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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Through 15 practices and two games, this is the unofficial tally for the Jets' quarterbacks: Christian Hackenberg 365 snaps, Josh McCown 332 and Bryce Petty 227. All things considered, that's about as even as could be expected.

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All downhill for Judge since break

Aaron Judge struck out in his 36th consecutive game Saturday, setting a record for the longest such streak in a single season in MLB history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. His second half batting average is worse than the .179 mark that haunted him in his 2016 debut season.

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Devers becoming thorn in Yankees' side

Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers homered again against the rival Yankees on Saturday. He's the first player to go deep in three straight games against the Yankees before turning 21 years old since Babe Ruth in 1915.

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No ignoring Chapman's struggles

Aroldis Chapman is out as the Yankees' closer, and with good reason. The left-hander is in the midst of his worst season by numerous measures.

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Sabathia continues Red Sox domination

With Saturday's win, CC Sabathia is now 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three starts against Boston this season. Since earned runs became official in the AL in 1913, four other Yankees pitchers have won their first three starts against the Red Sox in a season with a sub-1.00 ERA: Lefty Gomez in 1934 (0.33), Hank Borowy in 1945 (0.35), Whitey Ford in 1956 (0.67) and Scott Sanderson in 1991 (0.43), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Saturday's longest home runs

Rougned Odor teed off twice against the White Sox, with his second blast reaching the upper deck in right field at Globe Life Park. A pair of rookies flexed their muscles in Saturday's Red Sox-Yankees tilt while Mike Trout's multihomer game in Baltimore gave him six seasons with at least 25 home runs, tying Tim Salmon's Angels record.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Checking out the Jets' snap counts from last night: The most noteworthy player is WR Charone Peake, who played only two of 59 offensive snaps. He saw his reps reduced last week in practice, as they used Robby Anderson, Jalin Marshall and Chris Harper as their top three. Rookie Chad Hansen (33 snaps) led all WRs. Fellow rookie ArDarius Stewart had 17. Other rookies: S Jamal Adams and S Marcus Maye 37 apiece, TE Jordan Leggett 23, LB Dylan Donahue 23, WR Gabe Marks 19, RB Elijah McGuire 14 and CB Derrick Jones 8.

Judge's struggle leads to infamous record (0:52)
Yankees edge Red Sox (1:02)

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Aaron Judge on Saturday had his 13th three-strikeout game of the season, tied with Curtis Granderson in 2012 for the most in a season by a Yankees player (batters' strikeouts have been official in the American League since the start of 1913). Judge fell to 0-for-10 with eight strikeouts against Chris Sale, his most at-bats without a hit against any pitcher.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

So why did Jets coach Todd Bowles decide to sit Josh McCown? On Thursday, Bowles said McCown "will play" against the Lions. "He needs work." After tonight's game, Bowles said he and his staff decided McCown didn't need the work. "Josh has played in a million preseason games," Bowles said. Clearly, Bowles still was in audition/experimental mode. This really puts the pressure on McCown and the offense to get in sync next week against the Giants, assuming he rests his starters in the finale.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Christian Hackenberg on whether he's discouraged by his performance: "No, it's fine. It's all part of the process. You can't look at numbers or stats or anything like that, in my opinion. You have to look at what it was, go back to the tape, review it ... Overall, I think it was a good learning experience." (Courtesy: ESPN New York 98.7).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles isn't ready to end the quarterback competition. Asked if he's prepared to name Josh McCown the Week 1 starter, Bowles said, "Not at this point." Bowles cut Christian Hackenberg a lot of slack, saying the pass protection wasn't good. Bowles said this game "isn't a fair evaluation ... I don't think anyone would've had a chance when we're blocking like that."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale: "Any time I give up two homers in a game it's not going to work out. I've got to be better than that." On the pitches that were hit by Tyler Austin and Todd Frazier: "One was a fastball, one was a slider, and I've never seen a good pitch go over the fence."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here's what Aroldis Chapman told me about his demotion from the Yankees closer role: "I left the manager no other option if I'm not doing my job and causing my team to lose games. But I'll be working hard to figure this out."

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