Sabathia pitches Yanks over Red Sox 3-0 in DH opener

BOSTON (AP) The New York Yankees are on their first winning streak in over a month.

CC Sabathia allowed two hits over six innings, Didi Gregorius hit a solo home run and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 Sunday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

The Yankees won their second straight against the AL East leaders and closed within 2 1/2 games of the Red Sox, a day after New York won 4-1 over 16 innings and 5 hours, 50 minutes. New York had not won back-to-back games since a season-high six-game spurt from June 7-12, going 7-19 before winning Saturday.

''It's been a long, long time,'' New York manager Joe Girardi said. ''Really good especially after the difficult loss we had Friday night for our guys to respond the way they did.''

Boston stranded 10 runners and went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position, leaving the Red Sox 2 for 31 RISP in series and 2 for 51 against the Yankees this season.

''We're in a little bit of a dry spell,'' Boston manager John Farrell said. ''I think that's pretty apparent.''

Making his second start since a stint on the disabled list cause by a strained left hamstring, Sabathia (8-3) mostly spotted his fastball with his slider to limit solid contact. He walked five and struck out three, improving to 4-0 in his last five road starts.

''I like pitching in New York, too,'' he said, smiling.

Sabathia pitched eight shutout innings against Boston at Yankee Stadium on June 7. He originally was scheduled to start Monday at Minnesota, but the Yankees changed their rotation Saturday and gave Sabathia an outing first slated for Bryan Mitchell.

Tyler Clippard, Chad Green and Aroldis Chapman finished a four-hitter, with Chapman tossing a one-hit ninth for his ninth save. New York's bullpen has pitched 12 scoreless innings since Chapman blew a ninth-inning lead in New York's 5-4 loss Friday.

Aaron Judge got an infield single on a dribbler to the pitcher in the seventh, ending an 0-for-15 slide since he won the All-Star Home Run Derby.

Rick Porcello (4-12) gave up three runs - one earned - and nine hits in six innings. Porcello leads the major leagues in losses despite making his 17th consecutive start of six innings or more.

''Well, it's always frustrating to lose,'' he said.

In a makeup of an April 25 postponement, the Red Sox hit just four balls out of the infield and extended their scoreless streak to 22 innings.

Sabathia, usually slow to move his bulky frame on a surgically repaired knee, helped himself in the second when he jumped to snag Deven Marrero's grounder and from the third-base side of the mound threw out Sam Travis at the plate.

New York took a 2-0 lead in the fourth after shortstop Xander Bogaerts allowed Clint Frazier's grounder to bounce off his glove and chest, putting two on with one out. Ji-Man Choi hit a sacrifice fly and Ronald Torreyes hit an RBI single that scored Frazier, who slid in just under Sandy Leon's tag following the throw from left fielder Andrew Benintendi.

Gregorius hooked his fifth-inning homer around the Pesky Pole in right.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda was transferred to the 60-day DL. He had been seeking a second opinion from Cincinnati Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek on whether he needs Tommy John surgery.

Red Sox: RHP Blaine Boyer was put on the 10-day DL with a strained right elbow. He left Saturday after pitching an inning and warming up the next.

MOVING PARTS

New York recalled Mitchell from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as its 26th man and also brought up RHP Domingo German and LHP Caleb Smith from Triple-A. RHPs Ben Heller and Jonathan Holder were optioned to the Triple-A club.

Boston recalled RHP Austin Maddox from Triple-A Pawtucket and reinstated Brock Holt (vertigo) from the 60-day DL as the 26th player.

UP NEXT

RHP Masahiro Tanaka (7-8, 5.47 ERA) was set to start the nightcap for New York and LHP David Price (4-2, 3.91) for Boston.

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YankeesNYY47-43
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Red SoxBOS52-41
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  • W: C. Sabathia (8-3)L: R. Porcello (4-12)S: A. Chapman (9)
  • HR: NYY - D. Gregorius (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner CF40000013.252.347.442.7880.5
C. Headley 3B50200013.259.343.371.7141.5
A. Judge RF50100012.317.439.6631.1020.5
M. Holliday DH50000022.250.353.496.849-1.0
D. Gregorius SS42211011.289.318.460.7787.5
C. Frazier LF41200001.290.303.7421.0453.0
A. Romine C40100022.235.290.307.5970.0
J. Choi 1B30210011.267.333.7331.0673.5
R. Torreyes 2B40210003.274.301.354.6553.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF40100102.269.349.478.8272.0
    X. Bogaerts SS30000102.299.357.437.7941.0
    A. Benintendi LF40000024.278.356.440.796-1.0
    C. Young DH30000002.244.326.369.6950.0
    a- M. Moreland DH00000100.251.344.435.7791.0
    S. Travis 1B20100200.279.380.395.7754.0
    J. Bradley CF40000034.273.353.472.825-1.5
    D. Marrero 3B20000002.218.264.338.6022.0
    b- B. Holt 3B20100000.176.333.176.5101.0
    S. Leon C10000201.236.291.370.6602.0
    c- H. Ramirez PH10000010.261.349.449.798-0.5
    T. Lin 2B20000003.298.400.383.7830.0
    d- D. Pedroia 2B20100001.304.384.394.7781.0
    • a-walked for Young in the 8th
    • b-singled for Marrero in the 7th
    • c-struck out for Leon in the 9th
    • d-grounded out for Lin in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Choi
    • HR - D. Gregorius (11)
    • SF - J. Choi
    • RBI - D. Gregorius (40), J. Choi (5), R. Torreyes (21)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. Gregorius (18), R. Torreyes (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Travis (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - D. Marrero (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - R. Torreyes, J. Choi
    FIELDING
    • DP - S. Travis, T. Lin, X. Bogaerts
    • E - X. Bogaerts (9)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Sabathia (W, 8-3)6.02005303.541.2722.5
    T. Clippard (H, 8)1.01000004.951.292.0
    C. Green (H, 5)1.00002201.750.722.0
    A. Chapman (S, 9)1.01000103.571.469.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Sabathia (W, 8-3)6.0
    T. Clippard (H, 8)1.0
    C. Green (H, 5)1.0
    A. Chapman (S, 9)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Porcello (L, 4-12)6.09310614.601.449.0
    A. Maddox1.23000100.001.090.5
    F. Abad0.10000102.861.160.5
    B. Workman1.00000102.451.363.5
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Porcello (L, 4-12)6.0
    A. Maddox1.2
    F. Abad0.1
    B. Workman1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Sabathia (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 97-57, T. Clippard 11-8, C. Green 25-14, A. Chapman 21-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 9-5, T. Clippard 2-1, A. Chapman 2-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 24, T. Clippard 4, C. Green 5, A. Chapman 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - R. Porcello (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 105-75, A. Maddox 28-18, F. Abad 3-3, B. Workman 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 8-4, B. Workman 1-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 28, A. Maddox 8, F. Abad, B. Workman 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    YankeesNYY47-43
    0002100003120
    Red SoxBOS52-41
    000000000041
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner CF40000013.252.347.442.7880.5
    C. Headley 3B50200013.259.343.371.7141.5
    A. Judge RF50100012.317.439.6631.1020.5
    M. Holliday DH50000022.250.353.496.849-1.0
    D. Gregorius SS42211011.289.318.460.7787.5
    C. Frazier LF41200001.290.303.7421.0453.0
    A. Romine C40100022.235.290.307.5970.0
    J. Choi 1B30210011.267.333.7331.0673.5
    R. Torreyes 2B40210003.274.301.354.6553.0
    Total38312310918-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF40100102.269.349.478.8272.0
      X. Bogaerts SS30000102.299.357.437.7941.0
      A. Benintendi LF40000024.278.356.440.796-1.0
      C. Young DH30000002.244.326.369.6950.0
      a- M. Moreland DH00000100.251.344.435.7791.0
      S. Travis 1B20100200.279.380.395.7754.0
      J. Bradley CF40000034.273.353.472.825-1.5
      D. Marrero 3B20000002.218.264.338.6022.0
      b- B. Holt 3B20100000.176.333.176.5101.0
      S. Leon C10000201.236.291.370.6602.0
      c- H. Ramirez PH10000010.261.349.449.798-0.5
      T. Lin 2B20000003.298.400.383.7830.0
      d- D. Pedroia 2B20100001.304.384.394.7781.0
      Total3004007621-----
      • a-walked for Young in the 8th
      • b-singled for Marrero in the 7th
      • c-struck out for Leon in the 9th
      • d-grounded out for Lin in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Choi
      • HR - D. Gregorius (11)
      • SF - J. Choi
      • RBI - D. Gregorius (40), J. Choi (5), R. Torreyes (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Gregorius (18), R. Torreyes (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Travis (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. Marrero (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - R. Torreyes, J. Choi
      FIELDING
      • DP - S. Travis, T. Lin, X. Bogaerts
      • E - X. Bogaerts (9)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sabathia (W, 8-3)6.02005303.541.2722.5
      T. Clippard (H, 8)1.01000004.951.292.0
      C. Green (H, 5)1.00002201.750.722.0
      A. Chapman (S, 9)1.01000103.571.469.5
      Total9.0400760---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sabathia (W, 8-3)6.0
      T. Clippard (H, 8)1.0
      C. Green (H, 5)1.0
      A. Chapman (S, 9)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Porcello (L, 4-12)6.09310614.601.449.0
      A. Maddox1.23000100.001.090.5
      F. Abad0.10000102.861.160.5
      B. Workman1.00000102.451.363.5
      Total9.01231091---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Porcello (L, 4-12)6.0
      A. Maddox1.2
      F. Abad0.1
      B. Workman1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Sabathia (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 97-57, T. Clippard 11-8, C. Green 25-14, A. Chapman 21-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 9-5, T. Clippard 2-1, A. Chapman 2-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 24, T. Clippard 4, C. Green 5, A. Chapman 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Porcello (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Porcello 105-75, A. Maddox 28-18, F. Abad 3-3, B. Workman 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Porcello 8-4, B. Workman 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Porcello 28, A. Maddox 8, F. Abad, B. Workman 3
      • 5TH INNING
        Gregorius homered to right30
      • 4TH INNING
        Torreyes singled to left, Frazier scored, Romine to second20
        Choi hit sacrifice fly to left, Gregorius scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Workman Pitching:
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Judge flied out to right
        • M. Holliday: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Holliday grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Chapman Pitching:
        • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Holt grounded out to shortstop
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pedroia singled to right center
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Betts grounded out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • A. Maddox Pitching:
        • C. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Frazier singled to left
        • A. Romine: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Romine flied out to deep right
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
        • R. Torreyes: Strike swinging, Torreyes singled to left center, Frazier to third
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Green Pitching:
        • X. Bogaerts: Foul, Bogaerts fouled out to third
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moreland walked
        • S. Travis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Travis walked, Moreland to second
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Maddox Pitching:
        • C. Headley: Ball, Headley flied out to deep right
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Judge reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • M. Holliday: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Holliday popped out to shortstop
        • D. Gregorius: Gregorius fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Clippard Pitching:
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Holt reached on an infield single to third
        • S. Leon: Foul, Leon popped out to first
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pedroia grounded out to third, Holt to second
        • M. Betts: Ball, Betts grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • A. Romine: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Romine struck out looking
        • J. Choi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Choi doubled to deep right
        • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Foul, Torreyes grounded out to shortstop, Choi to third
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Gardner grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Young grounded out to second
        • S. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Travis popped out to center
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Judge flied out to deep right
        • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Holliday flied out to center
        • D. Gregorius: Gregorius homered to right
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Leon walked
        • T. Lin: Ball, Foul, Lin reached on fielder's choice to second, Leon out at second
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts singled to right, Lin to third
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts lined out to right
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • M. Holliday: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Holliday struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Gregorius singled to right
        • C. Frazier: Frazier safe at first on shortstop Bogaerts fielding error, Gregorius to second
        • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Romine singled to left, Gregorius to third, Frazier to second
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Choi hit sacrifice fly to left, Gregorius scored
        • R. Torreyes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Torreyes singled to left, Frazier scored, Romine to second
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gardner hit by pitch, Romine to third, Torreyes to second
        • C. Headley: Foul, Headley grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • C. Young: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Young fouled out to third
        • S. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Travis walked
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Travis to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Marrero grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gardner grounded out to second
        • C. Headley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Headley singled to left
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Judge grounded into double play, Headley out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Betts grounded out to third
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts popped out to center
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Benintendi fouled out to right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Porcello Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Frazier singled to center
        • A. Romine: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Romine struck out looking
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Choi singled to right, Frazier to third
        • R. Torreyes: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Torreyes flied out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • S. Travis: Strike looking, Foul, Travis doubled to deep left
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bradley grounded out to second, Travis to third
        • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marrero reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Travis out at home
        • S. Leon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Marrero stole second, Ball, Leon walked
        • T. Lin: Strike looking, Lin grounded out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Headley: Ball, Foul, Headley singled to right center
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • M. Holliday: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Holliday struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts walked
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts walked, Betts to second
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Betts to third, Bogaerts out at second
        • C. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Young grounded into double play, Benintendi out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)