Rick Porcello allows six runs in seven innings and the Red Sox open their trip by being swept by the Twins with a 6-4 loss.
Red Sox pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez is going to make his MLB debut on Thrusday in a start against the Rangers.
Sean McAdam joined SportsNet Central to discuss whether or not the Sox should pursue Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels.
3yThe utility infielder will debut in right field and bat sixth against Yankees lefty C.C. Sabathia.
3yWith his home run on Friday night, David Ortiz collected his 50th extra base hit, for the 10th consecutive season.
3yFor the Red Sox to be successful, they need Jon Lester and Adrian Gonzalez to be on top of their game. On Friday, they weren't.
3yThe Yankees haven't had much success against the Red Sox this year, but on Friday night, they not only got the win, they took back first place.
3yThe Yankees get three runs off Jon Lester in the sixth and make it hold up, 3-2.
3yThe Red Sox and Yankees always make for good baseball, but let's not kid ourselves into thinking that this series will decide the playoffs. In reality, both teams will likely get in and this is about seeding.
3yThe Red Sox already know who they'll send to the mound against the Yankees, but now they've set their plan for the team they face after New York.