Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (7-4, 2.56 ERA) is 5-4 with a 1.73 ERA against the Yankees.
Yankees: RHP Sonny Gray (5-5, 4.93) is 1-5 lifetime against the Red Sox. Since joining New York, he’s 0-3 with a 7.20 ERA in three starts vs. Boston.NFL fines Panthers owner Jerry Richardson for workplace misconduct
The Panthers initiated an investigation into Richardson on Dec. 15 and informed the league of what was taking place. The NFL took over the investigation two days later when Sports Illustrated published a story in which four former employees anonymously stated they reached a financial settlement with Richardson in exchange for silence.
Richardson, 81, announced shortly after the NFL took charge of the investigation that he planned to sell the team that he and investors paid $206 million for in 1993. He also stepped away from the day-to-day operations, naming Tina Becker the new COO.
The allegations against Richardson included three cases of sexual harassment and the use of a racial slur toward a team scout. None of the employees remain with the organization.
JaCoby Jones hit a two-run homer as the Tigers won for the first time since June 17, when they completed a three-game road sweep of the Chicago White Sox.
Castellanos nearly hit another home run in the ninth but Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar made a leaping catch at the wall.
I felt like I was going to have a chance to make a play, Pillar said. A ball like that hit as high as it is it allows me time to kind of track the ball and track the fence and go up to try to make a play.
Castellanos stopped on the basepaths to applaud Pillar’s catch before turning and heading back to the dugout.
What else can you say the end of the day besides `What a play, Castellanos said. It sucks it had to happen to me but plays like that have to happen to somebody.
Niko Goodrum had a career-high four hits and Jose Iglesias had two hits and two RBI for Detroit, which had lost 12 of 14 at Rogers Centre.
That was a fun win, a really fun with with a lot of great swings, Gardenire said.