-2 win over the Red Sox. >> Box score

Five things to know about Saturday's game...

1) Wheeler was nearly perfect in his start. He allowed just one hit over four innings, while striking out three Red Sox along the way. 

Tags: Jacob Rhame, Luis Guillorme, Peter Alonso, Rajai Davis, Boston Red Sox, Tyler Bashlor, Zack Wheeler, Scott Thompson
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Clint Frazier (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Clint Frazier (77) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Baseball is back as the Yankees kick off their 2019 Spring Training schedule with a road matchup against the reigning World Series champion Red Sox at 1:05 p.m. at JetBlue Park.

Yankees notes

Aaron Hicks, Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar and Greg Bird are among the notable Yankees that are making the trip to Fort Myers for the first Spring Training game this season. 

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 (Jayne Kamin-Oncea)
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John Harper, SNY.tv | TwitterMaybe Alex Cora was simply playing to the crowd at the Boston baseball writers' dinner Thursday night. But suffice it to say he didn't seem concerned that the Yankees had just added another weapon, Adam Ottavino, to the best bullpen in baseball. 

"Somebody might write this, I don't care," Cora said upon receiving his AL Manager of the Year award. "If you guys thought last year was special, wait 'til this year."

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, Dellin Betances, Boston Red Sox, John Harper
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Zach Britton throws the ball during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the 2018 ALDS at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Zach Britton throws the ball during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the 2018 ALDS at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

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The theme of this Yankees' offseason is finding ways to close the gap on the Red Sox, and there's no denying the rivals to the north established a clear level of superiority last season.

Yet it's plausible to make the case that, at least for the moment, the Yankees have opened an important gap of their own over the Sox. Right now, in fact, they own a Patriots vs. Jets-like advantage in the bullpen, if I can extend the New York-Boston angle to make a point.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Jonathan Holder, Boston Red Sox, Tommy Kahnle, John Harper
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Christmas lasted an extra day for the Yankees in 1919.

On Dec. 26 of that year, the Bombers bought Babe Ruth's contract from the Red Sox for $100,000, a transaction that, like Ruth himself, has gained legendary status. 

The deal, perhaps the most lopsided in sports history, saw the best player in baseball at the time (and arguably ever) on a successful franchise go to a club that hadn't yet won a title. 

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New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson looks back at the dugout after giving up a solo home run to Cleveland Indians’ Jay Bruce in the eighth inning of Game 2 of baseball's American League Division Series, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer) (David Dermer/AP)
New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson looks back at the dugout after giving up a solo home run to Cleveland Indians’ Jay Bruce in the eighth inning of Game 2 of baseball's American League Division Series, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer) (David Dermer/AP)

If Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen is serious about signing former Yankees reliever David Robertson, he may find himself in a bidding war with the World Series champs.

With closer Craig Kimbrel seeking a mega-deal and reliever Joe Kelly also a free agent, the Red Sox are strongly considering adding Robertson to their bullpen, according to the New York Post.

"They are heavy on him," a source with knowledge of Boston's free-agent plans said of Robertson, the Post reported.

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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone relieves starting pitcher Luis Severino in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the 2018 ALDS at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone relieves starting pitcher Luis Severino in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the 2018 ALDS at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees were reportedly "absolutely convinced" RHP Luis Severino tipped his pitches in 2018, most notably in Game 3 of the ALDS.

There seems to be some video that backs up that claim.

Severino's arm slot did not changed based on the pitches he threw, according to USA TODAY's Andrew Joseph, however when he got into the set position, his hands rested higher up on his belt for fastballs than it did on his off-speed pitches, according to YES Network.

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Jul 29, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (17) delivers against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)
Jul 29, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (17) delivers against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)

The Yankees lost out on another pitching target they were pursuing.

RHP Nathan Eovaldi, to whom the Yankees turned their attention after missing out on the Patrick Corbin sweepstakes earlier in the week, will re-sign with the Boston Red Sox on a four-year, $67.5 million deal pending a physical, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.

Eovaldi went 6-7 with a 3.81 ERA last season with the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, but stood out in the playoffs that led to him being one of the more sought-after free agents this offseason.

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The Red Sox celebrate winning the World Series. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)
The Red Sox celebrate winning the World Series. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions for the fourth time since 2004.

Led by Steve Pearce and David Price, the Red Sox won the 2018 World Series in five games over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

After winning 108 games in the regular season, the Red Sox beat the Yankees in four games in the ALDS and the defending champion Houston Astros in five games in the ALCS.

They used a 5-1 win in Game 5 for their first title since 2013 and fourth since breaking the Curse of the Bambino.

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The Red Sox celebrate winning the World Series. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)
The Red Sox celebrate winning the World Series. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions for the fourth time since 2004.

Led by Steve Pearce and David Price, the Red Sox won the 2018 World Series in five games over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

After winning 108 games in the regular season, the Red Sox beat the Yankees in four games in the ALDS and the defending champion Houston Astros in five games in the ALCS.

They used a 5-1 win in Game 5 for their first title since 2013 and fourth since breaking the Curse of the Bambino.

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

New York is stepping up its trash talk game with Boston fans.

Despite the Red Sox reaching the World Series and ending the Yankees' season, New York is refusing to back down in its rivalry with New England sports teams. 

A mock New York City Department of Sanitation ad was created with the slogan, "Keep NYC Trash Free," and included a picture of a fan with a backward Red Sox hat, Patriots jersey and holding a Sam Adams beer with a circle and slash through it over the fan's face. 

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New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar reacts after driving in the winning run with a single to right field against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (AP)
New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar reacts after driving in the winning run with a single to right field against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (AP)

Red Sox infielder and former Yankee Eduardo Nunez says the Yankees have a special player in Miguel Andujar.

"I think he can be a superstar, and not later, soon," Nunez told the New York Post Monday ahead of Game 1 of the World Series against the Dodgers Tuesday at Fenway Park. "That's because of his hitting. He can play in the big time."

During the "big time" this postseason, however, the AL Rookie of the Year candidate often found himself on the bench. After going 1-for-8 in the first three games of the ALDS against the Red Sox, Andujar was left off the Yankee lineup for the season-ending Game 4. Aaron Boone also pulled him for defensive purposes in the middle of Game 2 as well in as the Wild Card Game.

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Aaron Judge (99) Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)
Aaron Judge (99) Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)

With Red Sox in World Series, here are 3 things Yankees fans can look forward to for next season

Yankees fans are feeling pretty down again after watching the Red Sox disperse the Astros in five games to win the American League pennant. After all, this was supposed to be the year the Yankees would be back on top and their rivals in Beantown continue to twist the knife into the 2018 season.

While the Red Sox will be competing for a World Series title and the Yankees are stuck golfing in October, it may be hard to find any optimism. While next season seems distant at the moment, there is reason to look forward to 2019 despite Boston's recent run. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Boston Red Sox
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Oct 8, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) reacts after being relieved in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
Oct 8, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) reacts after being relieved in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

The Yankees are 'absolutely convinced' RHP Luis Severino tipped his pitches in Monday's 16-1 loss to the Red Sox in Game 3 of the ALDS, Fancred Sports' Jon Heyman said on WFAN Thursday morning.

Severino, who allowed six runs and seven hits in three-plus innings, surrendered seven batted balls that had exit velocities of at least 100 mph.

Severino's arm slot did not change based on the pitch, according to USA TODAY's Andrew Joseph, but there is a video of Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. mouthing the word "fastball" during a second-inning at-bat against Brock Holt...

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Oct 9, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; The Boston Red Sox celebrate beating the New York Yankees in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 9, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; The Boston Red Sox celebrate beating the New York Yankees in game four of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

If they can make it here, they can make it anywhere. 

The Red Sox champagne celebration following their 4-3 win over the Yankees included the clubhouse speakers blaring Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" after they eliminated the Bombers from the postseason. 

The song, played after every Yankees game, was played by Aaron Judge as he was leaving Fenway Park following a 6-2 Game 2 win by the Yankees. 

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Jul 23, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jul 23, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Yankees are on the brink of elimination after an embarrassing 16-1 Red Sox rout in ALDS Game 3 at Yankee Stadium, the most lopsided defeat in their postseason history.

Yankees Notes

The Yankees have their backs against the wall after Boston made Aaron Boone regret sending a struggling (and possibly tardyLuis Severino back on the mound for the fourth inning. The Sox also pummeled reliever Lance Lynn in that seven-run frame, as former Yankee Nathan Eovaldi went on to shut down his former team, while Brock Holt became the first player ever to hit for the cycle in the postseason...

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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone addresses the media prior to Game 3 of the 2018 ALDS against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Kevin R. Wexler/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY Network)
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone addresses the media prior to Game 3 of the 2018 ALDS against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Kevin R. Wexler/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY Network)

BRONX, N.Y. -- This was a moment when analytics couldn't really help Aaron Boone. Nor could his ability to connect with players, a skill Brian Cashman cited as a primary reason for changing managers last year.

This was, in fact, exactly the type of moment that has become all too under-valued in this era of Ivy League-educated GMs who have taken to hiring cookie-cutter managers mostly to implement data and carry out orders from the baseball ops guys.

In short, watching the game still matters. Making decisions on the fly in the dugout isn't always as easy as it looks from a luxury suite, especially in the cauldron of post-season baseball.

Tags: Luis Severino, Boston Red Sox
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Oct 8, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) reacts after being relieved in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
Oct 8, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) reacts after being relieved in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

The Yankees' worst nightmare came true. 

Luis Severino reverted back to the pitcher who struggled much of the second half in Monday's Game 3 against the Red Sox and Aaron Boone left him in a few batters too long as he was knocked out of the game in the fourth inning and the Yankees fell behind, 7-0. 

Severino finished with six earned runs on seven hits and two walks in three innings pitched. Three more runs were charged to him when Lance Lynn was unable to hold the runners he inherited in the fourth inning after Boone chose to send Severino back out to start the inning.

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Aaron Boone talks Game 3 defeat 00:03:56
Yankees manager Aaron Boone explains what went wrong for Luis Severino and the Bombers as they got crushed by Boston, 16-1 in ALDS Game 3.

Luis Severino allowed six runs in three-plus innings, including three in a seven-run fourth inning, as the Yankees were pushed to the brink of elimination with a 16-1 loss to the Red Sox in Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


1) After throwing four scoreless innings in last Wednesday's wild-card game, Severino (0-1) gave up six runs, seven hits and two walks on Monday, getting pulled after he loaded the bases in the fourth. Lance Lynn surrendered a bases-loaded walk to Mookie Betts and a bases-clearing double to Andrew Benintendi that gave the Red Sox a 7-0 lead.

2) Severino's counterpart, Nathan Eovaldi, shut down the Yankees, allowing just one run and five hits in seven innings as the Red Sox took a 2-1 series lead.

Tags: Austin Romine, Luis Severino, Boston Red Sox
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Yankees talk Game 4 loss 00:01:04
CC Sabathia, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez talk about the Yankees loss to the Red Sox in Game 4 of the ALDS.

It was too little, too late for the Yankees. A ninth inning rally gave the Yankees a chance to win the game but Craig Kimbrel righted the ship and got Gleyber Torres to ground out with two runners on to end the game and the Yankees' season. >> Box score


1) The Red Sox bullpen shut down the Yankees until Kimbrel came in and struggled with the strike zone. He allowed two runs on one hit, two walks and a hit batsman but ultimately settled down to finish the job. The final out was decided after a replay review, putting the Red Sox celebration at a momentary halt.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Gleyber Torres, Boston Red Sox
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The ALDS shifts gears as the Yankees return home with the series tied, 1-1, and a chance to take the lead against the Red Sox. 

Yankees Notes

The Yankees jumped all over Red Sox starter David Price, tagging him for three runs and knocking him out of the game after 1.2 innings en route to a 6-2 victory. The Yankees are 2-1 in ALDS Game 3 with the series tied a 1-1 and are 13-6 all-time in ALDS Game 3's. ...Gary Sanchez recorded his first multi-home run postseason game with a pair of blasts in Game 2. Aaron Judge homered in Game 2 and joined Hank Bauer and Johnny Mize as the only MLB players to homer in their first three postseason games. ...Andrew McCutchen knocked in his first career postseason run with a RBI single in Game 2. 

Tags: Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Nathan Eovaldi, Boston Red Sox
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Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks and manager Aaron Boone are both hopeful the 29-year-old outfielder will return to the lineup for Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday after he aggravated a hamstring injury in Game 1.

"I feel good," Hicks told reporters on Sunday. "When I woke up today, things are just going well. When I was walking around, everything felt pretty much normal."

Hicks, who hit .248 with 27 home runs and 79 RBIs in the regular season, left Friday's Game 1 with a hamstring injury and did not play in Game 2. An MRI came back clean, however the Yankees want to be cautious.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Boston Red Sox, Matt Eisenberg
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Yankees talk ALDS Game 3 00:01:50
Aaron Boone addresses the song choices of Aaron Judge, and also the potential for Luis Severino and the team as they come home for Game 3.

Despite having a 5.57 ERA in the second half of the season and throwing four-plus innings in the wild-card game, Yankees RHP Luis Severino is confident he can give New York a 2-1 series lead over the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday.

"I feel like in baseball it's more important [in] the second half than the first half," Severino said at Sunday's press conference. "I don't know why that is, but I always have confidence in myself. I know my struggle, and I know what it was that wasn't working that time. So I never lose my confidence in myself. The last couple outings, I came back and doing a better job."

The 24-year-old Severino, who has pitched more than five innings just once in five postseason starts, faces Nathan Eovaldi and the Red Sox, a team against whom he has gone 2-2 with a 3.56 ERA in five starts this season.

Tags: Luis Severino, Boston Red Sox, Matt Eisenberg
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Aaron Boone talks Game 2 victory 00:02:30
Yankees manager Aaron Boone talks about how Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, and Masahiro Tanaka contributed to a win in Game 2 of the ALDS.

David Price was knocked out early, Gary Sanchez hit two home runs, and the Yankees bounced back from a series-opening loss to beat the Red Sox on Saturday night, 6-2, in Game 2 of the ALDS. >> Box score


1) David Price hasn't had the edge over the Yankees since coming over to Boston, and that proved true again tonight. He lasted just 1.2 innings after allowing three runs on three hits, including two solo shots from Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. Price owns a 7.95 ERA in 12 starts against the Yankees this season. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Boston Red Sox, Scott Thompson
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Jul 17, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; American League outfielder Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees (99) hits a home run during the second inning against the National League in the 2018 MLB All Star Game at Nationals Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Jul 17, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; American League outfielder Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees (99) hits a home run during the second inning against the National League in the 2018 MLB All Star Game at Nationals Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

The Yankees look to bounce back and tie up the ALDS against the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Saturday night at 8:15 p.m.

Yankees Notes

The Yankees chipped away at the Red Sox' early lead in Game 1, but eventually fell 5-4 to go down 0-1 in the series. However, they have advanced in six of the seven ALDS they have lost the opener. ...Luke Voit collected two RBI in each of his first postseason games. He had an RBI single and beat out a potential double play last night to score two runs. ...Aaron Judge set a postseason career-high with three hits last night, including a solo homer in the ninth. ...Yankees hitters have hit three homers in their first two postseason contests.

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka, Boston Red Sox
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Yankees talk Game 1 loss 00:01:02
Aaron Boone, J.A. Happ, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton explain what went wrong in the Yankees Game 1 loss in the ALDS.

The Yankees were knocking on the door, but the Red Sox shut them out in a 5-4 thriller in Game 1 of the ALDS at Fenway Park >> Box score


1) J.A. Happ was entrusted to take care of the Sox to kick off this series, but his stuff just wasn't there. After allowing a single to Andre Benintendi and walking Steve Pearce, J.D. Martinez got the best of a 2-0 fastball and sent it over the Green Monster for a three-run homer. Then, in the bottom of the third, Happ was pulled after allowing runners on the corners to start. Chad Green didn't help allowing both runners across. Overall, Happ allowed five runs on four hits while striking out two and walking one over just two innings and 44 pitches. 

2) The Yankees began chipping away at the Red Sox' bullpen in the sixth inning after Chris Sale came out with two runners on. Luke Voit singled home Brett Gardner, while Didi Gregorius avoided a double play to bring home Giancarlo Stanton. But they missed a huge opportunity with bases loaded when Gleyber Torres struck out to end the inning. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Boston Red Sox, Scott Thompson
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Sep 29, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts with shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (29) after hitting a home run during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)
Sep 29, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts with shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (29) after hitting a home run during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)

The Yankees and Red Sox renew their rivalry in the American League Division Series on Friday night at Fenway Park at 7:32 p.m.

Yankees Notes

The Yankees advanced to the ALDS after defeating the A's in the AL Wild Card Game on Wednesday night, 7-2. Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge both mashed homers, while Luke Voit had a two-RBI triple in the win. ...This is the first time these two teams have met in the playoffs in 14 years. ...Judge became the first play to homer in multiple Wild Card Games. Stanton's homer had the highest postseason exit velocity since the Statcast era at 117.4 mph.

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Jul 23, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jul 23, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Sometimes the more things change, the more things stay the same.

It seemed inevitable in a way that the Yankees and Red Sox, two AL East heavyweights were destined to meet up in the American League Division Series.
 
The last time both teams faced off in the postseason the self-proclaimed "Idiots" pulled off the greatest comeback in MLB history during the 2004 ALCS -- a time Bombers fans, undoubtedly, would love to forget.

But if you do want to think back to 14 years ago, there are some similarities between then and now.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Eli Manning, Boston Red Sox, Sam Darnold
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Thanks to their power bats, the Yankees punched their ticket to the ALDS with a 7-2 over the Athletics in the AL Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on Wednedsay night. >> Box score


1) Aaron Judge started the game on a high note with a two-run jack to left field in the bottom of the first. The ball had a 116-mph exit velocity as it found its way to the bleachers. 

2) The Yankees had a power-packed sixth inning to pull away. Aaron Hicks doubled home Judge, and after a walk to Giancarlo StantonLuke Voit hit a two-run triple to right field to make it 5-0. Then, after a challenge, Voit was deemed safe on a Didi Gregorius sac fly to add another run. 

3) Luis Severino redeemed himself from last season's Wild Card Game with four scoreless innings, where he allowed just two hits while striking out seven. He did find himself in a couple binds with walks and an error allowing some A's on base. But he got out of his jams, including a bases-loaded one in the fourth. Dellin Betances also saved his line with stellar pitching after inheriting two runners on with no outs in the fifth. 

Tags: Luke Voit, Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Scott Thompson
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Thanks to their power bats, the Yankees punched their ticket to the ALDS with a 7-2 over the Athletics in the AL Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on Wednedsay night. >> Box score


1) Aaron Judge started the game on a high note with a two-run jack to left field in the bottom of the first. The ball had a 116-mph exit velocity as it found its way to the bleachers. 

2) The Yankees had a power-packed sixth inning to pull away. Aaron Hicks doubled home Judge, and after a walk to Giancarlo StantonLuke Voit hit a two-run triple to right field to make it 5-0. Then, after a challenge, Voit was deemed safe on a Didi Gregorius sac fly to add another run. 

3) Luis Severino redeemed himself from last season's Wild Card Game with four scoreless innings, where he allowed just two hits while striking out seven. He did find himself in a couple binds with walks and an error allowing some A's on base. But he got out of his jams, including a bases-loaded one in the fourth. Dellin Betances also saved his line with stellar pitching after inheriting two runners on with no outs in the fifth. 

Tags: Luke Voit, Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Scott Thompson
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The Yankees couldn't complete the sweep of the Red Sox to finish off their regular season in a 10-2 loss at Fenway Park on Sunday. >> Box score


1) Aaron Judge hit his first homer since coming off the DL to tie the single-season record of 264 homers by a team, which was set by the Mariners. Luke Voit also went deep, hitting his 13th homer of the month -- the most in the Majors. Gary Sanchez put the Yankees on the board early in the game with a shot over the Green Monster as well.

2) J.A. Happ had one bad hiccup in an outing that was convincing to start the Wild Card Game. He allowed four runs -- all of which came on a Steve Pearce grand slam -- while striking out seven and walking two over six innings. The five innings before the bad sixth inning, Happ was lights out and proved to be WCG quality. 

3) Every player in the Yankees lineup collected a hit tonight, with four players getting multi-hit games. Aaron Hicks had the most RBI with three while Gleyber Torres had a two-RBI double. Judge finished 2-for-4 with three runs scored. 

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Aug 27, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (25) is congratulated after hitting a two run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 27, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (25) is congratulated after hitting a two run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees broke the single-season home run record during their 8-5 win over the Red Sox in Boston on Saturday. >> Box score


1. Gleyber Torres' two-run homer into the Red Sox bullpen in the top of the fourth inning set an MLB record for homers in a season (265). Giancarlo Stanton, who reached 100 RBI, then went deep in the seventh to left to push it to No. 266.

2. Miguel Andujar hit his 45th double to set a Yankee rookie record. Joe DiMaggio had 44 in 1936.

Tags: Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Boston Red Sox
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Andrew McCutchen (26) Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)
Andrew McCutchen (26) Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)

The Yankees tied the single-season home run record with three long balls in their 11-6 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Fridasy night. >> Box score


1) Aaron Judge hit his first homer since coming off the DL to tie the single-season record of 264 homers by a team, which was set by the Mariners. Luke Voit also went deep, hitting his 13th homer of the month -- the most in the Majors. Gary Sanchez put the Yankees on the board early in the game with a shot over the Green Monster as well.

2) J.A. Happ had one bad hiccup in an outing that was convincing to start the Wild Card Game. He allowed four runs -- all of which came on a Steve Pearce grand slam -- while striking out seven and walking two over six innings. The five innings before the bad sixth inning, Happ was lights out and proved to be WCG quality. 

3) Every player in the Yankees lineup collected a hit tonight, with four players getting multi-hit games. Aaron Hicks had the most RBI with three while Gleyber Torres had a two-RBI double. Judge finished 2-for-4 with three runs scored. 

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