Red Sox Wrap: Yankees Complete Sweep, Defeat Boston 9-7 In New York

The Yankees got the broom out for the Red Sox this weekend.

New York completed its sweep of Boston on Sunday with a 9-7 victory at Yankee Stadium. Aaron Judge was the start for the Bronx Bombers, crushing a pair of mammoth home runs. Xander Bogaerts had arguably his best game of the season thus far, going 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double and three RBIs

James Paxton got the game off to a shaky start for the Yanks, but Adam Ottavino ultimately recorded the win. Matt Barnes, meanwhile, was handed the loss.

The Sox fall to 3-7. The Yankees improve to 7-1.

Here’s how it all went down:

GAME IN A WORD
Frustrating.

A brilliant night offensively couldn’t make up for Boston’s woes on the mound.

ON THE BUMP
— Austin Brice’s time on the mound was short, but not exactly sweet.

The righty loaded up the bases with Yankees on two walks and an error in the first but managed to escape the inning unscathed. He did not allow a hit in his one inning pitched.

— Matt Hall took over in the second, though he wasn’t much more successful.

After a walk to Gio Urshela and a walk to DJ LeMahieu, Judge made Hall pay for his mistakes, lining a three-run homer over the left field wall to give the Yanks a 3-2 lead.

Hall returned to the mound for the third, but couldn’t keep New York off the board.

A double by a slumping Gary Sanchez drove Giancarlo Stanton home all the way from first to make it a one-run game. Urshela continued to bother Hall as well, sending home the tying run on a double to left.

That would do it for Hall, who gave up four hits and five runs in just two innings.

— Heath Hembree had himself a 1-2-3 fourth inning. He nearly saw the same success in the fifth, but Luke Voit spoiled that with a solo homer, tying the game at six.

— Despite allowing two singles and a walk, Marcus Walden pitched a scoreless sixth. He then pitched a 1-2-3 seventh.

— Barnes appeared to have it in the bag in the eighth until everything fell apart at the seams.

It started with a two-out walk to Mike Tauchman, though he wouldn’t stay on base long. LeMahieu drove him in with an RBI single one batter later to tie the game at seven. Judge twisted the knife further, launching a two-run home run to center to give the Yankees a 9-7 lead.

IN THE BATTER’S BOX
— Bogaerts wasted no time putting the Sox on the board, launching a two-run blast over the right field wall.

— Boston’s bats went back to work in the third, erasing New York’s one-run lead in a heartbeat.

Rafael Devers tied the game at three with an RBI single, sending Kevin Pillar home from second. Bogaerts gave the Sox their lead back two batters later, driving Devers home with a single to left and reaching third on an error.

Then it was Christian Vazquez’s turn, as he ripped an RBI single to right to make it a 5-3 game in favor of the visitors.

— Bogaerts continued his hot streak at the plate in the fifth with his second home run (a solo shot) of the game.

— Boston regained the lead in the seventh on a monster home run from Devers.

TWEET OF THE GAME
Bogaerts got all of his second home run on the night.

UP NEXT
Boston has Monday off before kicking off a three-game set Tuesday against the Rays in Tampa Bay. First pitch slated for 6:40 p.m. ET.

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