The Yankees’ run scored in the eighth on Brett Gardner’s single after Morton had been replaced. They had fallen behind 1-0 but actually went into the first intermission tied thanks to a goal by defenseman Charlie McAvoy, but the second period proved to be much like the first, with Rask bailing out his teammates with save after save until Tyler Johnson scored on the power play to make it 2-1, and in the third Odrej Palat increased the lead to 3-1.
The Red Sox are 21-7 SU and 13-14 ATS. He is 0-0 with a 1.98 ERA in three career games (two starts) against the Royals. He is also winless in six starts this season.
It would have forced pitcher Hammel to hit. The homer was off a fastball, and two singles in the game were off breaking balls. Consider him day-to-day until further notice, although Cheslor Cuthbert would likely spend time at third base if Moustakas has to miss a game or two.
Since sweeping the Angels in Anaheim two weeks ago, the Sox have gone just 3-5 having dropped two in Oakland, one in Toronto, and two at home to the Rays this past weekend.
Hammel was tagged for eight runs on eight hits in 4 2/3.
Brandon Woodruff (1-0) got the win in relief, striking out two in 1 1/3 innings. Over 35 innings of work, Sale has 45 strikeouts with eight walks. With the game scoreless, Detroit closer Shane Greene (1-2) walked Denard Span to start the ninth. Boston salvaged the finale of their three game set with the Rays, winning 4-3 Sunday afternoon at home. Jacob Faria tossed eight innings to pick up the win.
J. D. Martinez and Hanley Ramirez both had two hits.
Hader now sports a 1.00 ERA with a 39/5 K/BB ratio in 18 innings on the season.
Doubles by Escobar and Merrifield in the fourth made it a one-run game, but Boston took a 7-5 lead on a sacrifice fly by Benintendi in the bottom half. Beliveau then struck out the Rangers’ Joey Gallo looking with runners on the corners to earn his first save of the season. Even if Sale turns in a normal outing for him in this one, Junis likely gets hit hard again, which puts this one in range to go over the total. Boston has a – ATS mark over its last seven games and the.
Rodriguez went four innings, allowing five runs.
The Royals offense has slashed.243/.316/.366 on its way to 3.4 runs scored per game this season, including 3.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU). Steve Cishek recorded the final two outs for his first save.
Tanner Roark pitched seven efficient innings and drove in his first run since 2016 as Washington held off Pittsburgh.
The superstition paid off for the right-handed nomad as Boston rallied back for a 4-3 victory.
Sale did not have a clean inning until the seventh.
The Phillies did not score in the frame.