Red Sox starter leaves after one inning with possible injury

Chris Sale pitched very well against the Yankees last season, but despite a 2.65 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 34 innings pitched, Sale was unable to pick up a win against Boston's primary divisional rival during his first season in a Red Sox uniform.

With the Paw Sox being able to stretch out Shepherd to reach 85 pitches today, he could now be ready to throw deeper into a game more effectively then he did today. Gary Sanchez cracked a pair of two-run homers and Giancarlo Stanton showed signs of life at the plate as the Yankees battled past the Red Sox, 10-7, in almost four hours of fantastic theater.

This game had everything. Benches cleared, no punches. He did not allow a run in his first two starts of the season. Andrew Benintendi had two hits and two RBI. Better yet, let's make it two bench-clearing episodes.

Tyler Austin, in his 61st career major league game, sparked the rivalry with a questionable spikes-up slide into Brock Holt's ankle in the third inning.

Texas Rangers pitcher Martin Perez gave up nine hits and eight runs in just three innings of work in an 11-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Two batters later, Gardner was plated on a Didi Gregorius sacrifice fly.

WASHINGTON - Peter Bourjos drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the 12th inning off Ryan Madson (0-1).

Blue Jays 2, Orioles 1: Curtis Granderson hit a tiebreaking homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning after Toronto teammate Aaron Sanchez lost his no-hit bid in the eighth, and the visiting Blue Jays edged Baltimore. J.D. Martinez hit a grand slam and Hanley Ramirez homered for Boston.

- Brian Johnson came in to replace Kelly and looked sharp in relief.

"Felt good tonight", Sale said after improving to 1-0 with a 1.06 ERA on the young season. One to Darnell Sweeney in the 3rd inning.

The Red Sox called for a review of the play, but it was determined that the play was not reviewable. He said that coming to NY would be very hard for any player, and it will be much more difficult if the player is from a different league.

"It shows that we've all got each other's back".

Like Fisk in the '70s, the Yankees had their own antagonist in the 2000s: Alex Rodriguez, who did not appreciate being plunked by Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo. However, that was all the damage Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman would allow. He gave up seven hits, tied a career high with six walks and struck out six.

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees looks on during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 10, 2018 in Boston.

Sonny Gray takes the mound for his third start of the year for the Yankees in this contest.

  • Julie Sanders