Ramirez leads the Red Sox in home runs (19), RBIs (45) and slugging percentage (.495), yet the 31-year-old infielder-turned-outfielder has been criticized as much as anyone on the last-place club.

Her brother told FOX25 that she is the biggest Sox fan ever and is always watching them, especially when the Yankees are in town.

New York (48-40) closed out the first half of the season with three straight series victories. I’ve just got to do a better job of going deeper into ballgames. “I talked to him after the game, a couple of text messages last night, a couple more this morning, and then I saw him in person here”. The Red Sox, who trailed the Yankees by 10 games on June 20, had won 10 of 13.

They did have a two-run comeback in the ninth, fueled by the run that scored when Refsnyder failed to catch pitcher Andrew Miller’s throw to second on a force attempt. “I was attacking well”.

One out later, Chris Young doubled to left to drive home Rodriguez and chase Miley.

The Red Sox have placed right-hander Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained flexor muscle in his forearm and have promoted rookie left-hander Brian Johnson from Triple-A Pawtucket to take his place on the roster. “It’s definitely the most my elbow has ever bothered me in a game situation”, Buchholz said according to ESPN.

Nathan Eovaldi (8-2, 4.45) will take the mound for New York looking to replicate his performance at Boston on May 2, when he allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings of a 4-2 win.

Miley (8-8) lost for the second time in three starts against the Yankees this year.

The Yankees are averaging almost two (1.83) more runs at home (5.61) than on the road (1.83) this season.

Betances got out of a jam in the eighth inning by fooling Mookie Betts with an 87 mile-per-hour curveball with the tying runs on base.

Boston tied it in the third, then Ortiz singled to lead off the fourth and Ramirez homered to make it 3-1. No matter how bad he has been this year, he is better than any of the other Red Sox options like Travis Shaw, Alejandro De Aza, or Mike Napoli.

After reaching on an infield single to second baseman Brock Holt, Gardner came all the way around from first to score on an Alex Rodriguez double to left field. New York leads the rest of the pack by 31/2 games heading into the All-Star break.

Boston Red Sox’s Eduardo Rodriguez pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against th … In the bottom of the second, the Red Sox squandered a huge opportunity.

A-Rod: Rodriguez finished 1-for-4 with that RBI double.

He outpitched Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen (4-5), who allowed three runs and eight hits in a career-high tying eight innings. Boston has not won a series against New York at Fenway Park since September 13-15, 2013….