McCann leads Yankees blitz against Red Sox

Masahiro Tanaka (8-4) left after Pablo Sandovals long home run leading off the seventh got the Red Sox within 4-3.


NEW YORK — Brian McCann, Chris Young and the rest of the New York Yankees are enjoying quite a run these days.

David Ortiz hit a leadoff homer in the fourth to increase Boston’s lead to 2-0.

“That young kid, he’s got good stuff, man”, said Ortiz, who grounded out on a 97 miles per hour fastball in his other at-bat against Severino. He strung together a nine-start winning streak, during which he gave up just 10 runs in 61⅔ innings, and it was apparent that he was playing above his competition. He said the Yankees just have good hitters, and when they’re hitting, they’ll run you off the field, per’s Bryan Hoch and Ian Browne.

Happ ran into trouble early and walked Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler with the bases loaded and one out in the first inning to force in the game’s first run. Manager Joe Girardi said the team would know more about McCanns condition on Wednesday. 255 with 18 home runs and 65 RBIs, suffered an inflamed MCL in his left knee during Tuesday night’s 13-3 victory over the Red Sox.

Tulowitzki slammed a 2-1 fastball to left for his 14th homer of the season – his second with the Blue Jays – with one out in the third to stretch the lead to 2-0. “I didn’t try to strike out anybody”.

Bradley wound up walking and stealing second, but Betances struck out Brock Holt.

“He looked great”, Mark Teixeira said.

To top it off, all of this happened on Red Sox manager John Farrell’s 53rd birthday! They did most of their damage this time against relievers Robbie Ross, Jean Machi, Craig Breslow and Alexi Ogando.

One of the most highly-touted prospects in the Boston Red Sox organization will make his much-anticipated major league debut on Tuesday in New York.

– Shortstop Xander Bogaerts continued to exhibit his defensive maturation with a pivotal double play in the eighth on a deflected grounder that hit Wright before kicking towards short.

“He was good his last time out, but given this lineup in this ballpark, obviously a short porch in right, he was outstanding from start to finish”, Farrell said.

On the scoreboard, Wednesday night was a loss for the Yankees, 2-1 to the Red Sox. They began an eight-game trip with the poorest road record in the AL, and matched their worst skid away from Fenway Park since dropping their final eight in the 2012 season.

NEW YORK-It’s been a whopping six years since the two longtime juggernauts of the American League, the Yankees and Boston Red Sox, both made the playoffs.

With Rick Porcello being sent to the 15-day disabled list with a tricep strain, the Red Sox have called up Henry Owens from AAA Pawtucket.

He was almost out shined by Red Sox starter, and knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright who had a no-hitter until Didi Gregorius singled with 1 out in the fifth.

But the youngest pitcher to start a Major League game this season also went five innings with one earned run, no walks and seven strikeouts.


Despite the disappearing act by the offense, there were plenty of encouraging signs from Severino, who went 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 11 starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after opening the year with Double-A Trenton.

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