The tension in Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “New York, New York” reverberated throughout Yankee Stadium as Gary Sánchez sealed the score 1-2 with two goals in the ninth inning on Friday night. Ol’ Blue Eyes is just a little early.
Sánchez fouled two more pitches, then spun around Matt Barnes’ curve in the ground, the Yankees’ 15th shot in a 5-2 win over Boston that halted an 11-game unbeaten run in the Bronx.
On the night that the Red Sox-Yankees showdown was renewed for the first of 19 meetings this year, Rafael Devers hit a three-way homer into the second right deck in the first inning with 0-2 quick ball from Michael King (0-3), giving the Devers 15 homers and 46 RBIs this season.
“We haven’t had a lot of success since 2019 against this club here,” said Devers despite a translator, “so it’s super important to be able to get these wins. “
Marwin González scored another brace against Lucas Luetge for the sixth time. Both big hits have two stellar hits.
Former Yankee Nathan Eovaldi (7-2) took his third straight win, knocking down in the sixth round before tiring, and allowed two runs – one earned – and eight hits in six innings. Boston won at Yankee Stadium for the first time since June 2, 2019.
“Given the struggles we went through last year, that’s not surprising to me,” Eovaldi said. “But it’s a new year. We walk in, we have a chip on our shoulder. “
New York lost for the eighth time in 11 games. This battle ran for 2 hours 49 minutes, not the usual 4-hour Yankees-Red Sox battle.
“There was a time when I thought, are these people, would they break the rules today? Are they going to hang out in the city or something? Because we were swinging,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. “For us to be able to play this game and win and be a short match, it was a first for me.”
After going through the first 57 games without facing the Red Sox, the Yankees began their 14-game streak against Boston in their next 43rd round. New York and Boston have not met at the end of this season for the first time since 1996, when their first game was on July 1.
An all-season high-ticketing crowd of 18,040, spurred by the easing of coronavirus restrictions, booed as the Yankees headed into a doubles matchup, bringing their major league lead totals to 54.
Sánchez, whose batting average fell to 0.198, contributes to a zero score for the bottom 15 in the New York batting order including Rougned Odor (0.182), Clint Frazier (0.179) and Brett Gardner (0.192). .
The Yankees hitters hit doubles for the sixth time in eight games and the 29th this season. Eight of New York’s last nine have been lost.
Xander Bogaerts scored twice for Boston’s second-placed team and had four hits in five hits after a 0 to 24 miss.
Hirokazu Sawamura hit five goals after walking in two innings, and Barnes beat alongside his 13th of 14 chances.
Judge hit his 14th hit in the sixth inning, drove into the short right-hand patio area, and the Yankees had a run on target as the player landed twice, Odor’s two left cut off González’s glove and ripped cheekbones, and the first hitter picked up the ball and threw it too far first because of the error. Frazier hit a flying shot that ended the round.
“We are very disappointed,” said Yankees quarterback DJ LeMahieu. “We haven’t finished a great week, a great month together.”
King knocked out Hunter Renfroe, González and Christian Vázquez on nine courts in the fourth inning, becoming the seventh Yankees pitcher to hit the field with minimal throws in a row.
The feat was said to have been performed 95 times. Others who did it for the Yankees were Al Downing (vs Indians, August 11, 1967), Ron Guidry (White Sox, August 7, 1984), AJ Burnett (Marlins, June 20, 1984) 2009), Iván Nova (Mets, May 29, 2013), Brandon McCarthy (Rays, September 17, 2004) and Dellin Betances (Tigers, August 2, 2017).
King is next in fifth with his second game on the field four this season.
Dustin Pedroia will be honored during a pregnancy ceremony ahead of the June 25 game against the Yankees. Peoria, 37, won three World Series titles for the Red Sox from 2007-19 and retired February 1, never fully recovering from a knee injury suffered during a Manny Machado slip in 2017.
ROOM OF TRAINER
Red Sox: RHP Ryan Brasier (left calf strain) was hit on the right side of his head by a driveway during a simulated game in Fort Myers, Florida, manager Alex Cora said after exchanging messages with athlete throws the ball. Brasier was taken to the hospital for a concussion test. Brasier has stabilized and will be observed until at least Saturday.
Yankees: Kluber (right shoulder strain) plays catch the ball. Kluber was examined by Yankees chief physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, New York Mets medical director, David Altchek and Los Angeles Dodgers chief physician, Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache, and Texas team chief physician Rangers, Dr. Keith Meister. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said it was “a bit gray” in terms of “acute injuries” for the 35-year-old compared to “chronic stuff that’s just wear and tear from a guy with so many innings”. fight on his arm.”
RHP Jameson Taillon (1-4, 5.10) kicks off for the Yankees on Saturday before the Eduardo Rodríguez Film Festival (5-4, 5.64).
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