Red Sox win 3-0 for split after Yankees take first game 3-0

BOSTON (AP) Major league home run leader Aaron Judge hit a towering fly ball toward the triangle in Fenway Park's center field, and Jackie Bradley Jr. began drifting over toward the bullpen wall.

That's when Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts knew.

''Jackie does this little thing where, midway, while the ball is in the air, he starts timing it,'' said Betts, who hit a two-run homer and also scored Boston's third run on Sunday night to help the Red Sox win 3-0 and split their doubleheader with the New York Yankees.

''Once I saw him start timing it, I figured he had a chance to catch it. He made it look easy,'' said Betts, who had three hits in the night game but was happy to join the cheers for Bradley. ''It made the hair stand up on my arms.''

David Price (5-2) struck out eight in eight innings, and Bradley went over the bullpen wall to rob Judge and send the Yankees to their first shutout of the season.

A day after the teams played 16 innings over 5 hours, 50 minutes, they spent another long day at Fenway Park and ended the four-game series the way they started: with the Yankees trailing the first-place Red Sox by 3 1/2 games in the AL East.

CC Sabathia allowed two hits over six innings in the opener, and Didi Gregorius hit a solo home run to give New York a 3-0 victory.

It was also 3-0 in the nightcap when Judge, the winner of the All-Star Home Run Derby, came up with a runner on first and launched one toward the 420-foot marker in center. Bradley stalked it, and at the last moment leaped against the wall that juts out from right-center to pull the ball in.

''I just hit it to the wrong part of the park and the wrong center fielder,'' said Judge, who failed to reach base for the first time in 43 games. ''Jackie's been making plays like that for a long time.''

The sold-out crowd gave a huge cheer, and another after Matt Holliday struck out to end the inning. The Red Sox gathered at the edge of the dugout steps to congratulate Betts - with Price pushing his way through to thank him.

''It was special,'' Bradley said. ''It was electric. It was just a fun moment to be a part of.''

Price allowed seven hits. One night after giving up a tying homer in the ninth to send the game into extra innings, Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 24th save.

Masahiro Tanaka (7-9) gave up three runs on eight hits in 7 2/3 innings, striking out nine. The Yankees are the last team in the majors to be shut out.

''We probably gave one away and we stole one,'' Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. ''They got one off our closer, and we got one off their closer.''

Betts homered over the billboard above the Green Monster, his 17th of the year, with one out in the third inning to end Boston's scoreless streak at 24 innings. He made it 3-0 when he singled to lead off the sixth, took second on an error by second baseman Starlin Castro, third on a groundout and scored on Dustin Pedroia's second hit of the game.

EARLY GAME

Sabathia (8-3) made his second start since a stint on the disabled list (strained left hamstring). He walked five and struck out three to improve to 4-0 in his last five road starts.

Judge, who has 30 homers, got an infield single on a dribbler to the pitcher in the seventh, ending a 0-for-15 slide. Aroldis Chapman tossed a one-hit ninth for his ninth save.

In the 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.

Rick Porcello (4-12) gave up three runs - one earned - and nine hits in six innings. The 2016 AL Cy Young winner leads the major leagues in losses despite making his 17th consecutive start of six innings or more.

CAN I GET A WITNESS?

''Highlight-reel catch against probably the most notarized power guy in the game, and timely. A big catch to the deepest part of the ballpark preserved the shutout at that point. He came up big.'' - Red Sox manager John Farrell.

WINNING STREAK

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 and in the first game Sunday.

SLEEPY BATS

The Red Sox stranded 10 runners and went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position in the opener. They went 1 for 7 in the late game, leaving them 3 for 38 with RISP in series and 3 for 58 against the Yankees this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda was transferred to the 60-day DL while he seeks a second opinion 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.

UP NEXT

Yankees: Open a three-game series against Minnesota. Adalberto Mejia (4-4) starts for the Twins, against RHP Bryan Mitchell (1-1).

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4-2) starts against Toronto's Marcus Stroman (9-5) on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series.

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YankeesNYY47-43
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Red SoxBOS52-41
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  • W: D. Price (5-2)L: M. Tanaka (7-9)S: C. Kimbrel (24)
  • HR: BOS - M. Betts (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Ellsbury CF40100002.262.333.380.7131.0
G. Sanchez C40100012.276.357.496.8520.5
A. Judge RF40000023.313.434.6551.089-1.0
M. Holliday DH40100011.250.351.492.8430.5
S. Castro 2B40100012.312.349.485.8340.5
D. Gregorius SS40100011.288.317.461.7771.5
C. Frazier LF40100021.286.297.686.9830.0
G. Cooper 1B30100002.100.100.200.3002.0
a- B. Gardner PH00000100.252.348.442.7901.0
R. Torreyes 3B30100013.275.301.354.6550.5
b- C. Headley PH10000012.258.342.369.712-0.5
  • a-walked for Cooper in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Torreyes in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF42321000.274.352.489.84210.0
A. Benintendi LF40000012.275.352.434.787-0.5
D. Pedroia 2B40210001.307.385.396.7813.0
M. Moreland 1B40100012.251.343.432.7750.5
H. Ramirez DH30000022.259.346.444.790-1.0
J. Bradley CF30100022.274.353.474.8271.0
B. Holt 3B30000021.150.292.150.442-1.0
C. Vazquez C31100001.266.301.353.6532.0
T. Lin SS30000022.280.379.360.739-1.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Gregorius (13), G. Cooper
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Bradley (15)
    • HR - M. Betts (17)
    • RBI - M. Betts 2 (55), D. Pedroia (43)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts 2 (17)
    FIELDING
    • DP - G. Cooper, D. Gregorius
    • E - S. Castro (7)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Tanaka (L, 7-9)7.28330915.331.3512.5
    C. Shreve0.10000102.921.340.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Tanaka (L, 7-9)7.2
    C. Shreve0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Price (W, 5-2)8.07000803.391.2131.0
    C. Kimbrel (S, 24)1.01001201.350.559.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Price (W, 5-2)8.0
    C. Kimbrel (S, 24)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 112-76, C. Shreve 5-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 10-3
    • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 30, C. Shreve
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 107-75, C. Kimbrel 20-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 6-10
    • Batters Faced - D. Price 31, C. Kimbrel 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    YankeesNYY47-43
    000000000081
    Red SoxBOS52-41
    00200100X380
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Ellsbury CF40100002.262.333.380.7131.0
    G. Sanchez C40100012.276.357.496.8520.5
    A. Judge RF40000023.313.434.6551.089-1.0
    M. Holliday DH40100011.250.351.492.8430.5
    S. Castro 2B40100012.312.349.485.8340.5
    D. Gregorius SS40100011.288.317.461.7771.5
    C. Frazier LF40100021.286.297.686.9830.0
    G. Cooper 1B30100002.100.100.200.3002.0
    a- B. Gardner PH00000100.252.348.442.7901.0
    R. Torreyes 3B30100013.275.301.354.6550.5
    b- C. Headley PH10000012.258.342.369.712-0.5
    Total35080011019-----
    • a-walked for Cooper in the 9th
    • b-struck out for Torreyes in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF42321000.274.352.489.84210.0
    A. Benintendi LF40000012.275.352.434.787-0.5
    D. Pedroia 2B40210001.307.385.396.7813.0
    M. Moreland 1B40100012.251.343.432.7750.5
    H. Ramirez DH30000022.259.346.444.790-1.0
    J. Bradley CF30100022.274.353.474.8271.0
    B. Holt 3B30000021.150.292.150.442-1.0
    C. Vazquez C31100001.266.301.353.6532.0
    T. Lin SS30000022.280.379.360.739-1.0
    Total31383101013-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Gregorius (13), G. Cooper
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Bradley (15)
      • HR - M. Betts (17)
      • RBI - M. Betts 2 (55), D. Pedroia (43)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts 2 (17)
      FIELDING
      • DP - G. Cooper, D. Gregorius
      • E - S. Castro (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Tanaka (L, 7-9)7.28330915.331.3512.5
      C. Shreve0.10000102.921.340.5
      Total8.08330101---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Tanaka (L, 7-9)7.2
      C. Shreve0.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (W, 5-2)8.07000803.391.2131.0
      C. Kimbrel (S, 24)1.01001201.350.559.0
      Total9.08001100---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (W, 5-2)8.0
      C. Kimbrel (S, 24)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 112-76, C. Shreve 5-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 10-3
      • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 30, C. Shreve
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 107-75, C. Kimbrel 20-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 6-10
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 31, C. Kimbrel 5
      • 6TH INNING
        Pedroia singled to left, Betts scored03
      • 3RD INNING
        Betts homered to left, Vazquez scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Craig Kimbrel relieved David Price
        • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius doubled to left center
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Frazier flied out to deep center
        • Brett Gardner hit for Garrett Cooper
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gardner walked
        • Chase Headley hit for Ronald Torreyes
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ellsbury lined out to pitcher
        • G. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez singled to center
        • A. Judge: Judge flied out to deep center
        • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Holliday struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Betts singled to shallow left
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi reached on fielder's choice to second, Betts out at second
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pedroia flied out to center
        • Chasen Shreve relieved Masahiro Tanaka
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Castro singled to right
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gregorius flied out to shallow left
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Frazier singled to left, Castro to second
        • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Cooper flied out to deep center
        • R. Torreyes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Torreyes flied out to left
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Vazquez flied out to right
        • T. Lin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lin struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • G. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Sanchez lined out to left
        • A. Judge: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
        • M. Holliday: Ball, Holliday lined out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Betts reached on an infield single to second, Betts to second on 2nd baseman Castro fielding error
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Benintendi grounded out to second, Betts to third
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Pedroia singled to left, Betts scored
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Moreland singled to left center, Pedroia to second
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • C. Frazier: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Frazier struck out on foul tip
        • G. Cooper: Ball, Ball, Foul, Cooper doubled to deep left
        • R. Torreyes: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Torreyes struck out swinging
        • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ellsbury grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Bradley doubled to deep left
        • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
        • C. Vazquez: Vazquez grounded out to first, Bradley to third
        • T. Lin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lin struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • M. Holliday: Holliday grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Castro grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pedroia singled to left center
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Ball, Moreland grounded into double play shortstop to first, Pedroia out at second
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • R. Torreyes: Ball, Torreyes reached on an infield single to third
        • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ellsbury reached on fielder's choice to second, Torreyes out at second
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to shortstop, Ellsbury to second
        • A. Judge: Judge lined out to right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Holt grounded out to third
        • C. Vazquez: Vazquez singled to center
        • T. Lin: Ball, Ball, Lin flied out to center
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Betts homered to left, Vazquez scored
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Benintendi grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Gregorius flied out to shallow right
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
        • G. Cooper: Cooper flied out to shallow right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Moreland grounded out to second
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to third
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Ellsbury: Ellsbury singled to shallow center
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Judge struck out on foul tip
        • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Holliday singled to right, Ellsbury to second
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Castro reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Holliday out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Foul, Betts grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Benintendi: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pedroia grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)