The Boston Red Sox fell to the New York Yankees 5-2 Saturday night, August 1st at Yankee Stadium as Yankee 3rd baseman Gio Urshela hit a grand slam in the 2nd inning.

Zack Godley making his 1st start for the Red Sox lasted only 3.1 innings, allowing 6 hits and 5 runs. But, 2 of those hits were homers, the grand slam to Urshela and a solo shot by Aaron Judge, his 4th of the year, in the 1st inning. Godley struck out 1 and walked 2.

A trio of relievers, Chris Mazza, (2.2 innings, 3 strikeouts and 2 walks), Ryan Brasier (I inning, 2 strikeouts) and Josh Osich (1 inning, 1 strikeout) held the Yankees to just 2 hits, but the damage was done.

The Red Sox hitters managed only 6 hits. Kevin Pillar, the designated hitter batting 2nd, had 2 hits. Xander Bogaerts had a double driving in a run.


Judge now has homered in 4 consecutive games for the 1st time in his career.

Masahiro Tanaka lasted just 2.2 innings for the Yankees allowing 4 hits and 2 runs, while striking out 3. Nick Nelson picked up the win, throwing 3 innings, and striking out 4 while walking 2. He didn't allow a hit.

The Red Sox (3-6) and Yankees (6-1) will play their final game of the 3 game series Sunday night.  The Red Sox will send Austin Brice (0-1) to the mound while the Yankees will counter with James Paxton (0-1). The pregame starts at 6:05 with the 1st pitch at 7:08 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA.