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Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia bats during the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park in Boston. Pedroia could be headed to the disabled list for the third time this season. Pedroia wen

The sizzling Red Sox arrived in town with a chance to bury the overhauled Yankees in the AL East.

Andrew Benintendi's deep fly ball to left fielder Aaron Hicks was plenty enough to get Bradley Jr. home, bringing the Red Sox within a run.

The 24-year-old has been one of the biggest surprises for the Yankees this season.

The A's trailed 4-3 entering the bottom of the eighth, but scored two times to take a winning lead.

The left-hander is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA in two starts against the Yankees this season. Lackey allowed three runs and four hits, including Paul Goldschmidt's home run that chased him with one out in the sixth.

Tim Anderson added a two-run home run later in the inning to provide the final margin for the White Sox, who won their fourth straight game. Doubles by Hicks and Torreyes accounted for their only hits until the eighth.

The Reds jumped out to a 10-2 lead before surviving Milwaukee's seven-run sixth in an 11-10 win over the Brewers. A sellout crowd filled Yankee Stadium in anticipation, but it was quieted by Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez, who allowed two hits in six scoreless innings.

Giancarlo Stanton belted his major-league-leading 40th home run and Derek Dietrich hit a tie-breaking single as Miami rallied to defeat Colorado.

In seven career appearances (six starts), Pomeranz is 2-1 with a 3.00 against the Yankees. It looks like he did just that by giving Boston his best outing in over two months. "I put myself in a bad position by hitting Gardner, falling behind in the count on Hicks".

He proved that on a Miguel Cabrera fly ball in the Minnesota Twins' 9-4 win over the Detroit Tigers. "I was going to handle my business and just wait for September or whenever they needed me", he said Friday.

Baseball and Central Mass. go way back - to the 1860s. The reliable Yankees reliever kept the deficit at three runs through the top of the eighth.

Texas rode a strong start from Cole Hamels and held off Houston late as the Astros lost their fourth consecutive game.

On the year, Rodriguez now has a 4-3 record with a 3.80 earned run average.

With a three-run lead, the Red Sox were six outs away from scoring their ninth straight win and opening a 5.5 game first place edge.

The Yankees would pad their lead. Severino comes in off of an 8-1 victory at the Cleveland Indians with two hits allowed along with nine K's over 6.2 frames.

The Astros continued their free-fall as Cole Hamels worked seven shutout innings to help the Rangers send Houston to its 10th loss in 13 games, 6-4. Hicks had never previously faced Reed and was just "looking to get a ball up and try to get a hit in that situation".

Amed Rosario's solo homer in the ninth inning gave NY a win over Philadelphia. Fans were told of the rainout about a half-hour after the Giants were notified.

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