As Bullpen Stumbles, Yankees Fall to Five Games Back of Red Sox

Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez

In Detroit, Adrian Gonzalez's seventh-inning single broke a scoreless tie and Los Angeles went on to its sixth straight win and 21st in the last 24 games.

Gray earned his first win as a member of the Yankees on Tuesday, when he held the New York Mets to two runs on five hits in six innings.

Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. went 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI, and Sandy Leon was 2-for-3 with a two-run double in the eighth inning to make sure the work of Porcello and relievers Brandon Workman, Addison Reed and Craig Kimbrel (one flawless inning each) didn't go to waste. Bradley Jr.'s broken-bat single to right brought in Moreland to make it 3-1.

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In Minneapolis, Jose Berrios threw seven innings for his 11th win to help Minnesota keep pace in the AL wild card race.

The Yankees snapped a four-game winning streak, blowing a 6-3 lead after rallying from a 3-0 deficit. Chapman then followed by walking Vazquez, after which the crowd began chanting Chapman's last name in singsong fashion.

Sale limited the Yankees to a run on four hits and two walks while striking out 12 in seven innings during a no-decision Sunday. They seemed a bit shaky, especially after releasing Pablo Sandoval and seeming to have a hole at third base. Vazquez followed his lead, taking second on the play.

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BALTIMORE - Pinch-hitter Cameron Maybin singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, Kole Calhoun and Andrelton Simmons homered and surging Los Angeles beat Baltimore.

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Lost in the bullpen's meltdown was the Yankees' continued poor hitting with runners in scoring position.

The Yankees finally got to Porcello in the fifth when Brett Gardner, using Fenway Park's unique dimensions, snaked a shot just past the right-field foul pole for a solo home run, cutting the Boston lead to 2-1. Aaron Hicks was hit by a pitch twice. On top of these numbers, he has absolutely owned the Yankees so far this season, giving up just three runs and striking out 35 over a combined 22.2 innings. He walked two and did not strike out a batter. Judge grounded to second to end the inning. Among the final outs, Aaron Judge struck out once again, extending his MLB-record streak to 37-straight games with a punch out.

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At 70-51, the Red Sox now own a five-game lead over the second-place Yankees going into Saturday afternoon. The designation honors a former Red Sox owner, Thomas Yawkey, a member of the Hall of Fame whose long tenure remains infamous to some because of his resistance to efforts to integrate baseball in the 1950s. After a brief discussion, Pomeranz threw two warm-up pitches and Farrell turned toward the bullpen and raised his right arm high over his head: his signal for the tall guy, the 6-foot-5 reliever Brandon Workman.

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