Red Sox Blown Out by Yankees 9-2, Lose Series 3-1

Monday, September 04, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Todd Frazier
Chris Sale gave up back-to-back home runs to New York’s Matt Holiday and Todd Frazier as the Boston Red Sox were blown out by the Yankees 9-2 at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night.

Boston loses the series 3-1 and drops to 77-60 on the season.

They now have a 3.5 game lead over New York in the AL East with four weeks remaining in the regular season.

Sunday marked the last regular season meeting between the two teams.

Yankees Get to Sale

New York’s Chase Headley put the Yankees on the board in the third inning with a leadoff home run to give New York a 1-0 lead.

Holliday and Frazier then hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead. 

Boston would get one run back in the top of the sixth before the Yankees offense exploded for six runs in the bottom of the inning to put the game away.

The inning was highlighted by a two-run home run by Aaron Judge and a three run double by Starlin Castro to put the Yankees up 9-2.

Red Sox Struggle on Offense

The Boston offense struggled against New York pitcher Luis Severino, who struck out nine batters in six innings of work.

In the game, Boston went 1-11 with runners in scoring position. They finish the series going 1 for 27 in those situations.

Next up

The Red Sox return to action on Monday, September 4 when they host the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park at 7 p.m.

The pitching matchup is Boston’s Rick Porcello against Toronto’s J.A. Happ.

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