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Gray shelled early, Sale tosses gem in 11-0 massacre

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In game two of this three-game set between the AL's top two teams, the Red Sox got to Sonny Gray early, and coasted to an easy victory behind an utterly dominant Chis Sale. The Boston bats were relentless all night, led by Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez.  With the win, Boston recaptured sole possession of first place in the AL East and evened the season series with the Yankees and four games apiece.

Four homers and CC’s strong seven innings secure win in series opener versus Boston

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The Yankees came out against the Red Sox firing on all cylinders as the “best team in baseball” looked overmatch against their rivals from the Bronx. The Yankees shutdown the Red Sox offense which had been red-hot, and they crushed Eduardo Rodriguez who had posted a sub-3.00 ERA for much of the season.

Yankees Call Up Brandon Drury for Boston Series

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Yankees' top ten pitching prospect June update

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The Yankees have a top-three farm system in all of baseball even with the graduation of a handful of players due to their contributions at the MLB level. The strength of their farm system at the moment is, by far, pitching. According to MLB.com’s rankings, 22 of the Yankees top 30 prospects are pitchers. With an influx of young offensive players becoming major leaguers in the Bronx in recent seasons, such as, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier, Greg Bird, Miguel Andujar, Tyler Austin, Tyler Wade, and Gleyber Torres, the Yankees’ front office has made it a point to try to build up their pitching depth and have successfully done so. Here is an update on the Yankees’ top ten pitching prospects.

Ronald Torreyes has been placed on the temporarily inactive list

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According to SWB RailRiders beat writer Conor Foley, Ronald Torreyes has been placed on the temporarily inactive list retroactive to June 26th.

Series Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees (6/29-7/1)

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Very few series in June feel this important. For the third time this year, and the second time in the Bronx, the Yankees will battle the Red Sox in a three-game series. Both teams have been fantastic this year, as both are coming into the series with the best two records in all of baseball. The Yankees had an off-day Thursday, and before that won a three-game series in Philadelphia, and the Red Sox are fresh off a series win against the Los Angeles Angels in Boston. So far this year the teams have split their six games, each winning two at home. The first series, which was in Boston, had a lot of drama, including a bench-clearing brawl started by Tyler Austin and Joe Kelly. With first place at stake, and tensions high, we should be in for a great series from the best rivalry in sports.

With Jonathan Holder having a breakout year, Tommy Kahnle appears to be in no man’s land

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Baseball is one of the few areas in life where too much of one thing is usually good, and the Yankees certainly won’t be ones to complain about the depth of their relief pitching. New York’s bullpen has unsurprisingly been one of the best (most would argue the best) in baseball in 2018. Posting a 2.68 team ERA in 271.2 innings of relief, the Yankees have little room for any changes aside from perhaps finding a new left-hander to replace the struggling Chasen Shreve. Unfortunately for Tommy Kahnle, he throws with his right hand, and with the breakout success of fellow righty Jonathan Holder, the once highly-valued Kahnle may be stuck in no man’s land at Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.

Creating a Yankees' trade package: Noah Syndergaard

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Last year Cashman acquired Sonny Gray, Jaime Garcia, David Robertson, Tommy Khanle, and Todd Frazier before the July 31st deadline, which helped drive the Bombers to game seven of the ALCS, but they gave up some of their better prospect in the process. The team has its sights set on a championship, so GM Brian Cashman will undoubtedly upgrade the starting pitching at the deadline, but who and for what?

Offense goes quiet as Yankees drop series finale in Philadelphia

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After an exciting 6-0 shutout of the Phillies yesterday, the offense went silent and failed to produce a run in the series finale. Zach Eflin faced off against Luis Cessa, who only lasted three innings. Despite a stellar performance from the bullpen, the Yankees lost 3-0.