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NY Yankees0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4102
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  W: J. Taillon (6-4)   L: A. Ottavino (2-3)   S: A. Chapman (18)
1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST3:35 PM VEN0:05 UAE (+1)2:05 PM CT, July 24, 2021
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts  Attendance: 35,136

Red Sox seek 10th season win over rival Yankees

According to STATS
According to STATS

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

  1. Boston won the first seven meetings between these rivals this season, before dropping the last two. The Yankees went 23-6 and averaged 6.6 runs per game over the previous two seasons against the Red Sox, but are averaging 3.2 runs in the nine games this year.
  2. Boston scored 20 runs and hit 11 homers in a two-game road sweep of the Blue Jays ending yesterday. It's the fifth time in franchise history the Red Sox have hit 5+ home runs in two (or more) consecutive games; their only three-game streak came in June 1977.
  3. The Yankees' current four-game winning streak is their longest since a six-gamer in mid-May. The have scored six or more runs in three straight games for the first time this season.
  4. Greg Allen has hit safely in all five games since being recalled from the minors on July 16. He's the first MLB player with at least five runs scored and three stolen bases within his first five career games with a team since Quintin Berry with the Tigers in May 2012.
  5. Jordan Montgomery has lost four consecutive starts and has received zero runs of support in his last five outings. That matches the longest streak of starts in Yankees history with no runs of support; Bill Short (1960) and Fritz Peterson (1967) also had five-game streaks.
  6. J.D. Martinez leads all American Leaguers with a .725 slugging percentage and 1.152 OPS this month (minimum 50 PA). He has 38 RBI versus the Yankees since joining the Red Sox in 2018, seven more than any other player against them over that span.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 7/22/2021 thru 7/25/2021

Nathan Eovaldi will look to pitch the Boston Red Sox to yet another series victory against the rival Yankees as Boston hosts New York in the third of a four-game set Saturday afternoon.

The Red Sox improved to 9-2 against the Yankees this season with a 6-2 victory Friday. New York earned its first two wins in 2021 over the Red Sox at home last weekend and had won four straight overall before dropping back-to-back games in Boston.

"(It's) very frustrating. We understand where we are in the season and the calendar. We know how important it is that we play really well," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "I don't think anything's changed there -- I still feel like we're playing really well."

Boston earned its 31st come-from-behind win after erasing a 1-0 deficit with a three-run fifth that included Rafael Devers' go-ahead two-run homer. Devers added a three-run blast in the seventh to cap his five-RBI night.

"We didn't win the game early on, but we were winning innings and that's what you've got to do against (teams) like that," Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. "Win every pitch, (their) pitch count was getting up and then we put the big swing."

Eovaldi (9-5, 3.57 ERA) will face his former team for the third time in five starts. The All-Star right-hander gave up a run on two hits with seven strikeouts over five innings in a 3-1 loss at New York last Saturday, but he didn't figure in the decision.

In his June 26 home start against the Yankees, Eovaldi allowed one run on seven hits while walking none and striking out six over 7 2/3 innings in a 4-2 win.

Eovaldi, who pitched two seasons with New York from 2015-16, is 3-2 with a 2.88 ERA in 12 career appearances (nine starts) against the Yankees.

The Yankees will counter with right-hander Jameson Taillon (5-4, 4.60) on the mound.

Taillon has performed well in two starts against the Red Sox this season, posting a 1-0 record and giving up three earned runs over 10 2/3 innings.

In New York's 9-1 rout of Boston last Sunday, Taillon tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings while allowing four hits and two walks with three strikeouts. He allowed three runs on six hits with a walk and three punchouts over 5 1/3 innings in a 7-3 loss to Boston on June 5.

Over three career starts against the Red Sox, Taillon has gone 1-0 with a 1.53 ERA.

DJ LeMahieu remains a bright spot for the Yankees as the All-Star second baseman went 1-for-5 on Friday to extend his major league-leading on-base streak to 33 games.

The status of New York catcher Gary Sanchez is up in the air after he exited Friday's game following the fifth inning with a back injury. Boone said Sanchez received treatment after the game and would be a game-day decision.

--Field Level Media

Updated July 24, 2021

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