While an Major League Baseball investigation found insufficient evidence of Boston's accusation that the Yankees used YES Network cameras to gain an unfair advantage, it uncovered a different violation and the Yankees were hit with a lesser fine on Friday.
The pitching matchup is Boston's Chris Sale against Matt Andriese.
Weaver (6-1) allowed one unearned run, struck out six and didn't walk a batter.
As expected, this amounts to a slap on the wrist - for the Red Sox especially. "Maybe not his best command at times, he got behind some guys, but he made some big pitches when he had to", Melvin said after the game. "It's something I've been good at, over the years getting out of those jams". If not for a shoulder injury that derailed him for the entire 2008-09 season and much of 2009-10, Mazzulla might have had a much more storied career at West Virginia.
In the ninth inning, they took advantage of an error by Rays second baseman Danny Espinosa and wildness by Colome.
Price threw a simulated game on Wednesday and said "I don't know what else I have to do". He was 4-0 in August and is 1-1 in September, and he is likely the Red Sox' Game 2 starter in the postseason if things can be lined up correctly. But Kiermaier tied the score with a solo homer to right field in the bottom of the 14th.
Ramos' two-run blast in the fourth inning gave Tampa Bay a 3-2 lead.
Said Farrell: "The number of games that we've played in extra innings, we're certainly comfortable".
Pomeranz (16-5) is 10-1 with a 2.61 ERA since June 16.
Realistically, the Yankees are the only team that can catch the Red Sox and their schedule features games against the Twins, Orioles, Blue Jays, and Rays. Doug Fister took the loss as he gave up six earned runs in four innings. Bogaerts was examined by the team's trainers and remained in the game.
Major League Baseball announced on Friday that it was fining the Boston Red Sox an undisclosed amount that will be donated to hurricane relief efforts in Florida for their illicit use of electronic devices to decipher signs given by the Yankees' catcher in a series last month.