Red Sox stun Yankees 5-4 in 10 for 4-game sweep

Why Yankees can’t take comfort in Red Sox’s biggest weakness

Xander Bogaerts #2 bumps forearms with Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox after hitting a three-run home run in the fifth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on May 17, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. With 52 games remaining after Sunday, the Yankees would have to go on an unlikely tear, as well as have the Red Sox plummet. After the game, Martinez explained why he believes Chapman has lost some of his effectiveness. They sit just one game behind the Yankees in the win column and 2.5 games back in the standings. A fastball right down the middle of the plate is a mistake most Major League Baseball hitters can capitalize on - no matter how much steam is on it.

The Patriots spent a day at Fenway Park to enjoy some lawn games during their June minicamp, a nice break from the rigors of their on-field training.

The Red Sox thumped the Yankees in the first game of the rivals' weekend series in what quickly turned into a high-scoring contest.

"We've been able to score runs early in the ballgame, which makes it a little easier pitching", said Eovaldi, who has pitched 15 shutout innings for Boston since he was acquired from Tampa Bay last month.

The Yankees' dreams of taking down Boston on the road lasted three innings, with NY jumping out to an early 4-1 lead on Thursday night to start the series.

Betts, who barely had a chance to get up and dust himself off before Cora was ejected, wouldn't speculate - or say openly, anyway - on Severino's intent.

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. He served up a solo home run to Logan Morrison in the second inning, then surrendered three more runs in the third.

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Martinez added to the 19-hit onslaught with a single and two doubles. He struck out seven and walked none.

The over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings in Boston.

Miguel Andujar's leadoff homer in the third was the only hit allowed by Porcello (14-4), who matched his season high for strikeouts and pitched his first complete game since July 23 past year.

With the lead at 9.5 games and the Red Sox projected to win well over 100 games, the AL East appears to be all but decided.

Just like the next slugger who shined Thursday night.

Twins 6, Royals 4: Miguel Sano had two hits and two RBIs, and reliever Gabriel Moya picked up his first major league victory as Minnesota snapped a two-game losing streak with a soggy victory over visiting Kansas City. However, for the sake of the division title they should take it one game at a time. Baez is batting.444 (12 for 27) with four homers and 10 RBIs over his past seven games. They won neither game nor the two in between. Porcello, Eovaldi, and Kimbrel held NY to six hits and two runs in the next 18 innings. "Four home runs in two days, that's wonderful".

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