CHICAGO - Avisail Garcia hit a two-run, go-ahead home run and Jose Quintana struck out 10 as the Chicago White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday.
The good news for everyone is that the Yankees and Red Sox will resume their ancient rivalry on Tuesday night from Fenway Park in Boston for early-season supremacy in the American League East. Judge tattooed it to the opposite field, and it fell into the Yankees bullpen for a two-run homer.
Porcello wasn't bad, allowing three runs (two earned) and five hits in 6 2⁄3, but he was outpitched by Severino, who again excelled with his fastball command.
Chapman, who last pitched on April 22, required 33 pitches in the ninth, and was seen grabbing his elbow, but said he isn't concerned about it. Yet Judge seems to have a flair for the dramatic, too.
BOSTON (AP) Aaron Judge came running across Fenway Park's right field grass, making his 6-foot-7 frame look a linebacker going for a tackle as he tumbled into the right-field stands to make a catch.
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The series became known as the "Boston Massacre", as the Yankees swept all four games by a combined score of 42-9.
"I honestly really didn't think about it".
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Chris Young drove in a run for the Red Sox (11-9), who have dropped four of their last six.
"It's always fun", NY third baseman Chase Headley told reporters after the Yankees (11-7) lost 2-1 in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
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In the last nine seasons, the teams faced each other 166 times and were 83-83.
For the most part, this was a relatively good game for the Yankees.
Boston came up short against the rival Yankees on Wednesday evening to open their series on a low note.
Ryan Braun had a two-run double and a single off Reds starter Rookie Davis (0-1).
Not that the Red Sox needed to be sold on how great Sale was when they were planning to trade for him last winter, but his dominance over the Yankees was certainly a nice bonus.
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