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Yankees lose eighth straight for first time in 28 years

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees’ ongoing skid has reached disastrous levels.

On Sunday afternoon in the Bronx, the Yankees (60-64) were swept by the Boston Red Sox (66-58) with a 6-5 loss, extending their worst losing streak in 28 years to eight games.

Despite the loss, New York fought back and erased three deficits in the contest before coming up short in the ninth. The Yankees had two on with nobody out in the final inning, but Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres struck out before Ben Rortvedt flew out to end the game.

Anthony Volpe belted a game-tying three-run home run, his 17th of the season. Kyle Higashioka smacked his eighth while Torres smashed his 19th.

Clarke Schmidt gave up two runs over 5 2/3 innings. Michael King allowed three runs in relief, and Clay Holmes surrendered what stood as the winning run.

The Yankees will get the day off Monday before they begin a three-game series with the Washington Nationals Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.