Donaldson, Carpenter lead Yanks over Red Sox 12-5
Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer in a four-run first inning, Matt Carpenter homered among three hits in his first start in left field in a decade and the New York Yankees beat Boston 12-5 for their 10th win in their last 11 games against the Red Sox.
Indians homer in 19th straight; beat Sox 11-5
Indians Red Sox Baseball Cleveland Indians' Franmil Reyes (32) celebrates his solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Boston. Martinez hit a two-run homer and had three RBIs, and Hunter Renfroe added three hits for the Red Sox, who had their four-game winning streak halted. The Red Sox scratched scheduled starter Nick Pivetta before the game, placing him on the COVID-19-related injured list. Cleveland led 6-0 after three innings before the Red Sox rallied, slicing it to 6-5 on Martinez’s shot. Red Sox: Cora said INF/OF Kiké Hernández (COVID-IL) was back in Boston after being quarantined in Cleveland.wftv.com
Red Sox add RHP Pivetta, INF/OF Santana to COVID-19 IL
Red Sox Rays Baseball Boston Red Sox's Nick Pivetta pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (Chris O'Meara)BOSTON — (AP) — The Boston Red Sox scratched Nick Pivetta on Sunday and placed the right-hander on the COVID-19 injured list. The Red Sox also added infielder/outfielder Danny Santana to the list about 30 minutes before the first pitch against Cleveland. “You have to be patient,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said of the situation, explaining how the Yankees and his close friend, manager Aaron Boone, handled it earlier this season. With the Red Sox looking to secure a playoff spot, Cora knows there is no time to relax. The Red Sox entered play Sunday a half-game behind the Yankees for the AL’s first wild-card spot and four games ahead of Oakland for the second berth.wftv.com