Sale too much for Yanks again, Devers' slam powers Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) Chris Sale got an earful from the biggest crowd at Yankee Stadium this season while walking from the bullpen to the bench prior to the first pitch.

The Red Sox ace said he didn't hear the boos and insults.

By the second inning, the catcalls weren't for him, anyway.

Sale pitched his latest Bronx gem, Rafael Devers went 5 for 5 with a first-inning grand slam and Boston held New York to two hits during an 11-0 rout Saturday night to take back baseball's best record.

Sale (8-4) allowed only Giancarlo Stanton's clean single over seven innings, striking out 11. He has a 1.73 career ERA against the Yankees, best among pitchers with at least 10 starts against them since 1920. His ERA at Yankee Stadium is 1.86, second only to Seattle's Felix Hernandez among pitchers with five starts.

''He looks like the best pitcher in the big leagues right now,'' Red Sox manager Alex Cora said.

Boston is a major league-leading 56-28, just ahead of the Yankees at 53-27. New York held the best mark by percentage points after winning Friday's series opener 8-1.

Yankee Stadium hosted a season-high sellout of 47,125, and the crowd ripped into starter Sonny Gray (5-6) after he gave up six runs in 2 1/3 innings. The right-hander dropped to 0-4 with a 9.35 ERA against Boston since being acquired by New York from Oakland last season.

''I expect to come out and perform and make it fun,'' Gray said. ''The way I've thrown the ball, I don't think it's been fun. I feel like we're the best team in baseball four out of five days, and then I come out and do that.''

Devers had a career-best five hits. He nearly socked another homer in the seventh, but right fielder Aaron Judge reached over the wall and knocked Devers' shot back into play with his glove. Devers ended up with a double following a video review.

Since June 5, the 21-year-old Devers has raised his OPS from .675 to .741.

''We take it for granted because he's talented and did what he did last year, but he's still a kid,'' Cora said, adding that Devers has been working hard with Boston's staff to shore up the holes left in his game from racing through the minor leagues. ''He's staying with the program.''

Sandy Leon brought in Devers with a two-run homer into the second deck in right field. J.D. Martinez had three hits and three RBIs, and Mookie Betts added two hits and two walks as Boston piled up 17 hits.

Heath Hembree and Hector Velazquez closed it out with a hitless inning each. Velazquez gave up a groundball single to Gleyber Torres in the ninth for New York's second hit.

New York had won seven consecutive games against left-handed starters and was a major league-best 19-5 against them this season, but Sale had them spinning. The Yankees hit just four balls out of the infield against Sale, and he retired his final 16 batters.

''Got punched in the face last night, so you obviously want to respond well,'' Sale said.

Judge struck out three times against the lefty in three at-bats, giving him 13 punchouts in 18 career at-bats against Sale. That's the most strikeouts for Judge against any pitcher.

Torres also struck out three times against Sale during his first career start in the leadoff spot. This was the fourth time New York was shut out this season, all in the past 18 games.

GRAY DAY

Gray quickly disposed of Betts and Andrew Benintendi to open the game, but a well-placed grounder by Martinez sparked a big first inning. After Martinez's infield single, Mitch Moreland's walk and Xander Bogaerts' single, Gray floated a waist-high 1-2 curveball that Devers lofted just over the left-field wall. It was Devers' second career slam - both this season - and his 14th homer of the year.

Benintendi and Martinez each added an RBI in the second, and Yankee Stadium fans jeered loudly as Gray walked off in the third.

JUMPING JACKIE

Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. caught Aaron Hicks' drive in the third while leaping and slamming into the wall in front of New York's bullpen.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: Boston reliever Tyler Thornburg pitched two innings for Double-A Portland on Friday and a clean inning Saturday with Triple-A Pawtucket, perhaps a final hurdle for the right-hander before he returns to the majors following surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last June.

Yankees: Hicks was visited by a trainer after being hit by a pitch on his right foot or ankle in the first inning. He remained in the game. ... C Austin Romine was pulled in the seventh inning and sent for a precautionary MRI with left hamstring tightness. Results were negative, and he is day to day.

ROSTER MOVE

After the game, the Yankees optioned RHP Giovanny Gallegos to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

UP NEXT

Boston LHP David Price (9-5, 3.66 ERA) and Yankees ace Luis Severino (12-2, 2.10) square off in prime time Sunday. Price is 7-1 with a 2.72 ERA in nine starts since being diagnosed with a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome that caused him to miss a turn against the Yankees in early May. Severino had his worst start this season vs. Boston on April 10, allowing five runs in five innings, but then matched a season high with 11 strikeouts in a strong outing against the Red Sox on May 8.

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NYY53-27
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  • W: C. Sale (8-4)L: S. Gray (5-6)
  • HR: BOS - S. Leon (4), R. Devers (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF42200211.341.431.6791.1106.5
A. Benintendi LF50110024.285.369.508.8773.0
J. Martinez DH41330011.327.392.6411.0336.5
M. Moreland 1B41000114.285.354.538.8921.5
S. Pearce 1B00000000.301.356.530.8860.0
X. Bogaerts SS51200001.278.338.502.8403.0
R. Devers 3B53541000.251.294.447.74116.0
E. Nunez 2B40000024.250.283.354.637-1.0
B. Holt 2B10110000.298.377.418.7952.0
S. Leon C42221012.255.297.409.7069.5
B. Swihart C10000011.156.217.182.399-0.5
J. Bradley CF51100002.200.289.329.6194.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Hicks CF30000011.249.337.458.7950.5
    A. Judge RF40000031.272.390.552.942-1.5
    G. Stanton DH40100010.263.338.503.8410.5
    G. Torres 2B40100032.288.342.543.885-0.5
    D. Gregorius SS40000003.255.324.469.7930.0
    M. Andujar 3B30000000.280.306.515.8210.0
    B. Drury 1B30000030.192.300.346.646-1.5
    A. Romine C10000100.274.340.474.8131.0
    K. Higashioka C10000000.000.250.000.2500.0
    B. Gardner LF20000111.255.348.373.7210.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts (21), R. Devers (19), S. Leon (5)
      • HR - R. Devers (14), S. Leon (4)
      • SF - J. Martinez (3)
      • RBI - A. Benintendi (53), J. Martinez 3 (67), R. Devers 4 (46), B. Holt (19), S. Leon 2 (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (20), R. Devers 4 (18), S. Leon 2 (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Benintendi (15), J. Bradley (9)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - A. Judge (7)
      • DP - (Judge-Romine)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sale (W, 8-4)7.010011102.410.8934.5
      H. Hembree1.00001103.601.232.5
      H. Velazquez1.01000002.321.382.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sale (W, 8-4)7.0
      H. Hembree1.0
      H. Velazquez1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Gray (L, 5-6)2.17662015.441.51-14.0
      A. Warren2.22000401.351.206.0
      G. Gallegos2.04331313.861.29-0.5
      J. Holder1.02110002.010.730.0
      C. Shreve1.02110204.971.591.0
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Gray (L, 5-6)2.1
      A. Warren2.2
      G. Gallegos2.0
      J. Holder1.0
      C. Shreve1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Sale (3)
      • HBP - C. Sale (9)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 101-72, H. Hembree 17-11, H. Velazquez 16-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 4-6, H. Hembree 1-1, H. Velazquez 3-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Sale 24, H. Hembree 4, H. Velazquez 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Shreve (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 68-46, A. Warren 37-24, G. Gallegos 40-27, J. Holder 19-11, C. Shreve 20-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 4-3, A. Warren 1-2, G. Gallegos 2-1, J. Holder 2-1
      • Batters Faced - S. Gray 16, A. Warren 9, G. Gallegos 11, J. Holder 5, C. Shreve 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
      123456789RHE
      BOS56-28
      42000121111170
      NYY53-27
      000000000020
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF42200211.341.431.6791.1106.5
      A. Benintendi LF50110024.285.369.508.8773.0
      J. Martinez DH41330011.327.392.6411.0336.5
      M. Moreland 1B41000114.285.354.538.8921.5
      S. Pearce 1B00000000.301.356.530.8860.0
      X. Bogaerts SS51200001.278.338.502.8403.0
      R. Devers 3B53541000.251.294.447.74116.0
      E. Nunez 2B40000024.250.283.354.637-1.0
      B. Holt 2B10110000.298.377.418.7952.0
      S. Leon C42221012.255.297.409.7069.5
      B. Swihart C10000011.156.217.182.399-0.5
      J. Bradley CF51100002.200.289.329.6194.0
      Total4211171123920-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        A. Hicks CF30000011.249.337.458.7950.5
        A. Judge RF40000031.272.390.552.942-1.5
        G. Stanton DH40100010.263.338.503.8410.5
        G. Torres 2B40100032.288.342.543.885-0.5
        D. Gregorius SS40000003.255.324.469.7930.0
        M. Andujar 3B30000000.280.306.515.8210.0
        B. Drury 1B30000030.192.300.346.646-1.5
        A. Romine C10000100.274.340.474.8131.0
        K. Higashioka C10000000.000.250.000.2500.0
        B. Gardner LF20000111.255.348.373.7210.5
        Total2902002128-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Betts (21), R. Devers (19), S. Leon (5)
          • HR - R. Devers (14), S. Leon (4)
          • SF - J. Martinez (3)
          • RBI - A. Benintendi (53), J. Martinez 3 (67), R. Devers 4 (46), B. Holt (19), S. Leon 2 (16)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Martinez (20), R. Devers 4 (18), S. Leon 2 (9)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Benintendi (15), J. Bradley (9)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - A. Judge (7)
          • DP - (Judge-Romine)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Sale (W, 8-4)7.010011102.410.8934.5
          H. Hembree1.00001103.601.232.5
          H. Velazquez1.01000002.321.382.0
          Total9.02002120---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Sale (W, 8-4)7.0
          H. Hembree1.0
          H. Velazquez1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          S. Gray (L, 5-6)2.17662015.441.51-14.0
          A. Warren2.22000401.351.206.0
          G. Gallegos2.04331313.861.29-0.5
          J. Holder1.02110002.010.730.0
          C. Shreve1.02110204.971.591.0
          Total9.0171111392---
          PITCHERSIP
          S. Gray (L, 5-6)2.1
          A. Warren2.2
          G. Gallegos2.0
          J. Holder1.0
          C. Shreve1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Sale (3)
          • HBP - C. Sale (9)
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sale 101-72, H. Hembree 17-11, H. Velazquez 16-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sale 4-6, H. Hembree 1-1, H. Velazquez 3-0
          • Batters Faced - C. Sale 24, H. Hembree 4, H. Velazquez 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Shreve (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 68-46, A. Warren 37-24, G. Gallegos 40-27, J. Holder 19-11, C. Shreve 20-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 4-3, A. Warren 1-2, G. Gallegos 2-1, J. Holder 2-1
          • Batters Faced - S. Gray 16, A. Warren 9, G. Gallegos 11, J. Holder 5, C. Shreve 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Holt singled to left, Devers scored110
          • 8TH INNING
            Martinez singled to left, Betts scored100
          • 7TH INNING
            Leon homered to right, Devers scored90
          • 6TH INNING
            Martinez singled to right center, Bradley scored, Betts to third70
          • 2ND INNING
            Martinez hit sacrifice fly to right, Betts scored60
            Benintendi singled to right, Leon scored, Betts to third50
          • 1ST INNING
            Devers homered to left, Martinez, Moreland and Bogaerts scored40
          • 9TH INNING
            • Chasen Shreve relieved Jonathan Holder
            • R. Devers: Devers singled to left
            • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Devers to second on wild pitch, Holt singled to left, Devers scored
            • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Swihart struck out on foul tip
            • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Bradley lined out to second
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Hector Velazquez relieved Heath Hembree
            • Steve Pearce at first base
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Judge grounded out to third
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Stanton grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Torres: Ball, Torres singled to left
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gregorius grounded into fielder's choice to second, Torres out at second
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jonathan Holder relieved Giovanny Gallegos
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Betts doubled to deep left
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi grounded out to first, Betts to third
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to left, Betts scored
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Moreland flied out to deep right
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Bogaerts grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Martinez out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Heath Hembree relieved Chris Sale
            • Brock Holt at second base
            • Blake Swihart catching
            • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
            • K. Higashioka: Foul, Foul, Foul, Higashioka popped out to second
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Hicks grounded out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Kyle Higashioka catching
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Devers doubled to deep right
            • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Leon homered to right, Devers scored
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
            • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gregorius grounded out to first
            • M. Andujar: Andujar grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Giovanny Gallegos relieved Adam Warren
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Leon struck out on foul tip
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Bradley singled to right
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bradley stole second, Ball, Betts walked
            • A. Benintendi: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Martinez singled to right center, Bradley scored, Betts to third
            • M. Moreland: Moreland flied out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Warren Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to third
            • R. Devers: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Devers singled to center
            • E. Nunez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Foul, Romine grounded out to second
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gardner grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Warren Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Bradley flied out to left
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Betts singled to left center
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • J. Martinez: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Torres struck out on foul tip
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius popped out to pitcher
            • M. Andujar: Ball, Andujar flied out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • S. Gray Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • R. Devers: Foul, Devers singled to left, Bogaerts to second
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Nunez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bogaerts to third, Devers out at second
            • Adam Warren relieved Sonny Gray
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Leon flied into double play right to catcher, Bogaerts out at home
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Hicks flied out to deep center
            • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
            • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Stanton lined out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • S. Gray Pitching:
            • S. Leon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Leon doubled to deep right
            • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Bradley lined out to left
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
            • A. Benintendi: Foul, Ball, Benintendi singled to right, Leon scored, Betts to third
            • J. Martinez: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Martinez hit sacrifice fly to right, Betts scored
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Benintendi stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Moreland grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Andujar fouled out to first
            • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
            • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Romine walked
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Romine to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • S. Gray Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Betts flied out to deep right
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Benintendi grounded out to second
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martinez reached on an infield single to second
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moreland walked, Martinez to second
            • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts singled to right, Martinez to third, Moreland to second
            • R. Devers: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Devers homered to left, Martinez, Moreland and Bogaerts scored
            • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Nunez grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sale Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hicks hit by pitch
            • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
            • G. Stanton: Foul, Strike looking, Stanton singled to center, Hicks to second
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Gregorius lined out to center
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)