Entering this series the Yankees had won 8 in a row and were looking like the Yankees that started out the season on fire. So, how would this series play out? Let’s take a look.
GAME 1 W (6-5)
In Game 1 of this 3 game series, Jordan Montgomery took the bump looking to stay strong for the Yankees. The Yankees bats were going up against Martin Perez who shut the offense down going 6 strong innings, allowing 0 runs on 3 hits, and striking out 7. However, the Yankees bats wouldn’t be denied against the Red Sox bullpen. In the 7th inning, Gary Sanchez got the scoring going for the Yankees as he lined a 2-run double into right field that bounced over the wall for a ground-rule double. Now down 4-2 headed into the 8th, Giancarlo Stanton came up to bat and he roped a double to left field, scoring Aaron Judge all the way from first. In the 9th down 4-3, Gary Sanchez, on an 0-1 count lines a home run over the monster to tie up the game at 4. We would head to extra innings where with the new rule the Yankees would score in the 11th on a Luke Voit single. Their lead wouldn’t hold up though as the Red Sox tied it in the bottom half of the inning. In the 12th, Dj LeMahieu doubles to right which scored Aaron Hicks and gave the Yankees the lead again. This time they would hold on to win 6-5.
GAME 2 W (8-0)
In game 2 of this series, the Yankees wouldn’t need extra innings, as they sent J.A. Happ on the bump and he tossed 8 innings, allowing 0 runs on 4 hits, while striking out 9. The bats would have to face Chris Mazza, and they got it going early with the bases loaded. Gio Urshela hit a sac fly and after that Clint Frazier would single home Luke Voit making it 2-0. In the 4th, Kyle Higashioka would single home Frazier making it 3-0, followed by a Tyler Wade fielders choice to make it 4-0. The Yankees bats were on tonight as they scored 8 runs on 11 hits. This win made it 10 straight wins for the Yankees.
GAME 3 L (10-2)
The Yankees looked to sweep the series in game 3 as they would send young Deivi Garcia to the bump, and it did not go so well. He only lasted 3 innings, allowed 6 runs on 8 hits, and struck out just 2 Red Sox batters. The offense wouldn’t do too much better as they scored 2 runs on only 3 hits. Overall I would say it was a good series; You can’t win every game.