Price struggles again in Bronx; Voit, Yanks top Red Sox 10-1

NEW YORK (AP) David Price has been pummeled over and over at Yankee Stadium.

This time, it was Luke Voit's turn - with a big assist from the short right-field porch.

Voit hit two homers off Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and the New York Yankees stalled Boston's division-clinching celebration by beating the Red Sox 10-1 on Wednesday night.

Voit's homers cleared the right-field fence by about two yards combined. The second was close enough that umpires reviewed it on video for potential fan interference.

''Everybody's playing in the same park,'' said Price, who has allowed eight homers in two starts at Yankee Stadium this season. ''It's not like the fences move back when we hit or move forward when they hit, so it's part of it.''

Luis Severino (18-8) pitched seven innings of one-run ball, and the Yankees had no need for All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman on the day they activated him from the disabled list. Chapman had been out since Aug. 21 with left knee tendinitis. He watched the end of the game from the dugout.

Mookie Betts had two strikeouts and no hits in his return to Boston's lineup. He pulled a possible grand slam just foul in the ninth before grounding into a game-ending double play. The AL MVP contender sat out Tuesday after injuring his left side two days earlier, but came back to bat leadoff as the designated hitter.

The Yankees will try to send Boston packing Thursday with the AL East still undecided. The Red Sox lead the division by 9 1/2 games and entered this three-game series needing one victory to lock up the division crown.

New York remained 2 1/2 games ahead of Oakland for the top AL wild card. The A's beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-0. The Yankees had dropped 10 of 17 before rallying to beat the Red Sox 3-2 on Tuesday night in Aaron Judge's return from the DL.

Voit had his second multihomer game with New York and has nine homers in 29 games since being acquired from St. Louis. The stout slugger bowled back into the dugout after the second shot, grinning amid a barrage of high-fives and fist bumps. His next homer would give the Yankees a major league-record 12 players with at least 10.

Fans chanted ''Luuuuuke!'' after Voit singled in the eighth for his career-high fourth hit. Teammates joked with Voit after the game that they were jealous of the fans' affection for him.

''It's unbelievable,'' he said. ''Especially rounding the bases, my heart's racing. That's honestly why I bring all that enthusiasm out, too, is because the fans got my back and they want to see that. Who doesn't like home runs?''

PRICE CHECK

Price (15-7) entered the game 5-0 with a 1.56 ERA in nine starts since the All-Star break, but he has rarely been that sharp at Yankee Stadium. He came into Wednesday with a 4.75 ERA at the park over 20 starts - the worst mark for him in any stadium where he's pitched at least 10 times.

Price surrendered three homers this time - narrowly. Andujar hit his 25th just over the wall for a 1-0 lead in the second, and Voit added solo shots in the fourth and sixth to nearly the same spot.

''There's definitely cheap home runs,'' Voit said of his new home park. ''But I mean, you have to take advantage of it.''

Boston trailed 6-1 when manager Alex Cora pulled Price following Voit's second homer with one out in the fifth. Yankee Stadium fans jeered as Price walked slowly to the dugout.

''I honestly feel that although he didn't have his great stuff compared to the last eight, nine, I guess, he still battled,'' Cora said.

SMELLING IT

Severino made his second straight encouraging start, ending a second-half slide that had jeopardized his place atop the rotation. He entered Wednesday with a 6.35 ERA in 10 starts since the All-Star break. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before the game that Masahiro Tanaka or J.A. Happ could start the AL wild-card game instead of Severino, depending on what happens the rest of the season.

Severino took a big step toward reclaiming ace status. Boone was especially encouraged by the development of his slider. Severino used the pitch to freeze Betts to end the seventh.

''He kind of kept smelling it,'' Boone said. ''Got into a really good groove, and a really exciting outing for him.''

BRONX BOMBERS

New York has hit 245 home runs this season, matching the franchise record set in 2012. The Yankees are on pace for 263 homers, one shy of the major league record set by the 1997 Seattle Mariners.

NEW KID

Top Yankees prospect Justus Sheffield loaded the bases in the ninth but escaped for a scoreless inning in his major league debut. Before the inning, he stopped and looked around for a moment from the bullpen gate, then said he was afraid he'd trip running to the mound.

''My legs felt like Jell-O,'' he said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: LF Sam Travis robbed Andujar of another extra-base hit, slamming into the wall on a running grab in the seventh, but then left the game with dizziness. Boston said Travis did not have a concussion. ... 3B Eduardo Nunez asked for a pinch-runner after running out an infield single in the ninth. He's been dealing with right knee soreness recently and will get Thursday off. ... Cora said ace Chris Sale will start Friday at Cleveland, lining him up to face Baltimore next Wednesday and then throw a simulated game or bullpen on the final weekend of the season. Sale is still building back up after missing time with a left shoulder issue.

Yankees: Boone wants to get Chapman in full swing before the postseason. His goal is to get Chapman back into a traditional closer role, then use relievers Dellin Betances, Zach Britton, David Robertson and Chad Green in more fluid roles starting as early as the fifth inning, depending on matchups.

UP NEXT

Tanaka (12-5, 3.47 ERA) starts against Boston LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4, 3.53). Tanaka has a 2.09 ERA in 10 starts since the All-Star break. Rodriguez has allowed one run or fewer in five of his past six starts.

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  • W: L. Severino (18-8)L: D. Price (15-7)
  • HR: NYY - M. Andujar (25), L. Voit 2 (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Betts DH40000125.334.429.6141.0420.0
A. Benintendi LF30000002.285.361.464.8240.0
B. Swihart RF10100000.226.282.299.5811.0
J. Martinez RF30300000.331.400.6321.0323.0
B. Phillips 2B10000001.083.214.333.5480.0
X. Bogaerts SS30000004.286.356.515.8720.0
T. Lin SS10000011.204.278.265.543-0.5
M. Moreland 1B40000025.244.317.435.752-1.0
I. Kinsler 2B30000002.247.305.390.6950.0
S. Travis LF0000-000.143.217.190.000-
B. Holt LF10100000.265.351.384.7361.0
E. Nunez 3B41200000.264.288.389.6774.0
C. Vazquez PR00000000.211.256.293.5490.0
S. Leon C40110012.183.240.287.5271.5
J. Bradley CF30100111.231.310.397.7071.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. McCutchen LF31100202.251.364.420.7844.0
    A. Judge DH41100002.282.393.539.9332.0
    a- G. Bird PH-DH10010001.195.285.383.6691.0
    A. Hicks CF50230003.244.364.452.8167.0
    G. Stanton RF50000033.261.336.493.829-1.5
    T. Wade RF00000000.180.231.295.5260.0
    D. Gregorius SS40000000.267.335.496.8300.0
    M. Andujar 3B41211000.298.331.524.8558.0
    G. Sanchez C22000201.186.287.402.6894.0
    L. Voit 1B44432000.308.390.6151.00517.0
    G. Torres 2B41100012.280.347.494.8411.5
    R. Torreyes 2B00000000.289.303.381.6840.0
    • a-grounded out for Judge in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Nunez (23)
    • RBI - S. Leon (22)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts, A. Benintendi, M. Moreland 3 (3), I. Kinsler 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Andujar (41)
    • 3B - A. Hicks (3)
    • HR - M. Andujar (25), L. Voit 2 (10)
    • RBI - G. Bird (37), A. Hicks 3 (72), M. Andujar (84), L. Voit 3 (23)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks 3 (24)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Hicks 2 (2), G. Stanton 3 (3), G. Sanchez
    FIELDING
    • E - E. Nunez (7)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Gregorius-Torreyes-Voit)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Price (L, 15-7)5.15644233.531.12-2.0
    J. Kelly0.13220004.451.34-5.0
    H. Velazquez1.10000103.191.473.5
    W. Cuevas1.03220105.561.68-1.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Price (L, 15-7)5.1
    J. Kelly0.1
    H. Velazquez1.1
    W. Cuevas1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Severino (W, 18-8)7.06111603.381.1426.0
    J. Holder1.01000103.030.992.5
    J. Sheffield1.02001000.003.000.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Severino (W, 18-8)7.0
    J. Holder1.0
    J. Sheffield1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 93-59, J. Kelly 20-14, H. Velazquez 13-10, W. Cuevas 18-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 6-9, J. Kelly 1-0, W. Cuevas 2-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Price 26, J. Kelly 4, H. Velazquez 4, W. Cuevas 6
    PITCHING
    • WP - L. Severino (8)
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 109-67, J. Holder 15-11, J. Sheffield 21-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 4-11, J. Sheffield 1-1
    • Batters Faced - L. Severino 28, J. Holder 4, J. Sheffield 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts DH40000125.334.429.6141.0420.0
    A. Benintendi LF30000002.285.361.464.8240.0
    B. Swihart RF10100000.226.282.299.5811.0
    J. Martinez RF30300000.331.400.6321.0323.0
    B. Phillips 2B10000001.083.214.333.5480.0
    X. Bogaerts SS30000004.286.356.515.8720.0
    T. Lin SS10000011.204.278.265.543-0.5
    M. Moreland 1B40000025.244.317.435.752-1.0
    I. Kinsler 2B30000002.247.305.390.6950.0
    S. Travis LF0000-000.143.217.190.000-
    B. Holt LF10100000.265.351.384.7361.0
    E. Nunez 3B41200000.264.288.389.6774.0
    C. Vazquez PR00000000.211.256.293.5490.0
    S. Leon C40110012.183.240.287.5271.5
    J. Bradley CF30100111.231.310.397.7071.5
    Total3519102723-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. McCutchen LF31100202.251.364.420.7844.0
      A. Judge DH41100002.282.393.539.9332.0
      a- G. Bird PH-DH10010001.195.285.383.6691.0
      A. Hicks CF50230003.244.364.452.8167.0
      G. Stanton RF50000033.261.336.493.829-1.5
      T. Wade RF00000000.180.231.295.5260.0
      D. Gregorius SS40000000.267.335.496.8300.0
      M. Andujar 3B41211000.298.331.524.8558.0
      G. Sanchez C22000201.186.287.402.6894.0
      L. Voit 1B44432000.308.390.6151.00517.0
      G. Torres 2B41100012.280.347.494.8411.5
      R. Torreyes 2B00000000.289.303.381.6840.0
      Total361011834414-----
      • a-grounded out for Judge in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Nunez (23)
      • RBI - S. Leon (22)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Betts, A. Benintendi, M. Moreland 3 (3), I. Kinsler 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Andujar (41)
      • 3B - A. Hicks (3)
      • HR - M. Andujar (25), L. Voit 2 (10)
      • RBI - G. Bird (37), A. Hicks 3 (72), M. Andujar (84), L. Voit 3 (23)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks 3 (24)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Hicks 2 (2), G. Stanton 3 (3), G. Sanchez
      FIELDING
      • E - E. Nunez (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Gregorius-Torreyes-Voit)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (L, 15-7)5.15644233.531.12-2.0
      J. Kelly0.13220004.451.34-5.0
      H. Velazquez1.10000103.191.473.5
      W. Cuevas1.03220105.561.68-1.5
      Total8.011108443---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (L, 15-7)5.1
      J. Kelly0.1
      H. Velazquez1.1
      W. Cuevas1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Severino (W, 18-8)7.06111603.381.1426.0
      J. Holder1.01000103.030.992.5
      J. Sheffield1.02001000.003.000.0
      Total9.0911270---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Severino (W, 18-8)7.0
      J. Holder1.0
      J. Sheffield1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 93-59, J. Kelly 20-14, H. Velazquez 13-10, W. Cuevas 18-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 6-9, J. Kelly 1-0, W. Cuevas 2-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 26, J. Kelly 4, H. Velazquez 4, W. Cuevas 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Severino (8)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 109-67, J. Holder 15-11, J. Sheffield 21-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 4-11, J. Sheffield 1-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Severino 28, J. Holder 4, J. Sheffield 5
      • 8TH INNING
        Hicks singled to right, Torres scored110
        Bird grounded out to pitcher, Voit scored, Torres to third19
      • 6TH INNING
        Hicks tripled to deep right, McCutchen and Judge scored18
        Voit homered to right, Sanchez scored16
      • 5TH INNING
        Leon singled to deep right, Nunez scored14
      • 4TH INNING
        Voit homered to right04
      • 2ND INNING
        Judge safe at first on 2nd baseman Nunez fielding error, Sanchez and Voit scored, McCutchen to third, Judge to second03
        Andujar homered to right01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Justus Sheffield relieved Jonathan Holder
        • Tyler Wade in right field
        • Ronald Torreyes at second base
        • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Holt singled to left
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Nunez reached on an infield single to second, Holt to second
        • S. Leon: Ball
        • Leon popped out to second
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bradley walked, Holt to third, Vazquez to second
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Betts grounded out to second, Bradley out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jonathan Holder relieved Luis Severino
        • B. Swihart: Blake Swihart facing Jonathan Holder
        • S. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Swihart singled to right
        • B. Phillips: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Phillips popped out to second
        • T. Lin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lin struck out looking
        • M. Moreland: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Moreland flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Brock Holt in left field
        • William Cuevas relieved Hector Velazquez
        • L. Voit: Ball, Voit singled to center
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Torres singled to left, Voit to second
        • A. McCutchen: McCutchen grounded out to pitcher, Voit to third, Torres to second
        • Greg Bird hit for Aaron Judge
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Foul, Bird grounded out to pitcher, Voit scored, Torres to third
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Hicks singled to right, Torres scored
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Stanton struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nunez lined out to center
        • S. Leon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Leon fouled out to third
        • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bradley singled to shallow right
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Sam Travis in left field
        • Blake Swihart in right field
        • Brandon Phillips at second base
        • Tzu-Wei Lin at shortstop
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius lined out to center
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Andujar flied out to deep left
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to deep right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Foul, Martinez singled to right center
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts fouled out to third
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kinsler popped out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • M. Andujar: Foul, Ball, Andujar flied out to left
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • L. Voit: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Voit homered to right, Sanchez scored
        • Joe Kelly relieved David Price
        • G. Torres: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Torres grounded out to third
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, McCutchen singled to left
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Judge singled to right, McCutchen to third
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hicks tripled to deep right, McCutchen and Judge scored
        • Hector Velazquez relieved Joe Kelly
        • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • E. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez doubled to deep left
        • S. Leon: Ball, Foul, Leon singled to deep right, Nunez scored
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley lined out to left
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
        • A. Benintendi: Benintendi grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Hicks lined out to left
        • G. Stanton: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Stanton popped out to first
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Foul, Gregorius grounded out to first
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Martinez singled to shallow right
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Bogaerts popped out to shortstop
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • I. Kinsler: Pickoff attempt, Kinsler popped out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Foul, Voit homered to right
        • G. Torres: Torres flied out to right
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen grounded out to third
        • A. Judge: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Judge grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Betts grounded out to third
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Benintendi grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Stanton grounded out to third
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gregorius popped out to third
        • M. Andujar: Andujar doubled to left
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Sanchez lined out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler popped out to second
        • E. Nunez: Nunez lined out to shortstop
        • S. Leon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Leon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Gregorius flied out to left
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Andujar homered to right
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • L. Voit: Strike looking, Voit singled to left, Sanchez to second
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked, Sanchez to third, Voit to second
        • A. Judge: Judge safe at first on 2nd baseman Nunez fielding error, Sanchez and Voit scored, McCutchen to third, Judge to second
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Hicks lined out to right
        • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Betts walked
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Benintendi lined out to center
        • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Martinez singled to center, Betts to third
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez to second on wild pitch, Bogaerts popped out to shortstop
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moreland grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Judge lined out to second
        • A. Hicks: Hicks grounded out to third, McCutchen to second
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Stanton struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)