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Yankees split doubleheader with Red Sox, take three of four in series

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees (74-73) split a day-night doubleheader with the Boston Red Sox (74-73) on Thursday at Fenway Park, falling 5-0 in the opener before taking the nightcap 8-5.

GAME 1 RECAP

Box Score

New York managed six hits and went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position, leaving nine on base. Gleyber Torres and Oswald Peraza each had two hits.

Michael King made his sixth start of the season and permitted one run over 4.2 innings while striking out eight batters. The right-hander owns a 1.93 ERA since being inserted into the rotation.

Greg Weissert surrendered a run over 2.1 innings of work, while Matt Bowman gave up a three-run home run in the eighth.

GAME 2 RECAP

Box Score

After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the Yankees plated five runs in the second, capped off by Aaron Judge’s grand slam, his 32nd home run of the season.

Zach McAllister gave up a game-tying run in the seventh, but DJ LeMahieu put the Yankees back on top with an RBI double in the eighth. Oswald Peraza belted his first home run of the season in the ninth to give New York some breathing room before Tommy Kahnle closed it out.

Clarke Schmidt gave up four runs (three earned) over 5.1 innings.

UP NEXT

The Yankees will continue their road trip on Friday when they open a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.