Tyler Austin is Yankees' designated hitter Saturday in Boston

Tyler Austin is Yankees' designated hitter Saturday in Boston

He needed 89 pitches to get through five innings, and was replaced by eventual victor Ross Stripling (3-4). However, he's allowed 2.06 HR per nine since the break.

Bauer joins teammates Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco as 12-game winners. By signing Pumpsie Green in 1959, Boston became the last major league team to put a Black player on its roster.

Gray, who did not receive any run support in his first two outings as a Yankee, wasn't sharp but limited the damage.

The 36-year-old Granderson is hitting.228 with 19 home runs and 52 RBI this year. Here's the game-by-game of the series. The NL Central leaders have won five of seven overall.

Christian Vazquez added a solo shot in the fifth. He walked two and did not strike out a batter.

Boston loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh against Tommy Kahnle (2-4).

It looked like the Bombers were about to blow it again in the ninth because of Gary Sanchez's inability to block pitches in the dirt. He tied the franchise record for consecutive saves opportunities converted. He has a 3.82 ERA in 11 starts this season. Felipe Rivero got his 13th save.

Eduardo Rodriguez Confident Red Sox Will Bounce Back After Loss To Yankees
The New York Yankees couldn't touch Eduardo Rodriguez Friday night, but they had no trouble against Addison Reed and Joe Kelly . Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run seventh as the White Sox send the Royals to their fifth straight loss, 6-3.

The Yankees needed all four runs to preserve the win. Bradley then stroked a single up the middle and both runners scored, while Chapman neglected to back up home plate and stood instead, stunned, in front of the mound. Chapman came back out for the eighth and worked around a walk for a scoreless inning. It was his eighth homer of the season. Todd Frazier's lone base hit turned into what would be the eventual game-winning home run to round out the scoring for the Yanks in the win. He had allowed three runs or more only once over his previous six starts and had a 1.19 ERA in three starts against the Yankees. Vazquez followed his lead, taking second on the play. Kendall Graveman (3-4) induced flyouts from Carlos Beltran, Juan Centeno and Derek Fisher to prevent further damage. This is the second time in the last two weeks that the Red Sox have run into second out in the bottom of the ninth against NY.

A Yankee lineup that is taking on water in several positions was held to a run and three hits by Rick Porcello, the 2016 AL Cy Young victor who has 14 losses this year. "That residue will not disappear when Yawkey Way is renamed, but it also does not need to diminish the positive impact the Yawkey Trust, funded primarily by the $700 million sale of the team when Henry came aboard, still makes today for multiple worthy causes in Boston and New England". The Yankees still own the first AL wild card spot and hold a healthy 3 1/2-game over the second-place Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins. Saturday was Austin's first game in nearly two months after missing time with a hamstring injury.

ATLANTA - Scooter Gennett hit a grand slam and the Cincinnati Reds beat struggling Julio Teheran and Atlanta. Rick Porcello will start game three and is 7-14 with a 4.59 ERA and 145 strikeouts this season.

On Saturday night, the Yankees made Sale throw 20 pitches in the first inning and 21 more in the second.

CC Sabathia returned from the DL to give up two runs in six innings and earn the win. In the series opener, Los Angeles homered five times in a 9-7 defeat.

After a bumpy start to the season in the first six weeks of the season, Pomeranz found his grove on his May 25 start against the Texas Rangers in Arlington.