Red Sox start Sale in opener vs. Yankees

Beth Cruz
August 22, 2017

Jackie Bradley Jr. tripled in two runs and singled in another, and Rick Porcello pitched six innings of a combined three-hitter to help the AL East-leading Red Sox beat NY 5-1 on Sunday and extend their lead over the Yankees to five games.

In snapped a three-game losing streak for the Red Sox, and trimmed their lead over the Yankees to four games in the AL East race. Greinke (14-6) lasted only four innings, giving up five runs (four earned), seven hits and a season high-tying four walks. Todd Frazier walked but Tyler Austin struck out looking. "I didn't want to get to that".

"I just think that if there's anyone in the community that feels uncomfortable because of the symbol or a reminder of the past, it's incumbent on us to at least examine the issue, and that's what we're going to do", Kennedy said Thursday, according to CNN affiliate WBZ. This team has nine walk off wins this year and has posted an 11-3 record in extra inning games, which is the best in the entire majors. New York's (66-57) only run against Porcello came in the top of the fifth when Brett Gardner hit a line-drive home run into the right-field corner with one out to cut the Sox lead to 2-1.

Craig Kimbrel pitched a flawless ninth inning to close out the game.

Chase Headley leads the Yankee hitters against Porcello, coming in 12-for-28 (.429) with a homer whole Jacoby Ellsbury is 12-for-34 (.353) with four solo homers. Other reinforcements are expected to arrive soon from the disabled list - designated hitter Matt Holliday, first baseman Greg Bird and second baseman Starlin Castro.

"We have a lot of really good arms out there", Workman said.

A big part of the Red Sox win was due to Jackie Bradley Jr. who tripled in two runs and had a single to drive in another. Chapman, who was effectively demoted out of the closer's spot by manager Joe Girardi after the game, retired four batters, walking one and striking out Rafael Devers with Mookie Betts looming at third base to end the seventh inning. "I had the same mentality".

"I just prepared myself a little earlier than I usually do", he said through a translator. Xander Bogaerts blooped a single to right and, after Aaron Hicks made a spectacular diving catch on Moreland's sinking liner to center, Leon dumped a single to left. It will be a four-game set in Cleveland starting on Monday with Eduardo Rodriguez getting the start.

Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka had an on-field throwing session before Sunday's game.

Sabathia starts Saturday's game fresh from a stint on the 10-day DL for knee inflammation.

Yawkey Way at Fenway Park on April 13, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Yawkey Way, just two blocks long, is a narrow and unremarkable roadway, but it is familiar to Red Sox fans because it transforms into a pedestrian promenade on game days, with much of it cordoned off to allow thousands of fans to gather to drink beer, eat grilled sausages and buy souvenirs before entering the ballpark.

The seventh-inning whiff extended his strikeout streak to 35 consecutive games.

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