MLB Game Recap - NY Yankees at Boston
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

COL
12
CIN
2
F
ATL
9
PHI
2
F
LAD
4
WAS
2
F
TB
3
TOR
1
F
ARI
2
MIA
3
F
PIT
3
NYM
6
F
NYY
5
BOS
10
F
CHC
2
MIL
3
F
MIN
6
CHW
2
F
HOU
3
STL
5
F
CLE
8
KC
3
F
TEX
5
OAK
2
F
BAL
9
LAA
3
F
SF
2
SD
1
F(11)
DET
2
SEA
3
F

July 26, 2019 7:10 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

NY Yankees (66-37)

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

2

5

13

0

Boston (58-47)

3

0

2

2

0

2

1

0

x

10

14

1

W: Cashner (10-5)

L: Paxton (5-6)

NYY - HR: none

BOS - HR: Martinez (21) , Betts 3 (18)

Betts hits 3 homers off Paxton as Red Sox rout Yankees again
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:58 PM

BOSTON (AP) Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox followed up one rout with another, capitalizing as the New York Yankees' starting pitchers faltered in historic fashion.

Betts homered in his first three at-bats off James Paxton and added an RBI double as the Red Sox beat New York 10-5 on Friday night, pulling within nine games of the AL East-leading Yankees.

"I think now's the time," Betts said. "It's getting later and we have to start stringing together some wins and we're doing that."

Betts homered on Paxton's eighth pitch in a three-run first that included J.D. Martinez's two-run homer, went deep again leading off the third for a 4-0 lead and hit a two-run drive in the fourth for a 7-0 advantage.

Betts added an RBI double in the sixth off David Hale to give him five RBIs and grounded out in the eighth. With his fifth career three-homer game, Betts raised his season total to 18 homers.

Batters have had three-homer games on four straight days for the first time in big league history. Betts followed the New York Mets' Robinson Cano, St. Louis' Paul DeJong and Minnesota's Nelson Cruz.

"It's crazy just to see it once," Betts said. "But I guess to see it four straight days, there's a lot of good hitters out there, and they're showing it."

Andrew Cashner (10-5), coming off losses in his first two starts after Boston acquired him from Baltimore, allowed three runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Martinez had three RBIs for the Red Sox, who won the opener of the four-game series 19-3. The Red Sox had 14 hits, giving them 37 in the first two games of the series, and reached 11 games above .500 for the first time this season at 58-47.

"I don't know if it's a statement or whatever," manager Alex Cora said. "We know we're good. We know we're very talented."

Paxton (5-6) became just the fourth pitcher in big league history to allow a leadoff home run in three straight starts, according to STATS, after Brad Radke (2004), Brandon Backe (2008) and Yovani Gallardo (2017). Colorado's Charlie Blackmon went deep off Paxton to open last Sunday in New York and Tampa Bay's Travis d'Arnaud did the same on July 15 at Yankee Stadium.

"I thought I threw the ball pretty well, but they didn't miss pitches where I made mistakes," Paxton said. "They were swinging the bat really well."

Paxton has an 11.00 ERA in the first inning this year, allowing 10 first-inning home runs in 18 starts. Overall, he allowed seven runs and nine hits in four innings, including a career-worst four homers, while striking out nine and walking none. His ERA rose to 4.72 and he has allowed 17 homers this season, including 11 in his last six starts.

New York has allowed 64 runs in its last six games, the most allowed by the Yankees in a six-game span. Yankees starters gave given up 47 runs - 43 earned - in that span, yielding 47 hits in 21 2/3 innings, including 16 homers. New York became the first team in the live ball era since 1920 whose starters allowed six or more runs in four innings or fewer in six straight games, according to STATS.

"It's obviously been a rough week for us, so all we can do is dive in and, as best we can, try and tighten things up and get things corrected," manager Aaron Boone said.

Austin Romine had three hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Yankees, who have lost four of six. New York didn't score off Cashner until the sixth.

FARM TALK

RHP Deivi Garcia made his third start for the Yankees' Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre farm team and the 20-year-old allowed four runs and six hits in six innings while striking out four and walking one. Garcia has struck out 128 in 82 2/3 innings at three levels this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: OF Cameron Maybin was activated after missing 27 games with a strained left calf and went 1 for 3. He crashed hard into the wall in left while trying to field a double by Sam Travis in the seventh, but waved to the bench that he was OK and stayed in the game. "That wall is as hard as it looks, but I feel OK," Maybin said. . LHP Stephen Tarpley was optioned to Scranton.

UP NEXT

Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (5-5, 4.50 ERA) returns after lasting just four innings Monday in a loss at Minnesota. Sabathia is 18-14 against Boston, including 7-5 at Fenway Park.

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4, 4.10) has allowed two or earned runs or fewer in each of his last five starts.

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Pitchers of Record

NY Yankees IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
J. Paxton (L, 5-6) 4 9 7 0 9 15.75 2.250
Boston IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
A. Cashner (W, 10-5) 6.2 10 3 1 6 4.05 1.650

Batting Leaders

NY Yankees AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
M. Tauchman 4 3 2 0 0 0 4 0 3.0
A. Romine 4 3 1 0 2 0 4 0 3.0
Boston AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
M. Betts 5 4 4 3 5 0 14 0 11.2
J. Martinez 4 2 1 1 3 0 7 0 3.5

Team Comparison

NYY BOS
At Bats 37 38
Hits 13 14
Batting Average .351 .368
On Base Percentage .390 .368
Slugging Percentage 0.432 0.895
Doubles 3 6
Triples 0 1
Home Runs 0 4
Total Bases 16 34
Walks 3 0
Strikeouts 7 11
Stolen Bases 0 0
Caught Stealing 1 0
Runners Left On Base 9 4
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 2/10 4/9
Double Plays Fielded 0 5
Errors 0 1

2019 Regular Season - NYY Leads Series 6-3

Date Result Winner Loser
Tue Apr 16 BOS 0 @ NYY 8 J. Paxton C. Sale
Wed Apr 17 BOS 3 @ NYY 5 T. Kahnle B. Workman
Fri May 31 BOS 1 @ NYY 4 J. Happ C. Sale
Sat Jun 1 BOS 3 @ NYY 5 C. Green R. Porcello
Sun Jun 2 BOS 8 @ NYY 5 D. Price C. Sabathia
Sat Jun 29 NYY 17 @ BOS 13 C. Green S. Wright
Sun Jun 30 NYY 12 @ BOS 8 A. Ottavino M. Walden
Thu Jul 25 NYY 3 @ BOS 19 R. Porcello M. Tanaka
Fri Jul 26 NYY 5 @ BOS 10 A. Cashner J. Paxton

Game Information

Stadium: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 37,095
Game Time: 3:16
Weather: 81F, Clear
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?