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Judge ties MLB record for consecutive games with a strikeout (0:33)
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Devers' homer matches him with Ruth and Williams (0:48)
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Moreland leads Red Sox past Yankees (1:01)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 9, Yankees 6: If the Red Sox wind up defending their AL East title, the Yankees will look back on this as the night it slipped away. Staked to a 6-3 lead in the seventh inning, New York's bullpen imploded. Boston scored four runs in the seventh, taking the lead on Mitch Moreland's two-run pinch single, and two more in the eighth against embattled Aroldis Chapman. And with Chris Sale scheduled to start Saturday night, the Red Sox's lead in the division is five games.

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Moreland's pinch-hit single gives Red Sox lead (0:28)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

The rematch between Rafael Devers and Aroldis Chapman goes to ... Devers again. Leadoff single on a 100.4 mph first-pitch fastball in the bottom of the eighth inning with the Red Sox leading 7-6.

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Judge strikes out in 35th consecutive game (0:15)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Judge has tied the single-season MLB record with his 35th consecutive game with at least one strikeout.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Bases loaded for Aaron Judge (again.)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the paradox with Joe Kelly: Entering tonight, he had thrown 444 fastballs that averaged 99.32 mph, but nevertheless got only 47 swing-and-misses, according to Brooks Baseball. Gary Sanchez's game-tying homer came on a 99-mph heater.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Kelly hit triple digits six times in that seven-pitch at-bat against Aaron Judge, including 100 on the grounder to short that got him out and ended the Yankees' bases-loaded threat. Red Sox lead, 3-2, in the middle of the sixth inning.

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Pomeranz leaves with back spasms (0:33)
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Devers slugs one to the Monster seats (0:24)
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9hScott Lauber

Red Sox LHP Pomeranz exits with back issue

Drew Pomeranz's start Friday night was short-lived, as the Red Sox starter left in the fourth inning against the Yankees with what the team later called back spasms.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Back spasms for Drew Pomeranz, according to the Red Sox.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Pomeranz, who has been Red Sox's second-best starting pitcher, is leaving the game with an apparent lower body injury in the top of the fourth inning. Awaiting word on exact nature of the injury. Pomeranz threw two warmup pitches and was unable to continue.

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Price's return up in the air (0:58)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mother Nature has been kind so far to the Yankees and Red Sox. First pitch at Fenway Park on time tonight under continued threat of thunderstorms in the Boston area.

ESPN Stats & Information

Replacing productive pass-rushers

Three players who excelled at getting after the quarterback in a Patriots uniform last season will be elsewhere in 2017. But New England will return Trey Flowers and Malcom Brown, who combined for 10 sacks a year ago.

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11hScott Lauber

Price's throwing regimen halted by 'stiffness'

David Price won't be returning to Boston's rotation anytime soon after his throwing regimen off flat ground was stopped due to unspecified "stiffness," according to Red Sox manager John Farrell.