Yankees 5, Red Sox 4: Newcomers finally get taste of failure

Yankees 5, Red Sox 4: Newcomers finally get taste of failureā€

The Astros continued their free-fall as Cole Hamels worked seven shutout innings to help the Rangers send Houston to its 10th loss in 13 games, 6-4.

The A's trailed 4-3 entering the bottom of the eighth, but scored two times to take a winning lead. Then the magic arrived. Carrasco had a no-hitter until Logan Morrison hit a two-out single in the seventh. Through May 11, he was hitting.248 with no home runs.

Gary Sanchez singled, advanced on a wild pitch and Aaron Judge walked.

The Padres were 4-3 winners over the Dodgers behind Jose Pirella's tiebreaking homer leading off the eighth.

All of that run support came as Drew Pomeranz further solidified his status as the Red Sox' second-best starting pitcher.

A foul ball struck a Yankees player in the head.

That stat would be prescient for Friday's matchup against Red Sox southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez.

Look, the Sox can pretend their mistakes aren't mistakes all they want as long as they end up on top of the division at the end of the regular season. The Red Sox are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in NY, 4-10 in the last 14 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in NY.

"If it happened again tomorrow, I would take the chance tomorrow again", said Nunez, a former Yankee acquired by Boston from San Francisco last month. Four innings later, Andrew Benintendi provided cushion with a line-drive home run to the second deck in right field off Garcia, pushing Boston's advantage to 3-0.

New York Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury, left, Aaron Hicks, center, and Aaron Judge celebrate after the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in New York. Since June 27, Severino has accumulated 67 strikeouts and the hard-throwing right-hander is 4-0 with an 0.83 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break. Frazier made a backhand catch and swiped Nunez on the back as the former Yankee slid headfirst and reached for the base with his left arm. Since they were already heading up to Boston for the Sox game, they figured, why not hold a quick wedding between innings? Addison Reed opened the floodgates, and Joe Kelly gave up the tying and go-ahead runs to the Yankees. He allowed a home run to the first batter of the game, Tim Anderson, but settled down quickly and was marvelous throughout the rest of his outing. Two pitches later, Betts lined a single to left to tie the score.

Benintendi tied a career high with six RBIs by homering in consecutive at-bats off Luis Severino (9-5) when Boston scored five times in the third and fifth innings.

The Yankees improved to to 61-53.

NY then went single, walk, single, single to make the lead 5-3 and earn the win in the opener of a three-game set that could go a long way in deciding the American League East.

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