BOSTON – CC Sabathia did not make it out of the fifth inning and gave up five runs for the Red Sox on Saturday, but dropped the Yankees' rotation ERA from their last seven games.
That did not lead to a victory over their blood rivals that further upset Yankee in a 9-5 win, followed by 36,862 Fenway Park spectators bathing in the Red Sox and three straight on Sunday night Positioned by the Yankees.
] Sabathia scored nine goals – two homers against Andrew Benintendi and JD Martinez – and suffered a second defeat that dropped his record to 5-6. Two penalties ahead of both defeats, and Sabathia has not won since defeating Toronto on June 24.
The victory took second-placed Red Sox to eight places ahead of AL East's leading Yankees. who had an 1
In the last eight games, the Yankees starters were 1-5 with two penalties and a whopping 13.78 ERA. You have allowed 59 hits, 10 walks and two batters in 32 innings. Ten of these hits are Homer.
"There's no question, we've just come a long way down the hill, had a tough week, but that's part of it too," said coach Aaron Boone before the recent defeat "You hear the talk all the time, 162 [games] you'll be slapped in the mouth and face different periods of adversity … Right now we've been arguing a bit on the hill and that's part of it and I know that our people are ready for it. "
Boone's starters may receive an upgrade before the close on Wednesday. Before the starters were beaten, General Manager Brian Cashman was looking for a starter. Now that the rotation has melted in the last eight games, the need for another starter screams.
Gio Urshela went into the Yankees with a 4-on-4-nut fright as he hobbled around in a double with eight innings. He was visited by coach Steve Donohue and remained in the game.
Kyle Higashioka stroked Nathan Eovaldi in the eighth inning with a single shortening the Red Sox lead to 9-5.
For 38 runs in three games of the Red Sox, there is not much attention in a lineup that has produced 13 runs in the three games.
Lefty Eduardo Rodriguez won his fifth consecutive start and is 13-4. He allowed three runs and seven hits in 5 ² / ₃ innings.
The Red Sox raised the lead to 8-3 in the sixth against Chad Green with two of the three runs over Victim Fly and Jackie Bradley Jr.'s RBI Triple.
A walk to Gleyber Torres and Urshela's second Bloop single in three innings gave the Yankees a chance to win a 5-3 Boston lead in the fifth. After Rodriguez sent Mike Tauchman out of the race with an infield pop, right-hander Matt Barnes emerged from the bullpen to knock out Higashioka and the second strand.