The Yankees are 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss, 4-10 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Montgomerys last 7 starts. The Sox would go on to Win the Game [10-5] making up for their blunder loss last night. After blowing a three-run lead in the series opener, Andrew Benintendi hit two three-run homers off Luis Severino in Saturday's 10-5 victory.
"We didn't clear this with the Red Sox, and we didn't really think it would be what it became", he said, laughing.
For the season he's hitting.280 with 16 home runs and a.359 on-base percentage, which is a long way from Judge territory, but much like their respective ballclubs, the two outfielders are headed in opposite directions at the moment. They were hitting the ball hard as they averaged more than seven runs a game in their first six wins and allowed less than three. "I can't say anything's fundamentally changed. He's got a handsome swing, and he's a natural-looking hitter". He's a natural lefty hitter.
The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. As the clear-cut AL Cy Young favorite, Sale should be able to build upon his previous two solid starts against the Yankees in tonight's matchup. Foxx achieved it twice - on September 7, 1938, at Fenway Park off Red Ruffing in a rain-shortened game and on October 1, 1938, when he hit a grand slam and three-run homer at Fenway. "I guess that's cool".
And it actually got worse before it got better. He went 2-for-5 with two homers and six RBIs.
But a good rule of thumb is this: You never truly know if newcomers to this scene can handle things until they face their first wave of adversity. Clearly Severino is going to have to make a major adjustment against them.
Pomeranz, meanwhile, allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings to pick up the win. Sanchez also chipped in with a fifth-inning double, though he was stranded at second base.
Severino will make another big start against the first-place Red Sox as the Yankees try to inch closer in the American League East race Saturday afternoon. Rich Hill got a no-decision after allowing two runs and five hits with nine strikeouts over six innings. "He made some mistakes". He's got an incredible arm; we've seen him throw people out. "This shows that he's human".
Chase Headley and Jacoby Ellsbury added solo shots in the ninth well after Benintendi put the game out of reach. After a pinpoint throw from Hicks, and a well-executed catch and tag from third baseman Todd Frazier, the Sox had yet another baserunner thrown out. I went through that for two months. I mean seriously, the bases were loaded with no outs against the Yankees. Mookie Betts laced a two-out two-run single to left field to plate Christian Vazquez and Jackie Bradley Jr.
Farrell said Pedroia needs more time for his irritation to subside, and there is no timetable for his return.
"He wasn't executing his pitches today, " Joe Girardi said.
Eduardo Nunez has sparked the Red Sox since Boston acquired him at the trade deadline.
CC Sabathia was originally slated to start Sunday but landed on the disabled with right knee inflammation.
After the Devers double, the Red Sox were 4-for-7 with runners in scoring position - they finished the game 4-for-11 - getting more such hits in five innings than they had in their previous 10 games against the Yankees.