The Red Sox dropped the rubber match of a three-game series between Boston and New York, as the Red Sox fell to the Yankees 9-1.
New York got on the board first as Gleyber Torres lifted a solo homer into the left field seats.
Giancarlo Stanton grounded into a fielder’s choice in the third, and it drove in Greg Allen, who was on third. But on the throw that Stanton beat out to make it a fielder’s choice instead of a double play, first baseman Christian Arroyo seemingly stretched a little too far when catching the ball, practically doing a split, as he left the game with a hamstring injury — Bobby Dalbec took over at first base.
Jameson Taillon held the Red Sox hitless for a near four innings, but with two outs in the top half of the fourth Xander Bogaerts lined a double down the right-field line. Rafael Devers would walk to put two on, but Hunter Renfroe popped out to second baseman Rougned Odor to retire the side.
Perez ended his night hurling four innings, allowing three runs off of five hits, as he punched out five Yankee hitters while walking one. The left-handed veteran threw 62 pitches, 41 strikes, 19 cutters, 14 changeups, 12 four-seam fastballs, 11 sinkers, and six curveballs according to Baseball Savant.
Garrett Whitlock came on to relieve Perez in the fifth, Greg Allen hit a sac fly in the fifth which plated Rougned Odor, and made it 3-0. Boston mustered a rally in the sixth, as Xander Bogaerts hit a one-out double to put runners on second and third with just one out. But Chad Green would replace Taillon, and he retired Rafael Devers (strikeout) and Hunter Renfroe (groundout) to retire the side damage-less.
Darwinzon Hernandez had duties of the seventh inning, and before he could even record an out Rougned Odor blasted a two-run homer 419 feet to make it 5-0 Yankees. Hernandez just couldn’t help himself, as he walked the next two batters before being replaced by Brandon Workman. Workman recorded two outs before walking Gary Sanchez to load the bases, and walked home the sixth and seventh run of the game before finally getting out of it as Brett Gardner grounded out to Dalbec.
The Red Sox got on the board in the eighth, as Hunter Renfroe blooped an RBI single into right field to plate J.D. Martinez, in order to make it 7-1.
Former Red Sox Ryan LaMarre swatted a two-run opposite field home run off Yacksel Rios in the eighth to make it 9-1, and Aroldis Chapman tossed a 1-2-3 top half of the ninth to capture the victory for the Bronx Bombers.
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