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New York Yankees pound Chris Sale, take series from Boston Red Sox

New York Yankees pound Chris Sale, take series from Boston Red Sox

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NEW YORK -- Facing one of the more powerful arms in the majors, the New York Yankees worked the pitch count up, brought some power of their own and made some progress in their pursuit of the American League East title.Chase Headley went deep of Sale in the third inning, Matt Holliday and Todd Frazier hit back-to-back homers in the fourth, and the Yankees chased the Boston Red Sox ace early and coasted to a 9-2 victory Sunday night. New York's Aaron Judge hit his first homer in more than two weeks in the sixth inning against Boston's Addison Reed. The Yankees won three of the four games in the series against the Red Sox, cutting their deficit to 3 1/2 games. New York finished the 19-game season series against Boston with 11 wins. Four of those New York victories occurred in starts made by S...
Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, three others interested in RHP Sonny Gray

Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, three others interested in RHP Sonny Gray

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July 15 (UPI) -- Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray has been linked to the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and two more teams in trade talks.Last week, Athletics general manager Billy Beane told Peter Gammons that not one team called to open negotiations for the right-hander.On Friday, sources told MLB Network that the Cubs continue to show interest in Gray, despite acquiring Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox last week.Sources told FanRag Sports that the Yankees are one of "many" teams to check in on Gray, but are "reluctant" to give up their best prospects.Sources told ESPN Saturday that the Indians were among those interested teams "evaluating" Gray. The Boston Globe reported that the Athletics are closely following the Houston Astros' farm system and there is ...