BoSox top Yanks be­hind Eo­valdi

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - Major League Baseball - From wire re­ports

BOS­TON — Nathan Eo­valdi pitched eight dom­i­nant in­nings, and closer Craig Kim­brel held on dur­ing a shaky ninth to help the Bos­ton Red Sox beat the sec­ond-place Yan­kees for the third game in a row and ex­pand their lead in the AL East to sea­son-high 8½ games with a 4-1 vic­tory on Satur­day.

One night af­ter Rick Por­cello threw an 86-pitch, one-hit com­plete game, Eo­valdi shut out the Yan­kees on three hits in send­ing them to their sea­son-high fourth straight loss.

“It's been a lot of fun pitch­ing with these guys be­hind me,” Eo­valdi said. “We've been able to score runs early in the ball­game, which makes it a lit­tle eas­ier pitch­ing.”

Down to their last strike, the Yan­kees ral­lied against Kim­brel on back-to-back dou­bles by Gian­carlo Stan­ton and Didi Gre­go­rius. A pair of walks loaded the bases be­fore Greg Bird hit a rou­tine fly­ball for the fi­nal out.

J.D. Martinez hit his big league-lead­ing 33rd home run and Mitch More­land also con­nected against Chance Adams, who made his de­but in the ma­jors.

Eo­valdi struck out four and walked one. He has pitched 15 shutout in­nings since he was ac­quired from Tampa Bay last month for a mi­nor league pitcher.

IN­DI­ANS 3, AN­GELS 0: Corey Klu­ber pitched a three­hit­ter for his first shutout this sea­son, and new ar­rival Leonys Martin home­red again for Cleve­land, lead­ing a win over vis­it­ing Los An­ge­les. Martin has two homers in just three games since coming to Cleve­land in a trade with Detroit.

REDS 7, NA­TION­ALS 1: Phillip Ervin hit a three-run homer, Bran­don Dixon had a solo shot, and vis­it­ing Cincin­nati snapped a three-game los­ing streak in the first game of a day-night dou­ble­header.

CUBS 5, PADRES 4: Kyle Sch­war­ber and An­thony Rizzo home­red in a five-run sec­ond in­ning, and Chicago hung on from there to beat vis­it­ing San Diego.

WHITE SOX 2, RAYS 1: Tim An­der­son scored when Matt Duffy com­mit­ted a throw­ing er­ror on Leury Gar­cia's two-strike bunt in the ninth in­ning, and vis­it­ing Chicago won its third straight.

METS 3, BRAVES 0: Kevin Gaus­man was out­pitched in his At­lanta de­but by a Zack Wheeler, lead­ing to his team los­ing a five-game win­ning streak in a road loss.

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