NEW YORK — What a difference 24 hours can make. After a dominant opening game win, the Yankees were silenced by Chris Sale and the Red Sox yesterday.
Just a day later, the Bombers were aggressive early and continued David Price‘s woes versus New York, who gave up eight runs in a 11-1 Boston loss at Yankee Stadium.
The win gives the Yankees the series victory and a tie atop the American League East standings with the Red Sox.
The offense for New York in this one was outstanding, hitting six home runs, but Luis Severino was even better. A day after they put up 11 runs, Boston had no answer for New York’s ace.
Severino kept opposing batter guessing all night, giving up just two hits, while striking out six in a dominant six and two third inning outing.
Aaron Judge opened the scoring with a long home run off of Price to straightaway in center field.
Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius then both got on base to set it up for Gleyber Torres. The young second baseman, who has had a flare for the dramatic, hit his 15th homer of the season to get the majority of the stadium on their feet.