BRONX — The Yankees mustered just two runs off Nathan Eovaldi and the Red Sox Tuesday night.
But it was enough, as Boston’s bats went cold notching just five hits, and failing to capitalize on several opportunities, going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Nathan Eovaldi was solid, as he tossed five strong innings giving up just a pair of solo homers from Luke Voit and Giancarlo Stanton. He struck out six while giving up seven hits.
After two hits and a walk, Boston was able to load the bases in the fifth. But Rafael Devers grounded into a force out to retire the side.
Martin Perez worked two outs into the sixth. After giving up a two-out single, Perez was relieved by Hirokazu Sawamura, who retired the side.
The Sox went down 1-2-3 with the top of the order up in the seventh, as with it being a seven-inning doubleheader it ended the ballgame. They now are tied for the second wild card spot with the Yankees — Boston is 69-53, while New York is 68-52. Both teams sit 5.0 games back of the Rays.
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