Mets, Red Sox Build On Red-Hot Starts in Major League Baseball

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At 1-1, Benintendi laced a two-run triple into the right-field corner that gave the Red Sox a 3-0 cushion. The Red Sox haven't lost since opening day.

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg tossed eight innings of three-hit, shut-out ball in a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.

That makes one think the Red Sox knew what was coming. He went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in Tuesday's victory.

The only Yankee that really got to Sale was Aaron Judge.

Returning to the lineup, Gary Sanchez went 0-for-4.

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Luis Severino (2-1) allowed five runs and eight hits in five innings.

Facing Chris Sale for the first time, Major League Baseball strikeout leader Giancarlo Stanton added a pair of Ks to his total (22).

Despite losing most of his battles with Sale, he did manage to hit a double in the late stages of the game off Red Sox reliever Brian Johnson - the first extra-base hit for Stanton since April 4.

The Yankees brought in Chasen Shreve with two outs in the inning and runners at first and second.

What is surprising to many is Betts is putting up all these number from the leadoff spot in the Red Sox batting order.

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The Mets got two home runs from Asdrubal Cabrera and a serviceable start from Jacob deGrom who finished six innings while allowing four runs. Boone said they are still waiting on more information on the status of INF Brandon Drury (severe migraines). OF Jacoby Ellsbury (right oblique strain) got a cortisone shot in is hip on Monday. They have started the season by taking four straight series, including this one over the last-place Marlins.

Red Sox: Manager Alex Cora said the command was off for Drew Pomeranz (left forearm flexor strain) during his rehab start at Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday. 2B Dustin Pedroia (left knee surgery) will go to their spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida, next Tuesday to continue his rehab when the team begins its upcoming nine-game road trip.

"He's a work in progress", Cora said, "but we'll take it easy with him".

Manager Alex Cora said it looks like his team is "taking pride" in playing defense, noting he was a bit anxious midway through spring training about how the team would fare in the field. Reliever Tyler Thornburg (right shoulder surgery) threw on Monday, hitting 95 miles per hour. "He's still in his progression".

Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (1-1, 2.92 ERA) is 2-1 with a 3.35 ERA, giving up 17 earned runs and 41 hits in seven career games at Fenway Park. This performance was his worst since the Red Sox rocked him for eight runs in a 9-5 loss last August 12, one of only just two losses he suffered in the second half of the regular season. Eleven games into the season the Yankees already trail the AL East-leading Red Sox by 4 ½ lengths.

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