The Boston Red Sox dropped a six-inning rain-shortened game to the New York Yankees, 2-0, on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.
The Red Sox fall to 72-80 while the Yankees improve to 94-58.
Check out the full box score here.
ONE BIG TAKEAWAY
The Red Sox and Yankees didn’t play a pretty one Sunday.
Locked in an offensive struggle, the two American League East rivals combined for two runs on seven hits. The Red Sox specifically, had one hit on the night, a Rob Refsnyder double that led to precisely nothing else.
Speaking of Refsnyder, the usually sure-handed outfielder made a pretty significant blunder in the sixth inning, dropping a routine fly-ball that had a 99% catch probability, per ESPN’s broadcast. With two outs in the inning and a man on second base, the drop basically handed a run to the high-powered Yankees offense who wasn’t at their best.
STARS OF THE GAME
— Nestor Cortes stifled Red Sox batters in his six innings, striking out five and improving his season ERA to 2.56.
— Brayan Bello was solid as well, holding the Yankees to six hits in his six innings. The 23-year-old struck out four and gave up just one earned run in what was technically a complete game.
— Oswald Peraza was the only player to record a multi-hit game in this one, finishing 2-for-3 from the plate.
Refsnyder’s double was the only hit on the night for Boston. DraftKings Sportsbook set the odds of a Refsnyder double at +425. A $100 bet on that prop would have paid out $525 total.
ON DECK AT NESN
The Red Sox will open a four-game set with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. First pitch from Fenway Park is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and you can catch all the action, including an hour of pregame coverage, on NESN.