NEW YORK -- First Impressions from the Red Sox' 5-3 win over the Yankees:
* Steven Wright has run into a sixth-inning rut.
Two starts ago, Wright pitched six scoreless innings, then couldn't get an out in the sixth against the Angels, allowing four runs.
In his last start, against Texas, Wright had allowed a solo run in the first five innings and then gave up three hits and two runs in the sixth.
It was more of the same Friday night, when Wright retired the first 14 hitters he faced and had allowed only one baserunner through five innings, then allowed three of the first four hitters in the sixth to reach as he lost command of the knuckler. He got out of the inning, but not before allowing three runs.
He then didn't return for the sixth.
Was it rust from not pitching for more than a week? Was it the result of sitting in the dugout for almost 30 minutes when the Sox had a long top of the sixth?
The answer is unclear, but something the Sox need to pay attention to.
* Ryan Hanigan snapped a homerless streak.
Through the entire first half of the season, Hanigan didn't have a homer. He had played in 23 games, and had just 14 hits in the first half that was marked by injuries (a DL stint because of a stiff neck) and offensive struggles.
But let the record show that Hanigan broke that streak in his first at-bat of the second half, lashing a line drive off a pitch by Michael Pineda into the left field seats to give the Sox a 1-0 lead.
* The other two "Killer B's'' had their long hitting streaks. Now, it may be Mookie Betts's turn.
Xander Bogaerts hit safely in 26 games earlier this season. Bradley had a 29-game streak of his own.
Betts finished the first half in strong fashion, hitting .408 in his final 11 games.
He extended his hitting streak to an even dozen with an infield hit to third in the third inning.
If Betts could keep it going for another week or so, he would give the Sox three players with hitting streaks of 20 or more games in the same season. I'm guessing that's never done before.
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