The New York Yankees were defeated by the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 8-7. Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and wasn't very good, Dellin Betances gave up the tiebreaking homerun. Alex Rodriguez led the offense with a couple of hits and four RBI.
Eovaldi pitched five innings giving up ten hits and six runs. He walked three and struck out three. Ivan Nova pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run and he took his first loss of the season. Betances pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run and Andrew Miller pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.
David Price pitched seven innings giving up eight hits and six runs with a walk and three strikeouts. He won his fourth game of the season. Koji Uehara pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and two strikeouts and Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.
Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI, Brett Gardner drew a walk and Rodriguez had two hits and four RBI. Mark Teixeira had a hit and an RBI, Starlin Castro had two hits and Chase Headley had a hit. Brian McCann drew a pinch hit walk, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and Ellsbury, Rodriguez and Castro each hit a double. Rodriguez hit a homerun and the Yankees were 4-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Eovaldi and Hicks each committed an error. Ellsbury had an outfield assist.
Mookie Betts had a hit, Dustin Pedroia had three hits and Xander Bogaerts had three hits and an RBI. David Ortiz had a hit and drew a walk, Hanley Ramirez had a hit and two RBI and Travis Shaw had two hits and two RBI. Brock Holt had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Christian Vasquez had a hit and two RBI and Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit and drew a walk. Bogaerts hit a double and Shaw and Vasquez each hit a homerun. The Red Sox were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Bradley had a stolen base.
In the first Bogaerts hit into a force out and a run scored to make it 1-0 Red Sox. IN the third Ellsbury hit an RBI double to tie the game at one and Rodriguez hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead. In the bottom of the third Ramirez hit a two run single to tie the game at three. The Yankees challenged a timing play but the call was upheld when a run scored on a Holt RBI single and Ramirez got thrown out at third to end the inning. In the fifth Rodriguez hit a two run double to give the Yankees back the lead at 5-4 and Teixeira hit an RBI single making it 6-4 Yankees. Shaw hit a two run homerun in the fifth to tie the game at six. In the seventh Vasquez hit a two run homerun giving the Red Sox a 8-6 lead. The Yankees scored another run in the eighth on a wild pitch and the final score would be 8-7.
The Yankees have lost five games in a row and at 8-15 are at their worst start since 1991. They will be off on Monday before opening a three game set in Baltimore to finish their long road trip.