Red Sox Swept By the Yankees Lose 7-4 Sunday
It's hard to imagine a worse week for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees 7-4 Sunday night, and their losing streak is 8 games, the longest since 2015. During the streak Boston's starting pitching is 0-6 with a 10.70 ERA.
Sunday night David Price made the start for Boston, just coming off of paternity leave, as his wife gave birth to a daughter on Saturday. He went only 2.2 innings, allowing 7 runs on 9 hits. He gave up 2 homers and struck out 3 and walked 2.
Darwinzon Hernandez and Ryan Weber held the Yankees to just 1 hit the rest of the game, but the damage had been done, with the Yankees scoring run in the 1st and 6 in the 3rd.eh
The Red Sox did manage 2 homers, 1 by Christian Vazquez, his 17th of the season in the 5th inning and 1 by Michael Chavis, his 18th, in the 5th inning.
JD Martinez had 2 hits as did Chavis. Andrew Benintendi drove in 2 runs.
The Red Sox are now 59-55, having lost more games than they did in the 2018 season. They are 14.5 games behind the 1st place New York Yankees and 6.5 games out of the wildcard.
The Red Sox limp home to Fenway Park to start a 7 game homestand, with 4 games against the Kansas City Royals and 3 games against the Los Angeles Angels. Rick Porcello will start for Boston Monday night against the Royals, with the pregame starting at 6:10 and 1st pitch at 7:10 Hear this and every Red Sox game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle