Sabathia pitches Yanks over Red Sox 3-0 in DH opener

In this Saturday, July 15, 2017 photo, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, left, argues with home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston. Red Sox manager John Farrell says Boston will move forward with a formal protest over the lack of an interference call in a 4-1, 16-inning loss to the New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — CC Sabathia allowed two hits over six innings, Didi Gregorius hit a solo home run and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 Sunday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

The Yankees won their second straight against the AL East leaders and closed within 2½ games of the Red Sox, a day after New York won 4-1 over 16 innings and 5 hours, 50 minutes.

Boston stranded 10 runners and went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position, leaving the Red Sox 2 for 31 RISP in series, 2 for 51 against the Yankees this season.

Making his second start since a stint on the disabled list cause by a strained left hamstring, Sabathia (8-3) mostly spotted his fastball with his slider to limit solid contact. He walked five and struck out three, improving to 4-0 in his last five road starts.


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