Yankees win game one of doubleheader 6-1


Yankees win game one of doubleheader 6-1

BOSTON The Red Sox extended their streak of futility against the Yankees this season, losing the first game of Saturdays doubleheader, 6-1, at Fenway Park.

Franklin Morales, who had allowed just two home runs in 43 innings entering the game and none in his previous three starts this season gave up four in three-plus innings.

Morales gave up a lead-off single to Derek Jeter. Then, with two outs, hit Robinson Cano with a pitch before giving up a three-run homer to Nick Swisher. Andruw Jones, the next batter, put the Yankees up by four runs after a nine-pitch at-bat.

The Yankees again had back-to-back home runs off Morales when Jones led off the fourth with his ninth home run of the year, followed by Jayson Nixs third.

The Red Sox, meanwhile, could do very little with Yankees starter Freddy Garcia. He faced one batter over the minimum through the first three innings, when David Ortiz walked in the first.

The Sox finally got to Garcia in the fourth. With one out, Ortiz, Adrian Gonzalez, and Mauro Gomez hit consecutive singles, with Ortiz scoring on Gomezs. But Ryan Kalish grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Gonzalezs single extended his hitting streak to 17 games, matching a career high.

Morales took the loss, falling to 1-2, while his ERA rose from 2.51 to 3.50. He went 3 13 innings, giving up six runs on six hits, two walks, four home runs, and a hit batter with two strikeouts.

Garcia earned the win, improving to 3-2 (5.23).

The Red Sox are now 0-4 against the Yankees this season. It is the Sox worst record to start a season against the Yankees since losing their first six in 1994.

Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17


Red Sox outfield "Win, Dance, Repeat" celebration finds its way on MLB the Show 17

Mooke Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and a mix of Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt, Blake Swihart and Chris Young brought postgame celebrations to a new level last season.

Most Sox fans are familiar with the outfield victory "Win, Dance, Repeat" where the trio would dance and pretend to photograph the game's best player between them. The celebration ended with a pose at first, but as seen the MLB the Show 17's freshly released trailer, a few more wrinkes were added in.

In fact, here's a taste of the celebrations and what else to expect from Playstation's 2017 MLB game:

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Report: Red Sox DH target Beltran agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

Carlos Beltran, the 39-year-old switch hitter who was a potential target of the Red Sox as a DH, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros, ESPN's Buster Olney reported.

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that it's a one-year, $16 million deal. 

Beltran played for the Astros in 2004. He was dealt from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at the July 31 trading deadline last season. He totaled 35 homers, 101 RBI and hit .295 in 2016. 

The Red Sox, looking to fill the void left by David Ortiz's retirement, will be looking for a DH at the Winter Meetings that begin next week. One possibility is the return of Mike Napoli, who played for the A.L. champion Cleveland Indians last season.

More on the Winter Meetings here from CSN Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam.