Masahiro Tanaka wasn’t sharp once again last night, allowing 5 earned runs in 5 innings, including 3 home runs. He left with his team trailing 5-1.
Chad Green gave the offense a chance to catch up with 3.1 scoreless innings with 5 strikeouts, but the damage was already done.
All starters but Sanchez reached base, with Judge and Hicks doing it 3 times a piece while Didi did so 2 times.
Chris Carter might have bought himself an other start at first, with a solo home run in the 5th inning. He also hit a liner right at 3rd base in the 2nd and got robbed of a hit by a diving Sandoval in the 7th.
Aaron Judge had an other good game, with 2 hits (including a double) and a walk. He was the tying run when he batted with 2 outs in the 9th inning against Kimbrel, who struck him out. The Red Sox closer was very sharp striking out 5 batters for the 4 out save (Gregorius reached first on a dropped 3rd strike in the 8th).
The end result is a 5-4 loss, with both team going again at it tonight. The Sox are now closer than ever to the Yankees in the AL East race been only 1 game behind.