New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

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"He just has a way of competing in the biggest spots". Gardner entered the at-bat just 1-for-6 with five strikeouts against the right-hander. Gardner drilled a full-count pitch into left-center, well over the head of center fielder Mookie Betts, who was playing shallow. He saw a 3-0 breaking ball.

In all, Tanaka allowed a season-high eight hits, walked two and was charged with four runs.

The Red Sox had been tied for first place or in sole possession of first since March 31. It is their best stretch since June 2-18, 1953.

Severino says he grew up a Yankees fan, and he loves the limelight.


"Any time you're look up at the board and you're hitting.200, maybe you see some numbers that suggest you should be hitting a little better or otherwise, it's kind of a good feeling", Gardner said. It shouldn't be long before he's sent to Class A Tampa or Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for a rehab assignment, Boone said. "It was fun to be a part of that".

It was power all around that vaulted the Yankees to the victory on Tuesday night, Severino and Aroldis Chapman's overpowering fastballs, Stanton's slugging over the walls, and Judge's arm. Martinez and when they did get hits off him, they stayed in the park and didn't result in RBIs. The over has cashed in three of those games, compared to five that have gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. Boone predicted before the game that a breakout was imminent, citing internal metrics and an appreciation for Gardner's steady approach.

Joel Embiid had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Sixers, but will have to wait at least another year before trusting that "the process", as they call it in Philly, can get his team to the next level. "You just have to keep working".

Gardner began the night with a.198 average but capped his first three-hit game of the year by lifting Kimbrel's 96 miles per hour fastball soaring over center fielder Mookie Betts' head to give the Yankees a 7-6 lead. This rally came an inning earlier.


"It seems like they're doing all the small things at the right time", Kimbrel said after his second blown save in his past four chances.

Manager Alex Cora said Price (hand) was diagnosed with a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome, which prohibited him from making Wednesday's start.

"But then Jon and I relived that entire summer, nearly game-by-game-"Reggie Jackson's weird, failed bunt in KC, 'One's convicted, the other's a liar, ' Luis Tiant winning three games in eight days to force the one-game playoff and, of course, the Boston Massacre-and we realized it had to be bigger than one game".

"From what I know, it was a lot of testing and that's all I can tell you", said Cora.


Hanley Ramirez hit his fourth homer on the season off of Chad Green with Andrew Benintendi on base in the top half of the seventh to give the Red Sox a 6-5 lead.

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