Sweep of Yankees shows Red Sox can do 'damage,' too

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale

Speaking of 98, many comparisons were made between the 1998 Yankees (125-50 overall record, including a four-game sweep of the Padres in the World Series) and this year's Yankees squad about six weeks ago, when the Yankees were rolling and had taken two-of-three games at Yankee Stadium against the Sox from June 29 to July 1.

Still, he was lucky to have it on Saturday, using it to retrieve J.D. Martinez's home run ball from the light stanchion above the Green Monster. "And the defense is incredible".

The Red Sox outplayed Yankees in almost ever facet for four days and now, with the oddity of two teams in the same division on pace for 100 wins, have put themselves in a good position to secure the top spot in the AL East avoid the play-in wild-card game.

Two days after attending Boston's wild 10-inning victory over the New York Yankees as a guest of Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, the New England Patriots coach had high praise for Dombrowski's club.

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 previous year.

"We will not. We're too good", Boone said. "Price is building off his last start, so hopefully we're going to be able to take advantage". The Yankees were on the verge of avoiding the sweep on Sunday Night, until they blew a three-run lead in the ninth-inning and lost 5-4 in extra innings.

For the Boston Red Sox, they just need to continue doing what they have done since April, which is winning baseball games.

As SNY warns, "The time is now for the Yankees to make their push, especially with a tougher September in the future. I think, to a man, they understand what we're capable of". He got Jonathan Schoop to pop up for the second out before Thames hit a 1-1 fastball into the right field seats. The Yankees have not trailed by that much since September 30, 2016, a year they spent nearly entirely in fourth place amid a season in which they were the biggest trade-deadline sellers. Like any other pitcher in the big leagues, Chapman is most effective when he's hitting his spots.

A 23-year-old right-hander selected on the fifth round three years ago, Adams is 3-5 with an ERA of 4.50 in 21 starts with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season.

"I know what I said and I know how I feel about it", Cora said. Instead, it has all but won the division for Boston, relegating the Yankees to the wild-card race.

Holder did not get a single out and still let up five hits and seven runs.

A day after some inside pitching led to warnings and the ejection of Boston's Alex Cora - the first of his managerial career - Eovaldi put his first pitch to Stanton in the first behind the batter's head.

Joey Gallo and Rougned Odor both homered for the third straight game, Mike Minor worked an efficient seven innings and Texas beat Baltimore.

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