A bunt drops some spice into Yankees-Red Sox rivalry

Sunday, 03 Sep, 2017

The Red Sox continue to get healthier as they prepare for the final stretch of the regular season.

Rodriguez was charged with five runs and 10 hits in five-plus innings.

Hitting second a night after getting dropped to sixth, Judge went 1-for-4, striking out once.

Sorry, but that's the way I see it.

Sabathia escaped constant trouble, holding the Red Sox to one run and four hits while working around five walks, which matched a season high. Obviously, I want to win every time I go out there, but even more so after that.

While the next day, you hit a screaming line drive the third baseman makes a diving catch on, and you walk back to the dugout as a failure.

I digested what he had to say and re-checked the box score. Andrew Benintendi came into the 2017 season with an unbelievable amount of pressure. Next time he'll have to be ready because I want to keep bunting.

Bradley's return comes a day after the Red Sox welcomed Matt Barnes and Dustin Pedroia back from the DL. On Friday, the Red Sox evened the series with a 4-1 win.

The veteran lefty had just registered two strikeouts to end the first inning, stranding the bases loaded and showing there was life in the Yankees after a demoralising three-game sweep by Cleveland. CC Sabathia picked up the win to help pull the Yankees to within 4.5 games of the Sox, but after the game Sabathia still wanted a piece of the bitter rivals. Ellsbury entered after center fielder Aaron Hicks exited with tightness in his left oblique. He doubled down on his bunting criticism yesterday, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi seemed to think the legends of the game would operate the same way.

Lin, 23, is batting.280 (14-for-50) with two triples and a.379 on-base percentage in 19 major league games this season, making six starts each at third base and shortstop and two at second base. All you can do is play the next game on the schedule until there isn't a game on the schedule. He apparently lost a front tooth following Friday's game. The Red Sox recalled C Blake Swihart, 1B Sam Travis, RHPs Austin Maddox and Roenis Elias. CF Jackie Bradley Jr. LHP David Price (left elbow inflammation) felt good following a 20-pitch bullpen session Wednesday and threw again from a shorter distance.

Opponents can only try to beat the Yankees left-hander one way.

The Yankees will be going with RHP Masahiro Tanaka on Saturday.

If the Yankees drop another game to the Red Sox this weekend, their dreams of winning the American League East will be all but toast.

"I feel blessed, feel lucky to be here", he said.