Yesterday’s high-scoring affair might have led you to believe that the Yankees and Red Sox were in London to play American football. Pitching was a little bit better today—though not by much—and after another long game the Bombers swept the series. We’ll have a full recap up in a bit, but here are some highlights in the meantime:
Winner of the Game
No one player really stands out here, because everyone in the starting lineup picked up at least one hit other than Edwin Encarnacion. It was the never-ending, nine-run seventh inning that put the Yankees on top for good though. During that top half, DJ LeMahieu hit two doubles, Aaron Hicks knocked an RBI double and sac fly, and both Gary Sanchez and Gio Urshela hit RBI singles. They ended up needing every one of those runs, too.
Honorable Mention: Luis Cessa
Loser of the Game
The Yankees had planned on using an opener today (Chad Green) and then rolling out Nestor Cortes Jr. Unfortunately, that plan went out the window when Masahiro Tanaka bounced in the first inning yesterday. Stephen Tarpley got the nod instead, and looked dreadful. He somehow surrendered three home runs and four total runs to Boston in the first inning.
Honorable Mention: Chance Adams, Zack Britton