Gardner drives Yankees to win over Red Sox

  • Gardner drives Yankees to win over Red Sox

Gardner drives Yankees to win over Red Sox

Not bad work in less than three weeks.

As the bedlam died down, as the Stadium stopped shaking, as the fans began processing the latest thunderclap in the Bronx, Aaron Judge marched to the other side of the dugout.

It's been manager Alex Cora's vision since December to use Kimbrel in the most high-leverage spot of the game, regardless of the inning.

The Yankees have outscored the opposition 110-45 in the surge. The rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox is back. Will the Yankees win their ninth consecutive game on Thursday night when these rivals meet again at 7:05 p.m. ET? So when Sports Illustrated asked me to direct a documentary about that season, I must have said yes before they finished the question.

Barnes and Kimbrel gave up four runs on three hits and one walk. Miguel Andujar's groundout to second moved Walker to third. Brett Gardner was due up for the Yankees, meaning the Kimbrel essentially needed a strikeout, because a double play with that speed at the plate was unlikely. He got ahead 3-and-0 before the count went full. Cora said he didn't think video games had brought on the syndrome, but he said Fortnite might be discussed when he sits down with Price to lay out a recovery plan. "You know at some point, it slows down". Too many men on the ice infractions aren't all that rare in hockey, but you nearly never see a baseball team penalized for batting out of order. "It doesn't matter if it's the eighth or ninth inning, especially in situations like that".

After Gardner hit his triple at 101.2 miles per hour off the bat, Judge followed with his ninth homer of the season. The current standings mean even less when you consider just how hot the Yankees are. Feel like a little kid out there.

But Gardner really took a hold of this moment, patiently taking three close pitches to get ahead in the count 3-0, taking a strike, and then fouling off a pair of 97 miles per hour heaters. In his career, Rodriguez is 4-2 with a 2.96 ERA and 34 strikeouts against the Yankees.

Moreland and Andrew Benintendi homered as Boston chased Masahiro Tanaka after 5 1/3 innings.

Hanley Ramirez briefly gave Boston the lead in the seventh inning with a solo home run, his 14th career go-ahead home run in the seventh inning or later.

The Yankees will send unbeaten 37-year-old CC Sabathia (2-0, 1.39) to the hill off his best outing of the season, as he pitched six shutout innings against the Indians last Friday, allowing just three hits and striking out seven batters without walking one. Porcello allowed five runs and eight hits over 5 1/3.

The Red Sox will turn to Eduardo Rodriguez on Thursday to try to prevent a Yankees' sweep, as their incredible 17-2 start to the season slips further into the past. Shreve struck out Rafael Devers, and righty Jonathan Holder struck out Sandy Leon. Aaron Boone called him a. And all the while, they are defeating good or competitive teams. And the other guys, the Sox, who an emotional Rick Burleson told me had to be the greatest team ever to not win the pennant.