Betts hits slam, Red Sox rout Yanks 14-1 for 9th win in row

BOSTON (AP) A monster night by Mookie Betts kept the Red Sox rolling.

Betts hit a grand slam and scored five times, leading Chris Sale and Boston over the New York Yankees 14-1 Tuesday for its ninth straight victory. The Red Sox improved to 9-1 for the first time in franchise history.

Betts went 4 for 4 and drove in four runs. His third career slam cleared the Green Monster in left field and capped a nine-run burst in the sixth inning that turned the first matchup of the season between longtime rivals into a rout.

''I just got some good pitches to hit and put some good swings on it today,'' Betts said. ''I think just all of us putting together good at-bats kind wears guys down.''

Manager Alex Cora has been pushing his new team to be aggressive in the strike zone. He sat down with Betts this spring and showed the All-Star outfielder how effective he can be when he does.

''A slugger leading off,'' Cora said. ''He's going to make contact. But now he understands that he can do damage in the strike zone.''

Betts joined Ken Griffey Jr. (1996) as the only players to have four hits, five runs and four RBIs in a game against the Yankees.

Sale (1-0) allowed one run in six innings, scattering eight hits. He struck out eight without a walk.

He said the run support helped him settle in.

''The biggest key is it just allows you to go out there and throw strikes,'' Sale said. ''You're not too worried about making mistakes.''

Boston's starting pitchers improved to 6-0 on the season on a night in which the temperature dipped into the 30s.

Hanley Ramirez went 2 for 2 with three RBIs. Andrew Benintendi added a two-run triple, along with a double.

Luis Severino (2-1) allowed five runs and eight hits in five innings.

Aaron Judge had three hits for the Yankees, a drive off Sale over the center field wall in the fifth for his third home run of the season.

The highest profile acquisitions both showed a little something at the plate after early-season slumps

Boston's J.D. Martinez went 1 for 5, but had a two-run double in the sixth.

Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton went 2 for 4. He struck out his first two times up against Sale, and has now fanned 22 times in 46 at-bats.

''It's good progress,'' Stanton said. ''We've got two more here, so pick up where I left off here today and get it going. ''

He said his introduction to the rivalry was ''cool.''

''Not a cool outcome, but it was cool to see the passion and what goes on,'' he said.

Of Boston's nine runs in the sixth, six were unearned.

The Yankees brought in Chasen Shreve with two outs in the inning and runners at first and second. He hit Jackie Bradley Jr. with the first pitch to load the bases, and Christian Vazquez followed with a grounder that Miguel Andujar botched at third, allowing Martinez to score on the error.

Brock Holt walked and Betts cleared the bases to put the Red Sox up 14-1.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Manager Aaron Boone said he chose to use c Gary Sanchez (right calf) in the DH spot Tuesday as opposed to catcher just as a precaution. ... Boone said they are still waiting on more information on the status of INF Brandon Drury (severe migraines). He went through several tests Monday. Boone said some of the early results are promising, but it will take a few days for other tests to come back

Red Sox: Cora said the command was off for Drew Pomeranz (left forearm flexor strain) during his rehab start at Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday. Pomeranz wants one more start to ''tune in his mechanics,'' Cora said, and will make it at Double-A Portland on Friday. ... 2B Dustin Pedroia (left knee surgery) will go to their spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida, next Tuesday to continue his rehab when the team begins its upcoming nine-game road trip. Cora said Pedroia has started to run the bases and is progressing.

BIG LOSS

The Yankees lost by their largest margin since at 15-1 loss to Houston on Aug. 25 2015. It is their largest against Boston since Aug. 22, 2009, also a 14-1 loss at Fenway.

MAKING PROGRESS

Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts said he is optimistic about being able to make it back to action in the initial 10-to-14 day timeframe doctors made after he cracked a bone in his left ankle while sliding into Tampa Bay's dugout during Sunday's win.

''It depends on how my body recovers from it or responds to it. I think my body is normally really good at that,'' he said. ''So we'll see how long it takes. Whenever I'm ready I'll be out there and be with the team again.''

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (1-1, 2.92 ERA) is 2-1 with a 3.35 ERA, giving up 17 earned runs and 41 hits in seven career games at Fenway Park.

Red Sox: LHP David Price (1-0, 0.00 ERA) has given up no runs and just seven hits in 14 innings during his first two starts this season. He is 15-11 with a 4.53 ERA in 38 career appearances (37 starts) against New York.

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NYY5-6
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  • W: C. Sale (1-0)L: L. Severino (2-1)
  • HR: NYY - A. Judge (3), BOS - M. Betts (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
N. Walker 2B30100000.235.333.265.5981.0
a- T. Wade PH-2B-CF20000002.136.240.227.4670.0
A. Judge RF41311001.333.462.5951.0578.0
G. Stanton LF40200023.196.288.457.7452.0
R. Torreyes 2B00000000.357.357.500.8570.0
G. Sanchez DH40000015.056.081.167.248-0.5
D. Gregorius SS40200001.389.522.8611.3832.0
T. Austin 1B40100013.250.314.500.8140.5
M. Andujar 3B40000023.125.154.125.279-1.0
A. Romine C40000033.316.350.316.666-1.5
S. Robinson CF-LF30100110.333.500.333.8331.5
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Walker in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF45441100.432.533.7301.26319.0
A. Benintendi LF32220200.206.400.324.72411.0
H. Ramirez 1B21230100.359.395.487.8839.0
B. Swihart 1B10000010.167.286.167.452-0.5
J. Martinez DH51120024.222.275.417.6924.0
R. Devers 3B30010121.294.390.500.8901.0
E. Nunez 2B31000103.243.282.432.7142.0
T. Lin SS10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Bradley CF41100013.133.235.200.4352.5
C. Vazquez C52100013.258.281.290.5722.5
B. Holt SS-2B31010121.000.286.000.2862.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Stanton (3)
    • HR - A. Judge (3)
    • RBI - A. Judge (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Betts 2 (5), A. Benintendi (2), J. Martinez (2)
    • 3B - A. Benintendi
    • HR - M. Betts (2)
    • SF - H. Ramirez, R. Devers
    • RBI - M. Betts 4 (6), A. Benintendi 2 (4), H. Ramirez 3 (11), J. Martinez 2 (6), R. Devers (10), B. Holt
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts 4 (5), B. Holt
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - H. Ramirez (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Andujar, A. Romine
    FIELDING
    • DP - T. Lin, B. Swihart, B. Holt
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Severino (L, 2-1)5.08553603.501.17-3.0
    T. Kahnle0.22533007.111.74-8.0
    C. Shreve1.11401310.000.942.5
    L. Cessa1.00000100.000.003.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Severino (L, 2-1)5.0
    T. Kahnle0.2
    C. Shreve1.1
    L. Cessa1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Sale (W, 1-0)6.08110811.061.0023.0
    J. Kelly1.01000008.311.852.0
    B. Johnson2.01001203.241.445.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Sale (W, 1-0)6.0
    J. Kelly1.0
    B. Johnson2.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Shreve
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 94-61, T. Kahnle 23-9, C. Shreve 32-19, L. Cessa 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 4-5, T. Kahnle 1-1, C. Shreve 2-0, L. Cessa 1-1
    • Batters Faced - L. Severino 26, T. Kahnle 7, C. Shreve 8, L. Cessa 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 87-65, J. Kelly 18-11, B. Johnson 37-21
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 2-8, J. Kelly 2-0, B. Johnson 1-3
    • Batters Faced - C. Sale 26, J. Kelly 3, B. Johnson 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    NYY5-6
    0000100001102
    BOS9-1
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    N. Walker 2B30100000.235.333.265.5981.0
    a- T. Wade PH-2B-CF20000002.136.240.227.4670.0
    A. Judge RF41311001.333.462.5951.0578.0
    G. Stanton LF40200023.196.288.457.7452.0
    R. Torreyes 2B00000000.357.357.500.8570.0
    G. Sanchez DH40000015.056.081.167.248-0.5
    D. Gregorius SS40200001.389.522.8611.3832.0
    T. Austin 1B40100013.250.314.500.8140.5
    M. Andujar 3B40000023.125.154.125.279-1.0
    A. Romine C40000033.316.350.316.666-1.5
    S. Robinson CF-LF30100110.333.500.333.8331.5
    Total361101111021-----
    HITTERSAB
    N. Walker 2B3
    a- T. Wade PH-2B-CF2
    A. Judge RF4
    G. Stanton LF4
    R. Torreyes 2B0
    G. Sanchez DH4
    D. Gregorius SS4
    T. Austin 1B4
    M. Andujar 3B4
    A. Romine C4
    S. Robinson CF-LF3
    Total36
    • a-hit into fielder's choice for Walker in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF45441100.432.533.7301.26319.0
    A. Benintendi LF32220200.206.400.324.72411.0
    H. Ramirez 1B21230100.359.395.487.8839.0
    B. Swihart 1B10000010.167.286.167.452-0.5
    J. Martinez DH51120024.222.275.417.6924.0
    R. Devers 3B30010121.294.390.500.8901.0
    E. Nunez 2B31000103.243.282.432.7142.0
    T. Lin SS10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    J. Bradley CF41100013.133.235.200.4352.5
    C. Vazquez C52100013.258.281.290.5722.5
    B. Holt SS-2B31010121.000.286.000.2862.0
    Total34141113171015-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Stanton (3)
      • HR - A. Judge (3)
      • RBI - A. Judge (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts 2 (5), A. Benintendi (2), J. Martinez (2)
      • 3B - A. Benintendi
      • HR - M. Betts (2)
      • SF - H. Ramirez, R. Devers
      • RBI - M. Betts 4 (6), A. Benintendi 2 (4), H. Ramirez 3 (11), J. Martinez 2 (6), R. Devers (10), B. Holt
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts 4 (5), B. Holt
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - H. Ramirez (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Andujar, A. Romine
      FIELDING
      • DP - T. Lin, B. Swihart, B. Holt
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Severino (L, 2-1)5.08553603.501.17-3.0
      T. Kahnle0.22533007.111.74-8.0
      C. Shreve1.11401310.000.942.5
      L. Cessa1.00000100.000.003.5
      Total8.0111487101---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Severino (L, 2-1)5.0
      T. Kahnle0.2
      C. Shreve1.1
      L. Cessa1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sale (W, 1-0)6.08110811.061.0023.0
      J. Kelly1.01000008.311.852.0
      B. Johnson2.01001203.241.445.0
      Total9.010111101---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sale (W, 1-0)6.0
      J. Kelly1.0
      B. Johnson2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Shreve
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 94-61, T. Kahnle 23-9, C. Shreve 32-19, L. Cessa 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 4-5, T. Kahnle 1-1, C. Shreve 2-0, L. Cessa 1-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Severino 26, T. Kahnle 7, C. Shreve 8, L. Cessa 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 87-65, J. Kelly 18-11, B. Johnson 37-21
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 2-8, J. Kelly 2-0, B. Johnson 1-3
      • Batters Faced - C. Sale 26, J. Kelly 3, B. Johnson 8
      • 6TH INNING
        Betts homered to left center, Bradley, Vazquez and Holt scored114
        Holt walked, Nunez scored, Bradley to third, Vazquez to second110
        Vazquez safe at first on 3rd baseman Andujar fielding error, Martinez scored, Nunez to third, Bradley to second19
        Devers hit sacrifice fly to center, Ramirez scored18
        Martinez doubled to deep center, Betts and Benintendi scored, Ramirez to third17
      • 5TH INNING
        Judge homered to center15
      • 4TH INNING
        Ramirez hit sacrifice fly to right, Betts scored, Benintendi to third05
      • 2ND INNING
        Ramirez singled to left center, Benintendi scored04
        Benintendi tripled to deep right, Vazquez and Betts scored03
      • 1ST INNING
        Ramirez singled to center, Betts scored, Benintendi to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Johnson Pitching:
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Andujar struck out looking
        • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • S. Robinson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Robinson walked
        • T. Wade: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Wade grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Brian Johnson relieved Joe Kelly
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Stanton doubled to deep left
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to deep center
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius popped out to shortstop
        • T. Austin: Austin flied out to right
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Ronald Torreyes at second
        • Luis Cessa relieved Chasen Shreve
        • T. Lin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Lin struck out on foul tip
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bradley grounded out to second
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez lined out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Joe Kelly relieved Chris Sale
        • Tzu-Wei Lin at shortstop
        • Blake Swihart at first
        • S. Robinson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Robinson singled to right center
        • Tyler Wade hit for Neil Walker
        • T. Wade: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wade reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Robinson out at second
        • A. Judge: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Judge grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Wade out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Shreve Pitching:
        • B. Swihart: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Swihart struck out swinging
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • R. Devers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gregorius singled to shallow right center
        • T. Austin: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Austin flied out to deep left
        • M. Andujar: Pickoff attempt, Andujar flied out to deep left
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Romine popped out to catcher
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Tommy Kahnle relieved Luis Severino
        • B. Holt: Holt grounded out to first
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts doubled to deep left
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked, Betts to third, Benintendi to second
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Martinez doubled to deep center, Betts and Benintendi scored, Ramirez to third
        • R. Devers: Devers hit sacrifice fly to center, Ramirez scored
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nunez walked
        • Chasen Shreve relieved Tommy Kahnle
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley hit by pitch, Martinez to third, Nunez to second
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez safe at first on 3rd baseman Andujar fielding error, Martinez scored, Nunez to third, Bradley to second
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Holt walked, Nunez scored, Bradley to third, Vazquez to second
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts homered to left center, Bradley, Vazquez and Holt scored
        • A. Benintendi: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (9 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • S. Robinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Robinson struck out swinging
        • N. Walker: Ball, Walker lined out to center
        • A. Judge: Ball, Judge homered to center
        • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Ball, Stanton singled to center
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez fouled out to catcher
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • R. Devers: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Devers struck out looking
        • E. Nunez: Nunez flied out to deep center
        • J. Bradley: Bradley singled to left center
        • C. Vazquez: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Gregorius reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • T. Austin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • M. Andujar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Andujar struck out swinging
        • A. Romine: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Holt struck out looking
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi doubled to deep left, Betts to third
        • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ramirez hit sacrifice fly to right, Betts scored, Benintendi to third
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • S. Robinson: Ball, Robinson popped out to second
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Walker reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Judge singled to left center, Walker to second
        • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Nunez grounded out to second
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Foul, Bradley flied out to deep center
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Gregorius grounded out to pitcher
        • T. Austin: Austin singled to right
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Andujar flied out to left
        • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • C. Vazquez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Vazquez singled to center
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Holt struck out looking
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Foul, Betts singled to left center, Vazquez to second
        • A. Benintendi: Foul, Ball, Benintendi tripled to deep right, Vazquez and Betts scored
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ramirez singled to left center, Benintendi scored
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez lined out to right
        • R. Devers: Ball, Ramirez stole second, Ramirez to third on catcher Romine fielding error, Devers grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Sale Pitching:
        • N. Walker: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker fouled out to first
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Judge singled to deep left
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to third, Judge out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Betts doubled to deep center
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ramirez singled to center, Betts scored, Benintendi to third
        • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
        • R. Devers: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Devers walked, Ramirez to second
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Nunez popped out to first
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)