Tuesday, September 28, 2021

New York Yankees sweep the Boston Red Sox


The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.  The game took place at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and the final score was 6-3.  Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and he pitched well, the bullpen pitched well and Giancarlo Stanton and DJ LeMahieu led the offense with two hits each. 

Montgomery pitched five innings giving up seven hits and a run.  He walked none and struck out four.  Clay Holmes pitched a perfect inning with three strikeouts, Joely Rodriguez pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with one being earned and Chad Green earned his 10th win of the season.  Green pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and he struck out two and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout.  Chapman earned his 30th save of the season. 

Eduardo Rodriguez started for the Red Sox and he pitched five innings giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and eight strikeouts.  Hansel Robles pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Garrett Richards pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and a strikeout and Adam Ottavino pitched giving up two hits and two runs without recording an out.  Ryan Brasier pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit. 

LeMahieu had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Anthony Rizzo had a hit and Aaron Judge had a hit and two RBI.  Stanton had two hits and two RBI, Gleyber Torres drew a walk and Gary Sanchez had a hit.  Brett Gardner had a hit, Gio Urshela had a hit and drew a walk and Tyler Wade had a hit.  Rizzo and Judge each hit a double, Stanton hit a homerun and the Yankees were 4-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Wade was caught stealing twice and LeMahieu and Gallo each committed an error.  Gallo had an outfield assist. 

Kike Hernandez had two hits and drew a a walk, Hunter Renfroe had a hit and Rafael Devers had two hits.  Xander Bogaerts had a hit, J.D. Martinez had a hit and an RBI and Christian Arroyo had a hit.  Jose Iglesias had a hit, Alex Verdugo had two hits and Christian Vasquez had an RBI.  Devers hit a double and the Red Sox were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Devers had a stolen base. 

In the bottom of the fourth Martinez hit a sac fly to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Urshela hit into a double play and a run scored to tie the game at one.  LeMahieu hit an RBI single and gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the bottom of the seventh Vazquez hit a sac fly tying the score at two.  Schwarber reached on a fielding error by Gallo and the Red Sox took a 3-2 lead.  In the eighth Judge hit a two-run double and Stanton hit a two-run homerun giving the Yankees a 6-3 lead and that would be the final score.  The Yankees swept the three-game series and now have a one game lead over the Red Sox and two over the Blue Jays for the top wild card spot.  They will be off on Monday and start a three-game series in Toronto on Tuesday night. 

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