Boston Red Sox activate Jackie Bradley from DL

Boston Red Sox activate Jackie Bradley from DL

Boston Red Sox activate Jackie Bradley from DL

One good night for the Yankees was followed by another bad one.

"Swing the bat", Sabathia said.

"I said I'm sorry, but if I want to bunt again, I would do it", Nunez said Friday. "This is nothing new, and I think a lot of people know that". "He put it in a good spot".

CC Sabathia has dominated the Red Sox all season.

Doug Fister's season began late and it required a change of location to really get going. Sabathia is 4-0 with a 1.04 ERA in four starts against the Red Sox this season, and early in the game, Nunez was simply trying to start a rally. Greg Bird added a two-run homer along with an RBI single while Didi Gregorius chipped in with a run-scoring single in a game that featured four replay challenges and lasted 3 hours, 44 minutes.

So when Eduardo Nunez came out into the visitors clubhouse following Sabathia's second round of complaining, the Red Sox infielder offered another rebuttal.

He also made one of the greatest catches you'll ever see at Tropicana Field. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he might go with a six-man rotation after Thursday's day off. Boston LHP David Price (left elbow inflammation) threw a 29-pitch bullpen session without any difficulties.

Red Sox activate Jackie Bradley Jr from DL
Either way, in the history of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, this bunting scandal barely registers as a blip on the radar. He has been hobbled by knee problems since getting injured by a late slide from Baltimore's Manny Machado in April.

And now, C.C. Sabathia versus Eduardo Nunez?

"That's my game", Nunez said after that game.

Except, he does have some power.

The Red Sox' AL East lead over the second-place Yankees is back to 5 ½ games and the clock is tick, tick, ticking on the regular season. "I just go day to day", he said. He was upset the Red Sox tried to bunt against him given his ongoing knee problems. You're sitting down there - they don't know who Bernie Williams is!

In defeat, Andrew Benintendi has obtained two hits in addition to pick three goals on balls.

The Yankees just can't seem to get it going.

It was Benintendi's first home run since August 21, but his seventh in his past 25 games. He tossed a 97-pitch three-hitter April 27 in Boston, allowed three homers in five innings June 6 in NY and allowed three runs in 7 2/3 innings during a 3-0 loss at Boston on July 16. His resurgence has coincided with this week's move to the bottom third of the batting order. He's got speed. If he feels like that's an opportunity for him to take advantage in a certain game situation? The Little Leaguers ran out to take their respective positions alongside the corresponding Yankee player as Bernie Williams - the franchise's beloved former center fielder - played a jazzy rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on his guitar. Obviously, I want to win every time I go out there, but even more so after that.