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.
The scoring did not stop there, however. Right away in the second inning, Aaron Hicks took Price deep with a two-run homer of his own to extend the New York lead to 6-0.
While Price got out of the third unscathed, Kyle Higashioka made sure to do damage in the fourth.
After going hitless to start his career, a streak which started last season, the Yankee catcher finally got his long awaited first hit, taking Price deep for a solo shot.
Gettin' Higgy in the Bronx. pic.twitter.com/kFHefWH3pM
Hicks then added a solo shot, while Gregorius drove in another with a sac fly as New York just kept pouring it on.
The Yankees still weren’t done, though.
Hicks hit his third home run in the eighth inning, becoming the first Yankee since Alex Rodriguez in 2015, to swat three homers in a game.
Neil Walker then drove in Judge with a single to extend the lead to 11-0.
Current Yankees Record: 54-27