• Red Sox are laughing at their own misery

    Red Sox are laughing at their own misery

    At least the Red Sox’ social media team can joke about the misery. Boston’s long national nightmare ended Wednesday, at least for a day, when the Red Sox snapped their nine-game losing streak and beat the Phillies 6-3. Their official Twitter account had a tweet ready to go to mark the occasion, with a line …
  • Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez takes ‘ring’ shot at Yankees after pitiful sweep

    Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez takes ‘ring’ shot at Yankees after pitiful sweep

    Just when the rivalry between the Yankees and Boston Red Sox seemed dead, Christian Vazquez fed the beast some trash talk. The first-place Yankees finished off a four-game sweep of the last-place Red Sox on Monday to extend their winning streak in the series to 10 games (seven this year) dating back to last season. …
  • Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is one-sided like it used to be

    Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is one-sided like it used to be

    This is the way it was — or at least the way it seemed — during the cozy 86 years that connected 1918 and 2004. For years, from New England, we would hear tortured tales of “The Rivalry,” about how the Red Sox could never quite get over the hump against their ancient rivals, the …
  • Red Sox sound like they’re absolutely miserable

    Red Sox sound like they’re absolutely miserable

    The Red Sox have reached the team meeting stage of a bad season. Before losing a second straight game to the Yankees on Saturday night — and fifth straight overall — the Red Sox held a team meeting at their hotel in New York to try to turn things around. It hasn’t paid immediate dividends, …
  • Yankees rivalry with Red Sox is turning into a joke

    Yankees rivalry with Red Sox is turning into a joke

    The Yankees continued to roll through the AL East with a 4-2 win over the Red Sox on Sunday night and got the first solid outing of the season from J.A. Happ. The left-hander allowed one run over 5 ²/₃ innings after having his starts pushed back — or skipped — and his results had …
  • DJ LeMahieu’s thumb injury puts damper on Yankees’ win over Red Sox

    DJ LeMahieu’s thumb injury puts damper on Yankees’ win over Red Sox

    The Yankees picked up another win Saturday night, but it came with another costly injury. DJ Lemahieu left Saturday’s 11-5 victory over the reeling Red Sox with a sprained left thumb suffered on an awkward swing. So far, though, nothing has slowed the Yankees’ offense. On Saturday, they belted three homers — including one from …
  • Yankees sweep Red Sox behind Aaron Judge masterpiece

    Yankees sweep Red Sox behind Aaron Judge masterpiece

    Pause it! And we aren’t talking about the baseball season. Based on the last three Red Sox-Yankees games this weekend at Yankee Stadium, the best rivalry in baseball is on furlough due to a wide gulf in talent for teams that are headed in distinctly different directions. To qualify as a rivalry, every game needs …
  • Aaron Judge stays red hot as Yankees easily drop Red Sox

    Aaron Judge stays red hot as Yankees easily drop Red Sox

    A scorching heat wave may have left The Bronx, but Aaron Judge remains nuclear hot. Judge’s third homer in as many games, to go with Jordan Montgomery’s solid first start, a home run by Gio Urshela and a dominating relief outing from Chad Green propelled the Yankees to a 5-1 victory at an empty Yankee …
  • Edwin Diaz may have lost Mets’ trust after another meltdown

    Edwin Diaz may have lost Mets’ trust after another meltdown

    Edwin Diaz is getting off easy. The cardboard cutouts will remain quiet. Following a brutal debut season in Queens spent absorbing venom from Mets fans, Diaz has quickly destroyed any optimism of a bounce-back campaign, and potentially lost the trust of new manager Luis Rojas, with his second straight ninth-inning meltdown coming in Thursday’s 4-2 …
  • Mets bullpen flops as rally falls short in loss to Red Sox

    Mets bullpen flops as rally falls short in loss to Red Sox

    The sight of Seth Lugo or Justin Wilson to protect a lead or tie usually ensures the Mets are in good shape, but Wednesday night they got hit with a double whammy. First, the ultra-reliable Lugo flushed a lead in the seventh inning by surrendering a long ball to tie it. Wilson took matters a …