CC Sabathia's criticism won't stop Red Sox from bunting

If my son bunts on me, I'm going to cuss him out.

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (15-6, 2.77) is 0-2 in four starts vs. the Yankees this season despite a 2.12 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings.

Fister (4-7) gave up doubles by Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge to begin the first inning, and little else. Boston is also 5-1 in Pomeranz's last six road starts and 20-8 in Pomeranz's last 28 starts. I can't change my game.

"I'm assuming he bit into something and it came out", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "It's my game. We know he has a bad knee".

I'm thinking the Red Sox's response should be: "Challenge. ignored".

"I didn't prove nothing", he said.

A Mariners 3, Athletics 2: Mike Leake threw seven innings in his Seattle debut, helping snap a five-game losing streak with a victory over visiting Oakland.

Pomeranz took a no-decision after allowing four hits in 3 1/3 scoreless innings August 18 against the Yankees in Boston. Girardi pinch-hit for Frazier late in Friday's 4-1 loss. Because on certain nights, the Yankees can make Doug Fister look like Cy Young.

Holliday has hit two big home runs against the Red Sox this season. He joined Jim Rice, who did it in 1983. In the post season he went 3/9 with a double and hit a home run in his first at bat.

He will attempt to pad those totals by facing Tanaka in a lineup that will feature Jackie Bradley Jr. returning from a brief DL stint with a thumb injury.

Boston went ahead 4-1 when Ramirez sent an 0-1 fastball into the Yankees bullpen beyond the center field fence to start the seventh.

Opponents can only try to beat the Yankees left-hander one way. He allowed 4 hits, struck out 5 and walked 1.

Asked whether the Red Sox said anything back, Sabathia, with an expletive, said: "I don't even care about what they have to say. So I don't think CC is trying to cause a rift or is putting the Red Sox down, I think it's the competitiveness in CC who wants to face their best and he knows there's a bunch of very good hitters over there". I just know this isn't the first time he's made negative comments about me.

In the annals of the sometimes ferocious Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, there have been some memorable matchups and more than a few brawls.

That is because the Yankees' offense has scored only 13 runs in Gray's six starts since he was acquired from the Oakland Athletics for two minor league pitchers at the trade deadline, and only twice has it scored as many as four in one of his games. Overall he is 10-10 with a 4.69 ERA and 155K.

Castro was out of the Bombers' lineup after needing to have an emergency trip to the dentist on Saturday morning. The longtime rivals play two more games this weekend, then won't meet again during the regular season.

  • Julie Sanders