Yankees ace Luis Severino rocked in loss to Red Sox

Yankees ace Luis Severino rocked in loss to Red Sox

Kerry Wise
April 12, 2018

For the red-hot Red Sox, their statement was a 14-1 drubbing of the New York Yankees in the first matchup with their arch-rivals in Major League Baseball.

In a marquee matchup between two teams expected to compete for the American League East title, the Red Sox came out on top in a 14-1 drubbing of their longtime rivals. The Red Sox improved to 9-1 for the first time in franchise history.

Aaron Judge (3-for-4) hit his third homer of the year for the Yankees, who lost for the fourth time in five games. Betts had a single in front of a two-run triple to right by Benintendi. In addition, he singled, walked and reached on an error while bunting. Ryan Madson allowed a two-out RBI double in the ninth to Dansby Swanson, but escaped the jam to earn his first save. The hard-throwing right-hander surrendered five runs off eight hits and three walks in just five innings as Boston's hitters appeared to pick up on something. "That's the inning that you don't want to give up a run". The Mets (9-1) earned their seventh consecutive victory, their longest winning streak in two years.

After two dominant outings to start the season, Yankees starter Luis Severino didn't look like himself against the Red Sox. He allowed one run off eight hits while striking out eight. He walked three and struck out six and is 2-1 for the season. It was his 25th career homer in the ninth inning or later.

They were 6-for-6 Against Severino with five RBIs, two walks and a sacrifice fly.; they also battered the Yankees' bullpen, including Betts' grand slam in a nine-run sixth. Roberto Osuna pitched a ideal ninth for his fifth save of the season, the 100th save of his career, becoming the youngest pitcher ever to reach the milestone. His sixth inning grand slam was the first by a hitter for the Red Sox against NY since September of 2013. All four runs Shreve gave up were unearned.

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Stanton will be trying to keep it going against David Price, whom he has met up with on one previous occasion in 2014 when he went 2-4 with a double and two runs scored. For Boston Tuesday, it was all about Chris Sale who dominated the Yankees with eight strikeouts in six innings of one-run ball.

Indians 2, Tigers 1: Roberto Perez hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning, lifting Cleveland over visiting Detroit.

Gary Sanchez's miserable start to the season continued with a 0-for-4 night that extended his slump to 1-for-33.

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg tossed eight innings of three-hit, shut-out ball in a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Aaron Judge had three hits for the Yankees, a drive off Sale over the center field wall in the fifth for his third home run of the season.