If the Yankees win Thursday, it'll mark their fourth sweep in their past five series. "Kind of hoping that we can nearly slow them down in a sense".
Five times already this month, the Yankees have won by taking the lead in their final at-bat.
Joe Kelly got out of a jam in the bottom of the eighth, striking out Neil Walker with runners on first and second. Craig Kimbrel got some redemption in the ninth, getting through Gardner, Judge and Gregorius unscathed. Judge flied softly to center and Didi Gregorius fell into a 0-for-25 slide by grounding out to Kimbrel to end it.
NY rallied in the seventh while Boston's seemingly comfortable lead burned, as Heath Hembree and Kelly combined to allow four runs on a single hard-hit ball.
Gardner walked on four pitches to make it 4-1 and Judge singled to left for another run.
We'll just give a shout out to the guy attempting to break up the fight while holding his beer with one hand and managing to not spill a drop.
The Sox grabbed a 4-0 lead with Hanley Ramirez driving in three of the runs.
The offense would pick Tillman up, though, scoring nine runs in four innings off Royals starter Ian Kennedy and 11 in all.
IPL 2018: KKR vs MI Match Report
The big moment for Prasidh Krishna came when he got his first-ever IPL wicket by seeing off captain Rohit Sharma for 36. In the end, Ben Cutting's 9-ball 24 took MI past 200 as the last over went for 24 runs off Piyush Chawla (3/48).
With the Red Sox desperately in need of a win against their rival, Martinez obliged, sending a Dellin Betances offering into the right field seats to lead off the eighth inning.
Given the way Sabathia had pitched this season, his performance was unexpected.
Ramirez, often making predictions this year (he said he would hit 30 homers with 30 steals), made a different guess.
"Once it goes past that imaginary line, it's fair game for him". It's allowed him to consistently get righthanded hitters out. "I was just trying to square a ball up". "He's really in a good place and pitching with a lot of confidence". It's still early but a season ago that number was.261 which was good for 17th in the game. And it was apparent early. It was a typically sophisticated insight from Gardner, who still marveled at the way the opposite leadoff man, Boston's Mookie Betts, wore down Masahiro Tanaka to start Wednesday's game.
Stanton has been especially effective against the Red Sox this season, batting.526 with a 1.644 OPS and two home runs.
Off the field, the news is rough for NY jersey chasers: Gleyber is taken.
Rodriguez followed by walking Sanchez to load the bases for Austin, who had fanned looking in the second. The move by coach Peter Laviolette initially seemed to work when Predators defenseman P.K. Subban blasted home a one-timer to make it 2-1, but the Jets pulled away later in the second period. He covered high school and college sports, then shifted to the Jets beat.