BOSTON -- Moments after Chris Sale joined Fenway Park fans in a show of respect of Adam Jones, the Boston ace escalated the feud with Baltimore star Manny Machado.
Sale stepped off the mound to let a standing ovation build in the first inning Tuesday night as Jones approached the plate, a day after he was racially taunted at the ballpark.
But when Machado came up next, Sale threw a pitch behind his legs. After the Red Sox won 5-2, Machado was irate -- and Sale unapologetic.
"I lost my respect for that organization, Boston and how they're handling that whole situation," Machado said in an expletive-filled rant.
"If they're going to hit me, hit me. Go ahead. Get it over with. Don't keep lingering it around and doing that. I've lost mad respect for that team and that organization," he said (see full recap).
Judge hits 2 more homers to power Yankees past Jays
NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge hit two more home runs after destroying a flat-screen television with a long drive during batting practice, and Brett Gardner also went deep twice to power the New York Yankees past the Toronto Blue Jays 11-5 on Tuesday night.
Injury substitute Aaron Hicks added a two-run shot, and Masahiro Tanaka (4-1) pitched into the seventh inning to win his fourth straight start.
Matt Holliday had three hits, including an early RBI double, as the Yankees jumped to a 7-0 lead against Mat Latos and won for the 15th time in 20 games.
Steve Pearce went 4 for 4 with his first two homers for the Blue Jays, who had won a season-best three in a row. Latos (0-1) was ineffective in his third start for Toronto, allowing four homers and 10 hits in four innings (see full recap).
Hamels scratched as Rangers fall to Astros
HOUSTON -- Marwin Gonzalez hit two home runs, including a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning that rallied the Houston Astros over the Texas Rangers 8-7 Tuesday night.
Gonzalez hit a towering fly off Keone Kela (0-1) just over the right-field wall and inside the right-field foul pole for his first career grand slam and a 7-5 lead. Gonzalez stood near the plate, seeing if the ball would be fair, before tossing his bat toward the dugout and beginning his trot.
George Springer had an RBI single later in the inning.
Alex Claudio made his first career start. He pitched in place of Cole Hamels, who was scratched after experiencing tightness in his right oblique while warming up (see full recap).
Dickey outduels Harvey again to lead Braves past Mets
ATLANTA -- R.A. Dickey claims he hasn't had a consistently good knuckleball through any start this season.
The 42-year-old Dickey has still been good enough for two straight wins over Matt Harvey and the Mets.
Dickey's floaters were more effective than Matt Harvey's fastballs for the second time in a week, Ender Inciarte drove in three runs with three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat New York 9-7 on Tuesday night.
"On a scale of one to 10, I probably only had a four knuckleball," Dickey said. "I didn't really have a good one. I tried to manage the game by changing speeds on it a bunch," (see full recap).