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Quotes, notes and stars: Red Sox improve to 5-2 this year vs. the Yankees


Quotes, notes and stars: Red Sox improve to 5-2 this year vs. the Yankees

NEW YORK -- Quotes, Notes and Stars from the Red Sox' 5-3 win over the Yankees:


* "It kind of looked like we needed one time through the order to get back in synch (offensively) after the break.'' John Farrell, on the Sox, who didn't have a baserunner until No. 9 hitter Ryan Hanigan homered in the third.

* "It's always good to get back into the swing of things, and coming off the break, a win helps you do that.'' Travis Shaw.

* "If I'm throwing well, that's the way it usually is, because I'm usually pitching to contact.'' Brad Ziegler, who has recorded six outs on 15 pitches in his first two outings for the Sox.

* "Definitely. It's been a long time since I've been on the mound in a game.'' Steven Wright, asked if he was surprised to retire 14-of-15 after a nine-day layoff.


* The Red Sox improved to 5-2 vs. the Yankees, and dating back to last September, are 8-3 against New York.

* Dustin Pedroia has reached safely in each of his last 19 games.

* Brad Ziegler has recorded six outs in his first two Red Sox appearances and has needed just 15 pitches to do so.

* Ryan Hanigan's homer in the third inning was his first in almost a calendar year (last: Aug. 19, 2015).

* Steven Wright turned in his 13th quality start of the season.

* In nine road games this season, Wright has a 2.13 ERA.

* The Yankees are just 10-18 against the rest of the A.L. East this season

* Carlos Beltran became the 46th player in history to reach 1,500 RBI in his career.


1) Steven Wright

Wright hit a wall in the sixth and couldn't get out of the inning. But he set the tone for this one by retiring the first 14 hitters he faced and giving the Red Sox five shutout innings as they got untracked offensively in the first game of the second half.

2) Xander Bogaerts

Bogaerts was, in many ways, the most consistent Red Sox hitter in the first half and he picked up right where he left off Friday with a two-run homer in the fifth to stretch the Red Sox lead to 3-0.

3) Travis Shaw

Following up Bogaerts's homer from an inning before, Shaw hit a rocket into the right field seats in the sixth as the Red Sox kept piling on and pulling away against the Yankees.

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Red Sox minor leaguer Oscar Hernandez suspended for second positive drug test

Red Sox minor leaguer Oscar Hernandez suspended for second positive drug test

Red Sox minor league catcher Oscar Hernandez has been handed a 50-game suspension for a second positive test for a drug of abuse, our own Evan Drellich reports.

Hernandez signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox in January and currently is on the Triple-A Pawtucket roster. The 24-year-old will be able to return in late May.





Wright suspended 15 games for violation of domestic-violence policy

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Wright suspended 15 games for violation of domestic-violence policy

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright will be suspended 15 games for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy, NBC Sports Boston has learned. The league is set to make the announcement Friday.

Wright, working his way back from right knee surgery, has to serve the suspension when healthy. Potential time on the disabled list to begin the season would not count. Wright is not expected to appeal.

Wright was arrested at his Tennessee home in December following an incident involving his wife, Shannon. Wright was charged with domestic assault and preventing a 911 call, which are misdemeanors in Tennessee, and released on a $2,500 bond.

The case in December was retired by the Williamson County courthouse. If Wright commits no other offenses for a 12-month span, the charges are expected to be dropped.

Fifteen games matches the lowest suspension MLB has given out in relation to a domestic violence case since the league and players union agreed to a policy in 2015. Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia was suspended 15 games in March 2017.

"It's a situation that, it sucks not only for me, but for my family, for the team," Wright told reporters in Florida on Thursday. "But I try not to think about it. When MLB comes out with their discipline, or if there's going to be discipline or not, it's just going to go from there."

Wright said this spring that he did not harm his wife.

“We’ve been going to counseling. We’ve been working through it,” Wright said. “We’ve been trying to do as much as we can to put it past us, but it’s hard. Because MLB is doing their investigation and it’s in the limelight. It’s really hard on a personal level to get past something that’s constantly being thrown at you. But I did it to myself. It’s one of those things that I’ve got to live with the consequences that came from my actions that night.”