Red Sox Wrap: Yankees Notch First 2021 Win Over Sox In Shortened Game

The game ended after a 52-minute rain delay


July 17, 2021

The Yankees no longer are winless against the Red Sox this season.

Boston’s winning streak over New York was halted on Saturday in a game which was called following a second rain delay with the Bronx Bombers up 3-1 after six innings.

In his Major League Baseball debut, Jarren Duran batted 1-for-2 with a run and a walk off Yanks ace Gerrit Cole. Nathan Eovaldi fell to 9-6 on the campaign despite a solid outing.

With the loss, Boston dropped to 56-37, while New York improved to 47-44.

Here’s how it all went down.


The first rain delay perhaps was premature, as it only began pouring after the first pitch was delivered. The rain got progressively got worse.

— Eovaldi went five full innings, giving up two hits and a run in his final frame of work. He’d allowed a few baserunners to reach by that point, though, thanks to a walk and two hit batters. The ball was soaked, but he struck out seven.

— Hirokazu Sawamura started the sixth with a strikeout but gave up back-to-back homers to Gary Sánchez and Gleyber Torres.

— Josh Taylor took over for his teammate, gave up a walk and a single, and got Boston out of the sixth with a strikeout.

— Duran got his Major League Baseball career off with a bang, notching a base hit off the first pitch he saw against Cole. It resulted in his first trip around the bases, too, thanks to an RBI single from Christian Arroyo that made it 1-0 Red Sox in the second.

— With two outs, Boston loaded the bases in the top of the sixth but stranded everyone. Rafael Devers and Duran both were walked by Cole, sandwiching a single from Hunter Renfroe. In total Cole recorded three strikeouts that got him out of the jam.

— Kiké Hernández and Alex Verdugo also recorded a hit against the Yankees.

Honestly, this just about sums it up.

The Red Sox and Yankees go at it again Sunday in New York. Martín Pérez is scheduled to start for Boston opposite Jameson Taillon. First pitch is 7:08 p.m. ET.

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