Yankees' Aroldis Chapman regains form, earns save in first game of doubleheader

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As encouraging as it was for the Yankees to see a solid outing from Tanaka, so too have been the bounceback performances by Chapman after his meltdown on Friday, when he walked in the winning run.

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. On the other hand, Price was absolutely rocked in his lone start against the Yankees this year - 6 earned runs, 8 hits allowed, 2 HRs allowed, and 4 walks in only 5 IP - the Yankees simply feasted that game. Red Sox manager John Farrell says Boston will move forward with a formal protest over the lack of an interference call in a 4-1, 16-inning loss to the New York Yankees.

Didi Gregorius spent almost nine innings on the Yankees bench Saturday, held out of the lineup because lefty Chris Sale started for the Red Sox.

Castro now reenters the season with the New York Yankees in the thick of a division race.

Originally slated to start Monday's series opener at Minnesota, Sabathia was pressed into Sunday's first game start in place of Bryan Mitchell, for the purposes of having Mitchell in long relief if necessary.

The shortstop, who was stuck in an 0-for-15 rut entering the game, delivered the go-ahead single in the 16th at Fenway Park.

Surely, there can be no debate that the pink house is Hall of Fame material. "Sometimes you get into a game and you have an inning like that where you're not as sharp as you would like to be".

"(It's) based on the number of games played, the at-bats, how he controlled the at-bats", Farrell said.

The St. Louis Cardinals could do MUCH with Devers whether they keep him in the Cardinals system or flip him for a big bat and/or arm (s). Sanchez's throw was sailing wide, but Castro reached out, caught the ball, then swung his arm around to tag Pedroia.

Umpires reviewed the play for four minutes and 59 seconds.

Portland starter Trey Ball left after New Hampshire's first inning barrage, bringing him to 1-1 on the year against the Fisher Cats. Five of the team's eight shutouts have come in Porcello starts. According to Ken Rosenthal, a trade of Frazier to the Boston Red Sox seems almost inevitable.

The Rays have been shut out four times.

It was a feeling of fear every time the middle of the New York Yankees order came up. Yonder Alonso and Rajai Davis homered in the fifth inning while Matt Joyce doubled, scored and drove in a run to help the A's win. Sale became the first Red Sox pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 2003 with multiple 10-plus strikeout games against the Yankees in a single season. Even if the Marlins eat some of the deal, it appears Frazier with his right handed pull power is the better fit at Fenway. "We're going in the right direction and part of that was getting our bullpen on track".

Bumgarner missed the last three months with a left shoulder AC sprain sustained in a dirt bike accident on April 20.