In a move that reeks of desperation, the Red Sox have attempted to buy pitcher Chris Capuano from the Mets to make one start, according the Boston Herald.
Though it now appears the deal will not go through, the Red Sox spent nearly a week trying to acquire the left-handed starter in exchange for cash so that he can start on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. He would not be eligible to pitch in the playoffs for the Red Sox if he was acquired.
Capuano is 11-12 with a 4.47 ERA this season and has 155 strikeouts in 175.1 innings. He was an All-Star for the Brewers in 2006 and underwent two Tommy John surgeries that kept him out of the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
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.
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.