The Boston Red Sox fell to the New York Yankees 8-1 on Friday night, as former Red Sox Alex Verdugo went 3-5, driving in 4 runs, including a 2-run homer in the 1st inning. The loss dropped the Red Sox to 35-35, back to .500 for the 18th time this year. Meanwhile the Yankees became the 1st team in the Majors to reach 50 wins, with a 50-22 record.

Brayan Bello went only 4.2 innings, allowing 6 hits and 5 runs. He struck out 5 and walked 3.

Jarren Duran was 1-3, walking twice for the Red Sox.

Enmanuel Valdez was 1-2 with a RBI double in the 4th inning.

Connor Wong was 1-3 and extended his hitting streak to 7 games.

Boston and New York will play game 2 of the 3-game series on Saturday night. The pregame begins at 6:15 p.m. with the 1st pitch at 7:15 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA.

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