It’s always fun taking the series from your rival, but when you do it in the fashion the Yanks did, it makes it that much better.
CC Sabathia was dominant in his start in game one, throwing 7 innings of near perfect baseball. Allowing just 1 run, and striking out 5. Andújar went deep, and Bird left the yard twice in route to the 8-1 win over the losers. 53-26.
Game two didn’t fair so well for the yanks though. Sonny Gray underperformed…again. He would only last 2 1/3 innings, giving up 6 earned. He moves to 5-6 on the year. Chris Sale shut down the Yanks offense, throwing 7 scoreless, and punching out 11. The Yanks could only muscle 2 hits in the 11-0 loss. 53-27.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before.. Luis Severino dominated. 6 2/3 scoreless pitched baseball, 6 K’s. The offense did its job to help Sevy, with Aaron Hicks going YAYA three times, I’m sorry for all the mean things I said Aaron. Judge left the yard, Torres went deep, Kyle Higashioka collected his first major league hit, and you guessed it, a long ball. The Bombers left the yard 6 times, and chased David Price after 3 1/3, and went on to win 11-1. 54-27.
The Yanks and Sox are now tied for first in the AL East, although the Red Sox have played 4 more games.