Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

Red Sox pitcher David Price dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome

Red Sox pitcher David Price dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome

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The rivalry certainly adds another layer to their games, but the Yankees and Red Sox are evenly matched, and both teams are full of young, exciting stars.

The Yankees are 26-10 SU and 20-15 ATS.

Padres 2, Nationals 1: Matt Szczur hit a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning and host San Diego's bullpen pitched four scoreless innings. Porcello threw seven shutout innings of two-hit ball in an April 12 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park.

If neither the Yankees or Red Sox had any weaknesses or places to improve, the games would be boring.

NY games have a 20-14-1 over/under record so far in 2018.

It was the first time the storied rivals squared off with the two best records in the majors since June 2, 2002, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

He has a better road ERA (3.12) this year.

Carson Smith (3.86 ERA, 1.54 WHIP) hasn't been as sharp as expected either. He now has nine home runs and 27 RBIs this season. Tanaka is 2-0 with a 2.41 ERA in his last three outings and will be pitching on five days' rest. Over 148 plate appearances, he maintained a slash line of.306/.412/.516 (compared to his total season line of.264/.344/.459). Sacrifice flies by Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez accounted for the other NY runs. But he has allowed seven walks in 8 2/3 innings. That frequently leads to intense conflict between the AL East powers. Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.47 and the bullpen's ERA is 3.89.

Up 5-3 after five innings, New York's feared pen was expected to get the job done. The team has hit.248/.355/.465 over its last five matchups and is 5-0 SU during that stretch. Some sparkling defense by the Yankees spared him worse, including Judge's diving catch in right field that deprived J.D. He also scored three runs, snapping out of a season-long slump that had seen him enter the game with a.198 batting average.

Both starters produced almost identical lines.

But he has hit 97 miles per hour and shown "phenomenal" secondary pitches.

The Athletic's Jen McCaffrey recently wrote a story about how the popular video game has become a force inside the Red Sox clubhouse.

With a little less than a quarter of this season completed, there are still many more games for the Yankees to play, to win, 13 more regular season ones against Boston this year. However, there's no stepping in front of the Yankees right now, who are on fire and have been pretty much money with Sabathia on the mound at home. Opposed to six that've gone under.

Last night was also the highest-rated, most-viewed and most-watched game on any New York RSN since the September 25, 2014 Jeter game (and, excluding that Jeter game, last night was the highest-rated, most-viewed and most-watched game on any New York RSN since YES' October 2, 2012 Red Sox game).

Moreland hit a two-run shot in the second inning, and made a nifty diving play at first base.

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