Red Sox - 000 002 201 - 5 10 1 Yankees - 100 000 000 - 1 9 0Travis Shaw and Jackie Bradley each hit two-run home runs off Yankee starter Ivan Nova.
Deven Marrero hit a solo shot in the ninth. ... Shaw also had two singles to go with his sixth-inning dong. ... Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts each had two hits; Betts had two doubles.
Eduardo Rodriguez (6-7-1-1-5, 97) allowed one or no runs in a start for the 11th time in 21 games - the most in the last 100 years by an American League left-hander. ... Also, the Red Sox's pitching staff has allowed only one run in its last four games.
Jon Shestakofsky presented this list:
All-Time Seasons - 40 2B, 15 HR, 20 SB at age 22 or younger
Mookie Betts, 2015
Hanley Ramirez, 2006
Alex Rodriguez, 1997
Vada Pinson, 1959
Betts, CFWhile the Yankees are almost assured of playing in the Wild Card Game one week from tomorrow, they have not clinched a postseason berth. Getting swept in this four-game series - or even losing three games - could potentially toss a wrench into their October plans.
Also, New York is one victory away from 10,000 regular-season wins, and it would be nice if they did not reach that milestone while the Red Sox are in town.
Boston will try for a franchise-record fourth consecutive shutout.
Tonight will likely be Rodriguez's last start of the year, as he's reached his innings limit (48.1 with Pawtucket and 115.2 with the Red Sox = 164 IP). Earlier reports had his limit at roughly 170.
Boston's rotation for the rest of the series: Rick Porcello (Tuesday), Wade Miley (Wednesday), and Rich Hill (Thursday).