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Yanks win 12th straight vs. Red Sox, tying record

The Yankees beat the rival Red Sox for a franchise-record-tying 12th straight time on Saturday, though manager Aaron Boone characterized the streak as "probably a little bit fluky," given the state of Boston's team. "Enjoy it while it lasts," he added.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

J.A. Happ said that the Yankees were aware and talked about tying the franchise record with their 12th consecutive win over the Red Sox tonight, and even establishing a new one tomorrow.

Cano and Smith crank back-to-back homers vs. Braves (1:03)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Red Sox had men in the corners with no outs in the 8th inning but J.A. Happ worked out of trouble. The Yankees head to the 9th inning at Fenway Park with a 7-0 lead, looking for their 10th consecutive win this season, and 12th straight vs. their AL East rivals.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Yankees, who have a 7-0 lead after 5 innings at Fenway, came into tonight with 11 straight wins vs. Boston since July 28, 2019. A win tonight would tie their longest win streak vs. the Red Sox in franchise history. The Yankees won a franchise-record-tying 12 straight from 8/16/52-4/23/53.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Red Sox announce Christian Arroyo was removed from the game due to "back spasms."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

JA Happ throws another scoreless inning and the Yankees lead is 4-0 after 4 innings at Fenway. Happ is 12-4 with a 2.95 ERA in 26 career regular season games (25 starts) vs. the Red Sox, the fourth-lowest ERA vs. Boston among active starting pitchers (minimum 50.0 IP) behind Drew Smyly (2.35), Blake Snell (2.59) and Justin Verlander (2.87). In seven starts vs. Boston as a Yankee, Happ is 5-0 with a 2.85 ERA (41.0IP, 13ER).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Projecting the Jets' inactives for tomorrow: QB Joe Flacco, QB James Morgan, WR Jamison Crowder, DL Bryce Huff, DL John Franklin-Myers and LB Avery Williamson. They have only 54 on the roster, meaning only six inactives. Signing LB Alec Ogletree from the practice squad is a sign that Williamson (hamstring) might not be ready. They have only four healthy WRs, which is odd. Projecting rookie RB La'Mical Perine (ankle) to be active.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone said that the Yankees rotation against the BlueJays would include Gerrit Cole pitching Tuesday and Masahiro Tanaka Wednesday; the last regular season start for both. Boone said he's fine with both pitchers having extra rest ahead of the postseason.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Thin at inside linebacker, the Jets have signed veteran Alex Ogletree from their practice squad. Ogletree could have a role tomorrow; he could start, depending on Avery Williamson (hamstring). Ogletree played for Gregg Williams, so he's familiar with the system. They also elevated RB Josh Adams and WR Josh Malone. They have only four healthy WRs on the roster.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Yankees' magic number to clinch a postseason berth is two. Yankees could clinch tonight with a win vs. Boston, and a Seattle loss to San Diego. At 30-21, the Yankees need one more win to clinch their 28th consecutive winning record (since 1993) the second-longest such stretch in MLB history behind only the franchise's streak of 39 straight winning seasons from 1926-64.

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