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Author:  elaine95 [ Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:45 am ]
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CC Sabathia shut down the high-scoring Red Sox Marquise Blair Jersey , Greg Bird hit two home runs and Aaron Judge connected off a college teammate as the New York Yankees bopped Boston 8-1 on Friday night to retake the top record in the majors.

Not since the famed Bucky Dent playoff game in 1978 had the Yankees and Red Sox met so late in a season when they owned the two best marks in baseball. Home runs decided this matchup, too, with Miguel Andujar also going deep for New York.

The biggest crowd of the year at Yankee Stadium was in the spirit as lines forming outside the gates more than 3 1/2 hours before the start. The pro-Yankees chants began prior to the first pitch, the anti-Boston shouts soon followed.

Sabathia (5-3) helped end Boston’s four-game winning streak, less than a month from his 38th birthday. He gave up one run and six hits in seven innings.

Steve Pearce, acquired a day earlier from Toronto, batted cleanup in his debut for Boston and doubled and singled off Sabathia. No matter, the big lefty improved to 6-0 in his last seven starts against Boston. Eduardo Rodriguez (9-3) gave up five early runs. Boston fell to 3-4 against their rivals this season, and 12 more games are left.

Judge connected for his 21st homer, a two-run drive in the seventh off Justin Haley. Before the game, the former Fresno State players chatted for a while behind the cage during batting practice – the rookie reliever angrily kicked at the mound dirt as Judge circled the bases.

Gleyber Torres tripled and scored on Andujar’s single in the second. Torres added a sacrifice fly in a four-run fourth, capped by back-to-back homers from Andujar and Bird. Bird added a solo drive in the eighth. The Yankees lead the majors with 131 home runs.

NATIONALS 17, PHILLIES 7

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Juan Soto hit two of Washington’s seven home runs, finishing with four hits and five RBIs, and the Nationals routed Philadelphia.

Anthony Rendon, Trea Turner D.K. Metcalf Jersey , Bryce Harper, Brian Goodwin and Mark Reynolds also homered for the Nationals, who set a season high for homers. Washington had scored just three runs while losing three straight. Rendon added two doubles and three RBIs, and Harper also contributed three hits and three RBIs.

Rhys Hoskins, Scott Kingery and Carlos Santana homered for Philadelphia. Kingery was a triple shy of the cycle. The teams combined for 28 hits, including 16 for extra bases, on a steamy night in Philadelphia with the game-time temperature 90 degrees.

Erick Fedde (1-3) earned his first major league win in his eighth career start, allowing five runs on eight hits in five innings with three strikeouts and three walks.

Nick Pivetta (4-7) was the loser.

RAYS 3, ASTROS 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Wilmer Font and four relievers combined on a three-hitter and Tampa Bay snapped Houston’s 11-game road winning streak.

Font (2-3) allowed one run and one hit over five-plus innings before an injury forced him to leave the game. Diego Castillo, Chaz Roe, Sergio Romo and Jose Alvarado held the Astros in check the rest of the way. Alvarado got the final out for his second save.

A strained right lat caused Font’s early exit.

Alex Bregman homered for the Astros, who lost for just fourth time in 22 games overall. Gerrit Cole (9-2) gave up three runs – one earned – and five hits in six innings to end his seven-game winning streak.

ANGELS 7, ORIOLES 1

BALTIMORE (AP) – Mike Trout celebrated his return to center field with a solo home run and an impressive catch, and Los Angeles beat Baltimore to snap a six-game skid.

Martin Maldonado also homered for Los Angeles, Andrelton Simmons had four hits and Felix Pena (1-0) allowed five hits over 5 1/3 shutout innings.

Back in the outfield after an ineffective nine-day stretch as a designated hitter Cody Barton Jersey , Trout hit his 24th home run in the first inning off David Hess (2-5) to spark the Angels to their first win in a week. The two-time AL MVP reached base three times and ran down a liner in the gap to rob Danny Valencia of a potential fourth-inning double.

Baltimore owns the worst record in the majors (23-58), and is playing at a pace to lose 116 games. The Orioles have dropped 16 of 17 at home and are 0-14 against the AL West.

CUBS 10, TWINS 6

CHICAGO (AP) – Addison Russell hit his second career grand slam, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist had two-run homers and Chicago rallied to beat Minnesota.

Kyle Schwarber added his 16th home run, a solo shot in seventh, and Anthony Rizzo completed Chicago’s scoring with an RBI single in the eighth. The Cubs have won three in a row after dropping four straight.

Russell’s second homer in two days chased Jose Berrios (8-6) with one out the fifth and put Chicago ahead for the first time, 6-5.

Minnesota’s Joe Mauer homered among three hits and finished with a season-high five RBIs. Coming through twice with two outs, Mauer hit a three-run shot in the second and lined a two-run double off starter Mike Montgomery (3-2) in the fourth.

Brandon Morrow got the final out for his 17th save.

GIANTS 2, DIAMONDBACKS 1

PHOENIX (AP) – Andrew Suarez pitched six strong innings, Austin Slater had a pair of RBI doubles and San Francisco beat Arizona.

Suarez (3-4) gave up a run, scattering seven hits in his first win in five starts.

Slater, recalled from Triple-A Sacramento four times this season – most recently last Saturday – doubled in a run off Patrick Corbin in the second and knocked in the go-ahead score off Andrew Chafin (1-3) in the seventh. Slater also singled.

Will Smith pitched a perfect ninth for his first save since April 13, 2014.

BREWERS 8, REDS 2

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett was already going to face heightened expectations coming off a breakout season during which he became Russell Wilson’s favorite target.Then Doug Baldwin was released — likely headed toward retirement — and Lockett was left with a new role.“His presence, that’s the biggest thing that is going to be missed http://www.cardinalsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-zach-allen-jersey ,” Lockett said Tuesday. “It’s kind of hard when you’ve always had a vet to be able to teach you the ropes, allow you to be able to learn the ins and outs on the field and off the field, and how to carry yourself in the type of world we live in. Different stuff like that. Not to have that every single day is going to be hard. It’s very hard to transition, but each and every day and each and every year something new happens.”And then Lockett added, “It’s time for me to step up and fulfill the role I’m called to be in this year.”Replacing its most consistent and productive wide receiver from the past half-dozen years is one of the major challenges Seattle will face going into training camp and the start of the season. Baldwin led Seattle in catches in four straight seasons from 2014-17 before Lockett had a career-high 57 receptions and 10 touchdowns last season to lead the Seahawks. Baldwin dealt with injuries most of the year, but still finished with 50 catches in the regular season.Seattle did its part in the draft by taking three wide receivers — highlighted by the selection of DK Metcalf — to try to fill some of the void left by Baldwin’s departure. But those new faces will be looking to Lockett as the most experienced pass catcher in Seattle’s locker room.“I think it happens naturally. They watch the way he works. He doesn’t have to say much just because of the way he works,” offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said.Lockett showed last season that he was fully recovered from the broken leg he suffered late in the 2016 season, an injury that still affected him in 2017. His 57 receptions came on just 70 targets. His catch percentage of 81.4% was among the highest in the league for wide receivers. But Lockett was able to get open as much as he did in part because Baldwin was on the field, even in a limited capacity due to his injuries. The attention paid to Baldwin helped Lockett thrive.The loss of Baldwin may allow Seattle to move Lockett around the field more than in the past, including opportunities to work as a slot receiver and see if that could be another area where Lockett can exploit defenses. Or, as Schottenheimer described, “The best weapon for us is when they don’t know where Tyler will be.”“For me it’s all about just being able to further my game wherever I’m at,” Lockett said. “Wherever I’m at, it’s all about trying to get open or get other people open. And that’s what it’s all about.”

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