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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Jake Arrieta generated 14 swings and misses against the Pirates on Thursday after recording only nine in his first two starts with the Phillies.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

OK, it's only the 18th game for Boston, but Mookie Betts is at .400/.493/.817 after hitting his second leadoff home run of the series against the Angels and that's an awesome line. He already has 21 runs, tied with Johnny Pesky (1950) and Ted Williams (1942) for most by a Red Sox player through 18 games.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Red Sox in Anaheim: 10 home runs before the first out of the 19th inning.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

About the passed ball that led to one of the two unearned runs CC Sabathia allowed, the pitcher took the blame. "My fault, my mistake, we got crossed up." He said he saw the sign he wanted to see instead of what Gary Sanchez actually put down.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

On CC Sabathia's 71-pitch outing, in which he didn't allow an earned run, Aaron Boone said: "He gave us what we needed." The Yankees weren't going to work him much beyond 70 or 80 pitches tonight, Boone added.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

A late Aaron Judge insurance home run proved necessary for the Yankees. It came a half inning before the Blue Jays threatened with a rally in the eighth. After limiting Toronto to one run in that inning, the Yankees opened the series with a 4-3 win Thursday night in the Bronx. Aroldis Chapman was lights out in the ninth, striking out the side. Giancarlo Stanton, who had been struggling at home, snapped a 0-for-15 hitting slump when he reached on an infield single. He also avoided striking out for the first time in four games. It's the second strikeout-free game he's had at home this season.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels manager Mike Scioscia, on moving Shohei Ohtani up to sixth: "I just think, where our lineup is right now, just looking at some of the groupings, it's a good spot for Shohei."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani getting ready to take his round of BP. Teammates were instantly impressed with the way the ball jumps off his bat. Some say they've never seen anything like it.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees announced today their new "Honor Row" initiative, a project that will honor various community groups monthly throughout the season by allowing them to sit in the Judge's Chambers in right. A group of Bronx public school students and teachers will be the first 18 Honor Row honorees next Thursday when the Yankees host the Twins in a day game.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Clint Frazier (concussion) continues progressing, according to Aaron Boone. The Yankees OF is "working out full bore" with the Yankees' affiliate in Tampa on Thursday night, per Boone. He'll be taking batting practice and doing some defensive work. Perhaps "in the very near future" he'll appear in games, Boone said. He also said Greg Bird (ankle) and Brandon Drury (blurred vision are taking positive steps getting on-field work, too. "So hopefully guys are starting to tread in the right way, and obviously looking forward to getting a lot of those guys back in the mix."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone said today the MRI that right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle had this week revealed bicep tendinitis and some shoulder tendinitis. The team doesn't believe the injury is serious, but Kahnle will be shut down the next 10 days or so. Said Boone: "It could be something that's a few weeks before he's back." Kahnle's velocity had been going down slightly in recent appearances. The Yankees hope when he returns, his pitch speed will, too.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani will bat sixth, higher than he ever has, two days after exiting his start with a blister, which doesn't affect his hitting. He'll face a same-side pitcher, lefty Eduardo Rodriguez.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees have officially moved CC Sabathia off the disabled list ahead of his start tonight. As he comes off, though, another player goes on it. Pitcher Luis Cessa was sent today to the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, due to a left oblique injury he received Tuesday night.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees 1B Tyler Austin says he had his appeal hearing today with MLB officials, regarding his role in last week's brawl with the Red Sox. He was told he may not hear anything more on his appeal until next week.