After standing pat, Yankees, Red Sox to face off again

Unless the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox—the defending World Series champions—meet up in the post season this

New York Yankees Shortstop Didi Gregorious

And based on the Red Sox's rearranging the furniture in New England's living room and swinging wet newspapers at Yankee Stadium, there might be something to it.

"It looks like they are tipping pitches or the Red Sox have a system where they are getting signs, " the scout said of games in Boston.

Rodriguez is 13-4 with a 4.13 ERA in 22 starts, but is just 2-3 with a 3.03 ERA at Yankee Stadium in his career.

For Friday's game the Sox will send out Eduardo Rodriguez for the start.

A pair of bitter AL East rivals renew their rivalry as they open up a series on the diamond in the Bronx. Mookie Betts (run) and J.D. Martinez (run, two RBI) each had three hits to lead the way for the Red Sox in the defeat.

As the minutes ticked off toward Wednesday's trade deadline, an obvious area of need for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees pertained to pitching. Paxton is 5-6 this year with a 4.72 ERA and 117 strikeouts.

The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last six Friday games and 10-3 in their last 13 in game one of a series.

One pitcher acquired via a previous trade whom the Yankees are counting on is left-hander James Paxton (5-6, 4.72 ERA), who has allowed 10 homers in the first inning and pitched to an 11.00 ERA in the opening frame. In six career starts vs. Boston, he is 3-1 with a 3.38 ERA.

As for Paxton, he gave up seven runs with no walks and nine strikeouts in a weird outing versus the Sox his last time up.

Paxton's best start of the season was in NY against the Red Sox on April 16, when he struck out 12 and allowed two hits in eight innings of an 8-0 win. Rodriguez picked up the win in his last start, which came Saturday at home against the Yankees.

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