Red Sox Wrap: Boston’s Win Streak Ends At Two With 5-1 Loss Vs. Yankees

The Red Sox’s win streak stops at two.
Boston couldn’t make it three straight Friday night and was beat by the New York Yankees 5-1 at Yankee Stadium.
The bullpen, for the most part, pitched well and kept the game close after Ryan Weber surrendered three earned runs over 3 1/3 innings of work. Colten Brewer struggled in the eighth, allowing the Yankees to score two runs late in the game.
But three home runs from the Yankees were enough to win their fourth straight game.
With the loss, the Red Sox fell to 3-5, while the Yankees improved to 5-1.
Here’s how it all went down:
GAME IN A WORD
Frustrating.
The Red Sox didn’t have a ton of scoring opportunities, but couldn’t capitalize when they had their chances — including a bases-loaded situation.
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ON THE BUMP
— Weber got through the first two innings without giving up a run, but ran into a bit of trouble in the third.
DJ LaMahieu led the inning off with a single and Aaron Judge followed that up with a two-run shot on the first pitch he saw to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.

Back home, and in the zone. #AllRise pic.twitter.com/D97okADjrn
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 1, 2020

Weber got out of the rest of the inning unscathed, but gave up is second homer of the game, this time a solo shot to Gio Urshela to up New York’s lead 3-1 in the fourth.

[email protected]'s first homer of the year makes it 3-1 @Yankees on #MLBNShowcase! pic.twitter.com/tl5430pdlc
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 1, 2020

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That was enough for Ron Roenicke to pull Weber after 3 1/3 innings.
— Phillips Valdez got the final two outs of the inning without any further damage.
The right-hander returned for a scoreless fifth before running into a two-on, two-out jam in the sixth. But Valdez got Judge swinging to end the threat. His night was over after 2 2/3 innings with three strikeouts.
— Austin Brice tossed a clean seventh that ended with a strike-him-out-throw-him-out-double-play after beginning the inning by hitting Giancarlo Stanton.
— Brewer, who had a 0.00 ERA through four innings this season, walked Luke Voit and eventually made it to third on a passed ball by Vazquez. But the pitcher gave up a two-run blast to Brett Gardner to open the game 5-1.

Brett Gardner tacks on insurance runs for the @Yankees in the bottom of the 8th with this 2-run homer! #MLBNShowcase pic.twitter.com/aPjPtCwA0W
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 1, 2020

IN THE BATTER’S BOX
— Chavis got the Red Sox on the board in the third when he hit an absolute rocket to center field to make it 1-0. This was the first baseman’s first home run of the season.

Makin' it look easy for the [email protected] | @RedSox pic.twitter.com/fBwyVgREpu
— NESN (@NESN) July 31, 2020

— Boston had something brewing in the fourth when it loaded the bases with one out after Montgomery couldn’t handle a simple comebacker off the bat of Alex Verdugo. Fortunately for Montgomery, Chavis grounded into a double play to end the inning.
— A two-out single from Xander Bogaerts ended Montomgery’s night before Chad Green got Christian Vazquez to ground out to end the sixth.
— Bogaerts led the way for Boston with two hits, while Pillar, Chavis and Jose Peraza had one apiece.
— All other batters went hitless, including Vazquez who homered twice in Thursday’s game.
TWEET OF THE GAME
Weber has struggled in his two starts.

Ryan Weber is the first pitcher not to strike out a batter in back-to-back starts of 3+ innings since 2017 (Wainwright), and the first Red Sox with back-to-back starts sans K since 2012 (Cook).
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) August 1, 2020

UP NEXT
The Red Sox and Yankees continue their set with the middle game of the series Saturday night. Zack Godley is expected to make the start, opposite of Masahiro Tanaka. First pitch from Yankee Stadium is set for 7:07 p.m. ET.
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