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Andrew Benintendi is hitting third Sunday afternoon in Boston

Andrew Benintendi is hitting third Sunday afternoon in Boston

CC Sabathia pitched six shutout innings, and the Yankees blanked the Red Sox, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon in Game 1 of their day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park.

Red Sox: Placed RHP Joe Kelly on the 10-day DL before the game with a strained left hamstring and recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Triple-A. "It made the hair stand up on my arms".

With the Sox in the early stages of a rebuild that has seen Chris Sale, Adam Eaton and Jose Quintana shipped away to help form one of the deepest farm systems in the game, Frazier knows he could be next.

With Boston trailing 4-3, Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia both reached on infield singles to lead off the bottom of the ninth against Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman (2-1).

The Red Sox improve to 50-39 on the season and a 4.5 game lead over the Yankees in the AL East.

The Boston Red Sox recently showed interest in third baseman Todd Frazier and after designating Pablo Sandoval for assignment, it seems as if they are ready to make a move.

"I assumed that he was going to tag the base and throw to second for the tag", the 37-year-old said.

Judge, reduced to mostly feeble swings in this series, had only one hit in 18 at-bats - and it was a slow roller in front of the plate that he beat out. "Jackie's been making plays like that for a long time".

A crazy play at first base that Farrell protested turned into an actual protest of the game.

The original call that Ellsbury was safe was upheld after a review lasting almost five minutes. But this is a retreating runner that gets in the way of a player that is trying to complete the back end of a double play. This is coming off last night's performance were they allowed no runs over 8 innings while striking out 4.

Betts finished with three hits, including the homer, his team-leading 17th. "We go out there and leave everything out on the field every time". It's not the first time the two have been linked, and Heyman adds that the Giants have expressed some unofficial interest in bringing Sandoval back to San Francisco.

Didi Gregorius wrapped one around the Pesky Pole down the right-field line with two outs in the fifth inning.

Sanchez also drove in New York's first run with an RBI single in the third.

Xander Bogaerts (4-for-22), Hanley Ramirez (2-for-16) and Sandy Leon (3-for-8) each have one homer opposite Sabathia. Yankees starter Luis Severino allowed 1 run and 4 hits in 7 innings. "He was in the baseline".

The #Red Sox are looking to be buyers at the trade deadline. He never came close to living up to expectations.

Red Sox manager John Farrell asked for video replay. Jacoby Ellsbury of the New York Yankees figures to be in good shape.

The Red Sox 1-5 hitters went a combined 3-for-30 in the loss. Frazier started year slowly, but he's a proven commodity who is a perfect fit in Fenway Park with his home run pull power.