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Yankees-Red Sox means something after all

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Yankees-Red Sox means something after all

Is this weekend’s New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox series somehow fraught with meaning all of a sudden? Yes, the Yankees are in first place in the American League East and the Red Sox are in last, but now the gap between them is just 5½ games.

As the division turns, not much of anyone is very hot right now — except Boston.

The Yankees, at 5-5 over their last 10, qualify as lukewarm, but it’s enough for a three-game lead over the second-place Orioles, who are 2-8 over the past 10. Meanwhile, the Toronto Blue Jays have gone 3-7 and the Tampa Bay Rays 1-9.

Boston, however, has gone 8-2 and carries a four-game winning streak into the three-game series at Fenway Park.

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“Everyone has their hiccups,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of the Red Sox (via the New York Post). “Teams turn it around. They get hot.”

And thanks to the Red Sox, this series isn’t what it could have been. As the New York Post’s Mike Vaccaro writes: “As recently as two weeks ago, seemed like it would be a meaningless blur of 3-and-2 counts, four-hour death-march games and one angry, agitated fan base watching the Yankees bleed a little more life out of the Olde Towne Team’s season.”

Instead, we have hope creeping back into Boston fans’ hearts, watching to see if their team can send them into the All-Star break believing the second half will be worth watching.

“The games in our division are so important, and we’re all grouped together,” Girardi said. “They’re playing extremely well and they’ve gotten back in the picture, but I don’t think we ever thought they wouldn’t get back in the picture.”

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Orioles Roundup: Bullpen blows early five run lead

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Orioles Roundup: Bullpen blows early five run lead

The Orioles had a five-run lead, but the bullpen was unable to hold it. The Yankees scored nine runs in the final four innings, leading their way to a 10-7 victory.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and New York:

Player Notes:

ORIOLES:

Hanser Alberto had a career night in the loss. He had a career-best four hits and finished a triple short of the cycle.

Mark Trumbo could return to the field sooner than expected. He's expected to start some extended spring training games soon, with rehab starts to soon follow after that.

YANKEES:

Gleyber Torres hit his eighth home run of the season against Baltimore. It's still May.

Gary Sanchez completed the comeback for the Yankees, putting them ahead for good with a three-run home run in the ninth. He finished with four RBIs.

Miguel Andujar underwent successful surgery on his labrum on Monday. While he won't play again this season, he should be ready for spring training next season.

For the first time in his career, Troy Tulowitzki could play a position other than shortstop. He recently approached the Yankees brass and told them he'd be open to playing another position when he returns from injury, as Didi Gregorius is expected to return soon.

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Monday 5/20: Orioles @ Yankees, 7:05 p.m., Yankee Stadium 

Tuesday 5/21: Orioles @ Yankees, 7:05 p.m., Yankee Stadium 

Wednesday 5/22: Orioles @ Yankees, 7:05 p.m., Yankee Stadium  

Thursday 5/23: Orioles @ Yankees, 12:35 p.m., Yankee Stadium  

Source: Rotoworld

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Orioles Roundup: Yefry Ramirez struggles in Sunday matinee vs. Indians

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Orioles Roundup: Yefry Ramirez struggles in Sunday matinee vs. Indians

The Orioles got blanked in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the series against the Indians.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and Cleveland:

Player Notes: 

ORIOLES:

Yefry Ramirez gave up five runs on six hits in just 3 innings against Cleveland and was promptly returned to Triple-A Norfolk

Chris Davis was neutralized against the Indians, going 0-for-4 Sunday afternoon, while dropping his batting average to .179.

INDIANS:

Shane Bieber struck out 15 while firing off a complete game shutout in Sunday's 10-0 win over the Orioles.

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a stolen base, a walk and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Monday 5/20: Orioles @ Yankees, 7:05 p.m., Yankee Stadium 

Tuesday 5/21: Orioles @ Yankees, 7:05 p.m., Yankee Stadium 

Wednesday 5/22: Orioles @ Yankees, 7:05 p.m., Yankee Stadium  

Source: Rotoworld

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