Another close game as the late innings approach. Please, baseball gods, not 15 innings again.
UPDATE, 6:36 p.m.: Nice job by Clay Buchholz, two runs over six innings. The Red Sox have to be happy with that against the Yankees in this park.
UPDATE, 6:42 p.m.: Well, that was retaliation for either last night or Pedroia on Friday. Either way, Ramirez is out. Francona about to go, too.
UPDATE, 6:45 p.m.: Now the question is whether the Yankees drill somebody. I would think they would and then we could get a brawl.
UPDATE, 7:02 p.m.: You have to assume that Cano will hit with RISP at some point, right? It’s staggering how bad he is. It’s clearly a mental thing for him now.
Yankees 3-0 and CC back out there. Umpire Jim Joyce went out to speak to him before he warmed up. An unofficial warning perhaps?
Might CC be out there to plunk somebody and take the hit? Yankees have somebody warming up.
UPDATE, 7:10 p.m.: Nope, no retaliation. The big man gets two outs and gets pulled at 123 pitches. Hughes in to pitch. Crowd gave CC a big ovation and then we got “Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuughes” for the second straight night.
Phil warming up to Cyanide by Metallica. All the relievers coming out to Metallica now.
UPDATE, 7:20 p.m.: Jeter just hit a 315-foot home run into the right-field corner. Yankees 5-0. He has 12 homers and nine of them have been to right field here. He had 11 homers all last season.
This saves Mo now.
UPDATE, 7:32 p.m.: Yankees will have a nice rested bullpen behind Andy Pettitte tomorrow night as they go for the four-game sweep.
Back later with clubhouse reaction.