BOSTON — It’s almost become routine for Yankee fans. Sonny Gray once again did not make it past five innings and the Yankee offense was silent with him on the mound. On a rainy night in Boston, New York was defeated by the Red Sox, 6-3, at Fenway Park.
The team was unable to carry over the momentum it gained from last night’s win as they sputtered in the series finale. With the win, Boston increases its lead over the Yankees to 4.5 games.
While Gray was rocked, it was the exact opposite for Boston’s starting pitcher, Rick Porcello, who was excellent for his team as he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. While Aaron Judge led-off that inning with a double, Porcello would allow no damage and would leave the game with no runs charged to him.
As for the Boston offense, the team did most of their damage in the early parts of the ball game, plating four runs in the second and another two in the third.
Sandy Leon drove in the first run of the game with a single then Mookie Betts drove in another with a sacrifice fly. A throwing error by Tyler Wade then allowed another Boston run to score and extended the inning for the men in white. Mitch Moreland, who had come in for Hanley Ramirez who was hit by Gray in the first inning, hit an RBI single to plate the fourth of the inning.
Jackie Bradley Jr. and Betts each drove in a run in the third to balloon the Boston lead to six.
While many things did not go right for the Yankees tonight, its bullpen did look good in five innings of work. Domingo German pitched three shutout innings, then Tommy Kahnle and Adam Warren each bounced back from bad performances with a solid inning each.
The game was delayed by 45-minutes before the sixth inning due to heavy rains.
A bases-clearing DOUBLE for Gary Sanchez. Yankees now trail 6-3 in the 9th.
New York’s offense finally showed some life in the ninth inning. After the first three men got on via walk or error, Gary Sanchez cleared the bases with a double. That cut the Boston lead in half, 6-3, and forced Alex Cora to bring in Craig Kimbrel. The Red Sox closer, however, then did his job and shut the door on the New York rally.
This was a disheartening win for the Yankees after it looked like the team had turned a corner after yesterday’s win. Aaron Hicks, though, did return and was the team’s DH tonight, but went 0-4 in his return from the disabled list.
Current Yankees Record: 6-7