Less than two weeks removed from a slide that threatened to derail their season, the New York Yankees are on the cusp of another postseason berth. J.A. Happ pitched eight scoreless innings, Clint Frazier hit a two-run home run and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Saturday night for their 10th consecutive win. New York has beat Boston 12 straight times dating to last season, tying the Yankees' longest winning streak in baseball's most historic rivalry.
NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Fresh off of losing his starting left field job to Clint Frazier, long-time Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner reminded everybody that he still ran the clubhouse. Prior to last night’s game, Frazier jokingly tweeted, “can’t wear my mock turtleneck tonight because gardy took it from my locker and now he’s going to wear it. Right on cue, Gardner came out last night donning his teammate’s signature mock turtleneck beneath his uniform.
Gary Hughes, a beloved professional scout for numerous big league organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after a battle with cancer. Hughes was a regular at Bay Area ballparks in recent years working for the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. ''Gary Hughes was the quintessential baseball man,'' baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said.