The New York Yankees bats warmed up against Chris Sale on a 37 degree night in Boston on Tuesdayâ€”- Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton both had multi-hit effortsâ€”-but unfortunately for Yankee pitching, the Red Sox bats warmed into a full-blown conflagration, as the Red Sox posted a 14-1 victory.
Luis Severino had a rough outing, giving up eight hits, five runs, three walks and six strikeouts across five rocky innings. By the second inning, the right-hander had put the team in the hole 4-0 against Sale.
The relief corp struggled to keep runs off the board, with Tommy Kahnle giving up four runs in his two-thirds of an inning of relief and Chasen Shreve giving up a grand slam to Mookie Betts in the sixth inning. Luis Cessa closed out the game in the ninth without further damage.
In the first inning, Judge hit a line drive single for his first ever hit against Sale; he reprised his hit in the third inning with a single to left field. The big blast came in the fifth inning with a solo shot to the deepest part of Fenway, traveling 444 ft, with an exit velo of 116 mph.
Majority of Judgeâ€™s 2017 0-fer vs Sale was July and August when Judgeâ€™s shoulder troubles were at their worst. 3 for 3 tonight and his home run was crushedâ€”444 feet, 116 mph by @statcast.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) April 11, 2018
Stanton was roundly booed by Red Sox fans and struck out his first two times up against Sale, then singled in the fifth inning to break the streak of strike outs. He powered a double to left field to lead off the eighth inning.Â After the game, Stanton said:[sc name=”StubHub”]
Giancarlo Stanton said that he saw the ball much better tonight, and that should be something he can build on. â€œWeâ€™ve got two more (games) here.â€
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 11, 2018
The Yankees scattered ten hits across the board, going 0-5 with runners in scoring position and leaving nine on base in the losing effort. Â
The good news is the Yankee offense had eight hits off of Sale in six innings of work and Stanton seemed to get back on track with the bat. Today the Yankees will get another chance with Masahiro Tanaka on the mound. Last season he was 2-2 against the Red Sox, allowing six runs in 30 1/3 innings.