NEW YORK -- The Yankees received eight strong innings from CC Sabathia and scored five runs off of a struggling John Lackey to defeat the Red Sox, 5-2, on Saturday.
Sabathia (14-5) allowed just two earned runs in the start, both coming in the second inning. He gave up six hits and walked just one while striking out three to earn his first win since July 22.
After a scoreless first against Lackey, the Yankees tied the score in the second inning. Following a leadoff walk to Lance Berkman, Curtis Granderson tripled to drive in the Yankees first run. Ramiro Pena, starting for an injured Alex Rodriguez, would later ground out in the inning to plate Granderson. The Yankees would take the lead with a pair of RBI singles from Robinson Cano and Jorge Posada off Lackey (10-7) in the fifth inning.
The Sox would never threaten, as Sabathia cruised through the eighth and Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect...
NEW YORK -- In an email to WEEI.com, Red Sox principal owner John Henry clarified his remarks that his club "[needs] another miracle" in order to reach the playoffs. Henry suggested that recent events in Red Sox history suggest the plausibility of "miraculous" occurrences, as does recent probability theory.
"The playoff comebacks down 3-0 and 3-1 were nothing short of miraculous in 2004 [and] 2007. What were the odds of winning eight and then seven straight?" Henry wrote in an email. "The unexpected is more prevalent than we imagine."
NEW YORK -- Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was hit by a Lance Berkman line drive during batting practice Saturday. Rodriguez was taking ground balls at third when the ball from Berkman hit his left leg. He was able to leave the field under his own power but was clearly limping, according to reports. He is out of the lineup for Saturday, replaced by Ramiro Pena at 3B.
NEW YORK -- Red Sox corner infielder Mike Lowell was asked Saturday about the signing of veteran first baseman Carlos Delgado to a minor-league contract. Lowell has played first base in each of the last two games for the Sox and is in the lineup Saturday.
"We'll see if he gets to Boston," said Lowell of Delgado, who had hip surgery in February and hasn't played in 2010.
Lowell, who played with Delgado in 2005 with the Marlins, described the two-time All-Star as an "outstanding teammate."
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NEW YORK -- Major league sources have confirmed to WEEI.com that the Red Sox have signed veteran Carlos Delgado to a minor-league contract.
The story was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com.
Under the terms of the deal, Delgado will earn $20,000 a month in the minors and a pro-rated portion of $3 million in the majors. If he is not on the Red Sox by September 1, he can become a free agent.
Delgado has not played this season and participated in only 29 games last year with the Mets, hitting .298/.393/.521 with four homers and 23 RBI. A two-time All-Star, his 473 career home runs rank 30th all-time.
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WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
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Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
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DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
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Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to talk about David Ortiz, the struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and the Jon Lester contract.
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Given the recent Ray Rice suspension, many people are comparing it to Josh Gordon getting suspended for repeated drug abuse. Tim Benz doesn't think this is a fair comparison. He explains why.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
We discuss the suspension of Ray Rice, and how the act he committed certainly seemed like it warranted a harsher penalty from the strict front office of Roger Goodell.
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Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
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A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.
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