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66-57, 2nd in AL East

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

In just a little while, Rory McIlroy is gonna make more contact with a ball than Aaron Judge has in a while! That's not really fair. McIlroy will be hitting a golf balls along with a patient from St. Jude Children's Hospital at multiple targets from the 200 level at Yankee Stadium onto the field.

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Stephen A. and Kellerman worried about Yankees (1:27)
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Bradley Jr. leads Red Sox past Yanks (0:54)
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Red Sox beat Yankees 5-1, move five up in AL East

Jackie Bradley Jr. tripled in two runs and singled in another, and Rick Porcello pitched six innings of a combined three-hitter to help the AL East-leading Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Sunday and extend their lead over the Yankees to five games.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 5, Yankees 1: Two out of three ain't bad. It's also exactly what the Sox needed. For the second weekend in a row, the Red Sox managed to keep the second-place Yankees at arm's length by winning two of three games. Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in three runs, including a tone-setting two-run triple in the second inning against Yankees starter Sonny Gray. Rick Porcello tossed six solid innings for his fourth consecutive win.

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Aaron Judge went hitless Sunday, striking out in the eighth inning to match Bill Stoneman's MLB record with strikeouts in 37 straight games. Judge has struck out in all 15 games he has played against the Red Sox this season; he is hitting .155 and has only one home run against Boston.

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Judge strikes out in 37th consecutive game (0:15)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Judge extends his newly-minted MLB single-season strikeout record to 37 consecutive games with at least one strikeout.

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Bradley Jr.'s triple gives Red Sox early lead (0:35)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aroldis Chapman comes in to pitch in the 6th inning for the first time since September 23rd, 2011.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Now that Aaron Hicks is playing every day, it can be said that every AL East team has a superb defensive center fielder. Feel free to rank them: Jackie Bradley Jr. (Red Sox), Hicks (Yankees), Adam Jones (Orioles), Kevin Pillar (Blue Jays) and, when healthy, Kevin Kiermaier (Rays).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Girardi isn't considering moving Aaron Judge out of No. 3 spot in lineup. "He's going to stay there," Girardi said. "He's still dangerous. He's still getting on at a pretty high clip." Judge is 0-for-3 today, 1-for-11 in this series and 9-for-57 this season vs. Red Sox. He hasn't homered in 70 consecutive plate appearances vs. Boston.

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Defensive outfield tiers: Yankees among the best

The Yankees have relied on balance at all three positions to propel them to the top tier. Getting Aaron Hicks back from the disabled list is plus, as he has saved nine runs in center this season.

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All downhill for Judge since break

Aaron Judge struck out in his 36th consecutive game Saturday, setting a record for the longest such streak in a single season in MLB history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. His second half batting average is worse than the .179 mark that haunted him in his 2016 debut season.

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Devers becoming thorn in Yankees' side

Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers homered again against the rival Yankees on Saturday. He's the first player to go deep in three straight games against the Yankees before turning 21 years old since Babe Ruth in 1915.

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No ignoring Chapman's struggles

Aroldis Chapman is out as the Yankees' closer, and with good reason. The left-hander is in the midst of his worst season by numerous measures.

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Sabathia continues Red Sox domination

With Saturday's win, CC Sabathia is now 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three starts against Boston this season. Since earned runs became official in the AL in 1913, four other Yankees pitchers have won their first three starts against the Red Sox in a season with a sub-1.00 ERA: Lefty Gomez in 1934 (0.33), Hank Borowy in 1945 (0.35), Whitey Ford in 1956 (0.67) and Scott Sanderson in 1991 (0.43), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Saturday's longest home runs

Rougned Odor teed off twice against the White Sox, with his second blast reaching the upper deck in right field at Globe Life Park. A pair of rookies flexed their muscles in Saturday's Red Sox-Yankees tilt while Mike Trout's multihomer game in Baltimore gave him six seasons with at least 25 home runs, tying Tim Salmon's Angels record.

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Aaron Judge on Saturday had his 13th three-strikeout game of the season, tied with Curtis Granderson in 2012 for the most in a season by a Yankees player (batters' strikeouts have been official in the American League since the start of 1913). Judge fell to 0-for-10 with eight strikeouts against Chris Sale, his most at-bats without a hit against any pitcher.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale: "Any time I give up two homers in a game it's not going to work out. I've got to be better than that." On the pitches that were hit by Tyler Austin and Todd Frazier: "One was a fastball, one was a slider, and I've never seen a good pitch go over the fence."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here's what Aroldis Chapman told me about his demotion from the Yankees closer role: "I left the manager no other option if I'm not doing my job and causing my team to lose games. But I'll be working hard to figure this out."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

CC Sabathia: "It's a big win for us and it's kind of a big loss for them because they need to win the games (Chris Sale) is out there."

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs6305th
Batting Average.25911th
On Base Percentage.3356th
Slugging Percentage.4398th
Earned Run Average3.845th
Quality Starts55Tied-14th
WHIP1.233rd
BAA.2332nd

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