Buckley, Shaughnessy surprised Aceves is stil with Sox

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Buckley, Shaughnessy surprised Aceves is stil with Sox

Alfredo Aceves is still up to his uncontrollable, bizarre ways.

The reliever refused at first to throw batting practice pitches the way they should be thrown, instead lobbing them in there.

Aceves has a history of discipline issues, which leads many to wonder if the Red Sox should just part ways with him now.

Damon Amendolara on Sports Sunday asks Steve Buckley and Dan Shaughnessy if we're making this a mountain out of a molehill.

"I don't think it's a molehill at all because this is a guy that got suspended for three games last year," Buckley said. "He had a dustup with Dustin Pedroia, showed his manager up on the mound. They bring him back, John Farrell says clean slate let's start over again, and I thought he showed up the manager and the coaching staff today on something that is as simple as live batting practice. He kind of wasted everyone's time; that's my opinion.

Shaughnessy shares a similar opinion as Buckley, and is actually surprised that the Sox keep putting up with his antics.

"Yeah it's a little bit surprising to me that he's still here," Shaughnessy said. "And I wouldn't be surprised if he's still here at the end of the week. Because I just think they should have cut their losses last year with this guy. We know he's got ability, I just don't think he's worth it."

Yankees beat Blue Jays, Red Sox have chance to clinch AL East on Tuesday

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Yankees beat Blue Jays, Red Sox have chance to clinch AL East on Tuesday

For tonight, the Boston Red Sox can say "thank you" to the New York Yankees.

Despite the Toronto Blue Jays loading the bases with no out in the ninth, the Yankees hold on to beat the Blue Jays, 7-5. The result moves the Red Sox' magic number in the AL East to just one game. 

David Price will take the mound for the Red Sox on Tuesday night against those very Yankees with a chance to clinch the division. 

They can also clinch the AL East with a Toronto loss to the Baltimore Orioles. 

Dee Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Jose Fernandez

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Dee Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Jose Fernandez

MIAMI - Dee Gordon hit an emotional homer in Miami's first at-bat following the death of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez in a boating accident.

Leading off the first inning Monday night against the New York Mets, Gordon pulled a 2-0 pitch from Bartolo Colon over the wall in right for his first homer of the season.

Gordon circled the bases slowly and was crying when he reached home plate. He tapped his chest and waved toward the sky, and then sobbed as teammates hugged him in the dugout.

Gordon took the first pitch batting right-handed, in tribute to the right-handed Fernandez. Gordon then switched to his normal left side.

Fernandez died Sunday morning, prompting the Marlins to cancel their game that day against Atlanta.