MLB-Leading Red Sox Getting Healthier

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Chris Sale. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Brian Johnson let up five runs in five innings, but looked a little like Chris Sale with a career-high 11 strikeouts in last night's Red Sox win. Boston leads New York by six-and-a-half games.

Sale's on the disabled list with a sore shoulder. Alex Cora spoke about his plans for the ace.

"We're shooting for the second day in Toronto, so whatever, day one or day two it is for him, he'll go through the progression and we go from there," Cora said.

That'd be Wednesday. Rafael Devers is also hoping to be back from his strained hamstring that night.

Red Sox Open Series With Yankees With Tone-Setting Win  - Thumbnail Image

Red Sox Open Series With Yankees With Tone-Setting Win 

Eduardo Rodriguez is on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle, but he's in line to throw a bullpen session Sunday.

"We're not getting ahead of ourselves," Cora said. "We're going through every step, but he looks great. From what I saw Sunday ... I told him the only thing he needs now is a pedicure, that's it, the way he looks."

If that goes well, Rodriguez could go on a rehab assignment.

Sox and Yankees again tonight at 7:10 p.m. and Boston's hoping to have Xander Bogaerts back from his bruised hand. Rick Porcello will oppose Luis Severino on the mound.

Blake Swihart's day-to-day with a tight hamstring.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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