The New York Yankees (39-33) were swept by the Boston Red Sox (37-35) with a 4-1 loss in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Sunday night at Fenway Park.
GAME 1 RECAP:
New York jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, thanks to Gleyber Torres’ 12th home run of the season. But the offense was completely shut down the rest of the way, and the pitching melted down in the middle innings.
Aside from the homer, the Yankees had just three hits, both of which came from Jake Bauers, who had a pair of doubles.
Clarke Schmidt tossed four shutout frames and then ran into trouble in the fifth when he faced the lineup for a third time. The right-hander allowed two runs before Michael King came on and gave up three, all of which came with two outs. Nick Ramirez balked in a run, the team’s fourth balk in the last four games.
GAME 2 RECAP:
The offensive struggles continued as they collected just five hits and went 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position.
Anthony Rizzo plated the lone run with a first-inning groundout. Gleyber Torres had two of the team’s hits.
Luis Severino allowed four runs (three earned) over five innings while walking three and striking out six.
Ron Marinaccio, Wandy Peralta, and Tommy Kahnle had scoreless outings.
The Yankees will get the day off Monday before they open a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners Tuesday night in the Bronx.