The Yankees Now Sit Atop the AL East

Pauline Obrien
May 11, 2018

With a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the eighth, Barnes fell behind all three batters he faced 2-0, allowing two of them to reach.

To the National Basketball Association playoffs where the Boston Celtics youth movement and total team effort is paying dividends nearly no one expected when superstars Gordon Hayward and then Kyrie Irving were unable to play due to injury. He didn't quite deny it or confirm if the team will ask Price to cut back on his video game habits while he recovers.

And boy, do the Red Sox wish they had a mulligan.

That may seem like an overstatement, and it perhaps is to some degree. It was the only time this season he'd given up more than three.

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"I was a 14-year-old Yankee fan on October 2, 1978, when Bucky Dent sent a sinker from Mike Torrez over the Green Monster, capping the greatest comeback season in baseball history", says Hock. But it was all downhill after that. And in a recent piece from The Athletic's Jen McCaffrey, some Red Sox revealed just how popular the game has become among the team's players, especially when they're on road trips.

Neither starter in this one was particularly effective.

Blue Jays 5, Mariners 2: Yangervis Solarte hit a game-tying double in the eighth inning and Justin Smoak followed with a go-ahead double as host Toronto rallied to beat Seattle. Gregorius has produced a line of.291/.382/.622 with 10 homers, 30 RBIs and 27 runs scored. Brett Gardner was due up for the Yankees, meaning the Kimbrel essentially needed a strikeout, because a double play with that speed at the plate was unlikely.

Tanaka (4-2, 4.39 ERA) last pitched Thursday afternoon when he allowed three runs and five hits in six-plus innings during a no-decision in New York's 6-5 victory at Houston. "Doesn't matter if we're down one run or four or five runs, we feel like we're within striking distance".

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Neither Price nor the Red Sox would contend his struggles over the last three starts had to do with the lost feeling in his hand. Walker advanced to third on Miguel Andujar's ground out to second base and after Gleyber Torres walked, Red Sox manager Alex Cora brought on Kimbrel in search of a five-out save.

"But getting to relive some happy memories and interview childhood heroes like Ron Guidry, Graig Nettles and Goose Gossage, has just been the icing on the cake for me as a filmmaker".

"He came back and he was 2-2 with (Walker)", Cora said.

Whatever Price's reputation was before his tenure in Boston has been replaced by an image of such fragility, and a possible toxicity within the clubhouse. The human element is what makes them interesting. "It was, without exaggeration, the happiest moment of my young life". Do the Red Sox, who already have the highest payroll in baseball, want to be paying Price his owed money until 2023, when he's 37? Gardner also wouldn't exactly have been considered a threat when the night began, as he entered the night batting.198 with a.568 OPS and just four extra-base hits on the season. If he does, he won't see a sum like it ever again.

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