Yankees flaunt improved offense in series opener with Red Sox

Tanya Simon
May 10, 2018

The NY yankees and Boston Red Sox have had their fair share of history.

At the most, the Red Sox will leave the Bronx with just a share of first place in the American League East. SportsLine projects them both to win 100-plus games - Major League Baseball hasn't had two 100-win teams in one division since 2001 - meaning these head-to-head games are of paramount important.

Brett Gardner's third extra-base hit of the evening, a two-run triple to deep left center in the bottom of the eighth, ensured the night's final lead change.

Severino struck out Mookie Betts and J.D. Since joining the Red Sox in 2015, he is 6-5 with a 2.44 ERA in 10 starts against NY. Martinez and when they did get hits off him, they stayed in the park and didn't result in RBIs.

The three hits were the most Gardner has recorded in a game this season. The Yankees are on a 35-8 tear in the Bronx since September 2, including the postseason, and at 16-5 have the best home record in the majors this year.

For the Yankees, Tuesday night's win was their 16th in their last 17 games. This rally came an inning earlier. Aaron Hicks hit a sacrifice fly in the inning that scored Stanton to give the Yankees a 4-2 lead. It's the first time Stanton has RBIs in consecutive games this season, and he improved to 10 for 19 with seven RBIs against Boston during his first season in pinstripes. Porcello allowed five earned runs in 5.1 innings, and Tanaka was pulled after serving up four runs in 5.1 innings.

Yankees reliever Jonathan Holder (1-1) cleaned up a mess left by Chasen Shreve in the eighth, getting Benintendi to ground out with the bases loaded.

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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy surrendered four home runs in the first inning of a 15-7 loss to the Kansas City Royals. His first shot was a screaming line drive into the lower seats near the left-field corner. A half inning later, Judge made a diving catch to rob Martinez of a hit in right field to end the top of the fifth.

The 2019 series will be played on June 29 and June 30 at the London Stadium, the site of the 2012 Olympic Games, which will be configured for baseball, with an estimated capacity of 55,000.

Giuliani sat in the second row directly behind home plate, donning a Yankees hat at times.

"If he wants to go to the cage and take 500 swings, go ahead", Cora said. Cora called it "good news compared to anything else". Price will throw at Yankee Stadium on Thursday before being re-evaluated.

Cora also provided an update on Dustin Pedroia, who's recovering from offseason knee surgery.

One particular stretch of Bradley's career has Cora and the club hopeful he can turn things around. RHP Steven Wright (domestic violence suspension) pitched six innings of one-run ball for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. Price will throw a bullpen session Thursday to determine whether he can make his next start, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.

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