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 5-4. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he pitched ok and the bullpen was pretty good. Gary Sanchez had three hits to lead the offense and Didi Gregorius and Mason Williams each had two hits.
Sabathia pitched five innings giving up eight hits and four runs with three walks and five strikeouts. Blake Parker pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Tyler Clippard pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run and he took his fourth loss of the season and Tommy Layne pitched an inning with a strikeout.
Drew Pomeranz pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and four runs with two walks and three strikeouts. Heath Hembree pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit, Junichi Tazawa pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Brad Ziegler pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. Robby Scott won his first game of the season pitching to two batters and striking out one, Joe Kelly pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Koji Uehara pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and recorded his seventh save of the season.
Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Ronald Torreyes had an RBI and Sanchez had three hits and an RBI. Billy Butler had a hit and drew a walk, Gregorius had two hits and an RBI and Brian McCann had a hit. Donovan Solano had a hit, Williams had two hits and Rob Refsnyder drew a walk. Gardner, Williams and McCann each hit a double and Sanchez hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Sabathia committed an error and McCann had a passed ball.
Xander Bogaerts drew two walks, Mookie Betts had a hit and Hanley Ramirez had three hits and four RBI. Chris Young had a hit, Travis Shaw had a hit and Aaron Hill had a hit and drew a walk. Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit and an RBI, Bryan Holaday had two hits including a double and Ramirez hit two homeruns. The Red Sox were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
In the first Gregorius hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the third Sanchez hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 2-0. Gardner hit into a force out in the fourth and it was 3-0 Yankees. Torreyes grounded into a force out still in the fourth and the lead was extended to 4-0. In the fifth Ramirez hit a three run homerun to cut the lead to 4-3. In the sixth Bradley hit an RBI single and the game was tied at four. In the seventh Ramirez hit a solo homerun to give the Red Sox a 5-4 lead and that would be the final score.
The Yankees got swept in the four game series and basically taken out of playoff contention. They will have the day off on Monday and then begin a three game set in Tampa on Tuesday night.