And he had been especially tough on the Red Sox this season, allowing one run in 14 innings over his previous two starts against them.
Then there are the New York Yankees, who were beaten 10-5 by the in-form Boston Red Sox. He called his injury a "one-in-a-million" occurrence.
Joe Kelly relieved, Gregorius blooped an opposite-field hit to left that tied the score, and Frazier dropped a single into left, a ball he thought was going to reach the outfield.
Benintendi's performance came in front of his grandfather, who turned 85 this weekend and grew up in Brooklyn as a Yankees fan.
Many among the packed stands at Yankee Stadium might have cringed at the sight of Andrew Benintendi sending two pitches from Luis Severino soaring into the seats. Even more impressive was Hicks' play in the field, throwing out Eduardo Nunez at third base after catching a sac fly from Andrew Benintendi in the ninth inning as well as holding Mookie Betts (who Eduardo Nunez should've used as an example) to a single on what should have been a frozen rope double to left field in the third inning. "I think I'm trying to pitch too flawless, " Severino said. He hit safely in seven of his past eight games, with six multi-hit performances, four homers, 11 RBIs and a.483 (15-for-31) average in that span. "I kind of sat back, watched a game and relaxed".
PHOENIX - Chicago was held to five hits through eight innings in a loss to Arizona.
"Every starter has a bad day". He's been so good and executing so well, and we haven't seen that for a while. "He just wasn't executing pitches today". "He wasn't as sharp as he's been". Mookie Betts had a two-run single for Boston, now 4-7 against NY this season. The Red Sox are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in NY, 4-10 in the last 14 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in NY. The Brewers loaded the bases with two outs against Tim Adleman (5-10), whose 0-2 curveball to Ryan Braun got past catcher Tucker Barnhart, allowing Sogard to slide home with the winning run. The lefty also topped his high for wins, having won a combined 11 for San Diego and Boston past year. The major league record is 36 by Adam Dunn in 2011-12. The Ole Miss product completed seven innings just once this season but went at least six frames in six of his last seven turns.
"There's nothing we have right now that suggests he won't be back", Farrell said.
The Yankees rotation has dealt with numerous injuries of late, as Masahiro Tanaka landed on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday with right shoulder inflammation.
The Yankees and Red Sox are fighting it out for AL East supremacy again this year. Boston manager John Farrell said it's too early to determine if Pedroia will be out for the season.
Severino has been on a roll since the All-Star break, surrendering one or no earned runs in each of his last five starts.