Red Sox Lose to Yankees 11-6 Friday Night
The Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees 11-6 on Friday night, September 28th. The win assured the Yankees of home field advantage for the AL Wild Card game that will be played on Wednesday October 3rd against the Oakland A's. The winner of the Yankees-A's wild card will play the Red Sox in the American League Division Series starting on Friday, October 5th.
The Yankees hit 4 homers off Red Sox pitching. They now have 264 homers this season, tying the 1997 Seattle Mariners for the most homers during a season in baseball history.
Brian Johnson lasted just 3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. He struck out 2 and walked 2. William Cuevas came on in relief and was shelled pitching just 1/3rd of an inning giving up 6 runs, on 6 hits.
The Red Sox hit their league leading 10th grand slam, as Steven Pearce hit a grand slam off J.A. Happ in the 6th inning. The Red Sox didn't hit a grand slam in 2017. Pearce has hit 11 homers this season, 5 against the Yankees.
The Red Sox and Yankees will play Saturday afternoon in the next to last game of the regular season. Nathan Eovaldi is scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox with the pregame starting at 12:20 and 1st pitch at 1:05 on AM 1370 WDEA.