The Red Sox Lost.ImageChris Sale had 17 strikeouts in seven innings.
Martinez, at lectern, presented President Trump with a Boston Red Sox jersey on Thursday.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — Championship sports teams visiting the White House have historically been bathed in a benign, bipartisan glow.
Baseball|After Scorching the Red Sox, the Yankees Wilt Against the RoyalsRoyals 6, Yankees 1ImageRoyals starter Homer Bailey, who went 1-14 last season with a 6.09 earned run average, held the Yankees to three hits over six innings on Thursday night.
It was, of all things, a visit from the Boston Red Sox — the reigning World Series champions and the team that bounced the Yankees from the playoffs last season.For starter James Paxton, the game was not only his first exposure to this rivalry but also his best start in a Yankees uniform.
CreditCreditKathy Willens/Associated PressThe Boston Red Sox welcomed back the veteran catcher Sandy Leon for Tuesday’s game in the Bronx.”The Red Sox could all use a new beginning.
Sports|James Paxton of Yankees, Already Struggling, Will Face Crucial Test in Red SoxImageJames Paxton was the Yankees’ prized off-season acquisition.And in the Boston Red Sox, Paxton will not just be facing the Yankees’ archenemies, but the defending world champions.
The Red Sox were so dominant last October that they lost only once in each of their three postseason series.The Red Sox have already finished their longest road trip of the season, and they will play 13 of their final 22 games at Fenway.