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Yankees suffer devastating extra-inning loss to Red Sox, fall to MLB-worst 5-15 in last 20 games (highlights)

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees (54-36) were a strike away from getting back in the win column on Friday night, but Clay Holmes allowed a game-tying home run, and they went on to lose 5-3 to the Boston Red Sox (48-39) in 10 innings in the series opener at Yankee Stadium.

New York is a Major League-worst 5-15 in their last 20 games and have dropped three games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. 

Holmes retired the first two batters of the ninth but then allowed a two-out single to Dominic Smith and a two-run home run to Masataka Yoshida on the eighth pitch of the at-bat to tie the game at three. 

In the top of the 10th, Tommy Kahnle surrendered a two-run homer to Ceddanne Rafaela on the second pitch of his outing. The Yankees had a prime opportunity to tie the game or walk it off in the home half as they had runners on the corners with nobody out, but Aaron Judge and Alex Verdugo popped out, and Oswaldo Cabrera grounded out to end the contest. 

The Yankees scored all three of their runs in the fourth. Austin Wells had a run-scoring fielder’s choice, Anthony Volpe worked a bases-loaded walk, and Trent Grisham drove in a run with a groundout. 

Nestor Cortes tossed six innings of one-run ball while allowing just three hits and striking out eight. 

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The Yankees look to snap their four-game skid on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. with Gerrit Cole on the hill.