On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland A's 6-2.
Oakland has lost four straight.
CC Sabathia finally beat the Red Sox.
Sabathia threw 128 pitches over 6 innings, allowed 10 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and fired 10 Ks. The Yankees bullpen took it the rest of the way.
New York beat Boston 5-2.
The Yankees are 3-13 against the Red Sox this season.
Boston, currently, holds a 1/2 game lead over New York in the AL East.
The AL East is up for dibs and the Red Sox - Yankees rivalry still has 5 regular-season games left...today and Thursday...then a 3-game series on September 23, 24 & 25th.
These guys don't mess around when it gets down to the wire.
The 128 pitches thrown by Sabathia is the 2nd-highest total of his career.
Francisco Cervelli hit a solo homer in the 5th off John Lackey.
Lackey hit Cervelli in the back in his next at-bat.
This cleared both benches - no fisticuffs - but Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild was ejected.
There were 4 hit batters. Cervelli and Curtis Granderson for New York, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jarrod Saltalamacchia for Boston. After Salty got hit by Mariano Rivera, Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected.
Tonight: Phil Hughes vs Josh Beckett at 7:10 PM.
Thursday: A.J. Burnett vs Jon Lester at 7:10 PM.
Look at Cervelli yappin' at Salty, after he got hit by a pitch...
Get Varitek in there, for cryin'-out-loud, he wouldn't put up with that crap...
The Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1.
Ramon Santiago hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to win it for the Tigers.
Man, Detroit got their money's worth when they picked-up Doug Fister from Seattle last month. Fister had a perfect game going into the 7th inning.
He ended up pitching 7 2/3 innings, allowed 4 hits, 1 run, no walks and 6 Ks.