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    August 1, 2018 2:12 AM BST

    BOSTON -- The game ball that Red Sox right-hander Anthony Ranaudo will treasure from his major league debut wasnt the one from the final out in Bostons 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Jaleel Scott Ravens Jersey . Instead, his teammates made sure to save the ball he threw to strike out Derek Jeter in the third inning -- Ranaudos first major league strikeout. "I think thats pretty cool," said Ranaudo, who grew up in New Jersey rooting for Jeter and the Yankees. "Thats something that will be part of my life the rest of my life." Ranaudo (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits over six innings while winning his first start in the majors. He made a few mistakes, including a solo homer Carlos Beltran hit into the New York bullpen in the fourth, but scattered them well enough for Boston to hang on after taking a 2-0 lead in the third. "He did a good job keeping the game under control," Boston manager John Farrell said. Ranaudo walked four and struck out two. The first was against Jeter, who followed up with a homer off reliever Junichi Tazawa over the Green Monster to pull the Yankees within 4-3. The Red Sox, mired deep in last place in the AL East after losing eight of nine, have won three straight over the Yankees. "Weve got to win games this time of year," New York third baseman Chase Headley said. "Thats where the frustration comes." Koji Uehara pitched the ninth for his 22nd save. Boston got to Chris Capuano (1-2) in the third when Brock Holt hit a one-out triple down the right-field line, then scored when Dustin Pedroia followed with a drive over Jacoby Ellsburys head in centre. The ball bounced into the stands for a ground-rule double and Pedroia scored easily from second on a single by David Ortiz. After Beltrans 13th homer of the season cut the lead to 2-1, the Red Sox got an RBI single from David Ross in the fourth and added an insurance run in the seventh when Pedroia singled home Mookie Betts, who led off with a single and advanced on a sacrifice. Capuano pitched 6 1-3 innings for New York, allowing four runs and eight hits. He struck out five and didnt walk a batter. FURTHER REVIEW Ellsbury was called out attempting to steal second after a leadoff walk in the sixth. The Yankees challenged and won, leading to a run when Ellsbury scored on Beltrans single to give Boston a 3-2 lead. Ellsbury appeared to have an extra-base hit in the eighth on a drive to his former territory in the centre-field triangle, but was robbed on a lunging catch by Betts -- an infielder whos getting a chance in the outfield. "For a guy whos transitioning positions, its a very athletic play," Farrell said. BIG MONTH FOR BIG PAPI Ortiz led the majors with 25 RBIs in July. He got August off to a good start by driving in one on Friday, giving him 78 RBIs for the season. MOVING DAY The Yankees made three roster moves before the game, designating INF Brian Roberts for assignment and optioning INF Zelous Wheeler and OF Zoilo Almonte to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Red Sox had some moves of their own, adding OF Yoenis Cespedes and OF Allen Craig to the roster; recalling Betts, LHP Tommy Layne, Ranaudo and RHP Alex Wilson from Triple-A Pawtucket; activating 3B Will Middlebrooks from the 15-day disabled list; placing OF Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 31) due to a lower back strain and designating 1B/OF Mike Carp for assignment. TRAINERS ROOM Yankees: Michael Pineda will start in Triple-A Scranton on Sunday with a limit of about four innings or 65 pitches. Doctors will evaluate Masahiro Tanaka on Monday, three weeks after he was given a platelet-rich plasma injection in his torn ulnar collateral ligament as an alternative to surgery. Red Sox: Middlebrooks returned for Boston after missing 67 games with a broken finger and started at third base. Ross came up limping when he grounded out to end the sixth. He left the game and was replaced by Christian Vazquez. ON DECK Yankees: Shane Greene (2-1) makes his fifth start in the same ballpark where he made his major league debut on April 24. Greene got plenty of run support as the Yankees routed the Red Sox 14-5. Red Sox: Allen Webster (1-0) makes his second start of the season as the Red Sox try to re-establish the rotation after trading starters Jon Lester, John Lackey, Jake Peavy and Felix Doubront. Webster went 5 1-3 innings last week against the Rays, allowing two runs and five hits and getting the victory as Boston snapped a five-game losing streak. John Brown Ravens Jersey . The traditional pre-Masters event was halted early due to inclement weather. Harrington, who tied for first in 2003 and won in 2004, became the first three-time champion of the event. Mark Andrews Ravens Jersey . The thunderous cheers quickly changed to an appreciative chant: "Ma-son! Ma-son! Ma-son! Headed to New York with new life, Mason sure earned this curtain call.CHICAGO - Reliever Jason Motte and the Chicago Cubs have finalized a $4.5 million, one-year contract that allows the former St. Louis closer to earn $2.5 million more in performance bonuses.Motte was one of baseballs top closers in 2012, when he had 42 saves in 49 chances and helped St. Louis reach the NL championship series. The right-hander had elbow-ligament replacement surgery in May 2013 and missed the season. He returned last season and went 1-0 with a 4.68 ERA in 29 games.Motte is eligible for up to $2.5 million of $3 million in available performance bonuses under Fridays deal, including $250,000 each for 60 and 65 games pitched. He would earn $250,000 for 50 games finished and each additional game finished through 59.He made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 2008 and had spent his entire career with the team that selected him in the 19th round of the 2003 amateur draft.The Cubs went 73-89 last season and finished last in the NL Central. Their bullpen had a respectable 3. Willie Snead IV Jersey. .61 ERA, good for 15th in the majors. Hector Rondon emerged as the closer with 29 saves and a 2.42 ERA, but it was his first year in the role and Motte provides another option should the righty falter.Also Friday, the Cubs claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Donn Roach and infielder Logan Watkins were designated for assignment.Lavarnway spent the last seven seasons in the Red Sox organization, including 97 games at the big league level. He is a career .201 major league hitter with five home runs and 34 RBIs. Peterson batted .308 with 40 doubles, 11 homers and 90 RBIs with Triple-A Sacramento last season. He was originally selected by St. Louis in the 2008 draft and acquired by Oakland as part of the trade that sent Matt Holliday to the Cardinals. Discount NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys White Cheap NFL Jerseys China China Womens NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys ' ' '