Five Thoughts: Red Sox execute the script in crucial win over Yankees


The Boston Red Sox took two out of three games from the New York Yankees in their weekend series at Fenway Park, and after Sunday's 5-1 win the team chose to rub some salt in their division rival's wound. But then the bullpen came unhinged.

Bradley's heroics and a lock-down performance by the Boston bullpen gave the Red Sox the rubber match of the teams' three-game series, extending their lead over the Yankees in the American League East to five games.

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"Our guys fought really hard to get in front of the lead". The new setup, with Adam Warren leading into David Robertson and Dellin Betances taking care of the ninth, worked quite well when the three combined for seven strikeouts in the final three innings of Saturday's triumph. Over the last 30 games, Sale has recorded a 2.18 ERA, Drew Pomeranz has a 2.57 ERA and Craig Kimbrel a 1.64 ERA, courtesy of MLB Stats. On the season, the Yankees rookie is hitting.155 (9-for-58) with only one homer against Boston.

Gray was mostly able to avoid any damage on the scoreboard save for the second inning, when Bradley smoked a two-out triple into the center-field triangle to bring Xander Bogaerts and Sandy Leon home for a 2-0 lead.

Curtis Granderson went 0-for-4 with a run scored in his Dodgers' debut. In two starts against the Red Sox he has allowed zero runs in 14 innings and struck out eight.

That was the only blemish of Porcello's day though as he allowed just three hits on the afternoon in six innings of work.

The street name has always been a consistent reminder that it is our job to ensure the Red Sox are not just multi-cultural, but stand for as numerous right things in our community as we can. If they can sweep the Yankees this weekend, then their lead in the division would go up to seven games, which would be hard for the Yankees to make up with less than 40 games left in the season. With Kelly pitching, Judge fouled off two 100 miles per hour pitches with two strikes and laid off a 101 miles per hour fastball to work the count full before grounding out to the shortstop. "We feel like if one person doesn't get the job done, we feel like the next person will".

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Reed struck out Judge on a cutter and induced a weak pop-up off the bat of Gary Sanchez, who had homered off Joe Kelly to start the inning, to end the seventh. Those are the at-bats you want to be in, big situation, based loaded and try to come through there.

On Saturday night, the Yankees made Sale throw 20 pitches in the first inning and 21 more in the second.

"We're not going to take any chance right now", Farrell said.

"We're in a stretch of games for the better part of a month where the schedule is tough".

Bauer (12-8) won his fifth straight decision - the longest winning streak of his career that started after a July 17 loss.

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