MLB Baseball

Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
NY Yankees0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 290
Boston0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 x 4100
  W: N. Eovaldi (8-4)   L: J. Montgomery (3-2)   S: A. Ottavino (5)
4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST6:45 PM VEN3:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT, June 26, 2021
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts  Attendance: 36,857

Red Sox aim to remain perfect vs. Yankees

According to STATS
According to STATS

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

  1. The Red Sox swept a three-game series on June 4-6 at Yankee Stadium. It was the first three-game sweep for Boston in the Bronx since 2011. The Yankees have won five of the last six at Fenway Park. Last season the Yankees went 9-1 overall in the series.
  2. The Yankees have won two in a row and eight of their last 10. New York has a 17-21 division record compared to a 20-9 record against the rest of the AL. Yankees pitchers have allowed 32 HR in 35 games on the road compared to 50 HR in 39 games at home.
  3. The Red Sox have lost four of six games and are 7-8 in their last 15. They have been outscored 54-30 in their last seven games at home. They had a team ERA of 3.55 in April, but are a full run higher since (4.57).
  4. Gary Sanchez is hitting .313 in June compared to .190 in April and .213 in May. The last time he hit over .300 for an entire month was September of 2017 (.303). He is hitting .266 in away games this season compared to just .092 last year on the road.
  5. Xander Bogaerts is currently fourth in batting average in the AL at .321. He is hitting .354 (17/48) in 12 games against the Yankees over the last two seasons combined compared to .214 in 49 games over the three previous seasons combined (2017-19).
  6. Domingo German has not won a game since May 20 which includes a no-decision on June 6 versus the Red Sox in which he allowed one run in 5.2 innings. Martin Perez allowed one run in 5.0 innings last Saturday at the Royals after allowing 11 runs in 3.1 innings over his two previous starts.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/25/2021 thru 6/27/2021

The presence of their first full-capacity sellout crowd of the season was an undoubted boost for the Boston Red Sox in their victory over the visiting New York Yankees on Friday night.

The Red Sox will look to carry the momentum over into the second contest of a three-game series against their rivals Saturday. Boston recorded its fourth win in as many meetings this season with New York following a 5-3 victory on Friday.

Left-hander Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 4.03 ERA) will take the mound on Saturday as he bids to get the Yankees back on track. Righty Nathan Eovaldi (7-4, 3.90) is set to go for the Red Sox.

Boston was bumping from the start Friday courtesy of a pregame ceremony honoring fan favorite Dustin Pedroia, who announced his retirement in February after 17 years with the organization. The Red Sox scored three runs in the first inning, and the energy remained all the way until Matt Barnes escaped a two-on jam in the ninth with a game-ending double play.

"I've been saying, Friday nights at Fenway are cool," manager Alex Cora said. "It was another great atmosphere."

The bullpen especially stood out for Boston after starter Martin Perez pitched only 3 2/3 innings. Hirokazu Sawamura, Garrett Whitlock, Adam Ottavino and Barnes combined to hold New York to three hits over the final 5 1/3, striking out seven.

"We felt coming into this game our righties were going to be important," Cora said. "... They really did the job."

The hurlers brought to a halt a Yankee offense that had slugged 29 home runs in its previous 14 games. New York was held scoreless from the second inning on a day after an eight-run outburst at home against the Kansas City Royals.

"We've got to come out and grab it," said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. "If we're going to be the team we expect to be, we've got to play better against the top teams in the division."

The Yankees are 17-22 against American League East opponents and now 5 games back of the first-place Tampa Bay Rays in the division. Friday's loss was just their third in their last 10 games.

Reliever Zack Britton exited the contest in the eighth inning with a hamstring injury. "Hopefully, it's nothing too serious. We'll have to see," Boone said.

Montgomery held the Oakland Athletics to one run on three hits over 5 1/3 innings in his last time out. He hasn't been defeated in his last 11 starts.

The southpaw is 1-0 with a 4.13 ERA in six career starts against Boston.

Eovaldi was tagged for four runs (three earned) on seven hits over four innings in a loss to the Royals last Sunday. He defeated the Yankees on June 4, when he held them to two runs (one earned) on eight hits in six innings.

Lifetime, Eovaldi is 2-2 with a 3.30 ERA in 10 games (seven starts) against his former club.

-Field Level Media

Updated June 26, 2021

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