Tonight the New York Yankees faced the Boston Red Sox in the final game of a three-game set, of which both teams have won one game making this the rubber game. If the Yankee could win the game, it would be both the second win of the season against their long-time rivals and the first series win since 2020. The Yankees won over the Red Sox and won their first series against the Boston Red Sox this season.
Enriques Hernandez started the game against Jameson Taillon by flying to left field. Alex Verdugo, who was the center of a player fan conflict last night, struck out. JD Martinez lined out to LeMahieu at third for a 1-2-3 inning for Taillon. At the bottom, DJ Lemahieu rolled out to second. Giancarlo Stanton for the fifth time in the series. Gary Sanchez also stuck out for another 1-2-3 half. No score.
At the top of the second inning, Xander Bogaerts led off by grounding out to Torres at short. Rafael Devers walked. Hunter Renfro flew out to Odor. Jerran Duran flew out to MaMarre in left. At the bottom, Gleyber Torres hit his second home run in as many nights. Chris Gittens struck out. Trey Amburgey, in his second major league game, stuck out. Rougie Odor ground out to first, but the Yankees took the lead in the game. New York Yankees 1 Boston Red Sox 0.
Christian Vazquez led off the third inning by sharply hitting to Torres for the first out. Christian Arroyo hit to first for the second out. Hernandez flew out to Amburgey in right to end the half. At the bottom, Ryan LaMarre stuck out swinging. Greg Allen singled to left field. LeMahieu singled for runners on the corner and one out. Stanton reached on a force out with Allen scoring, Sanchez flew out to right, but the Yankees picked up another run. New York Yankees 2 the Boston Red Sox 0.
The fourth inning was led off by Verdugo, who flew out to Amburgey. Martinez popped out to short. Bogaerts doubled to left. Devers walked. Renfro popped out to Odor to end the half and stranded two Sox runners. The bottom was led off by Gleyber Torres, who got the only home run; he walked. Gittens flew out to right. Amburgey hit into a double play and appeared to injury his hamstring.
Duran led off the fifth by striking out swinging. Vazquez doubled to LaMarre, who hit the wall and crumbled to the ground but was able to stay in the game. Dalbec in for the injured Arroyo flew out to Gittens with Vazquez going to third. Hernandez flew out to left to end the half. The bottom of the fifth saw Odor at the plate who singled in the infield. LaMarre doubled, with Odor going to third. Allen faced new pitcher Gerret Whitlock, and sac flew to center to drive in Odor for the third Yankee run. LeMahieu struck out. Stanton chopped out to the infield for the final out, but the Yankees picked up another run. New York Yankees 3 Red Sox 0.
In the sixth, Verdugo chased for the first out. JD Martinez singled to right. Bogaerts doubled, moving Martinez to third with just one out. Chad Green came in to replace Taillon facing Devers and struck him out. Renfro lined out to LeMahieu at third to end the threat. At the bottom, Sanchez hopped one to short for the first out. Torres, who homered and walked, struck out swinging. Gittens struck out for a no-score inning for both teams.
The seventh inning opened with Duran at the plate; he stuck out. Vazquez walked. Dalbec struck out swinging. Hernandez flew out to Gardner in center. Brett Gardner led off the bottom by singling. Rougie Odor followed with a two-run homer to center for the Yankees five-run lead. LaMarre walked. Greg Allen walked. LeMahieu faced new pitcher Brandon Workman with two on and no outs and flew out to right for the first out. Stanton flew out to center, and LeMarre went to third base. Allen stole second. Sanchez walked to load the bases. Gleyber Torres, with the bases loaded and two outs, walked to bring in a Yankee run. Chris Gittens, the ninth batter of the inning, walked in another run for the 46th pitch of the inning. Brett Gardner ground out to first to finally end the inning, but the Yankees tacked on another four runs. New York Yankees 7 Red Sox 0.
In the eighth inning, Zack Britton entered the game facing Verdugo, who struck out. Martinez walked. Chavis struck out. Devers walked. Renfro faced the new Yankee pitcher Lucas Luetge and singles driving in the first Red Sox run. With runners on the corners, Duran ground out to end the half. At the bottom of the eighth, Rougie Odor faced the new Sox pitcher Yucksel Rios, and he walked. LaMarre homered to drive in 2 more Yankee runs. Allen flew out to right. LeMahieu ground out to center. Stanton ground out to third.
With last licks in the ninth and against Yankee pitcher Aroldis Chapman came in and closed out the game for the Yankee win and the series win for the New York Yankees. The final score was the Yankees 9 and the Red Sox 1. The winning pitcher was Jameson Taillon, and the loser was Martin Perez.