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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.

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.

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.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell: Red Sox "haven't abandoned" idea that David Price (elbow) will return this season, but stiffness that lefty felt earlier in the week still exists. Not throwing again today, only treatment. "We're not going to push this," said Farrell, who didn't offer specifics on location or stiffness. No plans yet for Price to see doctor for additional testing.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

A 95.8-mph dart to nab a runner daring to score from third on a single is nice, but Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.'s "dream play" is more daredevil-ish. "I've thought about climbing that right-centerfield wall (at Fenway), standing on top of it in case the ball is a little bit too far, jump in (the bullpen), catch it, and then throw it back in play," Bradley says. "Would that count as an out? Can y'all research that for me?"

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Guide to every NHL team's prospects

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 5, Cardinals 4: Mookie Betts needed that. It has been a struggle since the All-Star break for last year's AL MVP runner-up. But down to his last strike with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Betts doubled off the Green Monster to drive in two runs and give the Red Sox a walkoff victory and a sweep of the two-game interleague series. Xander Bogaerts' leadoff homer started the three-run ninth inning that saw St. Louis manager Mike Matheny get ejected and catcher Yadier Molina spar with the umpires.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Carl Yastrzemski won the Triple Crown in 1967. "Yaz had the most impactful season on a franchise in the history of the game," said Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, at Fenway for 50th anniversary of Red Sox's "Impossible Dream" season. "It was a renaissance of baseball in New England because of No. 8 and No. 16 (Jim Lonborg)."

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Yaz and Hawk.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Reggie Smith is also among the 1967 Red Sox alumni back at Fenway for the 50th anniversary of the "Impossible Dream" pennant winners. Also in attendance: Rico Petrocelli, Jim Lonborg, Ken "Hawk" Harrelson and, of course, Carl Yastrzemski.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Lonborg is back at Fenway Park, as the Red Sox honor the 50th anniversary of the 1967 "Impossible Dream" team with a pregame ceremony.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price didn't feel as "free," in John Farrell's words, when he threw Tuesday. Received treatment today, slated for more flat-ground throwing Thursday.

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Top 100 NHL prospects for 2017-18

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Benintendi on getting hit on the left knee: "It felt fine until I stopped moving for a bit. I think I could've stayed in, but we were up 9-0 at that point so John (Farrell) decided to take me out." Asked if he will be able to play Wednesday night, he said, "We'll see how it feels in the morning and go from there."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Benintendi's knee is sore after getting hit by pitch in fifth inning, but removal was "precautionary more than anything," according to manager John Farrell. Red Sox didn't feel need to order any tests, hopeful he will play Wednesday night.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 10, Cardinals 4: Talk about a good old-fashioned rally. Thirteen Red Sox batters came to the plate and 10 in a row reached base during an eight-run fifth inning that featured no home runs, only the offensive efficiency of an assembly line. In winning for the 11th time in 13 games Tuesday night, the Red Sox churned out 15 hits. Xander Bogaerts finished with three hits, while Eduardo Nunez, Hanley Ramirez, Rafael Devers and Mitch Moreland had two apiece.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Up 7-0 in fifth inning, it's worth noting the Red Sox are 222-156 since interleague play began in 1997. Only the Yankees have been better -- and by a smidge, 223-156 and leading the Mets so far tonight.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox just turned what would have to be described as a fairly routine 5-4-3 triple play, around the horn. First triple play for Red Sox since Aug. 16, 2011 vs. Tampa Bay.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mookie Betts since All-Star break: .248/.315/.333, 4 doubles, 2 homers in 117 ABs. What gives? Red Sox manager John Farrell said, "There's been times where it looks like he gets a little pull-happy and there's some balls in the air. I can't say that he's expanding the strike zone wholesale. That's not the case because he's still taking his walks. He and a couple other guys, we're still trying to have them hit stride, which they haven't yet for a lengthy period."

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Ranking every NHL team by prospect pipeline

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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Rafael Devers already has two home runs tonight, giving him six in his first 16 big-league games. Since 1913, only nine players hit more through that many contests. Devers is 71 days shy of his 21st birthday. There's little doubt the Red Sox will keep finding space for him to play regularly, even after Dustin Pedroia's eventual return.