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Craig Kimbrel Sandy Leon Red Sox Yankees
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John Tomase
April 13, 2018 - 12:04 am
BOOM! Went Giancarlo Stanton's first swing with the Yankees, an opposite-field home run in Toronto. BANG! Responded Chris Sale with two strikeouts to open his own season, 1,500 miles and two countries away. BOOM! Went Aaron Judge, Stanton and Gary Sanchez a few days later with homers in a win...
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Rick Porcello
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John Tomase
April 12, 2018 - 10:54 pm
A night after a wild melee marked the official return of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, Rick Porcello raised his arms and demanded silence. The right-hander was masterful in a 6-3 victory, taking a no-hitter into the seventh and improving to 3-0 with a 1.83 ERA. In the process, he continued...
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Joe Kelly Tyler Austin
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John Tomase
April 12, 2018 - 6:34 pm
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly was suspending for six games and Yankees DH Tyler Austin received five games for their roles in Wednesday's Red Sox-Yankees melee at Fenway Park. The two primary combatants were also fined an undisclosed amount. They weren't the only ones punished. Red Sox manager Alex...
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Phil Nevin
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John Tomase
April 12, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Amidst the chaos during Wednesday's Red Sox-Yankees brawl, cameras caught Red Sox manager Alex Cora dismissing ejected Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin with a wave of his hand. Fans and media reacted with anger in New York, but Cora didn't back down on Thursday when asked about the confrontation...
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John Tomase
April 12, 2018 - 12:31 pm
Alex Cora has wasted no time making enemies on the Yankees, and according to the New York Daily News , a former big league manager thinks he handled himself poorly during Wednesday's brawl. Specifically, the manager said, he didn't like the way Cora dismissively waved off Yankees third base coach...
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John Tomase
April 12, 2018 - 11:58 am
The Red Sox have placed reliever Bobby Poyner on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring strain and recalled reliever Marcus Walden from Pawtucket. Poyner was injured in Wednesday's 10-7 loss to the Yankees. The training staff checked on him at the start of an inning when he had trouble getting...
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Rob Bradford
April 11, 2018 - 8:03 pm
The run of good fortune for the Red Sox' starting rotation hit a brick wall Wednesday night. David Price, who had been he team's best pitcher after two trips through the rotation, left his start against the Yankees after just one inning. The lefty allowed four runs, two coming on a two-run triple...
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Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
April 11, 2018 - 11:02 am
Ron Roenicke isn't the only man to coach Mookie Betts and Mike Trout -- former Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina earned that distinction, too -- but he brings the freshest perspective to the discussion. Roenicke spent the last two seasons as Angels third base coach, where he watched Trout outlast...
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Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
April 11, 2018 - 12:15 am
The Rays and Marlins will spend the season scurrying around the ocean floor in search of algae and the stray Cheeto. Beating those bottom dwellers simply checked the box marked, "Meh." Yay, Red Sox for taking care of business. Break out the Monty Python pennants, for there was much rejoicing. But...
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Xander Bogaerts
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John Tomase
April 10, 2018 - 5:26 pm
Xander Bogaerts still doesn't quite know what happened, but it only took a couple of steps to realize it really hurt. The Red Sox shortstop, off to a blistering start, was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a broken bone in his left ankle. He was injured during Sunday's 8-7 win over the...
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