Drew Pomeranz Suffers Lower Body Injury vs. Yankees

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Mitch Moreland contributed a big two-run single in the seventh, while Rafael Devers and Christian Vasquez each homered. Tommy Kahnle received his 6th blown save of the year, while taking the loss to fall to 2-4 this season. But with this injury, the Red Sox will be praying he won't be out for an extended time as they try to hold off the Yankees and Rays, who are also vying for the AL East title.

The Boston Red Sox are flying under the radar because of the success of the Yankees this season.

Jackie Bradley Jr.'s two-run single in the eighth added insurance.

After Addison Reed buzzed through the Yankees in the eighth, Chapman could not keep them close enough for another shot in the ninth. Sale has bounced back from his worst start of the season versus Cleveland on August 1, giving up a total of one earned run on six hits with 25 strikeouts and three walks over 15 innings. He was charged with four hits and a walk, striking out four in 3 1/3 innings.

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In the eighth inning, with the scoreboard growing lonely after seeing far too many zeros, the Rockies chose to give it some love. Holland, who had blown his previous two save chances, gave up a single and walk in the ninth before getting the last out.

"He has to build up to an aggressive long-toss situation and build back to the mound".

Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka threw in the bullpen on Friday and is expected to come off the DL (right shoulder inflammation) to start in Detroit next week. That drew Girardi, who had said before the game that Chapman would remain his closer, out of the dugout to bark at Chapman.

Matt Barnes, Joe Kelly, Heath Hembree and Robby Scott were all ineffective, combining for six runs in two innings of work. And Aaron Judge, who singled and walked, came away empty from two at-bats with the bases loaded. It was first launched in New Hampshire in 2010 and now runs in all five New England states outside of Massachusetts.The $1,000 Red Sox Service Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility, and demonstrated community service.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell and a trainer popped out of the dugout and joined a congregation of concerned players around Pomeranz. Of the Kelly at-bat, he said: "He's getting up there 100, 101 (mph)". He was humming along with a 2-0 lead with one out in the fourth when his second pitch to Chase Headley sailed to the backstop. It marked the 35th consecutive game in which Judge has struck out, equaling the major league record set by the former pitcher Bill Stoneman. Pomeranz was later revealed to have had back spasms.