New York Yankees Recap: Yankees lose 9-2, swept by the Red Sox again

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May 12, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) looks on as he walks back to the dugout at the end of the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees played the final game of a three-game set with the Boston Red Sox today at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox won the first game 5-3 and won the second game 4-2. With ace Gerrit Cole on the mound today, the Yankees were hoping to salvage the last game of the series. It was a hot and steamy day for baseball. Meredith Marokovitz said that it was 120 degrees on the field.  The heat was on the Yankees from the first as they lost the game 9-2 and the Red Sox swept the Yankees for the second time in a row.

DJ LeMahieu led off at the first for the Yankees and flew out to right. Aaron Judged chopped to first for the second out. Luke Voit struck out to end the half. Kike Hernandez hit the first ball he saw from Cole up and over the green monster for a homer. Alex Verdugo hit a double to right. JD Martinez walked as Cole allowed the first three players to start the game. Xander Bogaerts flew out to left, and both runners advanced. Rafael Devers homered to right-center, putting the Red Sox up four runs with only one out. Hunter Renfroe flew out to right. Christian Vazquez singled to center and advanced on a pitch in the dirt. Marwin Gonzalez flew out to Judge in center to end the Yankee bleeding. Red Sox 4 Yankees 0.

Giancarlo Stanton led off the second with the Yankees hoping to answer the Sox with runs of their own. Stanton struck out. Gio Urshela ground out to short. Gleyber Torres singled off the green monster. Miguel Andujar flew out to left with the Yankees remaining scoreless. At the bottom, Danny Santana led off and went down swinging. Hernandez flew out to center. Verdugo struck out as Gerrit Cole settled down. Red Sox 4 Yankees 0.

Clint Frazier, who can buy a hit, was at the plate to start the third; he ground out to third. Kyle Higashioka singled to left field. LeMahieu singled to the same place in left. Aaron Judge went down looking. Voit line out to short to end the half. JD Martinez led off the bottom and promptly hit a home run to left-center. Bogaerts hot to short, and Torres skied it into the camera well for a double for Bogaerts. Devers ground out to first on a Cole assist as Bogaerts moved to third. Renfroe walked. Vazquez flew out to Frazier, and he threw at least 30′ off-center to home with Bogaerts scoring. Gonzalez struck out, but the Sox picked up another two runs. Red Sox 6 Yankees 0.

With the Yankees behind by six runs, Stanton struck out. Urshela struck out swinging. Gleyber Torres ground back to the pitcher for the last out. Santana opened up the bottom, singling to second. Hernandez flew out to center. Verdugo struck out. Santana stole second. Martinez flew out to Judge to end the inning. Red Sox 6 New York Yankees 0.

Andujar led off the fifth, flying out to left field. Frazier was called out on strikes. Higashioka went down looking. Bogaerts flew out to Andujar. Devers singled in front of Judge in center. Renfroe was out on a slider. Vazquez struck out swinging. Red Sox 6 Yankees 0.

DJ LeMahieu led off the sixth inning and singled to left. Judge hit a bomb over the green monster and out of the park for a two-run homer. Voit struck out. Stanton flew out to Renfroe in right in a tumbling catch. Urshela lined out to short as the Yankees picked up two runs. At the bottom, with Luis Cessa on the mound, Gonzalez lined out to second. Santana ground out to first. Hernandez popped out to Voit for a 1-2-3 inning for Cessa. Red Sox 6 New York Yankees 2.

The seventh inning was led off by Torres, who went down looking. Andujar walked. Frazier singled down the middle. Gary Sanchez pinch-hitting walked to load the bases. LeMahieu struck out. Judge flew out, leaving the bases loaded. Verdugo led off the bottom by striking out. Martinez flew out to right. Bogaerts doubled to left. Devers doubled to left driving in Bogaerts. Vazquez lined out to third. Red Sox 7 Yankees 2.

Luke Voit led off the eighth inning singling to center. Stanton struck out for the third time. Urshela hit into a 6-4-3 double play to end the half. At the bottom, Vazquez hit a homer at the green monster. Gonzalez advanced on a hit by pitch. Santana was out at second, but Gonzalez reached third. Hernandez doubles on a slow roller to right. Gonzalez scored. Verdugo ground out to second. Hernandez moved to third. Martinez went down swinging. Red Sox 9 Yankees 2.

With last licks on the line for the New York Yankees, Gleyber Torres went down swinging. Miguel Andujar tapped back to the pitcher for the second out. Clint Frazier walked. Frazier took second on defensive indifference. Gary Sanchez struck out to end the game and a wasted weekend in Boston. The final score was the Boston Red Sox 9 and the New York Yankees 2. The winning pitcher was Eduardo Rodriguez and the loser Gerrit Cole.