Red Sox Tipped By Yankees 3-2 Tied For 1st Place
For the 1st time since March 31st, the Boston Red Sox don't have sole possession of 1st place in the AL East, as the New York Yankees, the hottest team in baseball beat the Red Sox Tuesday night, May 8th 3-2 in New York. The Yankees have now won 16 of their last 17 games.
The Red Sox and Yankees each have identical records of 25-10.
On Tuesday, Giancarlo Stanton hit 2 home runs, his 8th and 9th of the season, both solo shots off of Drew Pomeranz
Pomeranz pitched well, despite a broken nail on his pitching hand which impacted his curveball. He went 6 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 earned runs and striking out 6 and walking 2.
Luis Severino was a little better for the Yankees, going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and striking out 11.
Mookie Betts returned to the lineup after missing a game after being hit in the shoulder by a throw while running the bases continued his torrid hitting, going 2-4 with a triple, driving in a run. He's now batting .360
Eduardo Nunez and JD Martinez each had a double for the Red Sox.
The two teams will play the 2nd game of the 3 game series Wednesday night with the pregame starting at 6:20 and 1st pitch at 7:05 on AM 1370 WDEA. David Price who was supposed to start has been scratched because of continued numbness in his pitching hand. Rick Porcello 5-0 will now take the mound for the Red Sox