BOSTON – The rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox is considered one of the greatest in any sport.
But in the past two years it has certainly turned into a one-sided affair. And this weekend it̵
The Yankees beat the Red Sox 8-0 on Saturday night for the 12th time in a row against their rivals in the American League East, setting a franchise record. The Yankees, who have won a total of 10 games in a row since hitting the 500 mark on September 8, have played 17 of the last 18 games between the clubs since July 28, 2019.
The Yankees’ 10-game winning streak is the longest since June 2012. During this run, the Bronx Bombers completed 29 home runs, beating their opponents by 85 to 25 points.
At 31-21 years of age, the Yankees set their 28th consecutive winning record since 1993, the second longest stretch in MLB history, after just their own streak of 39 consecutive winning seasons from 1926 to 1964. The Yankees’ magical number to a postseason Getting a berth is now at one.
Playing last place Red Sox didn’t hurt anything.
“It’s probably a little restless, a little bit of aberration,” manager Aaron Boone said as he looked at the franchise’s record streak against Boston. “Obviously, [the Red Sox] I wasn’t quite the same team this year with some of the guys who lost them and some of the guys on their pitching team who lost them to injury.
“And this year I know we played them sometimes when we played really well. We stole a couple of wins from them, like late at night. Last year we got them at a good time.” End of the year. See, these guys are always fun to beat. We obviously respect who they are and all the great games we had to play against them, but … enjoy it while it lasts. “
The Yankees’ winning streak against Boston is the longest since August 12, 1952 to April 23, 1953. It is the third time in franchise history that the Yankees have won 12 straight games against the Red Sox on May 27 until August 23, 1936.
JA Happ, who completed eight scoreless innings to score his second win of the season, said the Yankees are well aware of the winning streak and are hoping to set another record on Sunday when they play their final game of the season at Fenway Park.
“I know that we have a good team and that we are playing well,” said Happ. “We know this number [12 straight]I look forward to getting out of there tomorrow and nodding [set the record] There. We realized tonight that we can tie it. “
New York outfielder Clint Frazier agreed.
“We’re focusing on getting ourselves in a really good position for the playoffs,” said Frazier, who went 3v4 on Saturday with a home run and three RBIs. “And win [Sunday] would set the record – and it will be a really cool thing if we do that. “