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Daily Red Sox Links: Tanner Houck, Nick Pivetta, J.D. Martinez

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New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

The Red Sox beat the Yankees on Sunday, ensuring they won’t go winless against their rivals in 2020 and snapping a 12-game losing streak against New York. Probably more important than that, insofar as any win in this moment can be important, was that the Red Sox rookie out-pitched and beat the Yankees rookie. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)

Speaking of Tanner Houck, there is very, very little to complain about about the first two starts of his major-league career. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Jason Mastrodonato thinks Houck should have been up with the Red Sox all season. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

No major surprise here as this move has been telestrated for at least a week now, but Nick Pivetta will indeed be coming up to make his debut on Tuesday against the Orioles. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

J.D. Martinez’s struggles this year have been well-documented, and Tim Hyers tried to explain some of it. (Ian Browne;

It’s been a tough year for Michael Chavis as well, and he opened up about it. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe)