Severino sharp but Yankees fall to Red Sox, 2

Throw it soft and slow.


Ellsbury started the night in a 3-for-23 (.130) slump but went 2-for-4 and sent his fifth homer of the season into the second deck in right field off loser Eduardo Rodriguez.

The Yankees took a 1-0 lead with two outs in the third inning. More importantly, Severino struck out seven without walking a batter. I think at the beginning of the game, he was kind of missing location a little bit. He remained flawless in save situations in the end with his 24th of the year. Gardner proceeded to single to center off of Rodriguez, a crucial base knock which was followed up by an RBI double by A-Rod. David Ortiz hit a fastball that wasn’t meant to go down the middle in the fourth inning.

The last-place Red Sox snapped an eight-game road losing streak behind Wright (5-4).

Steven Wright struck out a career-best nine hitters in a dominant eight-inning performance at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night. After giving up Beltran’s ninth home run, Wright finished the seventh quickly and helped himself by having Ellsbury’s double-play grounder carom off his leg in the eighth.

Tulowitzki and left-hander David Price, who starts Saturday.

The Yankees were able to get on the board in the third inning. The fastball that was highly touted and the command were on display for the first time before a sold out crowd at Yankee Stadium. Their lineup has been hitting the cover off the ball, and has given their rotation plenty of run support over that time.

“You know there were other pitches I could have thrown”, Tanaka said. Giants manager Bruce Bochy is unsure if Leake’s strained left hamstring will force him to miss more than one turn.

Besides having effectiveness with his 99 pitches, his velocity appeared to increase with a few readings of 93 and 94 miles per hour.

The Red Sox are yet again in New York tonight and will be trying to bounce back after a humiliating loss in game 1 of their three-game series against the Yankees.

“I thought he pitched a pretty good ballgame”.

“It’s a guy who has been through this, been through this time of the year, ” Girardi said before the game.

New York’s offense is certainly capable of backing Severino up. 185 (17 for 92) against Wright and fellow knuckleballer R.A. Dickey of the Toronto Blue Jays this season.

Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, left, embraces Red Sox relief… OF Mookie Betts (concussion) also is set to be in Detroit to continue his recovery. RHP Rick Porcello (right triceps strain) is on the disabled list, retroactive to July 30. He said McCann is day to day and it shouldn’t be a long absence.


Yankees: McCann had an MRI that showed inflammation around the medial collateral ligament on the inside of his left knee. He said he could come off the bench in an emergency, but hopes two days off and steady treatment will be enough to get him back on the field. John Ryan Murphy was behind the plate for Severino’s debut. “I definitely think it’s a positive for him and what he could mean for us moving forward”.

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