Red Sox Split with Yankees [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox split the day night doubleheader with the New York Yankees on Sunday, July 16, losing the opener 3-0 and then shutting out the Yankees by the same score in the nightcap 3-0. The Red Sox and Yankees also split the 4 game series.
In the nightcap, David Price was dominant on the mound, throwing 8 scoreless innings, allowing 7 hits and striking out 8 while not walking any batters. Price’s record improved to 5-2.
The play of the game was Jackie Bradley Jr.’s catch in the top of the 8th inning, robbing Aaron Judge of a 2 run homer, grabbing the ball in the triangle next to the bullpen.
Mookie Betts was 3-4 with a home run, his 17th of the season to snap the Red Sox’s 24 inning scoreless streak. The homer was his 100th hit of the season.
Dustin Pedroia was 2-4 with a RBI. Brock Holt started the game after being reinstated from the 60 day disabled list, playing at 3rd Base and was 0-3.
In the opener, the Red Sox were shut out 3-0. Rick Porcello pitched well going 6.0 innings allowing 9 hits, 3 runs, 1 of which was earned and striking out 6 while not walking anyone.
But the Red Sox were shutout for the 8th time for the year, as they just couldn’t plate any runners, despite having opportunities. The Red Sox managed only 4 hits, with a double by Sam Travis, a pinch-hit single by Brock Holt and singles by Dustin Pedroia and Mookie Betts.
With the split, the Red Sox are now 3.0 games ahead of the 2nd place Tampa Bay Rays and 3.5 games ahead of the New York Yankees. The Red Sox open a 4 game series with Toronto on Monday, with the pregame starting at 6:25 and 1st pitch at 7:10 on AM 1370 WDEA. Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound for the Red Sox.
After the game, the Red Sox optioned Tzu-Wei Lin to Triple A Pawtucket and kept Brock Holt on the 25 man roster. On Sunday, he was the 26th player as major league baseball allows teams to add a 26th man when they play a doubleheader.